The never-ending saga of the big fish and the small fry
Josanne Cassar
The nation keeps being shell-shocked by these horrific deaths, but worse still is that each jolt we experience is accompanied by the feeling of utter helplessness
We can do something about our leniency on excess
Saviour Balzan
The most unbearable moment in one’s life is to be awoken in the middle of the night to be told that your son or daughter are no longer and to be later told that the...
It’s Budget day again
Michael Falzon

I may be a pessimist, but I somewhat feel that this year’s budget will not be giving details of a new sober and well-thought-out economic model that...

I may be a pessimist, but I somewhat feel that this...

Oh look: another ‘European Parliament resolution’, for us to ignore…
Raphael Vassallo

And if the European Commissioner, no less, can simply ignore the European Parliament at will, without facing any form of consequence … I, for one, fail...

And if the European Commissioner, no less, can simply...

Daphne and our ‘dark underbelly’
Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando

Daphne should – and will – however, be remembered for her steadfast search for the truth behind the corrupt wheeling and dealing that went into...

Daphne should – and will – however, be...

Agriculture will suffer a slow death if we fail to act boldly | Anton Refalo

Fundamentally, the resolution acknowledged the responsibility of the State to intervene on the market to ensure the preservation of agricultural land, 

Fundamentally, the resolution acknowledged the...

‘We’re all human’ (but some of us are more human than others)
Raphael Vassallo

If even a self-styled ‘Labour stalwart’ like Desmond Zammit Marmara...

If even a self-styled ‘Labour stalwart’ like...

The end of the PL-PN duopoly?
Michael Falzon

In this situation the possibility of a strong third party cannot be ignored. This party should take most of the voters who are now saying that they will not...

In this situation the possibility of a strong third party...

Our mental health problems require more than just helplines
Josanne Cassar

No matter how many shopping malls, fancy eateries or designer apartments this...

No matter how many shopping malls, fancy eateries or...

'Innocent until proven guilty'
Saviour Balzan

Does the minister not understand how people appointed by the State to serve the public, must uphold the highest standards of propriety? Does he not realise...

Does the minister not understand how people appointed by...

Mandatory bail: in pursuit of the proper balance

Jonathan Attard & Byron Camilleri: why legal amendments will shield courts...

Jonathan Attard & Byron Camilleri: why legal amendments...

The word is action
Julia Farrugia Portelli

I am proud to recall how through recent years we have collectively made significant changes to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, even...

I am proud to recall how through recent years we have...

Have I become lazy? | Rebekah Borg

While e-scooters are just one alternative to using a car, other forms of transport should also be integrated into our transport system

While e-scooters are just one alternative to using a car,...

Living in Malta (the cost of…) | Jerome Caruana Cilia

The Government must not hold back from creating new economic sectors in our...

The Government must not hold back from creating new...

‘Disgusting, disappointing, infuriating’… but not ‘surprising’
Raphael Vassallo

It is a little difficult to expect anything better from the Malta Police Force…  when the Maltese government not only condones...

It is a little difficult to expect anything better from the...

Navigating through the sudden increase in interest rates | Gordon Cordina, Kenneth Farrugia

BOV’s future base rate will need to be shaped by the overall size and pace of the ECB’s interest rate decisions going forward, especially if such...

BOV’s future base rate will need to be shaped by the...

Agricultural land reform
Michael Falzon

Having lost hope of reforming an existing government department that is set in its archaic ways, the adminstration resorts to the setting up of an Authority...

Having lost hope of reforming an existing government...

‘Bongu, Ministru’…
Raphael Vassallo

… well, is there any reason under the sun why any of us should take his second belated realisation, any more seriously than the first?

… well, is there any reason under the sun why any of...

Media reform: setting the record straight
Saviour Balzan

At every stage of the reform, it was clear that the prerogative of what gets...

At every stage of the reform, it was clear that the...

Money for nothing? It’s a rich man’s world
Josanne Cassar

Unlike so many countries where university students voice their concerns...

Unlike so many countries where university students...