Coronavirus: compliance with controls will fall over the winter holidays
The Conversation
Sheheryar Banuri • In the upcoming holidays we face a different problem: the effects our behaviour has on one another – or what we call social norms
If cannabis is ‘bad for your health’... what’s prison?
Raphael Vassallo
I can safely say 100% certainty that the prison experience must have caused Daniel Holmes infinitely more harm – both physical and mental – than all the marijuana he...
Malta’s neutrality does not mean indifference
Evarist Bartolo

Our neutrality does not mean that we are indifferent to what happens to others....

Our neutrality does not mean that we are indifferent to...

The party-owned broadcasting media
Michael Falzon

It’s about time the PN starts adopting a social media strategy to balance that of the Labour party

It’s about time the PN starts adopting a social media...

Speedy Gulia (aka 'The fastest resignation in the West')...
Raphael Vassallo

Speedy Gulia has decided to apply his Superhero skills to the one area that...

Speedy Gulia has decided to apply his Superhero skills to...

One year, 100 days, two leaders, one nation
Saviour Balzan

There are similarities in the way they yearn to change the party and to set...

There are similarities in the way they yearn to change the...

No one is above the law
Josanne Cassar

Standards for politicians are and must be different, and we should know that by now unless we want to go down the disastrous US route of the last four years

Standards for politicians are and must be different, and we...

2020 showed us the State is our strongest line of defence
Lydia Abela

The pandemic made it clear that having good, well-resourced public services is...

The pandemic made it clear that having good, well-resourced...

Weak third parties, and the Lowell 'phenomenon'
Saviour Balzan

Malta is calling out for a third party with clear vision...Someone who can...

Malta is calling out for a third party with clear...

How far will Mayor Pete go?
Matthew Bugeja

Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has been met with fanfare locally, but the young Mayor has a steeper hill to climb than most realise

Pete Buttigieg’s candidacy has been met with fanfare...

Not a very happy Workers’ Day if you are earning one euro per hour
Josanne Cassar

It is all very well to celebrate Workers’ Day with crowds of people...

It is all very well to celebrate Workers’ Day with...

Malta will be a different country after 25 May
Raphael Vassallo

Muscat’s position is so utterly unassailable today, that he can even joke...

Muscat’s position is so utterly unassailable today,...

We must tackle the culture of bullying and intimidation of LGBTIQ people in schools
Evarist Bartolo

I believe that we have a lot to learn from the experience of other countries when dealing with similar issues

I believe that we have a lot to learn from the experience...

Government protecting developers at  public expense? Gee, what a surprise…
Raphael Vassallo

In the case of Gwardamangia, three Cabinet ministers – Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia, Infrastructure Minister Ian Borg and Social Solidarity...

In the case of Gwardamangia, three Cabinet ministers...

When it all starts crumbling down…
Josanne Cassar

As soon as the news hits the headlines and the public voices legitimate, justified concerns, the authorities automatically go on the defence with a knee-jerk...

As soon as the news hits the headlines and the public...

Someone’s knockin’ at your door
Josanne Cassar

The relationship of the councils, with the central Government, is also dysfunctional and as residents look on in frustration, it just seems that they are...

The relationship of the councils, with the central...

Spelling mitsakes are the least of the prolbem
Raphael Vassallo

If the PN’s strategy to win an election is to simply metamorphose into...

If the PN’s strategy to win an election is to simply...

There are still bedrooms and living rooms around Malta without a single book in sight
Evarist Bartolo

While there is a good deal more awareness about the importance of reading than a few years ago, there is still much to be achieved

While there is a good deal more awareness about the...

Ingrid was right
Kurt Sansone

It was a bad start for the PN’s European parliament election campaign made worse by the party’s inability to instil hope

It was a bad start for the PN’s European parliament...

The ideal MEP is a bridge-builder, a nerd and a good communicator
Peter Agius

Look for a bridge-builder, a nerdy eye for detail and technicalities, and...

Look for a bridge-builder, a nerdy eye for detail and...