A budget for growth and sustainability
Evarist Bartolo
The budget builds on what has been achieved. The strategy of focusing on intensive growth and spending wisely has been very successful in recent years
Opposition movements cannot be built on single issues
Raphael Vassallo
To all those people, then – and not just to Dione Borg – the sight of that ’kuruna’ being so peremptorily discarded, and kicked about like a piece of trash...
Grants for animal adoptions: Doling out cheques is only a stop-gap measure
Josanne Cassar

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when one is not addressing the root cause, then it is merely a temporary stop-gap measure

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when...

Labour’s only Opposition  comes from… Labour
Raphael Vassallo

Civil society is powerless to bring about change without access to the...

Civil society is powerless to bring about change without...

The Archbishop’s gambit
Michael Falzon

Irrespective of one’s personal beliefs, there is no doubt that Archbishop Scicluna is one of a kind – the right kind, of course

Irrespective of one’s personal beliefs, there is no...

Why I think the Archbishop’s gesture matters...
Raphael Vassallo

Not all ‘public relations exercises’ are intrinsically evil; even...

Not all ‘public relations exercises’ are...

Charity marred by uncharitable behaviour
Josanne Cassar

We are reading more and more about people who do not have much; who are living hand to mouth, just about making ends meet between their rent/mortgage, daily...

We are reading more and more about people who do not have...

Does it all go away with just a sorry?
Saviour Balzan

Scicluna’s gesture last week is certainly commendable, but does it erase any of that anger for the Church’s actions in the 1960s?

Scicluna’s gesture last week is certainly...

From abortion to tunnel vision
Saviour Balzan

It will not be easy – the arguments against abortion are not all wrong and many arguments have the support of young mothers, families and grounded people

It will not be easy – the arguments against abortion...

For more women in public life, someone else has to run the household
Josanne Cassar

No amount of quotas will push a woman into the public sphere if the stress of...

No amount of quotas will push a woman into the public...

Women have been written out of power – time is ripe for a new language of equality
The Conversation

It is not easy to change culturally conditioned ways of behaving and thinking, but the continued perpetuation and reinforcement of cultural and social...

It is not easy to change culturally conditioned ways of...

Trump was wrong about North Korea as summit falters in Vietnam
Matthew Bugeja

Trump has long gambled that Pyongyang could be enticed to put economic benefits...

Trump has long gambled that Pyongyang could be enticed to...

MFSA rebranding: new wine in old wineskins | PKF Malta
George M. Mangion

One welcomes the latest International Monetary Fund report which has been...

One welcomes the latest International Monetary Fund report...

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...

Having to choose whether to pay one’s bills or buy...

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...

No matter how garish the behaviour in that...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Adrian Delia is driving the car straight into the wall
Saviour Balzan

The latest MaltaToday trust barometer shows how Adrian Delia cannot lead the Nationalist Party to victory • The cocaine envelope and Jason Azzopardi

The latest MaltaToday trust barometer shows how Adrian...

The sleeping giant that roared
Evarist Bartolo

The truth is that China is an economic marvel and one of the success stories of the modern world, and its move towards free trade has been extremely...

The truth is that China is an economic marvel and one of...

Accepting helplessness... and doing something about it
Mark Camilleri Gambin

When it comes to mental health, we need to accept that there are conditions...

When it comes to mental health, we need to accept that...

Gifts to Labour supporters made mockery of meritocracy pledge
Michael Falzon

Our current economic wellbeing lures everybody to gloss over these problems,...

Our current economic wellbeing lures everybody to gloss...

Seven seconds in Sliema…
Raphael Vassallo

Things may have changed, but ‘domestic violence’, in Malta, still has an evident aura of ‘omertà’ about it. Our own story...

Things may have changed, but ‘domestic...