The wrong fight on good governance
Saviour Balzan
If there was a subject fit for the satirists this week, it would have been the PN headquarters, where a motley crowd consisting mainly of MPs and staff members, turned up to hear...
Life on the high seas | Clint Camilleri
The fact remains that within the Maltese fishing zone, or up to twenty-five miles from shore, the AFM can and does intervene effectively but beyond that, however, our powers are...
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...

History didn’t end with the fall of the Berlin Wall – but only now is the new battleground clear
The Conversation

Jonathan Davis: 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell, we can see a new battleground for alternative visions of the future being laid. 1989 should be seen...

Jonathan Davis: 30 years after the Berlin Wall fell,...

I am a Maltese woman and I’m married to a black man | Lara Bezzina

After Lassane Souleymane’s murder, Lara Bezzina feared for her...

After Lassane Souleymane’s murder, Lara Bezzina...

Not just a football game
Evarist Bartolo

The World Cup is the special one. It brings people together in a way nothing else does. It’s not just about football, but also about the human spirit

The World Cup is the special one. It brings people together...

On being a captive colony
Michael Falzon

The people who campaigned for Brexit had no idea on how to go about it… the British have now discovered it was all pie in the sky

The people who campaigned for Brexit had no idea on how to...

Yes, God was talking to us. He said: ‘You’re a superstitious lot, aren’t you?’...
Raphael Vassallo

Ah, but.... the timing, the timing! Why would God decide to strike down the Azure Window on that particular day?

Ah, but.... the timing, the timing! Why would God decide to...

Why copyright in the DSM Directive should be saved
Mark Camilleri

With all its faults and serious economic problems, the EU has proved itself an...

With all its faults and serious economic problems, the EU...

When lack of enforcement lets us down
Josanne Cassar

If enforcement were really in place, we would not keep waking up on a regular basis to the news of horrific accidents and needless loss of life

If enforcement were really in place, we would not keep...

It’s all coming home now...
Raphael Vassallo

What? Football? Me? Don’t be daft. I was talking about the brutal truth about one’s past actions returning to haunt one’s present. That all...

What? Football? Me? Don’t be daft. I was talking...

The shared experience of a global sport
Josanne Cassar

In a world where the Internet has eliminated the concept of anticipation, the World Cup still has the capacity to clear the roads of traffic and unite...

In a world where the Internet has eliminated the concept of...

Celebrating our high-flyers
Evarist Bartolo

In mathematics, our students have won six bronze medals and two silver medals in Independent Challenge in the final round of the Mathematics Without Borders...

In mathematics, our students have won six bronze medals and...

The law courts’ ‘take-away’
Michael Falzon

The logistical running of the Law Courts – as distinct from the workings of the Judiciary – has always been shaky, to say the least

The logistical running of the Law Courts – as...

Faith? No more...
Raphael Vassallo

Maybe we did need Paloma Faith to spell it out for us in the end…  the very fact that political parties are allowed to own media corporations...

Maybe we did need Paloma Faith to spell it out for us in...

Anyone interested in my hit-list?
Saviour Balzan

Fireworks, and especially the use of petards and uncontrolled noise at untimely hours, are a problem that is still highly unregulated and goes on with little...

Fireworks, and especially the use of petards and...

Let's talk about rents, shall we?
Josanne Cassar

I guess the only saving grace in this era of swiftly-shared misinformation is that in today’s world, preposterous remarks can be immediately shot down by...

I guess the only saving grace in this era of swiftly-shared...