This is what poverty looks like
Josanne Cassar
If you are completely reliant on someone else, with no money, no form of communication, no car, and no way of breaking free – it is basically a form of imprisonment
To kill a Greater Flamingo…
Raphael Vassallo
As that hunter from Gzira so dramatically discovered, to his cost, last Saturday: ‘to kill a Greater Flamingo’, in Malta, is a far more serious crime than, say,...
‘Environmental credibility’ needs more than just public gardens, you know…
Raphael Vassallo

One small environmental problem from Budget 2022 is that the Labour government measures do not even begin to address the real issues that they were...

One small environmental problem from Budget 2022...

Ten years of humanism in Malta | Joanna Onions, Christian Colombo

Humanity needs to base its policies on reason and co-operation

Humanity needs to base its policies on reason and...

Vote PN if you want overcharging refund
Ryan Callus

Come next election, the electorate has a very clear choice to make when it comes to energy policy

Come next election, the electorate has a very clear choice...

The end of a turbulent chapter
Michael Falzon

Renouncing Muscat after an electoral victory that could not have happened without those votes is the biggest challenge Abela will face. But it’s the only...

Renouncing Muscat after an electoral victory that could not...

The ‘baddest’ billboard in decades
Raphael Vassallo

Make no mistake: we old fogeys know a good old-fashioned recession, when we see one. And, tell you the truth: I ain’t actually seeing any sign of one,...

Make no mistake: we old fogeys know a good old-fashioned...

A European Union that stands for everyone | Josianne Cutajar

Girls need access to devices, networks, and data to use and create digital...

Girls need access to devices, networks, and data to use and...

Addressing the needs of medicinal cannabis patients
Alex Agius Saliba

These patients who are suffering from discrimination and a lack of...

These patients who are suffering from discrimination and a...

Rock ‘n’ roll never dies (and nor does Malta’s Eurovision delusion)...
Raphael Vassallo

Honestly, though: how other times, in recent years, have we seen precisely the same sort of thought process in action… with precisely the same results?

Honestly, though: how other times, in recent years, have we...

Abortion decriminalisation: the spectacular failure of our legislators
Lara Dimitrijevic

Ultimately, this is also an opportunity for our main political parties to show that they care about women in this country. The opportunity that, as things...

Ultimately, this is also an opportunity for our main...

Was it all a Netanyahu ruse?
Michael Falzon

Was the new conflict with the Palestinians ‘a made-up’ exacerbation of the disagreement between Hamas – who do not even recognise the right...

Was the new conflict with the Palestinians ‘a...

When in Europe, do as the Europeans do...
Raphael Vassallo

And once again, the same old question arises. Did our ‘indefatigable...

And once again, the same old question arises. Did our...

Why does a construction magnate sponsor a regatta club?
Saviour Balzan

To Portelli, devouring more of the Maltese and Gozitan footprint is an...

To Portelli, devouring more of the Maltese and Gozitan...

Re-opening of events industry: We have veered from one extreme to the other
Josanne Cassar

Surely a nation which is on its way to being fully vaccinated should be able to live a normal life which is not just limited to dining out?

Surely a nation which is on its way to being fully...

Jerusalem: the politics behind the latest explosion of violence | Carlo Aldrovandi
The Conversation

This latest episode cannot be attributed to a single cause. It should rather be connected to a broader landscape of destabilising factors whose cumulative...

This latest episode cannot be attributed to a single cause....

‘I never thought it would happen to me’
Liza Caruana-Finkel

Please take the time to read through the personal experiences on Break the...

Please take the time to read through the personal...

Wasn’t there supposed to be a ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’…?
Raphael Vassallo

There can be no ‘rebuilding of trust’ between Member States, on this issue; still less anything even remotely resembling ‘confidence’...

There can be no ‘rebuilding of trust’ between...

Protests by Palestinian citizens in Israel signal growing sense of a common struggle
The Conversation

What could result is a new type of Palestinian mobilization, one that belies the idea of a fragmented people and unites all Palestinian people in a joint...

What could result is a new type of Palestinian...

Whither Marlene Farrugia?
Michael Falzon

Is it just to introduce abortion by any other name? Another good reason I can think of, is to put the PN in a quandary... and the PN promptly swallowed the...

Is it just to introduce abortion by any other name? Another...