Praise me – when I am gone
Saviour Balzan
Arrigo turned out to be an asset for the PN, for he was a simple and ordinary Nationalist from Sliema seeking to represent his constituency, who could garner thousands of votes...
It’s Budget day again
Michael Falzon
I may be a pessimist, but I somewhat feel that this year’s budget will not be giving details of a new sober and well-thought-out economic model that Malta must adopt
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...

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...

‘Respect the people’s intelligence’, he said
Raphael Vassallo

And the fact that it just never happened at all – not even once, in all...

And the fact that it just never happened at all – not...

The most left-wing cannabis policy on the planet
Cyrus Engerer

The fact that no amendments whatsoever have been tabled in any regard shows...

The fact that no amendments whatsoever have been tabled in...

Cannabis use has been punished indiscriminately: Malta now reverses that

Instead of sowing discord through fear and cheap political tactics, let us work together to promote the well-being of society | Andrew Bonello & Robert...

Instead of sowing discord through fear and cheap political...

Cannabis law a step forward, not backwards, for Malta | Arda Özçubukçu, Ivan Ezquerra Romano

Malta is now trying to update its drug policies in light of the evidence on the most effective ways of protecting individuals from harm associated with...

Malta is now trying to update its drug policies in light of...

When ‘power games’ really do involve ‘power’…
Raphael Vassallo

In a nutshell: if this strategy is successful, we would be driven all the way...

In a nutshell: if this strategy is successful, we would be...

A tradition of petty corruption
Michael Falzon

The Maltese were taught it was a sin to be violent with and steal from one’s neighbour, or have extra-marital sex. In their eyes, however, cheating the...

The Maltese were taught it was a sin to be violent with and...

Would I lie to you? How trust in governments has been eroded
Josanne Cassar

Those whose trust has been completely eroded simply don’t want to know

Those whose trust has been completely eroded simply...

‘Privet’ property
Saviour Balzan

The time has come for all of us to have the right to walk freely without some show of force by alleged occupier who think they have the right to threaten whom...

The time has come for all of us to have the right to walk...

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...

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...