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
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 building up within the...
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...

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...