Increase in emergency calls by drug users: More abuse or less fear? | Karen Mamo
Increased presentations to the emergency services, primarily linked with cocaine and cannabis, are a shared reality across the EU
A mistrusted and partial speaker?
Mark Said
Perhaps the time has come to consider a constitutional amendment whereby the Speaker is elected by a two-thirds majority with the same procedure as that pertaining to the...
The Prime Minister who cried: ‘It’s the Wollof! It’s the Wollof!’
Raphael Vassallo

Like Lambkin, Prime Minister Robert Abela will very soon discover the ultimate limits of his own credibility... if he hasn’t done that, already

Like Lambkin, Prime Minister Robert Abela will very soon...

With the EU’s new media law, TVM will be reduced to ‘The Teleshopping Channel’...
Raphael Vassallo

I thought the European Parliament must have finally run out of things to meddle with, when it comes to how individual member states choose to govern their own,...

I thought the European Parliament must have finally run out...

Looks like organised crime
Michael Falzon

This was certainly an organised system and as the president of the Medical Association of Malta put it, the scheme does look like being an organised crime on...

This was certainly an organised system and as the president...

How to steal from the State
Saviour Balzan

If we want people to feel guilty if they steal from the State, we have to have a political class that is up there in the morality quotient. We are far from...

If we want people to feel guilty if they steal from the...

How do you solve the problem of job vacancies?
Josanne Cassar

The common lament among employers is that very few CVs from locals are landing...

The common lament among employers is that very few CVs from...

Growth, tourism and our quality of life
Ralph Cassar

We hardly ever hear about the mitigation of the effects of mass tourism from the Malta Tourism Authority

We hardly ever hear about the mitigation of the effects of...

There are other places, apart from freezers, to stuff our organic waste...
Raphael Vassallo

“With the population of individual local councils ranging broadly from 200 to 22,000, contracting for and organising waste collection on such a...

“With the population of individual local councils...

Perception is king
Michael Falzon

By the simple trick of implying that all those who criticise certain aspects of the way the Film Commission is run do not want the ‘film industry’...

By the simple trick of implying that all those who...

Stick a red pepper up their ass
Saviour Balzan

The word out there is that the government has lost the plot. The right hand does not know what the left hand is doing

The word out there is that the government has lost the...

So many ruined lives… all for the love of money
Josanne Cassar

The trauma which victims’ families go through when a loved one is...

The trauma which victims’ families go through when a...

The double-edged sword of ChatGPT | Alexiei Dingli

 The challenges are multifaceted, from biases to environmental concerns,...

 The challenges are multifaceted, from biases to...

A clubbing destination!
Michael Falzon

Meanwhile, dreams of how tourism in Malta could and should have evolved remain just dreams

Meanwhile, dreams of how tourism in Malta could and should...

Malta needs that film rebate. But it needs to be more transparent
Raphael Vassallo

Malta’s cash rebate IS, in fact, a necessary investment: if we really...

Malta’s cash rebate IS, in fact, a necessary...

People are willing to spend money on concerts and festivals - just don’t rip them off
Josanne Cassar

There were members of the audience who had spent €100 per ticket only to find themselves behind the platforms for the lighting, camera crew...

There were members of the audience who had...

I have had enough
Saviour Balzan

Unlike Sicily, Greece and Sardinia we have no space, tree cover, or mountains to compensate for ugly urban sprawl and high population density

Unlike Sicily, Greece and Sardinia we have no space, tree...

Time for a reshuffle? | Mark Said

A timely reshuffle can be a preemptive attempt to limit future problems with Cabinet management. It is time for a new minister or two to get a mission...

A timely reshuffle can be a preemptive attempt to limit...

Like building contractors, ‘festa-organisers’ need to be held to higher standards
Raphael Vassallo

And this raises a few questions, concerning the standards of ‘health and safety’ provided by the organisers of these (I repeat) MASSIVE...

And this raises a few questions, concerning the standards...

‘Everyone’s responsible, except whoever’s responsible’
Raphael Vassallo

... and of course, ‘more complaints from disappointed tourists’...

... and of course, ‘more complaints from disappointed...