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...
In the pursuit of stability
Stephanie Fabri / JP Fabri

At first glance, this is definitely a budget with a heart and one which pursues stability. The main challenge is how to address the longer-term vision of...

At first glance, this is definitely a budget with a heart...

Budgetary matters
Stephanie Fabri / JP Fabri

Whilst the government announces various policies, schemes, and strategies during the year, the budget is still seen as a central economic policy document which...

Whilst the government announces various policies, schemes,...

Banning e-scooters: An admission of failure | Steve Zammit Lupi

It baffles me how in four years the most popular areas did not have a single...

It baffles me how in four years the most popular areas did...

Tone deaf with a complete lack of self-awareness
Josanne Cassar

Her supporters might say, but so what if she did? So many women go under the...

Her supporters might say, but so what if she did? So many...

When state institutions are not up to standard | Mark Said

It is time to reinstall and implement the true principles of meritocracy within...

It is time to reinstall and implement the true principles...

A celebration of readers | Daniel Xerri

Given the peculiar nature of many of the collective nouns found in English, perhaps it would not be entirely amiss if we borrow from the celebratory nature...

Given the peculiar nature of many of the collective nouns...

That’s a whole new definition of ‘Pensions Time Bomb’…
Raphael Vassallo

Let’s face it, folks… Clyde Caruana is not exactly the first...

Let’s face it, folks… Clyde Caruana is not...

Newsflash: David Casa discovers that his own medicine doesn’t taste all that great, after all…
Raphael Vassallo

David Casa cannot so easily distance himself from the (entirely predictable) consequences of his own actions

David Casa cannot so easily distance himself from the...

Mistreating migrants
Michael Falzon

Treating migrants shoddily will neither honour Malta nor help to avoid - let alone solve -the problems created by the migration phenomenon across the...

Treating migrants shoddily will neither honour Malta nor...

Our obsession with speed is killing us
Josanne Cassar

Slowing down saves lives and don’t worry, you will still get to your destination... If you are always late and forever rushing then it’s your time...

Slowing down saves lives and don’t worry, you will...

George Farrugia
Saviour Balzan

All the big talk in 2013 by the Labour administration about addressing these misdemeanours was a whole load of claptrap. Some of the individuals in the oil...

All the big talk in 2013 by the Labour administration about...

Reforming the personal assistance scheme for persons with a disability
Julia Farrugia Portelli

In our daily contact with persons with a disabililty and their parents and guardians, we are often reminded of the dilemma facing them when a surviving parent...

In our daily contact with persons with a disabililty and...

Are we are sleepwalking into an educational abyss? | Louis Naudi

Can we continue to ignore this debate? A workforce possessing these thinking...

Can we continue to ignore this debate? A workforce...

16-year-olds running the country? Maybe it’s not such a bad idea, after all…
Raphael Vassallo

Ah, but can we say the same for all the ‘adult politicians’, that we vote for in each and every election? No, I didn’t think so,...

Ah, but can we say the same for all the ‘adult...

Our prehistoric past faces another threat | Dawn Adrienne Saliba

Sadly, as the power dynamics currently stand, the voices of the many are...

Sadly, as the power dynamics currently stand, the voices of...

A case of mid-term blues?
Michael Falzon

For the PN to persuade the majority of the one-third potential ‘abstainers’ to vote for a change in government, it needs to have a popular and...

For the PN to persuade the majority of the one-third...

It’s not ‘whataboutism’, to recognise that there are two sides to any conflict
Raphael Vassallo

Who do people like Roberta Metsola and Ursula von der Leyen think they’re actually ‘representing’, when they speak (so unilaterally)...

Who do people like Roberta Metsola and Ursula von der Leyen...

Abortion change that preserved the status quo | Neil Muscat

In stark contrast, the Diluted Amendment limits the scope of who may access the...

In stark contrast, the Diluted Amendment limits the scope...