Yes, teachers need to be valued more
Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each with their individual life stories, aspirations and values, is no easy job. It requires an extraordinary level of...
Transparency applies to the law courts, too
Rumbles of discontent at Qala decision
Of meritocracy and public appointments

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit once and for all - without the pretence of autonomy - that top public posts have to be based on...

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

An explosive powder-keg that must be defused

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that the social realities...

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that...

Towards ‘truth and justice’

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s career that we can all agree upon, regardless of our differences in opinion

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s...

Raising the green bar

Budget 2020 sets the tone but it will be fruitless unless there is the political will to go for the green paradigm shift in our lifetime

Budget 2020 sets the tone but it will be fruitless unless...

The President’s outspokenness will be missed

In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly...

In an age when so many other national institutions appear...

Loneliness is not just for Christmas

Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that Caritas has put forward for its plan of action. And not without good reason. According to a recent...

Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that...

Let’s call misogyny by its name

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable. What is needed is an effort to stamp out an increasingly worrying culture of verbal violence...

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable....

A report which raises more questions than answers

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the report: which was...

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the...

An economy built on human lives

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will translate into millions of euros’ worth of profit for developers, are still so neglectful of...

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will...

Playing for time on 17 Black

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him gets smaller and smaller… as it surely will, the longer this game of hide and seek...

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him...

Something fishy in the fisheries department

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is too understaffed and...

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is...

Political and legal responsibility are not the same

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario applies to this case...

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario...

A welcome, but long overdue, appointment

A Parliamentary Standards Commissioner was sorely needed: not only have serious allegations undermined public confidence in elected officials, but the lack of...

A Parliamentary Standards Commissioner was sorely needed:...

17 Black | Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri must go

Muscat’s refusal to sack Mizzi and Schembri two years ago – when...

Muscat’s refusal to sack Mizzi and Schembri two years...

A critical juncture for PN and Malta

Just as personal problems sometimes become public concern, the Nationalist Party’s internal problems cannot be considered ‘private’, when...

Just as personal problems sometimes become public concern,...

Brave new technological world

Much of what was once considered ‘science fiction’ is, in fact, now becoming reality. Artificial intelligence has already crept into the mainstream...

Much of what was once considered ‘science...