When you have to choose between groceries and your rent, that’s poverty
Josanne Cassar
Having to choose whether to pay one’s bills or buy nutritious food is also a reality and explains why pastizzi shops are selling stodgy, pastry items which fill you up, are...
The drunk hamalla of Girgenti
Raphael Vassallo
No matter how garish the behaviour in that video, it still pales to insignificance compared to the sheer malice of people who resort to classism and sexism as political...
Happy St Patrick’s Day… in St Julian’s!
Raphael Vassallo

By my count, I’d say half a dozen strategically sited belfries would be...

By my count, I’d say half a dozen strategically sited...

Progressives have to stop rolling their eyes at voters
Evarist Bartolo

The progressives must understand a cardinal point in politics: the voters are...

The progressives must understand a cardinal point in...

Russia’s meddling strategy in Europe
Michael Falzon

The man behind the Brexit referendum funding scandal, Aaron Banks, is being criminally investigated about Leave.EU’s funding sources as foreign...

The man behind the Brexit referendum funding scandal, Aaron...

And we call animals ‘wild’…
Raphael Vassallo

If you want to pay for the privilege of watching a psychologically traumatized Siberian tiger, pacing miserably about in a confined, mostly-concrete...

If you want to pay for the privilege of watching a...

Don’t be impolite and ask about sources
Saviour Balzan

It seems that Andreotti’s association with the Mafia, and his implication...

It seems that Andreotti’s association with the Mafia,...

No one told you life  would ever be this way
Josanne Cassar

In all other respects, however, we seem to be heading in the same direction...

In all other respects, however, we seem to be heading in...

No, Prime Minister, owning the only house we live in does not make us any richer
Ralph Cassar

The only people getting richer are property speculators, who build, own and trade hundreds upon hundreds of properties, from tiny flats to maisonettes, to so...

The only people getting richer are property speculators,...

Malta’s size sets the limit
Michael Falzon

I know that this is a tall order that would not earn any brownie points for the current administration. But unless we start thinking in earnest on these lines,...

I know that this is a tall order that would not earn any...

‘Biased’ is as ‘biased’ does...
Raphael Vassallo

Sophie Int’ Veld even described her own delegation as ‘politically neutral’: though she was sitting next to Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola...

Sophie Int’ Veld even described her own delegation as...

No power to the people, just power to the few
Josanne Cassar

I pro­pose that a permit should be issued for a 160-storey tower apartment...

I pro­pose that a permit should be issued for a...

Who exactly runs Air Malta?
Saviour Balzan

'No one is doubting the professionalism of the Maltese pilots, and the fact that they should be handsomely remunerated for their work. But the time for...

'No one is doubting the professionalism of the Maltese...

National days: A mistimed discussion
Arnold Cassola

With our country’s land, air and seas being continuously raped by greedy developers, opening up a discussion on the national day...

With our country’s land, air and seas being...

Killing her (not so) softly with his rage
Josanne Cassar

Too often we only speak in terms of numbers and statistics, while forgetting...

Too often we only speak in terms of numbers and statistics,...

A stitch out of time
Raphael Vassallo

Now that all the dust has finally settled, ‘Stitching’ can be seen for what it ultimately was all along: a low-key, somewhat Spartan play, focusing...

Now that all the dust has finally settled,...

By doing nothing we can only watch the world go by
Evarist Bartolo

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people who are accountable...

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people...

The checks and balances myth
Michael Falzon

The end of the Trump presidency will indicate whether the checks and balances in the US constitution work or whether they are just a myth – as they seem...

The end of the Trump presidency will indicate whether the...

Heavy-handed police reaction has boosted environmental cause
Josanne Cassar

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint. Instead what we got was...

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint....

Heroes just for one day
Raphael Vassallo

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished tradition of always making itself a pain in every government’s arse... regardless which of two...

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished...