Transparency and accountability: No cheap solutions
Michael Falzon
The declared intention of moving towards negotiating procedures in public procurement continues to exacerbate the concern about lack of transparency and accountability
Grounded in truth
Saviour Balzan
Beyond the theatrics of Magistrate Joe Mifsud, the judiciary has also acted correctly and without fear or favour – often to the detriment of the Labour government
What are the PN’s prospects for the future? The sad reply is zilch
Michael Falzon

The MP's behaviour is nothing short of obnoxious and selfish. They just saw...

The MP's behaviour is nothing short of obnoxious and...

The messenger with forged documents resigns
Saviour Balzan

What is sure is that Portelli worked endlessly with the PN before 2017 to make...

What is sure is that Portelli worked endlessly with the PN...

‘I’ll defend my party to the end’ (even if I suffer as a result)
Josanne Cassar

It is us who give politicians power by entrusting them with our vote. Why should we have any qualms about withdrawing our support once we feel we have...

It is us who give politicians power by entrusting them with...

[WATCH] Saviour Balzan's video blog: On people power and Adrian Delia
Saviour Balzan

From ordinary people protesting against the construction spree to the internal...

From ordinary people protesting against the construction...

‘The threat is too great’
Raphael Vassallo

Does a young woman really have to be executed or dismembered, before we understand that this is not something a functional democracy can afford to ignore?

Does a young woman really have to be executed or...

Once in a while the citizen wins
Josanne Cassar

Most significantly of all, it is proof that when people forget stupid partisan politics as they did in this case, and work together for a common cause, they...

Most significantly of all, it is proof that when people...

Shocked, are we? Too bad...
Raphael Vassallo

The same people who demand ‘justice’ are perfectly content to cling to almost any hypothesis simply because it conforms to their own suspicions

The same people who demand ‘justice’ are...

The narrative played out
Saviour Balzan

Had the events that unfolded two years ago had led to the necessary resignations, today we would be discussing the matter in a very different manner

Had the events that unfolded two years ago had led to the...

On the same side, when they want to
Josanne Cassar

In what is probably one of the few times there has been such amazing consensus, all our MPs unanimously changed the law allowing the Commissioner of Police to...

In what is probably one of the few times there has been...

Six months is not that long to wait for justice
Raphael Vassallo

While the mills of our own justice system grind exceedingly slow... and not...

While the mills of our own justice system grind exceedingly...

The latest trend: I’ll get you fired
Josanne Cassar

We need to learn how to attack the argument and not go after the person and their livelihood just because what they are saying does not fit in with what we...

We need to learn how to attack the argument and not go...

Sunday Mass attendance: crunching the numbers | Michael Pace Ross

Accompanying people in their daily lives, in their joys and sorrows, in their...

Accompanying people in their daily lives, in their joys and...

A mile a day
Evarist Bartolo

The Daily Mile was introduced in Malta three months ago. 35 schools have joined this initiative, with around 6,000 children already getting an extra 15 minutes...

The Daily Mile was introduced in Malta three months ago. 35...

Confusion on the Planning Authority’s fuel station permit rules
Michael Falzon

The policy for the relocated petrol stations in ODZ areas went over the top....

The policy for the relocated petrol stations in ODZ areas...

‘Je suis ce que je suis...’
Raphael Vassallo

 how in blazes did we manage to go from ‘Je suis Charlie Hebdo’ in January 2015, to... this? What power can possibly be left in that slogan,...

 how in blazes did we manage to go from ‘Je suis...

Using tragedy to score political points
Josanne Cassar

Was Burlò free to publish his controversial cartoon? Yes. But freedom of expression also means others are equally free to vehemently disagree with it

Was Burlò free to publish his controversial cartoon?...

Why did Magistrate Vella not collect the laptop?
Saviour Balzan

The media can never act as an alternative to the judicial system in a...

The media can never act as an alternative to the judicial...

When you don’t know the facts, say nothing
Josanne Cassar

I wonder if people ever stop to think what the consequences are when they so...

I wonder if people ever stop to think what the consequences...