No checks, no balances: why a whole system needs rethinking
Michael Falzon
We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and legislative structures – even more than in our judiciary, about which some people seem to be obsessed
The third language: giving students the cutting edge for tomorrow’s world
Evarist Bartolo
Our job is not to force students in studying this or that subject but to guide and educate students in the subjects that will give them a cutting edge in achieving their dreams in...
To lecture us about democracy, you have to be democratic…
Raphael Vassallo

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition, and what remains...

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition,...

No checks, no balances: why a whole system needs rethinking
Michael Falzon

We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and legislative structures...

We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and...

The third language: giving students the cutting edge for tomorrow’s world
Evarist Bartolo

Our job is not to force students in studying this or that subject but to guide and educate students in the subjects that will give them a cutting edge in...

Our job is not to force students in studying this or that...

What will forcing another foreign language really achieve?
Josanne Cassar

Maltese education is not geared towards producing leaders, innovators or free...

Maltese education is not geared towards producing leaders,...

A shake-up in Brussels
Matthew Bugeja

At a time in which the EU is facing challenges from inside and outside of its borders, EU leaders have turned to highly political individuals to pave the path...

At a time in which the EU is facing challenges from inside...

It is much easier to destroy than to create
Raphael Vassallo

The Adrian Delia faction is visibly stronger than its detractors; and this is...

The Adrian Delia faction is visibly stronger than its...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog: On people power and Adrian Delia
Saviour Balzan

From ordinary people protesting against the construction spree to the internal...

From ordinary people protesting against the construction...

‘The threat is too great’
Raphael Vassallo

Does a young woman really have to be executed or dismembered, before we understand that this is not something a functional democracy can afford to ignore?

Does a young woman really have to be executed or...

Once in a while the citizen wins
Josanne Cassar

Most significantly of all, it is proof that when people forget stupid partisan politics as they did in this case, and work together for a common cause, they...

Most significantly of all, it is proof that when people...

You can’t just ruin people’s lives
Evarist Bartolo

Serious people in construction, people who think long-term must surely want to have public backing, rather than be seen as villains

Serious people in construction, people who think long-term...

Teachers can be life-savers, too
Raphael Vassallo

Opening the floodgates to unlicensed teachers also means facilitating access by potential predators to young, vulnerable children

Opening the floodgates to unlicensed teachers also means...

Splitting the Attorney General's role
Michael Falzon

Government going it alone, as it is trying to do, is only complicting matters rather than resolving them

Government going it alone, as it is trying to do, is only...

Strong leadership, management by crisis or a dictatorship?
Josanne Cassar

While the Prime Minister keeps insisting the economy cannot be put on pause,...

While the Prime Minister keeps insisting the economy cannot...

The medicine the country needs
Saviour Balzan

The Occupy Justice luminaries, with their typical political bias and make-up, have made it more difficult for the right people in the right organisations to...

The Occupy Justice luminaries, with their typical political...

It’s a jungle out there
Josanne Cassar

The reason we are feeling it more acutely than ever now is because when there is a gradual, steady breakdown in a country’s already flimsy approach to...

The reason we are feeling it more acutely than ever now is...

The other ‘message from the electorate’… and what the PN can do
Raphael Vassallo

The PN could become the party to propose a radical new approach to pressing...

The PN could become the party to propose a radical new...

Have a beer for us up there, Ċukaj
Kurt Sansone

Until we meet again for a heated discussion on the rainbow-painted zebra crossing in Floriana, farewell Ivan Fenech

Until we meet again for a heated discussion on the...

It is time communities are listened to: social impact studies are the way forward
Michael Briguglio

Social impact assessments can help verify the consequences and impacts of development proposals in relation to the communities involved

Social impact assessments can help verify the...