Sometimes, social media serves a good purpose
Josanne Cassar
Now, it is obvious that political statements on campus are not only nothing new, but they should be actively encouraged. Where else should the seeds of political activism be sowed...
Red Alert! Citizen protesting! I repeat, citizen protesting…!
Raphael Vassallo
No local ironic ‘situation’ can possibly be considered complete, if doesn’t have an input from at least one (usually both) of the two political parties
The National Writers' Congress: Our strategy
Mark Camilleri

We hope to be much more advanced thanks to the achievements of the Congress,...

We hope to be much more advanced thanks to the achievements...

Consumption of news in the visual age
Josanne Cassar

The reliance on the visual rather than the written is a trend which has grown ever since Smart phones became all the rage

The reliance on the visual rather than the written is a...

The vicious circle of economic migration
Josanne Cassar

As foreigners continue to be spoken of in disparaging terms, and more FB groups claim they want Malta back, and as the authorities insist we need more foreign...

As foreigners continue to be spoken of in disparaging...

Getting all excited about unconfirmed press reports again, are we?
Raphael Vassallo

But let’s not get too lost in speculation. In what seems to be a...

But let’s not get too lost in speculation. In what...

The ghosts of Labour past
Michael Falzon

This is a case where heads must roll. Assurances issued – as an afterthought – by the University Rector are not enough

This is a case where heads must roll. Assurances issued...

Strange things happen to people in job interviews...
Raphael Vassallo

If – with hindsight – Helena Dalli ‘disagreed’ with...

If – with hindsight – Helena Dalli...

Joseph Muscat: Here to stay?
Michael Falzon

A strong Muscat leading the Labour Party, with no end of his leadership years in sight, poses a robust challenge to any party in Opposition

A strong Muscat leading the Labour Party, with no end of...

You break the rules, so why shouldn't I?
Josanne Cassar

Being Mediterranean and laidback should not prevent us from embracing civic pride to show that we really love our own country as much as we claim we do

Being Mediterranean and laidback should not prevent us from...

A real drama behind a (mostly fictitious) documentary
Raphael Vassallo

Of all the inaccuracies in the first part of the BBC's docudrama about...

Of all the inaccuracies in the first part of the BBC's...

The lure of the political limelight
Josanne Cassar

There seems to be a general sense of exaggerated self-importance everywhere you look and our little island is certainly not lacking in that department

There seems to be a general sense of exaggerated...

The ‘SOK’ syndrome (and making sense of Malta’s new building rules)
Raphael Vassallo

According to urban legend, the idea for a course in Systems of Knowledge came to Education Minister Ugo Mifsud Bonnici’s head while he was stuck at an...

According to urban legend, the idea for a course in Systems...

From De Rohan to baseball, Malta and the U.S celebrate 243 years of friendship
Mark A. Schapiro

From the appointment of the first U.S. Consul to Malta in 1796, to the power of sports diplomacy today, Malta and the United States have enjoyed many common...

From the appointment of the first U.S. Consul to Malta in...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog: An incredible request by pilots and the Daphne BBC radio drama
Saviour Balzan

Industrial action by Air Malta pilots and Daphne Caruana Galizia's docudrama on BBC4

Industrial action by Air Malta pilots and Daphne Caruana...

Rent reform, at last
Michael Falzon

The proposed law will avoid the situation where tenants are continually worried that their rent would be increased astronomically and capriciously. At the...

The proposed law will avoid the situation where...

Facebook killed the political star
Raphael Vassallo

If a Facebook post somehow chimes in with the viewer’s own private opinion or bias… it becomes an instant, incontrovertible ‘fact’

If a Facebook post somehow chimes in with the...

Tourists behaving badly are a threat to global tourism, and the industry is partly to blame
The Conversation

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles • The increasing prevalance of the badly behaved tourist, either in reality or simply as cultural meme, presents a serious...

Freya Higgins-Desbiolles • The increasing...

Are exams producing quality students?
Josanne Cassar

While I can understand that some parents are alarmed at the prospect of no more benchmarking exams at Year Six, I have never really been able to grasp the...

While I can understand that some parents are alarmed at the...

Let’s razzle dazzle them, with some PR
Josanne Cassar

Did you blink and think you missed this clamping down on construction sites? No, because it just didn’t happen

Did you blink and think you missed this clamping down on...