The case for a judiciary ombudsman
Mark Said
Yes, there is a dire need for an Office of the Judiciary Ombudsman with four unique characteristics: neutrality, confidentiality, independence and sufficient authority to...
Our commitment to a greener tomorrow | Steve Ellul
Project Green provides for a holistic vision that considers the needs of today's and tomorrow's society, firmly believing that open spaces are not merely areas but...
L’Uomo Del Monte ha detto ‘No’…
Raphael Vassallo

In an age when Planning Authority decisions always seem to go in the clean opposite direction… there can be no doubt that Thursday’s decision...

In an age when Planning Authority decisions always...

Under pressure at the PA? Funny, were it no so tragic
Michael Falzon

Most pressures on the PA are made by politicians complying with the wishes of...

Most pressures on the PA are made by politicians complying...

The reason for all this traffic? It’s not my car, it’s yours
Josanne Cassar

It may not be what everyone wants to hear, but sometimes you have to sacrifice...

It may not be what everyone wants to hear, but sometimes...

Nice guy Karmenu. But Mifsud Bonnici as PM was a fiasco
Saviour Balzan

No matter what the obituaries will say, as a politician Karmenu Mifsud Bonnici...

No matter what the obituaries will say, as a politician...

There is nothing ‘pagan’ (still less, ‘satanic’) about Halloween
Raphael Vassallo

Nearly all the Catholic Church’s most cherished festivals (including both Christmas and Easter) can also trace their origins to the same pagan traditions...

Nearly all the Catholic Church’s most cherished...

Road rage rules OK
Michael Falzon

In Malta, the constant unlimited increase in cars on our roads has led to many drivers getting impatient while driving in a slow-moving column –...

In Malta, the constant unlimited increase in cars on our...

What happened to that Public Domain Act, by the way?
Raphael Vassallo

All along, however: it is a stage which we would quite simply never have...

All along, however: it is a stage which we would quite...

Silly me to think a recusal would not be fair play at all...
Saviour Balzan

In the long list of defamation cases I have received and the few I have...

In the long list of defamation cases I have received and...

How did we manage to live our lives before social media?
Josanne Cassar

Social media has been a wonderful tool in so many ways, but in the wrong hands...

Social media has been a wonderful tool in so many ways, but...

Glaciers in the Alps melting faster than ever – 2022 was their worst summer yet | Neil Entwistle
The Conversation

The new flurries of snow will form a protective blanket to shield and reflect 90% of the sun’s radiation back into the atmosphere and limits the warming...

The new flurries of snow will form a protective blanket to...

Abela: come clean on media freedom
Peter Agius

While in Malta we need to see through a media reform which truly protects journalists, in Brussels the European Commission has presented a new law to ensure...

While in Malta we need to see through a media reform which...

A Mosque too far?
Raphael Vassallo

… but never – not even once – was this concern with ‘increased traffic’, and ‘worsening air pollution’, sufficient...

… but never – not even once – was this...

A social budget nonetheless | Michael Falzon

To those who doubted that the current international turbulence shall in anyway...

To those who doubted that the current international...

Lack of parental discipline has led to the ‘no children allowed’ rule
Josanne Cassar

The need for discipline has been watered down and diluted to such an extent, that it is no wonder so many are horrified when a family with a gaggle of kids...

The need for discipline has been watered down and diluted...

Praise me – when I am gone
Saviour Balzan

Arrigo turned out to be an asset for the PN, for he was a simple and ordinary Nationalist from Sliema seeking to represent his constituency, who could garner...

Arrigo turned out to be an asset for the PN, for he was a...

It’s Budget day again
Michael Falzon

I may be a pessimist, but I somewhat feel that this year’s budget will not be giving details of a new sober and well-thought-out economic model that...

I may be a pessimist, but I somewhat feel that this...

Oh look: another ‘European Parliament resolution’, for us to ignore…
Raphael Vassallo

And if the European Commissioner, no less, can simply ignore the European Parliament at will, without facing any form of consequence … I, for one, fail...

And if the European Commissioner, no less, can simply...

Daphne and our ‘dark underbelly’
Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando

Daphne should – and will – however, be remembered for her steadfast search for the truth behind the corrupt wheeling and dealing that went into...

Daphne should – and will – however, be...