‘U Can’t Touch This…’
Raphael Vassallo
Malta’s entire environmental law is underpinned by a tacit, unspoken rule: ‘any or all of this legislation can be overridden at will, if the regulators (the...
Half-baked measures don’t work
Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again insisted - our national approach should be determined by a committee of experts, representing all the relevant (medical and...
Conscientiously objecting to conscientious objection | Timothy Paris

There is nothing conscientious about imposing one’s own values on...

There is nothing conscientious about imposing one’s...

Mutual respect between sovereign nations | Gwendolyn S. Green
Gwendolyn Green

The two sides agreed that Maltese officers and soldiers will continue to attend...

The two sides agreed that Maltese officers and soldiers...

Abela must translate his 'enforcement' warnings into action

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a communal effort in which...

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a...

A new beginning for the PN with Bernard Grech
Michael Falzon

Bernard Grech must douse the internal bickering immediately. He needs a strong...

Bernard Grech must douse the internal bickering...

Ashamed to be Maltese; proud to support Bulgaria
Raphael Vassallo

All the ‘shame’ and ‘embarrassment’ people like Bernard...

All the ‘shame’ and ‘embarrassment’...

Is he a wrongly accused man, or a pathological liar?
Josanne Cassar

Was his downfall due to his very success and egomania which made him think he...

Was his downfall due to his very success and egomania which...

A day in politics
Saviour Balzan

Is politics just about this populist barrel-scraping race for votes? With a depressed economy and a changing world, values will start to become an important...

Is politics just about this populist barrel-scraping race...

A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

No one should be given a license to discriminate | Renee Laiviera

The Equality Bill aims to ensure that individuals are not treated unfairly...

The Equality Bill aims to ensure that individuals are not...

Equality for all: we’ll overcome the language of hate | Rosianne Cutajar

It is high time that we move towards a nationwide debate on the nature of our public sphere itself — on how we speak to each other across different...

It is high time that we move towards a nationwide debate on...

There can only be one immigration policy: Robert Abela’s
Raphael Vassallo

Speaking only for myself… that is not something on which there should be...

Speaking only for myself… that is not something on...

Conscientious objection does not belong in the Equality Act | Chris Barbara

Will the government give in to pressure and compromise on equality, or will it stand on the right side of history with the most marginalised in our society and...

Will the government give in to pressure and compromise on...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

So fa(r), so good?
Michael Falzon

It seems that at the moment there is a combination of circumstances that has given the US a stronger hand in its dealings with Malta that has been accused of...

It seems that at the moment there is a combination of...

‘Winning by default’ is no longer an option
Raphael Vassallo

But no matter: even if the debate proved entirely useless when it came to...

But no matter: even if the debate proved entirely useless...

Only the lonely: the tragedy of the elderly dying alone
Josanne Cassar

For all our talk about mental health awareness, surely it should be obvious...

For all our talk about mental health awareness, surely it...

It is all about winning, nothing else
Saviour Balzan

We need change, but more important than change, we need politicians with substance, men and women with ideology and moral standing, to stand and speak out...

We need change, but more important than change, we need...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...