The ghosts haunting Abela and Grech
Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the winner of this year’s election will be
‘Impunity’ extends to crimes against women, too…
Raphael Vassallo
It seems to have taken Sunday’s murder, to finally alert people to the fact that the maximum penalty for ‘rape’, in Malta’s criminal justice system,...
No shades of grey
Michael Falzon

When can our young citizens be taught to use their mind and be critical of everything they see around them?

When can our young citizens be taught to use their mind and...

Elections in the time of Omicron
Raphael Vassallo

Omicron does little to deter the erection of billboards all over the island (or stuffing our mailboxes with junk-mail, etc.). And there are also...

Omicron does little to deter the erection of billboards all...

The world is being divided into those who ‘get it’ and those who don’t
Josanne Cassar

To someone who is a “nobody” like Kate, the idea that someone of such a high rank would scam them of their money bewilders her, shocks her and...

To someone who is a “nobody” like Kate, the...

Education: the key area COVID made us forget
Saviour Balzan

Online teaching should be available, but primarily for those children who are...

Online teaching should be available, but primarily for...

Schools: a key concern

There can be no underestimation of the value of physical schooling - physical contact and an ability to explore the limits of their...

There can be no underestimation of the value of...

Bread and circuses
Michael Falzon

People  tend  to  talk  of  abuses  carried  out by individual politicians for the benefit of their own pocket, but this...

People  tend  to  talk  of ...

Year of the Vaccine...
Raphael Vassallo

If   people  now  object  to  face-masks,  it  is  only  because  the ...

If   people  now  object  to ...

Looking back at 2021 | A new normal that shows no sign of waning
Matthew Vella

Christmas Specials • Malta’s government thrived under COVID-19,...

Christmas Specials • Malta’s government...

A mistake made more than once is called a decision
Josanne Cassar

Did Caruana really think she would not get caught out? And how does she have...

Did Caruana really think she would not get caught out? And...

Some Christmas this has been...
Saviour Balzan

Our political class just does not understand how standards in public life work... just because they happen to win some popularity contest once every...

Our political class just does not understand how...

The price of Joseph Muscat’s legacy
Matthew Vella

Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have exited the political field, in one way or another... but the effects of their legacy will be with us for years to...

Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have exited the...

Resigned to a non-resignation mentality | Mark Said

Cabinet ministers have to resign whenever the prime minister perceives the...

Cabinet ministers have to resign whenever the prime...

Putting ‘Christ’ back into Christmas  (but leaving migrants out at sea)
Raphael Vassallo

As for their geometric configuration: it is certainly no coincidence that all human civilisations, in one way or another, have always recognized the circle as...

As for their geometric configuration: it is certainly no...

Vaccination worked in 2020; let’s do our bit to make it work again

Despite the fact that well over 200 cases have been reported in the space of...

Despite the fact that well over 200 cases have been...

A fabricated abuse
Michael Falzon

The minister should have been given some advice. Instead, apparently, the permanent secretary just obliged

The minister should have been given some advice. Instead,...

Did we really ‘make history’ this week? Not quite…
Raphael Vassallo

I, for one, still struggle to discern any real difference – at least in...

I, for one, still struggle to discern any real difference...

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,...

Labour might feel it has the upper hand because it is...

Living with COVID
Saviour Balzan

The truth is that COVID has also altered our economic cycle, making the operation of the economy costlier and more difficult. The...

The truth is that COVID has also altered our...