No need to sanctify someone after their death
Josanne Cassar
When a tragic death occurs, tributes get reproduced verbatim as ‘news stories’. But these are personal sentiments which should not make the leap into the news
Why is Malta not Iceland?
Raphael Vassallo
Iceland seems to have no difficulty achieving that sort of unity, in both football and politics. Malta? In football, it would fall apart the moment we came up against either Italy...
Lingua Nostra, Lingue Nostre | Kurt Gabriel Meli

The Emma Muscat ‘incident’ on Maltese and English provokes the...

The Emma Muscat ‘incident’ on Maltese and...

Not just a football game
Evarist Bartolo

The World Cup is the special one. It brings people together in a way nothing else does. It’s not just about football, but also about the human spirit

The World Cup is the special one. It brings people together...

On being a captive colony
Michael Falzon

The people who campaigned for Brexit had no idea on how to go about it… the British have now discovered it was all pie in the sky

The people who campaigned for Brexit had no idea on how to...

Yes, God was talking to us. He said: ‘You’re a superstitious lot, aren’t you?’...
Raphael Vassallo

Ah, but.... the timing, the timing! Why would God decide to strike down the Azure Window on that particular day?

Ah, but.... the timing, the timing! Why would God decide to...

Why copyright in the DSM Directive should be saved
Mark Camilleri

With all its faults and serious economic problems, the EU has proved itself an...

With all its faults and serious economic problems, the EU...

When lack of enforcement lets us down
Josanne Cassar

If enforcement were really in place, we would not keep waking up on a regular basis to the news of horrific accidents and needless loss of life

If enforcement were really in place, we would not keep...

It’s all coming home now...
Raphael Vassallo

What? Football? Me? Don’t be daft. I was talking about the brutal truth about one’s past actions returning to haunt one’s present. That all...

What? Football? Me? Don’t be daft. I was talking...

The shared experience of a global sport
Josanne Cassar

In a world where the Internet has eliminated the concept of anticipation, the World Cup still has the capacity to clear the roads of traffic and unite...

In a world where the Internet has eliminated the concept of...

Celebrating our high-flyers
Evarist Bartolo

In mathematics, our students have won six bronze medals and two silver medals in Independent Challenge in the final round of the Mathematics Without Borders...

In mathematics, our students have won six bronze medals and...

The law courts’ ‘take-away’
Michael Falzon

The logistical running of the Law Courts – as distinct from the workings of the Judiciary – has always been shaky, to say the least

The logistical running of the Law Courts – as...

Faith? No more...
Raphael Vassallo

Maybe we did need Paloma Faith to spell it out for us in the end…  the very fact that political parties are allowed to own media corporations...

Maybe we did need Paloma Faith to spell it out for us in...

Anyone interested in my hit-list?
Saviour Balzan

Fireworks, and especially the use of petards and uncontrolled noise at untimely hours, are a problem that is still highly unregulated and goes on with little...

Fireworks, and especially the use of petards and...

Let's talk about rents, shall we?
Josanne Cassar

I guess the only saving grace in this era of swiftly-shared misinformation is that in today’s world, preposterous remarks can be immediately shot down by...

I guess the only saving grace in this era of swiftly-shared...

Europe’s politicians are being sniped by identity politics from the far right
Matthew Bugeja

Politicians are afraid of being ousted if they take a line which angers their citizens on the migration issue and are implementing measures touted by far-right...

Politicians are afraid of being ousted if they take a line...

Maltese women remain under-represented in science | Renee Laiviera

Women face considerable challenges in paving their way in the spheres of...

Women face considerable challenges in paving their way in...

Connecting business and education
Evarist Bartolo

Bi-partisan agreement enacted in Parliament sets out that accredited Vocational Education and Training providers may issue a skills card with the...

Bi-partisan agreement enacted in Parliament sets out...

Closing ports to rescue ships is not a solution
Raphael Vassallo

Malta's official position was that Italy had violated international law on...

Malta's official position was that Italy had violated...

Now we got X Factor, we have some instant celebs to deal with
Josanne Cassar

Fame is a two-edged sword and with the fans, one will always have haters. For...

Fame is a two-edged sword and with the fans, one will...

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