Are exams producing quality students?
Josanne Cassar
While I can understand that some parents are alarmed at the prospect of no more benchmarking exams at Year Six, I have never really been able to grasp the point of putting...
Let’s razzle dazzle them, with some PR
Josanne Cassar
Did you blink and think you missed this clamping down on construction sites? No, because it just didn’t happen
To lecture us about democracy, you have to be democratic…
Raphael Vassallo

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition, and what remains...

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition,...

No checks, no balances: why a whole system needs rethinking
Michael Falzon

We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and legislative structures...

We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and...

The third language: giving students the cutting edge for tomorrow’s world
Evarist Bartolo

Our job is not to force students in studying this or that subject but to guide and educate students in the subjects that will give them a cutting edge in...

Our job is not to force students in studying this or that...

What will forcing another foreign language really achieve?
Josanne Cassar

Maltese education is not geared towards producing leaders, innovators or free...

Maltese education is not geared towards producing leaders,...

A shake-up in Brussels
Matthew Bugeja

At a time in which the EU is facing challenges from inside and outside of its borders, EU leaders have turned to highly political individuals to pave the path...

At a time in which the EU is facing challenges from inside...

It is much easier to destroy than to create
Raphael Vassallo

The Adrian Delia faction is visibly stronger than its detractors; and this is...

The Adrian Delia faction is visibly stronger than its...

The story behind the story
Michael Falzon

The recent revelations about a very recent rising ‘star’ whose blog became notorious for its stances against Adrian Delia were no surprise to me....

The recent revelations about a very recent rising...

You can’t pick and choose your historical past...
Raphael Vassallo

How much of this or that version of history is actually correct? How much of...

How much of this or that version of history is actually...

No false alarm
Saviour Balzan

If Muscat really cared he would act to ensure corrective measures are taken to ensure sustainability for Maltese newsrooms of independent media houses

If Muscat really cared he would act to ensure corrective...

Malta, do we have a gambling problem?
Josanne Cassar

While there are no exact statistics on the extent of the problem, the fact that the helpline 1777 is now open 24/7 is an indication that it is a considerable...

While there are no exact statistics on the extent of the...

Politicians without a plan: who prepared us for the labour influx and construction madness?
Josanne Cassar

Muscat would have never been elected had he called for 40,000 more foreign workers, land reclamation, or pledged the sale of St George’s Bay in...

Muscat would have never been elected had he called for...

‘Truth be told’… in a post-truth age
Raphael Vassallo

How Pierre Portelli could claim to be ‘alarmed’ to discover that...

How Pierre Portelli could claim to be ‘alarmed’...

[WATCH] Why Manuel Delia cannot be believed
Saviour Balzan

Between ghostwriting for Adrian Delia and campaigning for good governance,...

Between ghostwriting for Adrian Delia and campaigning for...

Everyone asked about Buffon but nobody asked about Gigi
Evarist Bartolo

Mental health is probably the most misunderstood disease and is subject to...

Mental health is probably the most misunderstood disease...

Vitals: a crooked deal with malice aforethought
Michael Falzon

Whichever way you look at these deals, one can only conclude that Vitals was...

Whichever way you look at these deals, one can only...

It is much harder to create than to destroy
Raphael Vassallo

If the PN’s implosion has left you feeling angry, bitter, and...

If the PN’s implosion has left you feeling angry,...

Are you ready for the 10-year challenge?
Josanne Cassar

The more serious side of the 10-year challenge has been its use by environmental groups to raise public awareness about how our surroundings been degraded in...

The more serious side of the 10-year challenge has been its...

Reality check on privatisation: public sector rules fly out the window
Saviour Balzan

Technoline were then entrusted with a monopoly on all hospital procurement by Vitals. This is the reality check with privatisation: normal practices in the...

Technoline were then entrusted with a monopoly on all...