It is time communities are listened to: social impact studies are the way forward
Michael Briguglio
Social impact assessments can help verify the consequences and impacts of development proposals in relation to the communities involved
Have you seen any trickle-down? I doubt it
Michael Falzon
The Sette Giugno riots pushed forward Malta’s quest for a representative government, and cannot be dismissed just as a violent protest by a bunch of criminals – as...
The messenger with forged documents resigns
Saviour Balzan

What is sure is that Portelli worked endlessly with the PN before 2017 to make...

What is sure is that Portelli worked endlessly with the PN...

‘I’ll defend my party to the end’ (even if I suffer as a result)
Josanne Cassar

It is us who give politicians power by entrusting them with our vote. Why should we have any qualms about withdrawing our support once we feel we have...

It is us who give politicians power by entrusting them with...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog: On people power and Adrian Delia
Saviour Balzan

From ordinary people protesting against the construction spree to the internal...

From ordinary people protesting against the construction...

‘The threat is too great’
Raphael Vassallo

Does a young woman really have to be executed or dismembered, before we understand that this is not something a functional democracy can afford to ignore?

Does a young woman really have to be executed or...

Once in a while the citizen wins
Josanne Cassar

Most significantly of all, it is proof that when people forget stupid partisan politics as they did in this case, and work together for a common cause, they...

Most significantly of all, it is proof that when people...

You can’t just ruin people’s lives
Evarist Bartolo

Serious people in construction, people who think long-term must surely want to have public backing, rather than be seen as villains

Serious people in construction, people who think long-term...

The Dubaification of the construction industry
Michael Falzon

Unfortunately, this is the downside of cosmopolitan Malta – and the buck...

Unfortunately, this is the downside of cosmopolitan Malta...

It takes tuna to tango...
Raphael Vassallo

Ah yes. The small matter of why an investigation into Malta’s tuna industry took place all those yonks ago in 2010, but was unaccountably (in all senses...

Ah yes. The small matter of why an investigation into...

Your name is your stamp of identity for life
Josanne Cassar

However, for the children themselves, this name is their ‘label’;...

However, for the children themselves, this name is their...

Wanted: A brain transplant
Saviour Balzan

The writing is on the wall… the PN needs a transplant of the soul and of the brain

The writing is on the wall… the PN needs a...

Students should be righting what is wrong, not perpetuating it
Josanne Cassar

But here, where students are paid to study and for the most part still live at...

But here, where students are paid to study and for the most...

If politicians won’t discuss policy issues… why do they even exist?
Raphael Vassallo

There is, after all, no point in choosing between different parties or candidates, if they’re all equally hellbent on keeping everything exactly as it is

There is, after all, no point in choosing between different...

[WATCH] The great abortion row of 2019
Saviour Balzan

Saviour Balzan on the abortion debate debacle inside Alternattiva Demokratika, and the recent Cabinet meeting at Salini

Saviour Balzan on the abortion debate debacle inside...

How Malta turned the tables  on the labour market
Evarist Bartolo

As our economy continues to grow we will continue being asked to answer new...

As our economy continues to grow we will continue being...

The Devil came down to Bormla...
Raphael Vassallo

If the Devil really did exist… which initiative would he consider more worthwhile? Precipitating a global catastrophe costing millions of lives…...

If the Devil really did exist… which initiative...

Security in public schools
Michael Falzon

Many incidents can easily be avoided if school management is more efficient than it currently is

Many incidents can easily be avoided if school management...

Why Mina is right, and Arnold is not
Saviour Balzan

Now that Mina Tolu made a very sensible and moderate attempt at addressing the abortion taboo, Cassola expected AD's executive committee to disassociate...

Now that Mina Tolu made a very sensible and moderate...

We are the world
Josanne Cassar

It seems to me that we want others to accept us as we are, as it suits us, but we refuse to offer them the same courtesy

It seems to me that we want others to accept us as we are,...