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 and sound...
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
Work and school should not come before public safety
Josanne Cassar

Unless you are saving lives in a hospital, maintaining law and order or pulling...

Unless you are saving lives in a hospital, maintaining law...

Why wait for a ‘Maltese Macron’… when you can be one yourself?
Raphael Vassallo

In a nutshell: just imagine, for a moment, what the Maltese political situation...

In a nutshell: just imagine, for a moment, what the Maltese...

A mountain about casual talk
Michael Falzon

Is it true that magistrates who give harsh sentences always find their degree of punishment reduced by whoever is judge when the case is appealed?

Is it true that magistrates who give harsh sentences always...

Child denied abortion after uncle’s rape: it could also happen in Malta
James Debono

But the outrage sparked by this case in a deeply conservative country like Poland further exposes Malta’s international isolation

But the outrage sparked by this case in a deeply...

Mandatory voting, in Malta? But… WHY?!
Raphael Vassallo

I can more or less understand how politicians like Evarist Bartolo – who, let’s face it, depend exclusively on ‘voter-participation in...

I can more or less understand how politicians like Evarist...

Enough of the green light and more red cards please
Saviour Balzan

For once, the world of sports – the kind that is gaining a spine and a...

For once, the world of sports – the kind that is...

Where do we draw the line at cancel culture?
Josanne Cassar

Encouraging cancel culture is a slippery slope which can get out of control to...

Encouraging cancel culture is a slippery slope which can...

There is nothing ‘sustainable’ about Maltese hunting
Raphael Vassallo

Does this exhibition actually explain to students, for instance, that Malta is...

Does this exhibition actually explain to students, for...

Who came up with those new ‘cannabis rules’, anyway? Cheech and Chong?
Raphael Vassallo

How, then, are these people ever going to be eased out of the illegal situation that they find themselves in today… and finally brought in line with the...

How, then, are these people ever going to be eased out of...

Jailhouse rock: calls for Camilleri resignation more than justified
Michael Falzon

The legal process ignores completely the feelings and emotions of relatives and...

The legal process ignores completely the feelings and...

Waiting for justice
Saviour Balzan

Everyone in public service should be held accountable – even the judiciary – and the Bench should be part of a more open, public debate about the...

Everyone in public service should be held accountable...

Who is parenting whom?
Josanne Cassar

I am of the belief that the way children are being raised matters, but it also has to be in conjunction with the way the nation is being governed

I am of the belief that the way children are being raised...

You can’t have a ‘best year for Malta’s film industry’… without a Maltese film industry
Raphael Vassallo

I don’t know: if that’s Clayton Bartolo’s idea of ‘the best year for Malta’s film’; I’d hate to hear his pitch for an...

I don’t know: if that’s Clayton Bartolo’s...

Bedknobs and broomsticks
Michael Falzon

No one knows how many cases of abuse and manipulation never see the light of day. A lot of domestic strife is never exposed. If only bedknobs and broomsticks...

No one knows how many cases of abuse and manipulation never...

PQs – no mere waste  of time!
Julia Farrugia Portelli

Question-time can actually be quite precious, giving us on the governing side and the Opposition an opportunity to go into details which otherwise would have...

Question-time can actually be quite precious, giving us on...

It’s not just the Gozo airport that’s ‘destined to fail’…
Raphael Vassallo

So while I can only applaud Alfred Sant’s umpteenth attempt to...

So while I can only applaud Alfred Sant’s umpteenth...

The never-ending saga of the big fish and the small fry
Josanne Cassar

The nation keeps being shell-shocked by these horrific deaths, but worse still...

The nation keeps being shell-shocked by these horrific...

We can do something about our leniency on excess
Saviour Balzan

The most unbearable moment in one’s life is to be awoken in the middle of...

The most unbearable moment in one’s life is to be...