Did we really ‘make history’ this week? Not quite…
Raphael Vassallo
I, for one, still struggle to discern any real difference – at least in the intention, if not the actual execution – between this latest drug-law reform, which...
Don’t ask for public consultation if you’re going to ignore them
Josanne Cassar
Labour might feel it has the upper hand because it is ahead in the polls, but riding roughshod over the electorate on such sensitive matters smacks of sheer arrogance and a...
Pipeline: a sober discussion on our energy future

The pipeline controversy has erupted at a deeply inauspicious time for Malta,...

The pipeline controversy has erupted at a deeply...

Malta can foster cooperation as a viable alternative to myopic competition | Victor Fiorini

We spend a substantial chunk of our lives at the workplace and it should be nothing short of a rewarding experience | Victor Fiorini, Malta Cooperative...

We spend a substantial chunk of our lives at the workplace...

No, they didn’t try to ‘ban Christmas’ (they just did something much stupider, that’s all…)
Raphael Vassallo

The nature of ‘Christmas’ itself will not change one iota, just because you use a different word to describe it. It will still remain precisely the...

The nature of ‘Christmas’ itself will not...

Could 2022 be a ‘Year of Inflation’?

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to adjust to a ‘new normal’, the sudden increase in demands for goods and services simply...

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to...

What do I dare tell Russia and the USA?
Evarist Bartolo

We welcome the return of quiet diplomacy to US-Russia relations, even if with a limited agenda. We must ‘learn to live with each other’

We welcome the return of quiet diplomacy to US-Russia...

What’s worse for our ‘social well-being’? Cannabis… or a governability crisis?
Raphael Vassallo

What both those approaches have in common, though, is that they simply disregard a somewhat crucial detail: that the same ‘cannabis reform’ they...

What both those approaches have in common, though, is that...

Malta’s education and employment crisis requires a sense of urgency
Bernard Grech

Sweeping the problems under the rug until the next election won’t make...

Sweeping the problems under the rug until the next election...

Speaking of the Speaker
Michael Falzon

Grech did not enter into the merits of where in the world the three ‘independent’ persons would be found and who would take this veritable poisoned...

Grech did not enter into the merits of where in the world...

Let’s remove the drama and mystery surrounding the election date
Josanne Cassar

This love of mystery and drama surrounding the election date is all...

This love of mystery and drama surrounding the election...

Happy holidays and no kissing under the mistletoe
Saviour Balzan

To move away from the mistletoe and onto the all-important turkey, perhaps the...

To move away from the mistletoe and onto the all-important...

The ‘right to forget’ must be balanced with the ‘right to know’

In any democratic country, the rulings handed down by law courts do not attest merely to the verdict of any one specific case;...

In any democratic country, the rulings handed...

The energy sector: 12 months on
Miriam Dalli

 During this year, we encouraged households and businesses to invest more in renewable energy

 During this year, we encouraged households and...

We are empowering whistleblowers yet again | Edward Zammit Lewis

Explained: the new amendments to the Maltese whistleblower law following up on...

Explained: the new amendments to the Maltese whistleblower...

This party ain’t big enough for both of us…
Raphael Vassallo

Based only on a lifetime of watching Westerns, my own prediction is that...

Based only on a lifetime of watching Westerns, my own...

The concrete siege of Gozo | Maresca Demanuele

Preserving what makes Gozo unique is the best investment in the island’s...

Preserving what makes Gozo unique is the best investment in...

Blaming climate change will not wash

This suggests that the much-vaunted system was not designed to cater for the expected increase in rainfall; and, worse still, that it cannot even cope with the...

This suggests that the much-vaunted system was not designed...

A legacy of hate
Michael Falzon

Will Roberta Metsola’s success in European politics be the spark that starts the road to politicians ditching fanaticism and hate and replacing them with...

Will Roberta Metsola’s success in European politics...

‘Water, water everywhere…’ and not a drop was saved
Raphael Vassallo

… and when we evidently can’t even handle the sheer amount of...

… and when we evidently can’t even handle the...