You can’t ‘protect women’s lives’, without also protecting their ‘physical and mental health’
Raphael Vassallo
Much as I hate to say this, in a country where both abortion and suicide are equally ‘taboo’ – the condition of pregnancy, in and of itself, entails an inherent...
Commissioner for Standards: An unwarranted impasse
Michael Falzon
The issue is no longer whether the Government’s nominee is suitable for the post. It is the confirmation of the fact that the PN’s backroom boys adopt negative...
Did you say clown?
Saviour Balzan

Peregin built a narrative implying that we were in cahoots with government over the Central Link project - some weeks later, I bumped into...

Peregin built a narrative implying that we were in cahoots...

Wasn’t that the whole point of getting vaccinated…?
Raphael Vassallo

Look at how we’re all reacting, to what was ultimately both a...

Look at how we’re all reacting, to what was...

Parents for Choice: what we believe in

We do not want our children to feel uncomfortable discussing sexual and reproductive topics. We want them to have a safe platform to access the healthcare they...

We do not want our children to feel uncomfortable...

The magic of football…
Raphael Vassallo

It is, I suppose why they call it the ‘magic of football’: by replacing the expression ‘traffic jam’ with ‘carcade’,...

It is, I suppose why they call it the ‘magic of...

The misquoting magistrate
Michael Falzon

A rare correction of what a sitting Magistrate wrote in a sentence, made by a Chief Justice Emeritus. Probably this is a first in Malta’s legal history

A rare correction of what a sitting Magistrate wrote in a...

A better shade of green | Ray Ellul

NDSF’s social investment demonstrates the importance it gives to initiatives which will improve the wellbeing of society through a better quality of the...

NDSF’s social investment demonstrates the importance...

The lives of great men | Aleks Farrugia

The problem that ‘great’ men pose to the historian is that greatness begets mythology or, to be more exact, ‘mythistory’

The problem that ‘great’ men pose to the...

So let me get this straight… UK teens, no. But EU teens, yes?
Josanne Cassar

It seems the Government is excelling in making decisions which contain zero...

It seems the Government is excelling in making decisions...

England’s identity: fans sing football’s coming home, but what is home?
The Conversation

In spite of the positive image of diverse modern England projected by this group of players and manager, it is unrealistic to expect football to navigate the...

In spite of the positive image of diverse modern England...

Malta shall prevail over greylisting through hard work | Andy Ellul

The message is clear from the government: tax dues – current and...

The message is clear from the government: tax dues...

Labour’s broken promises | Chris Said
Chris Said

It’s time to call Labour’s bluff on Gozo. It’s time to remind everyone how Labour has been taking Gozitans for a ride for nine years, and the...

It’s time to call Labour’s bluff on Gozo....

No sex please, we’re Mintoffjani…
Raphael Vassallo

What is more important: that Mintoff’s own (unabridged) version of events is recorded for posterity… or that it remains at the level of mere...

What is more important: that Mintoff’s own...

Why it is vital to decriminalise abortion: the case of Malta
The Conversation

Claire Pierson, Liza Caruana-Finkel | Criminalising abortion of course...

Claire Pierson, Liza Caruana-Finkel | Criminalising...

State jobs galore
Michael Falzon

Meanwhile, Labour keeps fooling everybody by pretending that there is nothing wrong with the increase in unnecessary jobs with the state

Meanwhile, Labour keeps fooling everybody by pretending...

Worried about going to prison? Get a job in the construction sector...
Raphael Vassallo

Nowadays, the same sort of contradiction is painfully visible almost everywhere you look: for instance, whenever the Planning Authority comes down like a tonne...

Nowadays, the same sort of contradiction is painfully...

Private party? Relax, just tell them it’s a football celebration…
Josanne Cassar

I will bet my bottom dollar that the restrictive measures for people to hold...

I will bet my bottom dollar that the restrictive measures...

MPs, magistrates, and common mortals: not all are equal
Saviour Balzan

A new government must bring legitimacy and clarity, and do away – to a...

A new government must bring legitimacy and clarity, and do...

Satire and the normalisation of gender and cultural stereotypes | Angele Deguara

Hiding behind satire to spew a barrage of sexist and racist ‘jokes’ while accusing a non-Maltese, non-white character of sexism is not on,...

Hiding behind satire to spew a barrage of sexist and racist...