Missing the wood for the trees
Raphael Vassallo
‘Wider roads = less congestion = less traffic fumes = better air quality’, etc. Yes, but only for the first five or so years. For while the roads are getting wider,...
Malta through the eyes of a tourist
Josanne Cassar
When tourists come to look at Malta’s spectacular landscape in areas such as Għar Lapsi, with its aquamarine seas and craggy, unforgiving rocks, I really doubt they want to...
Opposition movements cannot be built on single issues
Raphael Vassallo

To all those people, then – and not just to Dione Borg – the sight...

To all those people, then – and not just to Dione...

The Budget: now and the future
Michael Falzon

It seems that government’s main concern is to keep voters happy while its attitude to the future is the Maltese ‘għada min raħ’ (whoever...

It seems that government’s main concern is to keep...

All of us want justice for Daphne
Saviour Balzan

This country has a festering wound that needs treatment. We may not agree with Daphne’s style or politics but we are all behind the need to nail the...

This country has a festering wound that needs...

There’s a lot we can learn from others
Josanne Cassar

We refuse to learn from what has been done in other countries in many sectors, and to avoid their mistakes, because our relatively new independence has made us...

We refuse to learn from what has been done in other...

Homeless and hopeless: Platitudes are not enough
Josanne Cassar

There are a lot of things we have never experienced in Malta before, and yet...

There are a lot of things we have never experienced in...

Manipulation - a challenge today and tomorrow
Evarist Bartolo

As technology continues at a fast pace, society has to make sure it is ready to...

As technology continues at a fast pace, society has to make...

Open season on women’s looks
Josanne Cassar

What is it about politicians’ wives? We try to teach girls to rely on their intellect rather than their looks to get ahead, and yet we still...

What is it about politicians’ wives? We try to...

More money in (everyone else’s) pockets...
Raphael Vassallo

How about throwing in a little something in our direction, too? Like an...

How about throwing in a little something in our direction,...

Traffic jams, Francis and a tongue-tied EU
Frank Psaila

Public trust has hit rock bottom, falling 17 places over last year's. Malta...

Public trust has hit rock bottom, falling 17 places over...

Empowering our girls
Marie Louise Coleiro Preca

On 11 October we mark the International Day of the Girl Child, by acknowledging the value and contribution being made by some 1.1 billion girls, who form part...

On 11 October we mark the International Day of the Girl...

The business perspective

Reading through the budget speech, one gets the feeling that there are a lot of positive measures... Stephen Muscat looks into it

Reading through the budget speech, one gets the feeling...

A necessary evil
Michael Falzon

Reports of Public Procurement regulations being breached or even ignored are not uncommon. Such situations are an indication of bad governance, of course but...

Reports of Public Procurement regulations being breached or...

Adrian Delia vs 'the Lesbians'
Raphael Vassallo

Well, what can I say? No prizes for guessing whom the bookies expect to win

Well, what can I say? No prizes for guessing whom the...

Life in plastic, it’s fantastic
Josanne Cassar

Everywhere you go shopping, it is as if people want to continuously shove plastic at you, whether it is for produce or an item of clothing

Everywhere you go shopping, it is as if people want to...

If only it was about gender
Saviour Balzan

There is little doubt in my mind that Joseph Muscat’s drive for addressing gender imbalance is not a genuine concern, or an issue he believes in

There is little doubt in my mind that Joseph Muscat’s...

Merkel feels the populist bite
Matthew Bugeja

If a political colossus such as Angela Merkel can be dealt a blow by populists, then other Western politicians would do well to take note (Mr Macron in...

If a political colossus such as Angela Merkel can be dealt...

Malta returns to the global stage on ocean protection

With Our Ocean 2017, Malta is returning to the global stage

With Our Ocean 2017, Malta is returning to the global stage

The right to religious broadcasting vs the rights of women
Josanne Cassar

Broadcasting carries a certain amount of responsibility, and a TV presenter...

Broadcasting carries a certain amount of responsibility,...