The DB deceit: will the Planning Authority be an accomplice?
Arnold Cassola
The cheek of the DB Group knows no boundaries. Of course, they feel that they can try and take everybody for a ride because they hold both the PL and the PN in their pockets
Cutting down trees to widen roads is not just wrong. It is evil
Raphael Vassallo
And our government’s policy holds that the economy takes precedence over absolutely everything else: including our citizens’ health and safety, the quality of their...
Suddenly, we are half a million!
Michael Falzon

The question now is whether Malta intends to press the brake at some point, or better still, whether our territory should be loaded with a bigger population...

The question now is whether Malta intends to press the...

Them foreign hordes
Saviour Balzan

The Maltese remain a pragmatic society which understands its livelihood, and quality of life is intrinsically dependent on the thousands of foreign workers

The Maltese remain a pragmatic society which understands...

That’s some legacy you’re leaving behind, Ian
Josanne Cassar

You are not allowed to contradict [Ian Borg] on the Central Link Project, which...

You are not allowed to contradict [Ian Borg] on the Central...

A recipe for traffic-induced disaster

With the current rates of increase in car-use, doing nothing about traffic congestion will only result in a grid lock, but the consequences of this project are...

With the current rates of increase in car-use, doing...

Checking Malta’s powerful Prime Minister through constitutional reforms
Michael Briguglio

As a neutral political figurehead, President George Vella may be best placed to rely on the report of the Venice Commission to lead the reform process to a...

As a neutral political figurehead, President George Vella...

Slow drivers don’t cause accidents, over-speeding does
Josanne Cassar

Contrary to the claims of the people commenting on the above-mentioned...

Contrary to the claims of the people commenting on the...

To lecture us about democracy, you have to be democratic…
Raphael Vassallo

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition, and what remains...

Rob democracy of the fundamental principle of opposition,...

Looking backwards to move forward

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address these issues has involved appointing a veteran from the Fenech Adami era – a classic case of...

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address...

No checks, no balances: why a whole system needs rethinking
Michael Falzon

We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and legislative structures...

We need radical changes in Malta’s executive and...

The third language: giving students the cutting edge for tomorrow’s world
Evarist Bartolo

Our job is not to force students in studying this or that subject but to guide and educate students in the subjects that will give them a cutting edge in...

Our job is not to force students in studying this or that...

What will forcing another foreign language really achieve?
Josanne Cassar

Maltese education is not geared towards producing leaders, innovators or free...

Maltese education is not geared towards producing leaders,...

Sleepwalking into an emergency

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and our political leaders – even though we find nobody who can translate the scientific knowledge...

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and...

A shake-up in Brussels
Matthew Bugeja

At a time in which the EU is facing challenges from inside and outside of its borders, EU leaders have turned to highly political individuals to pave the path...

At a time in which the EU is facing challenges from inside...

It is much easier to destroy than to create
Raphael Vassallo

The Adrian Delia faction is visibly stronger than its detractors; and this is...

The Adrian Delia faction is visibly stronger than its...

Sudden population growth within the confines of an island
Josanne Cassar

But away from slick, fancy presentations and men in suits, the reality on the...

But away from slick, fancy presentations and men in suits,...

How vocational education is transforming our country
Evarist Bartolo

Malta is the land of second chances - and we hope to make it the land of the...

Malta is the land of second chances - and we hope to make...

A hotbed of conflicts of interest

To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created...

To date, our national approach to this has always been to...

EU: Seizing our moment in the next five-year mandate
Aaron Farrugia

After 15 years of membership in the EU, Malta is no longer a new member...

After 15 years of membership in the EU, Malta is no...