2020 showed us the State is our strongest line of defence
Lydia Abela
The pandemic made it clear that having good, well-resourced public services is key. What would have happened if our public health system was not free and did not have all the...
Not bold enough: the fight against plastic pollution
Tia Reljic
The fight against plastic pollution will not be won just by enacting new laws. It requires an orchestrated effort from private and public stakeholders and the general public
When do parental rights and responsibilities begin and end? | Isabel Stabile

Whether you drown in a river trying to save your child or you die during pregnancy, you are still dead

Whether you drown in a river trying to save your child or...

One district, to end all districts...
Raphael Vassallo

Just as they disagreed with Robert Abela, when he ignored district pressures, and acted on his own political calculations; and just as they disagreed with...

Just as they disagreed with Robert Abela, when he ignored...

Labour’s metamorphosis
Michael Falzon

Despite Bernard Grech’s improvement in the polls, unless the PN can plot out a strategy to counter Abela’s incredible ongoing Labour metamorphosis,...

Despite Bernard Grech’s improvement in the polls,...

The world can allow itself to start hoping again
Josanne Cassar

People are tired of listening to lies, stupidity and ignorance being put on...

People are tired of listening to lies, stupidity and...

Managing a fiasco
Saviour Balzan

The Nationalist Party cannot revive itself if it is to build its next programme on ageing and tested men and women who cannot make way for new blood, or even...

The Nationalist Party cannot revive itself if it is to...

The real issue is fair competition… not ‘unfair propaganda’
Raphael Vassallo

This is not a matter of constitutional rights... it is the Competition And...

This is not a matter of constitutional rights... it is...

Charity comes home where providence lives | Jesmond Saliba

All those involved in the effective running of the Dar tal-Providenza give...

All those involved in the effective running of the Dar...

A Trump-inspired crisis management framework | Kristina Buhagiar

Malta’s democracy is in a state of crisis; we do not have an opposition;...

Malta’s democracy is in a state of crisis; we do not...

Has anyone ever had an easier ride than Bernard Grech?
Raphael Vassallo

There is, however, a striking difference. One candidate had to fight every step...

There is, however, a striking difference. One candidate had...

The egg to omelette conundrum
Michael Falzon

Yet, neither Grech nor anyone from his campaign team has publicly reassured the public that the publication of these accounts will eventually be made. A public...

Yet, neither Grech nor anyone from his campaign team has...

The silent killer we can’t even talk about...
Raphael Vassallo

No matter how well-intentioned... a printed report on suicide harden the...

No matter how well-intentioned... a printed report on...

The pandemic could be Malta’s moment: we need to take stock now
Miriam Dalli

We want to push for change. Ultimately, this can be Malta’s moment if we...

We want to push for change. Ultimately, this can be...

Looks like we joined the wrong European Union by mistake...
Raphael Vassallo

Malta is not exactly the only EU member state where the rule of law has been...

Malta is not exactly the only EU member state where the...

Back to school, but are authorities preparing teachers for an unusual return?
Michael Falzon

Nothing has been said about this point – either by the education ministry or by the teachers’ unions. Surely starting this scholastic year as if...

Nothing has been said about this point – either by...

For the greater good
Saviour Balzan

When Joseph Muscat fell from grace, those that believed in him and stood by him, cried not because he left; but because they suddenly realised to what...

When Joseph Muscat fell from grace, those that...

What have we become? (Or were we always like this...)
Josanne Cassar

The frequency of violent acts seems to permeate our consciousness because we...

The frequency of violent acts seems to permeate our...

Konrad Mizzi would have passed the PN’s ‘due diligence’ test with flying colours...
Raphael Vassallo

The rest, as they say, is history… but it is a history that seems destined to keep repeating itself forever (or at least, for as long as political...

The rest, as they say, is history… but it is a...

Yes, people need protection... and no, they’re not getting it
Raphael Vassallo

Faced with a seemingly endless series of questionable, even bizarre bail...

Faced with a seemingly endless series of questionable, even...