How prepared are we for an epidemic, really?
Josanne Cassar
When people are kept in the dark and everything is not explained clearly, it will inevitably give rise to a rising well of anxiety
[WATCH] Why Abela has to stop the hospitals privatisation concession
Saviour Balzan
Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Why Tumuluri’s €5 million bonus is the last straw in the hospitals saga
Future-proofing our societies
Miriam Dalli

Our people are resilient and entrepreneurial and can adapt to change when they have to. This crisis showed us how society can transform itself in a very short...

Our people are resilient and entrepreneurial and can adapt...

‘Swift action’? By the EU? You’ve got to be kidding me...
Raphael Vassallo

How would I react if I were a resident of Bergamo, or Milan, or Cremona, or...

How would I react if I were a resident of Bergamo, or...

The ITS deal mess
Michael Falzon

Many questions for which the Auditor-General sought answers should have been made by the Opposition in the first place

Many questions for which the Auditor-General sought answers...

And they boast of a surplus
Saviour Balzan

Our balance sheet allows the Maltese economy to borrow up to €5 billion, even with the blessing of the European Commission in this dire situation; and...

Our balance sheet allows the Maltese economy to borrow up...

The dilemmas of the lockdown decision
Josanne Cassar

Government is under pressure to do something, but making rash decisions which are not thought through properly at this time will unravel the good that has been...

Government is under pressure to do something, but making...

Now is the time to map out our next-generation economy
Claudio Grech

By learning from the adjustments that mother nature has imposed on us in the...

By learning from the adjustments that mother nature has...

Government protecting developers at  public expense? Gee, what a surprise…
Raphael Vassallo

In the case of Gwardamangia, three Cabinet ministers – Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg and Social Solidarity...

In the case of Gwardamangia, three Cabinet ministers...

When it all starts crumbling down…
Josanne Cassar

As soon as the news hits the headlines and the public voices legitimate, justified concerns, the authorities automatically go on the defence with a knee-jerk...

As soon as the news hits the headlines and the public...

Someone’s knockin’ at your door
Josanne Cassar

The relationship of the councils, with the central Government, is also dysfunctional and as residents look on in frustration, it just seems that they are...

The relationship of the councils, with the central...

Spelling mitsakes are the least of the prolbem
Raphael Vassallo

If the PN’s strategy to win an election is to simply metamorphose into...

If the PN’s strategy to win an election is to simply...

There are still bedrooms and living rooms around Malta without a single book in sight
Evarist Bartolo

While there is a good deal more awareness about the importance of reading than a few years ago, there is still much to be achieved

While there is a good deal more awareness about the...

Ingrid was right
Kurt Sansone

It was a bad start for the PN’s European parliament election campaign made worse by the party’s inability to instil hope

It was a bad start for the PN’s European parliament...

The ideal MEP is a bridge-builder, a nerd and a good communicator
Peter Agius

Look for a bridge-builder, a nerdy eye for detail and technicalities, and...

Look for a bridge-builder, a nerdy eye for detail and...

No, the MDA is not a set-up made up of greedy persons
Michael Falzon

Contrary to the short-sighted perception that the MDA is just a set-up made up...

Contrary to the short-sighted perception that the MDA is...

‘Reporters Without Braincells’, more like it...
Raphael Vassallo

Last I looked, reporters have an obligation to seek confirmation of...

Last I looked, reporters have an obligation to seek...

The Pete Buttigieg phenomenon: Feeling proud by association
Josanne Cassar

At a time when things in Malta are going more pear-shaped by the second, I look...

At a time when things in Malta are going more pear-shaped...

Why is it so difficult to show restraint rather than rushing to blame?
Josanne Cassar

It is at times like this those in authority need to demonstrate sensitivity and tact rather than come across as being more concerned that their own image is...

It is at times like this those in authority need to...

One more ‘Hunch’ joke, and I’ll… I’ll…
Raphael Vassallo

One of the things that struck me most, as I watched that edifice (the real one,...

One of the things that struck me most, as I watched that...