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...
Grants for animal adoptions: Doling out cheques is only a stop-gap measure
Josanne Cassar

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when one is not addressing the root cause, then it is merely a temporary stop-gap measure

Money can solve certain problems it’s true, but when...

Labour’s only Opposition  comes from… Labour
Raphael Vassallo

Civil society is powerless to bring about change without access to the...

Civil society is powerless to bring about change without...

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...

Roads are popular promises. But the PLPN is just postponing the problem
Ralph Cassar

Do residential roads need fixing and in some cases rebuilding completely? Of course, they do. The real issue, however, is making residential roads safer and...

Do residential roads need fixing and in some cases...

It is the EU that must outsmart human traffickers
Miriam Dalli

Smugglers operate on a business model, adapting their businesses to decisions...

Smugglers operate on a business model, adapting their...

How long will this ‘ad hockery’ last?
Michael Falzon

Those who think Muscat showed weakness when he brokered this ‘ad...

Those who think Muscat showed weakness when he brokered...

Those incredible, shape-shifting politicians...
Raphael Vassallo

It is disconcerting, to say the least, that two supposedly antithetical...

It is disconcerting, to say the least, that two supposedly...

‘Foreigners’ can read what you are saying too, you know
Josanne Cassar

How do you suddenly decide to move to another country without a job, a place to...

How do you suddenly decide to move to another country...

Social justice, solidarity, compassion blah, blah, blah
Saviour Balzan

For all we care, they are scum and they can drown to the bottom of the deep...

For all we care, they are scum and they can drown to the...

Europe’s strongmen and democracy | Michael Falzon
Michael Falzon

Rather than recognising that Fidesz has no place in a party that is supposed to...

Rather than recognising that Fidesz has no place in a party...

A profession, but also a vocation
Evarist Bartolo

Teachers and kindergarten assistants at Mater Dei do invaluable work in almost impossible circumstances. Together with the nursing and medical staff there,...

Teachers and kindergarten assistants at Mater Dei do...

Does public harassment of politicians work?
Josanne Cassar

To intrude when someone is having lunch or dinner and start berating them while...

To intrude when someone is having lunch or dinner and start...

Sovereignty is as sovereignty does...
Raphael Vassallo

The EU quite frankly doesn’t care about our problems... still less about solving them for us

The EU quite frankly doesn’t care about our...

This battle is not over... yet
Raphael Vassallo

Ironically, the only people who ever told them the full truth about EU regulations were Birdlife Malta and Alternattiva Demokratika: the two entities that the...

Ironically, the only people who ever told them the full...

To be or not to be President
Saviour Balzan

'If one were to read Muscat’s mind, he must have felt Coleiro Preca was too strong witted and opinionated to serve the reforms that need to see this...

'If one were to read Muscat’s mind, he must have...