Getting all excited about unconfirmed press reports again, are we?
Raphael Vassallo
But let’s not get too lost in speculation. In what seems to be a frequently recurring pattern, people like Casa, Azzopardi et al simply pick and choose whichever detail best...
The ghosts of Labour past
Michael Falzon
This is a case where heads must roll. Assurances issued – as an afterthought – by the University Rector are not enough
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...

Five have a wonderful time  (at Castille)...
Raphael Vassallo

We are no longer allowed, it seems, to remind people of what they used to be...

We are no longer allowed, it seems, to remind people of...

Why we decided to publish footage of the construction site tragedy
Kurt Sansone

The easiest thing to do would have been to ignore it, trash it, and pretend it...

The easiest thing to do would have been to ignore it, trash...

Shrimp cocktail at the General Council
Saviour Balzan

What is needed is a clear vision and a realisation that nobody owes the PN anything. Nor to any other party

What is needed is a clear vision and a realisation that...

All hail the consumer culture
Josanne Cassar

When told to queue for the (free) organic bins and the waste separation bins, again came all the melodrama. Yet on Friday people battled traffic and fought...

When told to queue for the (free) organic bins and the...

Brexit political declaration: what it means for the future UK-EU relationship
The Conversation

Paul James Cardwell • Nothing in the document legally requires either the UK or the EU to do anything specific in the future. Things might happen, or...

Paul James Cardwell • Nothing in the document...

Giving up is not an option
Josanne Cassar

Speaking truth to power is a crucial element in a democracy. Sitting back, giving up and letting it all slide, is simply not an option when one is part of...

Speaking truth to power is a crucial element in a...

Two ‘rights’ sometimes make a ‘wrong’
Raphael Vassallo

Partisan considerationshave meant that the entire country pays an exorbitant...

Partisan considerationshave meant that the entire country...

The importance of  the Malta Book Festival
Mark Camilleri

We are driven by a passion for books, and our commitment is to see that our...

We are driven by a passion for books, and our commitment is...

Excellence at Wardija
Evarist Bartolo

These youngsters have been given opportunities where they can recognise their abilities through an entrepreneurial way. Without such help, it would have been...

These youngsters have been given opportunities where they...

The consummate juggler
Michael Falzon

What is at stake now is the Prime Minister's own future

What is at stake now is the Prime Minister's own future

‘We are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
Raphael Vassallo

If it’s a second (sorry, ‘final’) referendum you all want, by...

If it’s a second (sorry, ‘final’)...

So what is the endgame?
Saviour Balzan

I am not quite sure what is going on in Muscat’s mind but it must read like this: “If Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi resign now I will gain...

I am not quite sure what is going on in Muscat’s mind...