2020 showed us the State is our strongest line of defence
Lydia Abela
The pandemic made it clear that having good, well-resourced public services is key. What would have happened if our public health system was not free and did not have all the...
Not bold enough: the fight against plastic pollution
Tia Reljic
The fight against plastic pollution will not be won just by enacting new laws. It requires an orchestrated effort from private and public stakeholders and the general public
The gas pipeline saga
Ralph Cassar

The story of energy policy in Malta is one of incompetence, mismanagement, of allegations of graft, corruption and of smoking guns. It is a story of the...

The story of energy policy in Malta is one of incompetence,...

Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions | Lucy van Dorp
The Conversation

The variant carries 14 defining mutations including seven in the spike protein, the protein that mediates entry of the virus into human cells. This is a...

The variant carries 14 defining mutations including seven...

Ignoring quarantine rules has become the most common crime all over
Michael Falzon

We have entered pandemic fatigue. Meanwhile, COVID-19 keeps...

We have entered pandemic fatigue. Meanwhile,...

Easier to disrupt education than to ban private parties
Josanne Cassar

Robert Abela seems to be living in his own little cocoon of protected bliss,...

Robert Abela seems to be living in his own little cocoon of...

Call an election
Saviour Balzan

Prime Minister Robert Abela needs to be his own man, and one that can take this small Island State through the necessary changes that were wilfully neglected...

Prime Minister Robert Abela needs to be his own man, and...

Yorgen Fenech and the Castille gang
Arnold Cassola

Is it not strange that at least ten persons working in Castille during Joseph Muscat’s stint as Prime Minister have had connections of varying type with...

Is it not strange that at least ten persons working in...

Cowardly New World
Raphael Vassallo

One of the things that made 2020 such an awful year to live through (apart from COVID-19, and all the rest of it) was the realisation that humanity has, in...

One of the things that made 2020 such an awful year to live...

The war on truth
Michael Falzon

Post-truth is an invention of the powerful, not the powerless. It comes from the top, specifically with the intent to undermine the truth that may be...

Post-truth is an invention of the powerful, not the...

Changes in the new year
Saviour Balzan

Today, I am taking a step back. It is not a question of age. I am not dumping Mediatoday of course. But I will be doing solely what I have been doing for a...

Today, I am taking a step back. It is not a question of...

Looking back and looking ahead
Josanne Cassar

Will it not be much worse in the long run to give people false hope and have all their expectations dashed if normality is not restored as quickly as he has...

Will it not be much worse in the long run to give people...

2020: A lot of positive work overshadowed by COVID-19 | Josianne Cutajar

COVID-19 may have dominated the news in 2020 but a lot of good work was carried out by the European Parliament in the past 12 months

COVID-19 may have dominated the news in 2020 but a lot of...

Raising a glass to our children
Kurt Sansone

In a year dominated by COVID-19, children’s lives changed as much as ours but they also displayed a resilience that many parents, including myself, may...

In a year dominated by COVID-19, children’s lives...

Carbon-neutrality: no small feat | Aaron Farrugia
Aaron Farrugia

As a government, we are committed to ensuring that sustainability remains at...

As a government, we are committed to ensuring that...

Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem? Why Gospels disagree | Rodolfo Galvan Estrada
The Conversation

Today, genealogies may bring more awareness of one’s family medical history or help uncover lost family members. In the Greco-Roman era, birth stories...

Today, genealogies may bring more awareness of one’s...

Either they were human… or we’re aliens
Raphael Vassallo

Malta’s temple-builders at least had the excuse of pre-literate...

Malta’s temple-builders at least had the excuse of...

2020: Man proposes, COVID disposes
Michael Falzon

Without entering into the merits of Rosianne Cutajar’s tryst with the business classes, I cannot but comment that such ‘improbable’ links are...

Without entering into the merits of Rosianne...

Does Malta have (enough) talent?
Josanne Cassar

Malta’s Got Talent is just that... if these shows can bring some happiness to people stuck at home at a time when they need to come together... then they...

Malta’s Got Talent is just that... if these shows can...

A murder that unravelled the ugliness of our political system
Saviour Balzan

If allowed, Yorgen Fenech could drag the entire house of cards down...

If allowed, Yorgen Fenech could drag the entire...