Cartoon: 10 September 2023
Cartoon by Mikiel Galea
Rights, favours and a sick political culture
People should be able to access a social benefit, or be treated in a timely manner in the health system, because it is their right and not because someone is doing them a favour....
Malta needs that film rebate. But it needs to be more transparent
Raphael Vassallo

Malta’s cash rebate IS, in fact, a necessary investment: if we really...

Malta’s cash rebate IS, in fact, a necessary...

People are willing to spend money on concerts and festivals - just don’t rip them off
Josanne Cassar

There were members of the audience who had spent €100 per ticket only to find themselves behind the platforms for the lighting, camera crew...

There were members of the audience who had...

I have had enough
Saviour Balzan

Unlike Sicily, Greece and Sardinia we have no space, tree cover, or mountains to compensate for ugly urban sprawl and high population density

Unlike Sicily, Greece and Sardinia we have no space, tree...

Cartoon: 27 August 2023

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Electronic tagging: get on with it!

The use of electronic tagging in cases of bail also helps balance society’s right to feel protected with the accused’s right to be released from...

The use of electronic tagging in cases of bail also helps...

Time for a reshuffle? | Mark Said

A timely reshuffle can be a preemptive attempt to limit future problems with Cabinet management. It is time for a new minister or two to get a mission...

A timely reshuffle can be a preemptive attempt to limit...

Like building contractors, ‘festa-organisers’ need to be held to higher standards
Raphael Vassallo

And this raises a few questions, concerning the standards of ‘health and safety’ provided by the organisers of these (I repeat) MASSIVE...

And this raises a few questions, concerning the standards...

We all get so much more work done when the boss is on holiday, right?

No. 205 - Turn Around, Bernie

No. 205 - Turn Around, Bernie

Dead man walking

Unfortunately, the PN leader is a dead man walking, who can easily be brushed aside in his own house by an audacious bartender and overshadowed by Metsola, who...

Unfortunately, the PN leader is a dead man walking, who can...

‘Everyone’s responsible, except whoever’s responsible’
Raphael Vassallo

... and of course, ‘more complaints from disappointed tourists’...

... and of course, ‘more complaints from disappointed...

What a Wonder Ball!
Michael Falzon

The howlers on TVM’s quiz programme are funny. But they are also a sad reflection of the way the public broadcaster works... and of its abandonment of...

The howlers on TVM’s quiz programme are funny. But...

A garnishee order may be reduced if the circumstances have changed
Malcolm Mifsud

If there is a change in circumstances which allow the reduction of a garnishee...

If there is a change in circumstances which allow the...

Ghosts from the past
Saviour Balzan

It may have been music to his loyal sycophants but not to the vast majority of those who worked with him or close to him or orbited in his political world...

It may have been music to his loyal sycophants but not...

A one-man civic education campaign
Josanne Cassar

Whereas when it comes to politics there is a general air of hopeless defeatism, when it comes to the deterioration of their own neighbourhoods everyone becomes...

Whereas when it comes to politics there is a general air of...

Cartoon: 20 August 2023

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

The waste problem

From lax enforcement to inadequate waste collection frequencies, several large localities have become filthy with mounds of garbage bags being left to...

From lax enforcement to inadequate waste collection...

Women’s World Cup: why are there so few female coaches in football? | Pete Holmes

A similarly low number exists in the WSL, and across Europe in France and Spain. Italy, with two female coaches among ten top-division posts, and Germany, with...

A similarly low number exists in the WSL, and across Europe...

Old school Twitter, with its strict character limit, would've solved plenty of problems here

No. 204 - Varistian Vaguebooking

No. 204 - Varistian Vaguebooking