Facebook killed the political star
Raphael Vassallo
If a Facebook post somehow chimes in with the viewer’s own private opinion or bias… it becomes an instant, incontrovertible ‘fact’
Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame
The Conversation
Freya Higgins-Desbiolles • The increasing prevalance of the badly behaved tourist, either in reality or simply as cultural meme, presents a serious issue for the tourism...
What does our reaction to egg-pelting stag party video say about us?
Josanne Cassar

When money exchanges hands, the power is in the hands of the person paying,...

When money exchanges hands, the power is in the hands of...

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...

Understanding government’s remit on IVF and surrogacy | Maria Brown

Those who marry in Church for reasons of faith are also capable of reconciling...

Those who marry in Church for reasons of faith are also...

A whole lot of issues make one big issue
Josanne Cassar

Complacency is a dangerously seductive state of mind – after all, it is much easier to throw in the towel, kick back and let others get all worked up and...

Complacency is a dangerously seductive state of mind...

Two Maltese judges walk into a meeting to brief three MEPs...
Saviour Balzan

It’s no joke: it’s insulting that two members of the judiciary...

It’s no joke: it’s insulting that two members...

Italy’s shadow looms large over Europe
Matthew Bugeja

Rome’s problems have been decades in the making – but the proposed solutions are high-risk at a time in which Italy can ill afford them

Rome’s problems have been decades in the making...

No, it was not the educational system which failed Liam Debono
Josanne Cassar

No school can replace what is missing from home: the sense of feeling grounded,...

No school can replace what is missing from home: the sense...

Female prison blues...
Raphael Vassallo

Have the conditions at Corradino Prison changed? Now that the law courts (no less) have phrased it so eloquently for us... well, perhaps it’s time...

Have the conditions at Corradino Prison changed? Now...

Re-inventing the wheel through blockchain
Evarist Bartolo

Malta is the first to do this, and other countries are quickly realising the...

Malta is the first to do this, and other countries are...

No to violence against children
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

Violence against children, including corporal punishment, can have no part in a culture that is built on the values of dignity, of justice, and of peace.

Violence against children, including corporal punishment,...

[WATCH] Even Malta needs to have a debate on abortion
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan's videoblog | In 2018, Malta too has to hold a debate on...

Saviour Balzan's videoblog | In 2018, Malta too has to...

From Naxxar, an open letter  to the Prime Minister
Daniela Debono

This development will dilute and crowd out the alternative waves of sociality...

This development will dilute and crowd out the alternative...

1964 and all that
Michael Falzon

One always has to keep in mind that Malta was not a colony like India or some African territory to be exploited economically but rather, a military base...

One always has to keep in mind that Malta was not a colony...

Is it possible to have progress without regress?
Josanne Cassar

Changes have brought about a more tolerant, relaxed society where (on the...

Changes have brought about a more tolerant, relaxed society...