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 same old religious...
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 cannot be met by...
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...

Getting things done? More like getting us drowned
Josanne Cassar

Despite the millions spent and the snappy hashtag about #gettingthingsdone,...

Despite the millions spent and the snappy hashtag about...

A reform that needs all stakeholders on board
Saviour Balzan

The press is facing a threat of extinction because of a lack of revenues, and...

The press is facing a threat of extinction because of a...

Media needs reform, but also assistance

Losing the media may well be convenient for the powers that be; but it is definitely not in the interest of democracy itself

Losing the media may well be convenient for the powers that...

Our experience: fertility struggles are emotionally taxing and we must talk about them
Mark Camilleri Gambin

There seems to be an unspoken consensus that such matters ought be kept secret. Yet we believe that the benefits from not suffering in silence outweigh these...

There seems to be an unspoken consensus that such matters...

An agency that invests in the community | Alex Muscat

The old IIP raised €1.7 billion. The results can be seen everywhere, in...

The old IIP raised €1.7 billion. The results can be...

Who’s advising the PN on cannabis reform: Cheech and Chong?
Raphael Vassallo

In a nutshell: you cannot logically reach the conclusion that current drug...

In a nutshell: you cannot logically reach the conclusion...

On Malta’s foreign policy strategy | Christopher Cutajar

The pandemic has completely changed the world as we know it, bringing in a new...

The pandemic has completely changed the world as we know...

An ‘escape clause’ from which there is no ‘escape’

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape clause’ which...

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape...

Zero tolerance on cannabis? More like zero-empathy games

The professional careers and personal lives of people who consume cannabis are...

The professional careers and personal lives of people who...

Ask a serious question, get a silly answer…
Raphael Vassallo

In all honesty, though: how on earth can anyone not be...

In all honesty, though: how on earth can anyone not be...

A very peculiar ‘amnesty’
Michael Falzon

Does the government believe that those who are monitoring our financial system couldn’t care less in areas where only taxation of Maltese people is...

Does the government believe that those who are monitoring...

How SMEs can gain a competitive edge | Josianne Cutajar

SMEs have their flexibility and their potential for fast innovation –...

SMEs have their flexibility and their potential for fast...

Two decades and counting, we still chase the story
Saviour Balzan

As legacy newspapers keep feeling their way about to rediscover their true role...

As legacy newspapers keep feeling their way about to...

Social media gives callous people a wider audience
Josanne Cassar

Is it already too late for humanity to pull back from the brink of the darkness...

Is it already too late for humanity to pull back from the...

Violent words lead to violent crimes

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that the preponderance of such comments online makes it almost impossible for the authorities to actually...

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that...

COP 26: A global attempt at preventing climate disaster
Cyrus Engerer

The only way to achieve effective results is through effective commitments and...

The only way to achieve effective results is through...