Arnold Cassola: BOV and Deiulemar, who is responsible?
Who at BOV is going to shoulder responsibility for this disastrous venture?
The Dalek invasion of Pietà…
Raphael Vassallo
Jason Azzopardi has set things up rather nicely for yet another ‘cliff-hanger’ final confrontation: in which either the Nationalist Party, or his own credibility,...
No country for old people
Josanne Cassar

Since banks have cut down on their staff and imposed more and more restrictions on what can be done at an actual bank, the ones left behind are the ones who...

Since banks have cut down on their staff and imposed more...

Court cases cannot be repeated only if they are identical
Malcolm Mifsud

The parties to a case cannot file another action if they are identical

The parties to a case cannot file another action if they...

Bankrupt? Not to worry! Just register as a political party, that’s all...
Raphael Vassallo

It is, in a nutshell, still a ’multi-million-euro size hole’ that has been punched into the local economy: no doubt, to the detriment of countless...

It is, in a nutshell, still a ’multi-million-euro...

Neutrality needs to be debated, not discarded

Neither should we forget that NATO membership would entail further erosion of...

Neither should we forget that NATO membership would entail...

Shaping the island’s charging EV infrastructure
Miriam Dalli

A rapid transition would enable a faster route towards accessibility to charge...

A rapid transition would enable a faster route towards...

A suspended requiem for unelected Edwin Vassallo | Mario Thomas Vassallo

Those who chanted the requiem for Edwin Vassallo may better prepare themselves for an unexpected and unpleasant surprise

Those who chanted the requiem for Edwin Vassallo may better...

The Owl and the Pussy-Cat  (‘Only in Malta’ version)
Raphael Vassallo

We have clearly succeeded in overcoming our former ‘barbarity’, in...

We have clearly succeeded in overcoming our former...

Free for all
Saviour Balzan

No wonder most Maltese will not rally in large numbers to protect the countryside because those (and there are many) who have the privilege of owning private...

No wonder most Maltese will not rally in large numbers to...

Youth, mental health and the perils of social media

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that can have profound...

In a selfie-driven medium, unreal worlds are created that...

The Rassemblement National and Russia: history of a strategic alliance
The Conversation

A victory by Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s presidential election would obviously be welcome news for Russia. As the brutal war in Ukraine drags on, the...

A victory by Marine Le Pen in Sunday’s presidential...

‘The Passion of Adrian Delia’
Raphael Vassallo

Is it because – as Ranier Fsadni seems to suggest, in a recent Times article – there is simply “no leadership alternative to Bernard Grech at...

Is it because – as Ranier Fsadni seems to suggest, in...

A legally rigged system for the PLPN | Ralph Cassar

For those who choose to forget, who see politics as one long party, with lots...

For those who choose to forget, who see politics as one...

Business as usual?

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of inclusion and renewal: even if this is happening in the absence of a much-needed debate on the...

Bernard Grech has sent out a strong overall signal of...

Full House
Michael Falzon

The increase of six seats to each side upsets the corrective mechanism made to ensure that, in a two-party House, the number of MPs in each party reflect the...

The increase of six seats to each side upsets the...

We are not ‘derogating’ from the Birds Directive. We’re just breaking it, that’s all
Raphael Vassallo

What we are looking at now is an actual, full-blown, environmental emergency. There is, at the end of it all, a bird species that is threatened with possible...

What we are looking at now is an actual, full-blown,...

Malta’s cultural and spiritual need for religious pageantry
Josanne Cassar

Despite all the fears that a more culturally diverse demographic will eat away...

Despite all the fears that a more culturally diverse...

Divorcing planning from environment

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision to have a separate planning minister will truly bring about any meaningful change in Malta’s...

It remains to be seen whether Robert Abela’s decision...

What is the PN waiting for to change leader, anyway? The Zombie Apocalypse?
Raphael Vassallo

More specifically: how would it go down, with the one category of voter whose support the PN most desperately needs to win back… if it is to stand even...

More specifically: how would it go down, with the one...