Why do Christians wear ashes on Ash Wednesday?
The Conversation
Michael Laver • Christians bearing the sign of the cross on their forehead this Wednesday will be sharing a formal practice that dates back over a thousand years, and more...
‘Like’ and ‘Share’ are the new guns and tanks
Evarist Bartolo
We need to step up our efforts, at least in the European Union where our voice can be influential so that real solutions can be found
One month on... how much longer can this be sustained?
Josanne Cassar

This weird reality has quickly separated the country into different types of...

This weird reality has quickly separated the country into...

Alla illiberani
Saviour Balzan

Robert Abela will decide whether he is any different a leader to Eddie Fenech Adami, Lawrence Gonzi, or Joseph Muscat, the people who played the pipers’...

Robert Abela will decide whether he is any different a...

In it together | Helena Grech

This is really the time for unity, notwithstanding any initial hiccups at the start of such an unprecedented challenge

This is really the time for unity, notwithstanding any...

Enforcement cannot just be for lesser mortals
Raphael Vassallo

More importantly, however, there are limits to our country’s logistical...

More importantly, however, there are limits to our...

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...

That was the weekend that was
Josanne Cassar

For the first time in its 34 year history the Malta Marathon was cancelled; news which was at first met with disbelief...

For the first time in its 34 year history the Malta...

I’ll huff and I’ll puff and I’ll…
Raphael Vassallo

It’s not just the CPD that tried alerting us to the danger. The Bible did...

It’s not just the CPD that tried alerting us to the...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan’s videoblog: Back in 2017 with Marlene…
Saviour Balzan

There once was someone acting as assistant to Marlene Farrugia in the 2017...

There once was someone acting as assistant to Marlene...

Climate change: obsession with plastic pollution distracts attention from bigger environmental challenges
The Conversation

Now is not the time to be distracted by the convenient truth of plastic pollution, as the relatively minor threats this poses are eclipsed by the global...

Now is not the time to be distracted by the convenient...

A local challenge but a global solution
Evarist Bartolo

Striking a balance between competing demands will rarely lead to an either/or choice or even a single solution. Individuals will need to think in a more...

Striking a balance between competing demands will rarely...

The Dubaification of the construction industry
Michael Falzon

Unfortunately, this is the downside of cosmopolitan Malta – and the buck...

Unfortunately, this is the downside of cosmopolitan Malta...

It takes tuna to tango...
Raphael Vassallo

Ah yes. The small matter of why an investigation into Malta’s tuna industry took place all those yonks ago in 2010, but was unaccountably (in all senses...

Ah yes. The small matter of why an investigation into...

Your name is your stamp of identity for life
Josanne Cassar

However, for the children themselves, this name is their ‘label’;...

However, for the children themselves, this name is their...

Wanted: A brain transplant
Saviour Balzan

The writing is on the wall… the PN needs a transplant of the soul and of the brain

The writing is on the wall… the PN needs a...

Students should be righting what is wrong, not perpetuating it
Josanne Cassar

But here, where students are paid to study and for the most part still live at...

But here, where students are paid to study and for the most...

If politicians won’t discuss policy issues… why do they even exist?
Raphael Vassallo

There is, after all, no point in choosing between different parties or candidates, if they’re all equally hellbent on keeping everything exactly as it is

There is, after all, no point in choosing between different...

[WATCH] The great abortion row of 2019
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan on the abortion debate debacle inside Alternattiva Demokratika, and the recent Cabinet meeting at Salini

Saviour Balzan on the abortion debate debacle inside...