‘Tigers’ and ‘jaguars’... in the Serengeti?
Raphael Vassallo
I can perfectly understand why some people are so doggedly determined to realise my own childhood ambition, and open a ‘real zoo’ in Malta
Playing the victim card
Michael Falzon
Politicians are over-using the victim card while not realising how they have become the laughing stock of the ordinary man in the street
Another Egrant in the making
Raphael Vassallo

Faced with a seemingly impregnable wall of ‘facts’ buttressing the argument, it is hard to really blame anyone for swallowing it hook, line and...

Faced with a seemingly impregnable wall of...

Is the European Commission really concerned with security?

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to cope with, without...

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to...

The social exclusion of children
Michael Briguglio

Commendable activities such as children’s parliament should be mainstreamed and children should be consulted more on what they would like to see at...

Commendable activities such as children’s parliament...

Genoa bridge collapse: maintaining these structures is a constant battle against traffic and decay
The Conversation

Marios Chryssanthopoulos • In the shadow of this terrible loss of life, it is worth remembering that bridge inspection and maintenance may be annoying for...

Marios Chryssanthopoulos • In the shadow of this...

The culture of hate
Michael Falzon

Their pointless stances and absurd allegations are the fruit of the culture of hate and are only serving to push more people into Muscat’s fold –...

Their pointless stances and absurd allegations are the...

The curious incident of the cat in the daytime...
Raphael Vassallo

‘Instant judgments’ keep coming thick and fast… no matter...

‘Instant judgments’ keep coming thick and...

It’s becoming harder and harder to keep the faith
Josanne Cassar

If priests and bishops feel they should be free to comment on social, current,...

If priests and bishops feel they should be free to comment...

Perhaps, a referendum on nature and ‘development’…
Saviour Balzan

Perhaps one can join this campaign with another moratorium on planned...

Perhaps one can join this campaign with another moratorium...

Criminalising NGOs doesn’t help

It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had to step in where governments refuse to venture; now, it seems EU states want to try and give the...

It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had...

Iran squeezed by US sanctions
Matthew Bugeja

Iran backed into a corner, but it may withstand pressure from Trump

Iran backed into a corner, but it may withstand pressure...

You can’t take it with you, and yet so many act as if they can
Josanne Cassar

The lack of control we have over our own destiny should be obvious to all, and...

The lack of control we have over our own destiny should be...

The term ‘fake news’ is doing great harm | Joshua Habgood-Coote
The Conversation

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a command not to...

In the mouths of right-wing demagogues, the accusation is a...

Malta from a different perspective
Evarist Bartolo

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate it. It’s a common thing across the world. This is why I think we don’t value enough the...

When you live with something you tend to under-appreciate...

The mother of all direct orders
Michael Falzon

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff negotiated the purchase of a boiler for the Marsa power station – eventually bought for some...

The biggest direct order I can remember was when Mintoff...

If you ‘shame them’... you can’t ‘beat them’
Raphael Vassallo

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a better description...

The ‘anti-Delia faction’ – for want of a...

Let’s call time on partisan ignorance
Saviour Balzan

Nickie may have been characteristically naïve in showing her feelings but she is right in putting her finger on the alarm button

Nickie may have been characteristically naïve in...

Let’s put an end to all political bullying in schools
Josanne Cassar

This begs the question as to whether children should be exposed to political...

This begs the question as to whether children should be...

Justice must be a level playing field

In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of the crime will be the first consideration in any bail request. In Malta, basic principles are all...

In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of...

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