Direct orders, directly in breach of regulations
Raphael Vassallo
Governments routinely break all the rules and regulations they set for everyone else to follow
Clientelism – the bane of Maltese politics
 It is undeniable that many people regard politicians as a means to an end: and politicians have not helped their cause by always proving to be so amenable to electoral...
Fearne, Muscat and the Labour leadership
Frank Psaila

Muscat’s Qormi statement makes Fearne’s ambitions increasingly difficult to attain. Muscat has – in not so many words – told him to...

Muscat’s Qormi statement makes Fearne’s...

Truth is in the eye of the beholder
Evarist Bartolo

Do we really want an authority, whether Facebook or someone else, that controls what is shared and posted? It’s not like the truth has any chance

Do we really want an authority, whether Facebook or someone...

Money as a measure of success? Only ‘now’. And only ‘here’...
Raphael Vassallo

The rest of the EU is driven by ‘higher values’. It is only here in...

The rest of the EU is driven by ‘higher...

Lobbying is good for you
Michael Falzon

Someone must have lobbied to get the Planning Authority’s approval for the absurd platform... but many more lobbied for its removal. In this case, common...

Someone must have lobbied to get the Planning...

What will Muscat’s legacy be?
Josanne Cassar

The downside of Muscat’s “let’s do it” attitude is that he has forgotten (or chosen to forget) that the Labour party’s roots are...

The downside of Muscat’s “let’s do...

Well, well, it’s Consuelo…
Saviour Balzan

I see her appointment as Judge to be only a matter of time

I see her appointment as Judge to be only a matter of time

A perversion of the democratic principle

Paying the private sector for consultancy is tantamount to paying a lobbyist to influence decision-making, in a way that is obviously going to be beneficial to...

Paying the private sector for consultancy is tantamount to...

Embracing change for a better society | Helena Dalli

I am all for scrutiny and debate to ensure that the legislation finally adopted...

I am all for scrutiny and debate to ensure that the...

Interests of the children should always come first
Josanne Cassar

The lives of vulnerable children are at stake and both sides must come to an...

The lives of vulnerable children are at stake and both...

Still premature to pathologise gamers | Andy Przybylski and Amy Orben

The diagnosis of video game addiction is not stable over time, because scholars...

The diagnosis of video game addiction is not stable over...

Gun control is about democracy, not guns
Raphael Vassallo

Perhaps we should be thankful, then, that our systemic failure hasn’t so far resulted in dozens of schoolchildren dead... as it continues to do in America

Perhaps we should be thankful, then, that our systemic...

International Mother Language Day in multilingual Malta | Phyllisienne Vassallo Gauci

Today more than ever, it is crucial in teaching and educational contexts to sustain the development of plurilingual and pluricultural competence in our learners

Today more than ever, it is crucial in teaching and...

Let’s talk about organ donation
Evarist Bartolo

It seems that critics were questioning the level of government’s authority after your life

It seems that critics were questioning the level of...

Everything is permissible

 Hardly a day goes by without a reminder of our cultural past being consigned to demolition, with no regard for the resulting overbuilt environment

 Hardly a day goes by without a reminder of our...

Is it the more the merrier?
Michael Falzon

It’s about time for Malta to take a look at the future and see how we would like it to be, and plan accordingly

It’s about time for Malta to take a look at the...

An inauspicious proposal
Raphael Vassallo

What started out as a personal reaction to a single act of vandalism – directed at those (admittedly hideous) polystyrene sculptures – quickly...

What started out as a personal reaction to a single act of...

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