Introducing your town’s new nig...  I mean, mayor
Raphael Vassallo
Who cares if Marsa really does one day elect an African councillor, or even an African mayor? African or Maltese, they will still face all the same difficulties all previous...
Rent reform revisited: caution with fairness is the only way forward
Michael Falzon
It is definitely not the right time to ill-treat again this long-suffering citizen while the government shows off its great benevolence by giving away public land for peanuts to a...
G20 highlights global fractures
Matthew Bugeja

Global leaders gathered for G20 meetings amidst trade tensions, political risks and security issues

Global leaders gathered...

Just what the doctor ordered
Michael Falzon

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above those of the stupid people who elect their stupid representatives in Parliament – a Daphne...

Occupy Justice seem to believe their opinions are above...

Woman + Politics = Prostitute
Raphael Vassallo

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects the victim as the utmost perversion of society’s (very male) ideal of...

Ultimately the word is intended to hurt because it projects...

Hoist with his own petard
Saviour Balzan

On Delia and money laundering: a very senior police source who talked to me lamented that this was an old case and it had yet to be ascertained if the...

On Delia and money laundering: a very senior police source...

Running away from intimacy  into a fake, simulated world
Josanne Cassar

They will be living as if they are on an island, where social media becomes...

They will be living as if they are on an island, where...

Iceland Christmas ad: barred, but it will help 2018 go down as the year of 'corporate caring'
The Conversation

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd • A cynical person might say Iceland is simply trying to increase its sales. But if the outcome is good – generating...

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd • A cynical person might say...

No, Prime Minister, owning the only house we live in does not make us any richer
Ralph Cassar

The only people getting richer are property speculators, who build, own and trade hundreds upon hundreds of properties, from tiny flats to maisonettes, to so...

The only people getting richer are property speculators,...

Malta’s size sets the limit
Michael Falzon

I know that this is a tall order that would not earn any brownie points for the current administration. But unless we start thinking in earnest on these lines,...

I know that this is a tall order that would not earn any...

‘Biased’ is as ‘biased’ does...
Raphael Vassallo

Sophie Int’ Veld even described her own delegation as ‘politically neutral’: though she was sitting next to Nationalist MEP Roberta Metsola...

Sophie Int’ Veld even described her own delegation as...

No power to the people, just power to the few
Josanne Cassar

I pro­pose that a permit should be issued for a 160-storey tower apartment...

I pro­pose that a permit should be issued for a...

Who exactly runs Air Malta?
Saviour Balzan

'No one is doubting the professionalism of the Maltese pilots, and the fact that they should be handsomely remunerated for their work. But the time for...

'No one is doubting the professionalism of the Maltese...

National days: A mistimed discussion
Arnold Cassola

With our country’s land, air and seas being continuously raped by greedy developers, opening up a discussion on the national day...

With our country’s land, air and seas being...

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Killing her (not so) softly with his rage
Josanne Cassar

Too often we only speak in terms of numbers and statistics, while forgetting...

Too often we only speak in terms of numbers and statistics,...

A stitch out of time
Raphael Vassallo

Now that all the dust has finally settled, ‘Stitching’ can be seen for what it ultimately was all along: a low-key, somewhat Spartan play, focusing...

Now that all the dust has finally settled,...

By doing nothing we can only watch the world go by
Evarist Bartolo

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people who are accountable...

 What we need is decent, honest, hard-working people...

The checks and balances myth
Michael Falzon

The end of the Trump presidency will indicate whether the checks and balances in the US constitution work or whether they are just a myth – as they seem...

The end of the Trump presidency will indicate whether the...

Heavy-handed police reaction has boosted environmental cause
Josanne Cassar

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint. Instead what we got was...

It was a situation which called for extreme restraint....

Heroes just for one day
Raphael Vassallo

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished tradition of always making itself a pain in every government’s arse... regardless which of two...

Moviment Graffitti has a long and distinguished...

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