You can’t have a ‘best year for Malta’s film industry’… without a Maltese film industry
Raphael Vassallo
I don’t know: if that’s Clayton Bartolo’s idea of ‘the best year for Malta’s film’; I’d hate to hear his pitch for an ‘Annus...
Bedknobs and broomsticks
Michael Falzon
No one knows how many cases of abuse and manipulation never see the light of day. A lot of domestic strife is never exposed. If only bedknobs and broomsticks could relate what...
PQs – no mere waste  of time!
Julia Farrugia Portelli

Question-time can actually be quite precious, giving us on the governing side and the Opposition an opportunity to go into details which otherwise would have...

Question-time can actually be quite precious, giving us on...

It’s not just the Gozo airport that’s ‘destined to fail’…
Raphael Vassallo

So while I can only applaud Alfred Sant’s umpteenth attempt to...

So while I can only applaud Alfred Sant’s umpteenth...

The never-ending saga of the big fish and the small fry
Josanne Cassar

The nation keeps being shell-shocked by these horrific deaths, but worse still...

The nation keeps being shell-shocked by these horrific...

We can do something about our leniency on excess
Saviour Balzan

The most unbearable moment in one’s life is to be awoken in the middle of...

The most unbearable moment in one’s life is to be...

Matteo Messina Denaro: end of an era, but not the end of the Cosa Nostra
The Conversation

Denaro’s arrest could well produce a power vacuum that throws the Cosa Nostra into crisis – but this is not the end of the mafia

Denaro’s arrest could well produce a power vacuum...

Farmers need fair valuation for their land | Miguel Azzopardi

The bill as currently proposed will make it more difficult for farmers to...

The bill as currently proposed will make it more difficult...

Malta, worried about climate change?  Could have fooled me…
Raphael Vassallo

At least, the European Union’s official ‘leading nation’, in...

At least, the European Union’s official...

A transparent European Parliament
Cyrus Engerer

One should have nothing to hide as a representative of citizens. Any work done in Parliament is on behalf of the citizens we represent. We get paid by each and...

One should have nothing to hide as a representative of...

Rivers of tears, time-wasting and money down the drain
Michael Falzon

Instead of doing their duty, the police shifted the obvious decision to the...

Instead of doing their duty, the police shifted the obvious...

Bill 28 is not just about Andrea Prudente
Raphael Vassallo

… but the bill itself is still aimed at addressing a legal anomaly that...

… but the bill itself is still aimed at addressing a...

The nanny state for you
Saviour Balzan

Beyond the petty squabbles over the choice of a Standards Commissioner, there is a brave new world which will have a massive impact on the way things will be...

Beyond the petty squabbles over the choice of a Standards...

Singing people’s praises after they’ve gone
Josanne Cassar

Parnis was a ‘true Socialist’, Arrigo was a ‘true...

Parnis was a ‘true Socialist’, Arrigo was a...

Ratzinger: at odds with modern world | Matthew Schmalz

While the brilliance of this intellectual legacy will certainly endure, it will...

While the brilliance of this intellectual legacy will...

Truth is weirder than satire…
Raphael Vassallo

As I recall, the exact words were: ‘Shoot these bitches in the head one by one, facing each other’

As I recall, the exact words were: ‘Shoot these...

An air of despondency
Michael Falzon

There is no doubt that the PN is still in a quandary. The expected upsurge resulting from so many new and young faces in the Opposition’s Parliamentary...

There is no doubt that the PN is still in a quandary. The...

‘The reasons will have to be found’
Raphael Vassallo

I’m the first to agree with the widespread consensus, that Malta’s first-ever Standards Commissioner – George Hyzler – actually did a...

I’m the first to agree with the widespread consensus,...

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to follow a collection schedule
Josanne Cassar

We need to get a grip on the rubbish problem – it has to be our collective national new year’s resolution

We need to get a grip on the rubbish problem – it has...

Disagreement on standards? Not a good omen
Saviour Balzan

That both sides cannot come to a common stand to agree on the role of Standards...

That both sides cannot come to a common stand to agree on...