Lifting a middle finger to Steward
Saviour Balzan
Then and now MaltaToday was highly critical of the deal with Steward and before that Vitals, where Ernst also had the role of CEO
Cartoon: 14 January
Cartoon by Mikiel Galea
Dual-language books as a tool to disseminate information
Laura Calleja

Despite English being commonly spoken by Maltese, there is still deep-rooted...

Despite English being commonly spoken by Maltese, there is...

After shaking the team, a mentality change

Robert Abela wanted to pre-empt events to try and determine the outcome of the...

Robert Abela wanted to pre-empt events to try and determine...

Prying into public-private lives
Mark Said

The democratic function of the press falters when trivial details about the lives of politicians consume all the resources of our finite attention economy

The democratic function of the press falters when trivial...

Paceville bouncers were supposed to have been ‘regulated’. What happened?
Raphael Vassallo

Clearly, there has been an intensification of the street-crime associated with Paceville, over the years: both in terms of numbers, and also the severity of...

Clearly, there has been an intensification of the...

Restoring Selmun Palace
Michael Falzon

If the Palace needs a hotel or some other commercial venture to be maintained, it should be designed with taste and with the full awareness of the status of...

If the Palace needs a hotel or some other commercial...

People beg for donations while public money is squandered
Josanne Cassar

When one is hit like a bolt of lightning out of the blue by a health issue...

When one is hit like a bolt of lightning out of the blue by...

Cartoon: 7 January 2024

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Making vocational education a worthy career choice

What is needed is a re-think at secondary school level with the creation of a...

What is needed is a re-think at secondary school level with...

The case for a judiciary ombudsman
Mark Said

Yes, there is a dire need for an Office of the Judiciary Ombudsman with four unique characteristics: neutrality, confidentiality, independence and sufficient...

Yes, there is a dire need for an Office of the Judiciary...

You'll be sorry when satire REALLY spills out of the newspaper columns and into the real world...

No. 223 - One Final Scrape of Flesh

No. 223 - One Final Scrape of Flesh

The loss of remission is not a punishment but a means of keeping discipline in prison
Malcolm Mifsud

The introduction of the Remission Board meant the prison authorities could reduce the days of remission and therefore, the longer prisoners are kept

The introduction of the Remission Board meant the prison...

Our commitment to a greener tomorrow | Steve Ellul

Project Green provides for a holistic vision that considers the needs of...

Project Green provides for a holistic vision that considers...

The weakening power of consumers
Michael Falzon

The dip is attributed to shrinking confidence in the services and retail sectors, both of which registered significantly lower scores than in previous months

The dip is attributed to shrinking confidence in the...

To ‘dream’; perchance also to ‘believe’… ay, there’s the rub!
Raphael Vassallo

For now, I’m quite happy to go along with the premise that this original dream, of a ‘peaceful Europe’ united by its own common economic...

For now, I’m quite happy to go along with the premise...

You don’t have to be alone to be lonely
Josanne Cassar

The question remains, how can such a reportedly “happy” society in...

The question remains, how can such a reportedly...

A far cry from the newsroom
Saviour Balzan

The one thing that motivates people is money in their pockets and when that dries up they start to cry wolf about everything else they can think about

The one thing that motivates people is money in their...

Let the people elect the president

There is no reason why Malta cannot go down the same route as Ireland, Austria and other countries in creating a system that empowers voters to choose the head...

There is no reason why Malta cannot go down the same route...

Cartoon: 31 December 2023

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea

Cartoon by Mikiel Galea