Are trade unions facing a crisis?
Michael Falzon
The rate of increase in union members is out of synch with the rate of increase in employed persons
The National Writers' Congress: Our strategy
Mark Camilleri
We hope to be much more advanced thanks to the achievements of the Congress, which gives a platform for authors to openly participate in those government policies which directly...
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...

Is our obsession with private lives the future of Maltese politics?
Raphael Vassallo

This is like some bizarre, freakish Reality Show, in which a family is seen...

This is like some bizarre, freakish Reality Show, in which...

Corinthia: public land, private profits... when will this shenanigan stop?
Michael Falzon

There are other areas of public land that could be developed for high-end residences. Is government prepared to sell them for peanuts to whoever throws in a...

There are other areas of public land that could be...

Distractions and compensations
Saviour Balzan

The compensation being offered to Corinthia is absolutely shameful. It will encourage others to turn to government to enter this consideration for compensation...

The compensation being offered to Corinthia is absolutely...

And what if this is really just another smear campaign?
Josanne Cassar

The general sentiment is that no one likes this kind of thing. It is like being...

The general sentiment is that no one likes this kind of...

The world in 2019: China, Russia and Iran sprint ahead
Matthew Bugeja

Domestic troubles force Trump to take “America First” abroad,...

Domestic troubles force Trump to take “America...

Adrian Delia: A private battle under public scrutiny
Josanne Cassar

The breakdown of a marriage is an intimate, fragile thing. Anyone who writes...

The breakdown of a marriage is an intimate, fragile thing....

The year of silly gimmicks
Michael Falzon

2018 might well be described as the year of silly gimmicks but it can hardly be perceived as the year of the beginning of the end of Joseph Muscat’s hold...

2018 might well be described as the year of silly gimmicks...

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...

For starters: there is no reason under the sun why the...

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...

'I only wish we had more local politicians who are not...

Now for the 2019 revolution
Saviour Balzan

'The Gozo tunnel represents what is fundamentally wrong with our politicians' 

'The Gozo tunnel represents what is fundamentally wrong...

Bringing back the art of saying ‘no’ to your beloved children
Josanne Cassar

Not just because it makes for better-behaved kids, but because the rest of...

Not just because it makes for better-behaved kids, but...

The singer not the song
Michael Falzon

Do any constitutional changes provide Muscat with a future? Does he want to go down in history that, like Mintoff, he did the right thing in the end? Time will...

Do any constitutional changes provide Muscat with a future?...