In defence of 2018
Raphael Vassallo
For starters: there is no reason under the sun why the calendar year should ‘start’ or ‘end’ at precisely midnight on 31st December; or indeed, at any...
A lesson in hope
Josanne Cassar
'I only wish we had more local politicians who are not willing to compromise their values, and who are ready to be the voice of the real people, and not simply the puppets of...
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...

Razor burned: Why Gillette's campaign against toxic masculinity missed the mark
The Conversation

Alan Abitbol • Who knew a razor blade company could become so controversial?

Alan Abitbol • Who knew a razor blade company...

X Factor has opened up a world of new voices for Malta
Josanne Cassar

X Factor Malta has introduced us to voices we might never have heard of...

X Factor Malta has introduced us to voices we might never...

Better enjoy the economic boom while it lasts...
Raphael Vassallo

Not exactly what we all imagined when we voted ‘Yes’ in 2004, is...

Not exactly what we all imagined when we voted...

Not a doomsday scenario, just expert analysis
Evarist Bartolo

When it comes to truly independent analysis and review, we are far from the...

When it comes to truly independent analysis and review, we...

To be or not to be President
Saviour Balzan

'If one were to read Muscat’s mind, he must have felt Coleiro Preca was too strong witted and opinionated to serve the reforms that need to see this...

'If one were to read Muscat’s mind, he must have...

Controversial laws and conscientious objection
Josanne Cassar

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca should either have not made her statement...

President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca should either have not...

If need be, Dublin rule changes should be made without unanimity
Roberta Metsola

We need to look seriously into having EU-run and EU-funded disembarkation...

We need to look seriously into having EU-run and EU-funded...

Too little Europe causing uncertain times
Joseph Muscat

Solidarity is not the reverse of resolve or loving one’s country. Those...

Solidarity is not the reverse of resolve or loving...

Pinching the media bubble
Evarist Bartolo

Political parties having their own newsrooms might sound strange to foreigners, but the polarisation of this country means this is a reality

Political parties having their own newsrooms might sound...

Why is it so difficult to just give us the facts?
Josanne Cassar

Tearing down old houses and doing away with old trees speaks of a ruthless,...

Tearing down old houses and doing away with old trees...

Everyone’s fault but theirs
Raphael Vassallo

Sadly, we can’t rely on God to step in and clean up the mess. Instead, we have to rely on Adrian Delia... 

Sadly, we can’t rely on God to step in and clean up...

It’s World Cup time again
Michael Falzon

We now have a tournament, conceived as a bridge between nations, taking place in a country that has hardly stopped burning those bridges

We now have a tournament, conceived as a bridge between...

Set up disembarkation locations outside the EU
Frank Psaila

Had Malta allowed the Aquarius to berth in its ports, that would have created a...

Had Malta allowed the Aquarius to berth in its ports, that...

Tell you what: give us Lampedusa, and our SAR is yours...
Raphael Vassallo

There: see how easy it all is? No need for any stand-offs, diplomatic tiffs,...

There: see how easy it all is? No need for any stand-offs,...

A real Child Protection Act, at last
Josanne Cassar

Imagine yourself at five years old and having to wait until now, at the age of ten, for matters to finally start moving in the right direction. In the...

Imagine yourself at five years old and having to wait until...

Last call for the gravy train
Saviour Balzan

Loyalty is like convenience, and when the time comes they will both dump Muscat and Delia if it suits them

Loyalty is like convenience, and when the time comes they...