Small wins that bring about big change
Evarist Bartolo
We have come to a place where reading isn't seen as a must-do. It's no longer about ancient books and same-old titles. We've modernised not just through investment in...
Missing the wood for the trees
Raphael Vassallo
‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes = better air quality’, etc. Yes, but only for the first five or so years. For while the roads are getting wider,...
Discipline is not a rude word
Evarist Bartolo

If you haven’t done your homework a teacher can have a harsh word, but it is all in vain if that is not backed up by the parent

If you haven’t done your homework a teacher can have...

Muscat: Only a clear message can avoid the mess slowly building up inside Labour
Michael Falzon

Only a clear, unambiguous statement from Joseph Muscat that he is willing to continue to lead the Labour party… can avoid the mess that is slowly...

Only a clear, unambiguous statement from Joseph Muscat that...

Why not a ‘Commissioner for Funny Walks’ while we’re at it?
Raphael Vassallo

And people are surprised that others might be having second thoughts about...

And people are surprised that others might be having second...

Time to change tack
Saviour Balzan

The PN’s presser seemingly wants everyone to believe that the ills and pains of our system are the doing of Edward Scicluna

The PN’s presser seemingly wants everyone to believe...

The right to rent out property, the right to a home
Josanne Cassar

This mess is the direct result of a market which has been allowed to explode...

This mess is the direct result of a market which has been...

Green growth is trusted to fix climate change – here’s the problem with that
The Conversation

Christine Corlet Walker • Green growth is a vague term with many definitions, but broadly speaking, it’s the idea that society can reduce...

Christine Corlet Walker • Green growth is a vague...

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...

Don't mention the a-word
Saviour Balzan

If I had a vote in Ireland I would have voted for the ban on abortion to be repealed from the Constitution. And I would give my reasons why

If I had a vote in Ireland I would have voted for the ban...