There is no such thing  as a ‘crime of passion’
Raphael Vassallo
There have been no fewer than 31 cases of femicide since 1978; and while they obviously vary in the details, most seem to conform to a depressingly familiar pattern
Sexual harassment at work: a tough row to hoe | Renée Laiviera
In order to control such challenging behaviour all employers and service-providers have a legal duty to protect their employees and service-users from sexual harassment
Great, so when do we get La Valette’s sword back?
Raphael Vassallo

Greece gets its Marbles back… we get La Valette’s sword…...

Greece gets its Marbles back… we get La...

No one knows anything
Michael Falzon

The survey confirmed that Delia became PN leader as a reaction to the ‘forma mentis’ of those in the know-it-all bubble – for want of...

The survey confirmed that Delia became PN leader as a...

Is the Caruana Galizia public inquiry really working?
Saviour Balzan

The public inquiry seems to be a show of naïveté about what has...

The public inquiry seems to be a show of...

Public sentiment does not grow in a vacuum
Josanne Cassar

The ongoing public inquiry into the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, which...

The ongoing public inquiry into the murder of Daphne...

What's €35 to you?
Josanne Cassar

The inequity of household incomes has been brought very much into the forefront with this cheque, proving once again how everything in life is relative

The inequity of household incomes has been brought very...

Malta’s medical doctors: No to total ban on abortion

By Gilbert Gravino and Liza Caruana-Finkel • Contrary to the long-held...

By Gilbert Gravino and Liza Caruana-Finkel • Contrary...

Boris has little time to make an impression. So far, it’s not looking in his favour
Matthew Bugeja

The new British Prime Minister will have to face Brexit, separatist movements, potential unrest and possible economic contraction – and that’s just...

The new British Prime Minister will have to face Brexit,...

The air that we breathe
Josanne Cassar

Sometimes we do not realise just how disturbing and stressful it is to see rows of cranes, ravenous bulldozers crushing their way through neighbourhoods and...

Sometimes we do not realise just how disturbing and...

Why not just rename Ornis the ‘Society for the Protection and Care of Hunters’?
Raphael Vassallo

In case it wasn’t already obvious from all the derogations Malta has already obtained from European law… we had to be reminded that the WRBU also...

In case it wasn’t already obvious from all the...

Lack of innovation is education’s biggest risk
Evarist Bartolo

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often hindered by political...

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often...

Traffic: back to square one
Michael Falzon

One can scientifically and safely predict that road widening projects will not solve Malta’s traffic problems – or be the cure for the Maltese...

One can scientifically and safely predict that road...

There is such a thing as ‘foresight’, too…
Raphael Vassallo

No matter how popular, politicians can still piss off certain sections of their...

No matter how popular, politicians can still piss off...

The flipside
Saviour Balzan

Today I can say MaltaToday is a respectable liberal and left-of-centre newspaper with strong ideals and solid editorial direction. I do not meddle in its...

Today I can say MaltaToday is a respectable liberal and...

Thank you, next
Josanne Cassar

When Malta became independent and started enjoying self-rule, the acquiescence which the people used to show towards the British was transferred towards...

When Malta became independent and started enjoying...

Small wins that bring about big change
Evarist Bartolo

We have come to a place where reading isn't seen as a must-do. It's no longer about ancient books and same-old titles. We've modernised not just...

We have come to a place where reading isn't seen as a...

Missing the wood for the trees
Raphael Vassallo

‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes = better air quality’, etc. Yes, but only for the first five or so years. For while the roads...

‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes =...

Malta through the eyes of a tourist
Josanne Cassar

When tourists come to look at Malta’s spectacular landscape in areas such as Għar Lapsi, with its aquamarine seas and craggy, unforgiving rocks, I...

When tourists come to look at Malta’s spectacular...

Playing hide and seek inside the PN
Michael Falzon

No wonder many switchers are convinced they will never be welcomed back in the PN if certain PN politicians are in power: these politicians have shied...

No wonder many switchers are convinced they will never be...