Abela: come clean on media freedom
Peter Agius
While in Malta we need to see through a media reform which truly protects journalists, in Brussels the European Commission has presented a new law to ensure that no government in...
A Mosque too far?
Raphael Vassallo
… but never – not even once – was this concern with ‘increased traffic’, and ‘worsening air pollution’, sufficient for the Planning...
Lack of parental discipline has led to the ‘no children allowed’ rule
Josanne Cassar

The need for discipline has been watered down and diluted to such an extent, that it is no wonder so many are horrified when a family with a gaggle of kids...

The need for discipline has been watered down and diluted...

Praise me – when I am gone
Saviour Balzan

Arrigo turned out to be an asset for the PN, for he was a simple and ordinary Nationalist from Sliema seeking to represent his constituency, who could garner...

Arrigo turned out to be an asset for the PN, for he was a...

Government’s contempt for Parliament knows no bounds

It is precisely because this government has ‘the biggest majority in...

It is precisely because this government has ‘the...

It’s Budget day again
Michael Falzon

I may be a pessimist, but I somewhat feel that this year’s budget will not be giving details of a new sober and well-thought-out economic model that...

I may be a pessimist, but I somewhat feel that this...

Oh look: another ‘European Parliament resolution’, for us to ignore…
Raphael Vassallo

And if the European Commissioner, no less, can simply ignore the European Parliament at will, without facing any form of consequence … I, for one, fail...

And if the European Commissioner, no less, can simply...

Daphne and our ‘dark underbelly’
Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando

Daphne should – and will – however, be remembered for her steadfast search for the truth behind the corrupt wheeling and dealing that went into...

Daphne should – and will – however, be...

Agriculture will suffer a slow death if we fail to act boldly | Anton Refalo

Fundamentally, the resolution acknowledged the responsibility of the State to intervene on the market to ensure the preservation of agricultural land, 

Fundamentally, the resolution acknowledged the...

Water is too precious, and too scarce, to be ‘free’

The worst thing we could possibly do, in the present circumstances, is to keep...

The worst thing we could possibly do, in the present...

‘We’re all human’ (but some of us are more human than others)
Raphael Vassallo

If even a self-styled ‘Labour stalwart’ like Desmond Zammit Marmara...

If even a self-styled ‘Labour stalwart’ like...

The end of the PL-PN duopoly?
Michael Falzon

In this situation the possibility of a strong third party cannot be ignored. This party should take most of the voters who are now saying that they will not...

In this situation the possibility of a strong third party...

Our mental health problems require more than just helplines
Josanne Cassar

No matter how many shopping malls, fancy eateries or designer apartments this...

No matter how many shopping malls, fancy eateries or...

'Innocent until proven guilty'
Saviour Balzan

Does the minister not understand how people appointed by the State to serve the public, must uphold the highest standards of propriety? Does he not realise...

Does the minister not understand how people appointed by...

Justice has only begun to be served

Five years after the murder itself, Abela’s government still proves incapable of building bridges to the Caruana Galizia family or reconcile itself with...

Five years after the murder itself, Abela’s...

Mandatory bail: in pursuit of the proper balance

Jonathan Attard & Byron Camilleri: why legal amendments will shield courts...

Jonathan Attard & Byron Camilleri: why legal amendments...

The word is action
Julia Farrugia Portelli

I am proud to recall how through recent years we have collectively made significant changes to improve the quality of life of people with disabilities, even...

I am proud to recall how through recent years we have...

Have I become lazy? | Rebekah Borg

While e-scooters are just one alternative to using a car, other forms of transport should also be integrated into our transport system

While e-scooters are just one alternative to using a car,...

Living in Malta (the cost of…) | Jerome Caruana Cilia

The Government must not hold back from creating new economic sectors in our...

The Government must not hold back from creating new...

‘Disgusting, disappointing, infuriating’… but not ‘surprising’
Raphael Vassallo

It is a little difficult to expect anything better from the Malta Police Force…  when the Maltese government not only condones...

It is a little difficult to expect anything better from the...