Let our reporting be our yardstick
Matthew Vella / Kurt Sansone
It is all down to our particular pedigree: we are not partisan journalists, we enjoy being the heretical, critical voice in a sea of yes-people, and we root for the underdog
Living what we preach
Saviour Balzan
When we gather to protest against roads such as the proposed Central Link project we should ask ourselves how much we are actually prepared to give up
Lawlessness on the high seas?

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with motoring on land, the regulations and enforcement have not evolved in step with the boating...

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with...

Andrea Camilleri: Much more than Montalbano
Evarist Bartolo

I would like to pay my respects by repeating what author Simonetta Agnello...

I would like to pay my respects by repeating what author...

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...

The cheek of the DB Group knows no boundaries. Of course,...

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...

And our government’s policy holds that the economy...

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...