Running away from intimacy  into a fake, simulated world
Josanne Cassar
They will be living as if they are on an island, where social media becomes their world, and where they will swap real life with this delusional world and lose sight of reality,...
Iceland Christmas ad: barred, but it will help 2018 go down as the year of 'corporate caring'
The Conversation
Cathrine Jansson-Boyd • A cynical person might say Iceland is simply trying to increase its sales. But if the outcome is good – generating environmental awareness...
Caring for gifted students
Evarist Bartolo

Whilst it is our moral duty to do all we can not to let any children fall behind, it is also our duty not to hold back students from reaching their full...

Whilst it is our moral duty to do all we can not to let any...

Greenwashing our environmental policies
Josanne Cassar

Cut to the chase: the government could just admit that in its eagerness to greenwash its environmental policies, it was taken for a ride.

Cut to the chase: the government could just admit that...

‘The season of good jeer…’
Raphael Vassallo

We have one set of grumpy, Grinchy people complaining about another equally grumpy, Grinchy group placing flowers and candles at a makeshift shrine to a...

We have one set of grumpy, Grinchy people complaining about...

G20 highlights global fractures
Matthew Bugeja

Global leaders gathered for G20 meetings amidst trade tensions, political risks and security issues

Global leaders gathered...

Just what the doctor ordered
Michael Falzon

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above those of the stupid people who elect their stupid representatives in Parliament – a Daphne...

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above...

Woman + Politics = Prostitute
Raphael Vassallo

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects the victim as the utmost perversion of society’s (very male) ideal of...

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects...

Let’s avoid the antagonism of 2017, and play a fair game
Michael Briguglio

Malta’s last general election was characterised by a dark cloud of...

Malta’s last general election was characterised by a...

No wonder property developers are always smiling
Josanne Cassar

This Bacchanalia of greed and frenzied building does not bode well. Just as has...

This Bacchanalia of greed and frenzied building does not...

Unhappy about construction? Try complaining on Facebook, it works wonders...
Raphael Vassallo

'What ever happened to, let’s say, ‘exerting political pressure to bring out meaningful change’? It happens in other places, you...

'What ever happened to, let’s say,...

No, Prime Minister, owning the only house we live in does not make us any richer
Ralph Cassar

The only people getting richer are property speculators, who build, own and trade hundreds upon hundreds of properties, from tiny flats to maisonettes, to so...

The only people getting richer are property speculators,...

Malta’s size sets the limit
Michael Falzon

I know that this is a tall order that would not earn any brownie points for the current administration. But unless we start thinking in earnest on these lines,...

I know that this is a tall order that would not earn any...

‘Biased’ is as ‘biased’ does...
Raphael Vassallo

Sophie Int’ Veld even described her own delegation as ‘politically neutral’: though she was sitting next to Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola...

Sophie Int’ Veld even described her own delegation as...

No power to the people, just power to the few
Josanne Cassar

I pro­pose that a permit should be issued for a 160-storey tower apartment...

I pro­pose that a permit should be issued for a...

Who exactly runs Air Malta?
Saviour Balzan

'No one is doubting the professionalism of the Maltese pilots, and the fact that they should be handsomely remunerated for their work. But the time for...

'No one is doubting the professionalism of the Maltese...

National days: A mistimed discussion
Arnold Cassola

With our country’s land, air and seas being continuously raped by greedy developers, opening up a discussion on the national day...

With our country’s land, air and seas being...

Killing her (not so) softly with his rage
Josanne Cassar

Too often we only speak in terms of numbers and statistics, while forgetting...

Too often we only speak in terms of numbers and statistics,...

A stitch out of time
Raphael Vassallo

Now that all the dust has finally settled, ‘Stitching’ can be seen for what it ultimately was all along: a low-key, somewhat Spartan play, focusing...

Now that all the dust has finally settled,...

By doing nothing we can only watch the world go by
Evarist Bartolo

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people who are accountable...

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people...

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