A day in politics
Saviour Balzan
Is politics just about this populist barrel-scraping race for votes? With a depressed economy and a changing world, values will start to become an important reference point for...
No one should be given a license to discriminate | Renee Laiviera
The Equality Bill aims to ensure that individuals are not treated unfairly because of their personal characteristics, and that social groups do not become marginalized or placed...
Emergency contraception: our women’s needs are paramount | Rosianne Cutajar

Rosianne Cutajar • I have little patience for prejudice and the peddling of pointless fear in this country. There is nothing shameful about sex, and...

Rosianne Cutajar • I have little patience for...

Silence is violence | Erica Schembri

This year more women have lost their jobs, becoming financially dependent on their partner, and restrictive measures have locked many women in with their...

This year more women have lost their jobs, becoming...

Politics and the pandemic
Michael Falzon

How to tackle this problem is also a political issue – and the Opposition has the duty and every right to criticize any political decision made by the...

How to tackle this problem is also a political issue...

‘Speed’ isn’t everything, you know…
Raphael Vassallo

If we are going to dispense with the need for evidence, as a prerequisite for a...

If we are going to dispense with the need for evidence, as...

Inside the Bermuda Triangle of Corradino
Saviour Balzan

Beyond the recriminations, there is a bubble waiting to burst inside Corradino Correction Facility

Beyond the recriminations, there is a bubble waiting...

Stop blaming children for the behaviour of sexual predators
Josanne Cassar

When it comes to young children who have been exposed to sex, we must also be...

When it comes to young children who have been exposed to...

Malta must retain the ability to appreciate the beauty it has
Evarist Bartolo

In our pursuit of what we perceive as important, we have to make sure we retain...

In our pursuit of what we perceive as important, we have to...

Caught between the Devil and Dublin 2…
Raphael Vassallo

Men, women and children are just left to dangle out at sea caught between the Devil and the deep blue sea… because a bunch of supposedly...

Men, women and children are just left to dangle out at...

[WATCH] Putting money where it matters
Saviour Balzan

Policing, nursing and teaching are three pillars that require more investment

Policing, nursing and teaching are three pillars that...

The voice of reason
Michael Falzon

Galea depicted his appointment as an opportunity for everyone to take part in the PN’s renewal – a renewal that is necessary, because every...

Galea depicted his appointment as an opportunity for...

Think before you ink...
Raphael Vassallo

It’s not what you ‘do’ that counts… it’s the little trivialities that seem to miraculously deflect everyone’s attention...

It’s not what you ‘do’ that...

Pay our police, teachers and nurses more
Saviour Balzan

We cannot be serious and expect miracles when we know that a police inspector starts off with a basic salary of €21,960

We cannot be serious and expect miracles when we know that...

Of this and that
Josanne Cassar

A few diverse issues have come to my attention this week

A few diverse issues have come to my attention this week

Boris has little time to make an impression. So far, it’s not looking in his favour
Matthew Bugeja

The new British Prime Minister will have to face Brexit, separatist movements, potential unrest and possible economic contraction – and that’s just...

The new British Prime Minister will have to face Brexit,...

The air that we breathe
Josanne Cassar

Sometimes we do not realise just how disturbing and stressful it is to see rows of cranes, ravenous bulldozers crushing their way through neighbourhoods and...

Sometimes we do not realise just how disturbing and...

Why not just rename Ornis the ‘Society for the Protection and Care of Hunters’?
Raphael Vassallo

In case it wasn’t already obvious from all the derogations Malta has already obtained from European law… we had to be reminded that the WRBU also...

In case it wasn’t already obvious from all the...

Lack of innovation is education’s biggest risk
Evarist Bartolo

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often hindered by political...

The evolutionary steps needed in education are often...

Traffic: back to square one
Michael Falzon

One can scientifically and safely predict that road widening projects will not solve Malta’s traffic problems – or be the cure for the Maltese...

One can scientifically and safely predict that road...