The farmers’ revolt
Mark Said
The challenges that many European farmers, not least Maltese, faced during the last decades were significant... they contended with economic hardships born out of rapidly...
Calculating the worth of a housewife
Josanne Cassar
The shocking story of a woman who was left with a piece of gauze in her abdomen following a hernia operation, which caused her endless physical pain and emotional distress when...
Benefits of microchipping your pet cats: A wise choice, even without legal obligation
Alison Bezzina

While it is not currently a legal obligation, microchipping your pet cat is a small investment that pays off in numerous ways

While it is not currently a legal obligation, microchipping...

I did not report artists to the police for ‘mere jokes’ | Gordon Manché

‘I have been accused of being a ‘menace’ to freedom of speech by individuals who themselves hold a clear agenda to silence true freedom of...

‘I have been accused of being a ‘menace’...

Cultivating hope for refugee communities | Samar Mazloum

UNHCR recognizes the disproportionate challenge that arrivals by sea pose to a...

UNHCR recognizes the disproportionate challenge that...

Sloppy is not just funny
Michael Falzon

The police don’t want to take the responsibility of doing the job for which they are paid and have opted for the coward’s way out, rather than...

The police don’t want to take the responsibility of...

The law is an ass(hole)!
Raphael Vassallo

Unlike the police – where there is still room to argue (however unconvincingly) that their precise responsibilities are at best ‘unclear’...

Unlike the police – where there is still room to...

A week of weirdness
Josanne Cassar

From the weird to the downright depressing... Sometimes a week comes along when everything you see online just makes you say, huh? 

From the weird to the downright...

So who is a f***ing asshole?
Saviour Balzan

If someone is a comedian or an actor, and it is abundantly clear that the purpose of one’s speech or act is comedy or theatre, then why the hell should...

If someone is a comedian or an actor, and it is abundantly...

Fiscal initiatives, cheque cashing behaviour and private consumption in Malta | Malcolm Bray, Reuben Ellul Dimech

The approach of offering tax refunds, as opposed to the outright reduction in the tax rate, also carries the benefit that it makes it easier to reverse simply...

The approach of offering tax refunds, as opposed to the...

Wellbeing over greed
Ralph Cassar

A carbon and resource budget per person should be considered. I’m not one to spout simplistic solutions, but a social, ecological and economic transition...

A carbon and resource budget per person should be...

Europe’s State Aid rules: ‘No, for Air Malta; YES, for STMicroelectronics!’
Raphael Vassallo

Got that, folks? So the Commission automatically said ‘Yes’, to our tax-money being squandered on subsidies for Malta’s single largest, and...

Got that, folks? So the Commission automatically said...

The cruelty and illegality of cropping dogs’ ears | Alison Bezzina

Ear cropping for cosmetic purposes is a painful procedure performed on young...

Ear cropping for cosmetic purposes is a painful procedure...

Who are the real ‘Fascists’, now?
Raphael Vassallo

From now on, it will be up to individual countries such as Giorgia Meloni’s Italy (or Robert Abela’s Malta, for that matter) to...

From now on, it will be up to individual countries such as...

A rudderless administration
Michael Falzon

The Prime Minister should realise, however, that sustaining the wrong economic model will eventually lead to the party in government losing votes because...

The Prime Minister should realise, however, that sustaining...

Was it Team Malta… or Team 'whoever can get us the most medals'?
Josanne Cassar

The only thing I am certain about in this whole debate is that, for me, handing...

The only thing I am certain about in this whole debate is...

If it is wrong, then bloody well fix it
Saviour Balzan

The Planning Authority issues a permit in the environs of a government owned Natura 2000 site managed by Birdlife Malta.  A decision which shows the...

The Planning Authority issues a permit in the environs...

Abortion: Your discomfort, her pain | Open letter to Prime Minister Abela
Isabel Stabile

'You must surely realise that our country is at a crossroads. It can either go down the path of protecting women, or it can cave in to conservatives and...

'You must surely realise that our country is at a...

Party loyalty is on the decline. I wonder why?
Raphael Vassallo

But that leaves us with yet another, niggling little question. Judging by his...

But that leaves us with yet another, niggling little...

Work-based learning: Adding relevance to the educational experience
Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando

The National Skills Council is committed to bringing the educational and...

The National Skills Council is committed to bringing the...