Increase in emergency calls by drug users: More abuse or less fear? | Karen Mamo
Increased presentations to the emergency services, primarily linked with cocaine and cannabis, are a shared reality across the EU
A mistrusted and partial speaker?
Mark Said
Perhaps the time has come to consider a constitutional amendment whereby the Speaker is elected by a two-thirds majority with the same procedure as that pertaining to the...
The great people of this world
Evarist Bartolo

It is time for a ceasefire, and a return to the negotiating table. We must find ways to build a common security system, where the security concerns of every...

It is time for a ceasefire, and a return to the negotiating...

Tone deaf, out of touch and always a step too late
Josanne Cassar

Bernard Grech and Robert Abela are desperately trying to whip up voter...

Bernard Grech and Robert Abela are desperately trying to...

Electioneering while war is going on? Yawn...
Saviour Balzan

Most people are literally switched off from what is an uneventful and boring...

Most people are literally switched off from what is an...

“Kemm ghandek n*jk!”
Emma Portelli Bonnici

Let us all start judging people on their actions and capabilities, and stop getting distracted by the shiny, superficial and fake

Let us all start judging people on their actions and...

How Russia underestimated Zelenskyy’s ability to forge a Ukrainian identity
Brendan Zerafa

Brendan Zerafa | The Russian speaking comedian-turned-President is rising to the occasion

Brendan Zerafa | The Russian speaking...

Messy but urgent work | Daniel Darmanin

As a country and as a community of faith, we have the necessary resources in our toolbox to continue building together a better society which promotes the...

As a country and as a community of faith, we have the...

Tunnels for bomb-shelters, I can understand. But for cars?
Raphael Vassallo

Just like all those short-term road-widening projects… we will simply...

Just like all those short-term road-widening...

The green space next door
Miriam Dalli

Creating green spaces in urban areas is essential for the wellbeing of residents, not only because green spaces absorb greenhouse gases and improve air...

Creating green spaces in urban areas is essential for the...

If you take a pea-shooter to a gunfight… at least, make sure your peas hurt
Raphael Vassallo

This week’s events clearly indicate that Vladimir Putin has already altered more than just the geo-political map of Eastern Europe; in one fell swoop, he...

This week’s events clearly indicate that Vladimir...

Off with a whimper
Michael Falzon

The campaign is at an early stage. The positive aspect of the campaign is, so far, weak. The negative aspect is still non-existent. It will probably be...

The campaign is at an early stage. The positive aspect of...

Hallelujah it’s raining cash
Josanne Cassar

Voters are doing their sums to see who is “giving” them the most, and the politicians keep promising more free hand outs to keep voters happy....

Voters are doing their sums to see who is...

The numbers tell a political story
Saviour Balzan

The one thing that favours Labour is that the swing to the PN from the PL is insignificant. Bernard Grech’s trust has not increased and interestingly,...

The one thing that favours Labour is that the swing to the...

Taking our seat
Naomi Cachia

From a country with a political culture stuck in the 1990s, now we need to move in the 21st century, to an age where it doesn’t matter which social class...

From a country with a political culture stuck in the 1990s,...

The unbearable lightness of pandering
Emma Portelli Bonnici

Our politicians should be people of substance, people with a solid track record in the areas of policy that matter to them (and to you)

Our politicians should be people of substance, people with...

Climate change: our common challenge | Dario Vella

This is a collective aim and only together we can achieve these goals. When we...

This is a collective aim and only together we can achieve...

Ukraine’s military is outgunned but can still inflict a great deal of pain on Russian forces
The Conversation

War takes its own course, but the likely and sensible Ukrainian approach will be to trade land for time. They will hope to inflict casualties and draw Russian...

War takes its own course, but the likely and sensible...

The philosophy of love and friendship: a social need | Dominic Garcia

Dr Dominic Garca | A philosophy of love and friendship is undoubtedly a social...

Dr Dominic Garca | A philosophy of love and friendship is...

‘Rejuvenation of the PN’? Looks more like ‘payback time’, to me…
Raphael Vassallo

Try as I might, I just can’t envisage any possible end-game scenario, arising from that premise, that could possibly work out to Bernard Grech’s...

Try as I might, I just can’t envisage any possible...