Consumption of news in the visual age
Josanne Cassar
The reliance on the visual rather than the written is a trend which has grown ever since Smart phones became all the rage
The vicious circle of economic migration
Josanne Cassar
As foreigners continue to be spoken of in disparaging terms, and more FB groups claim they want Malta back, and as the authorities insist we need more foreign workers even though...
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...

The Neville Gafà mystery
Michael Falzon

Gafà enjoys the trust of the Prime Minister – irrespective of so many allegations of wrongdoing. This cannot be taken lightly and should be an...

Gafà enjoys the trust of the Prime Minister –...

Admitting something is a bad  idea is the hardest job of all
Josanne Cassar

We have lived with this kind of division which splits the country right down...

We have lived with this kind of division which splits the...

Now that you mention aesthetics…
Saviour Balzan

Who would not say that Malta was thoroughly deflowered during that golden age of aestheticism when visionaries like Tonio Fenech and George Pullicino, and of...

Who would not say that Malta was thoroughly deflowered...

Caring for gifted students
Evarist Bartolo

Whilst it is our moral duty to do all we can not to let any children fall behind, it is also our duty not to hold back students from reaching their full...

Whilst it is our moral duty to do all we can not to let any...

Greenwashing our environmental policies
Josanne Cassar

Cut to the chase: the government could just admit that in its eagerness to greenwash its environmental policies, it was taken for a ride.

Cut to the chase: the government could just admit that...

‘The season of good jeer…’
Raphael Vassallo

We have one set of grumpy, Grinchy people complaining about another equally grumpy, Grinchy group placing flowers and candles at a makeshift shrine to a...

We have one set of grumpy, Grinchy people complaining about...

G20 highlights global fractures
Matthew Bugeja

Global leaders gathered for G20 meetings amidst trade tensions, political risks and security issues

Global leaders gathered...

Just what the doctor ordered
Michael Falzon

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above those of the stupid people who elect their stupid representatives in Parliament – a Daphne...

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above...

Woman + Politics = Prostitute
Raphael Vassallo

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects the victim as the utmost perversion of society’s (very male) ideal of...

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects...

Hoist with his own petard
Saviour Balzan

On Delia and money laundering: a very senior police source who talked to me lamented that this was an old case and it had yet to be ascertained if the...

On Delia and money laundering: a very senior police source...

Running away from intimacy  into a fake, simulated world
Josanne Cassar

They will be living as if they are on an island, where social media becomes...

They will be living as if they are on an island, where...

Iceland Christmas ad: barred, but it will help 2018 go down as the year of 'corporate caring'
The Conversation

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd • A cynical person might say Iceland is simply trying to increase its sales. But if the outcome is good – generating...

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd • A cynical person might say...