Air Malta: the reform that never took off
Editorial | This week’s measures were announced on the back of a cold, clinical, economic analysis of the state of Air Malta. Will it be any different this time round,...
An opportunity that is too important to lose
Nonetheless regardless of any such deficiencies, or ironies: the PN’s proposals do represent an opportunity for strengthening the rule of law; and above all, for eradicating...
The ghosts haunting Abela and Grech

Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the winner of this year’s election will be

Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the...

Shattered serenity

Misogyny, sexual harassment, and micro-aggressions are issues that Maltese society still has to deal with in a forceful manner.

Misogyny, sexual harassment, and micro-aggressions are...

Schools: a key concern

There can be no underestimation of the value of physical schooling - physical contact and an ability to explore the limits of their...

There can be no underestimation of the value of...

The price of Joseph Muscat’s legacy
Matthew Vella

Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have exited the political field, in one way or another... but the effects of their legacy will be with us for years to...

Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have exited the...

Vaccination worked in 2020; let’s do our bit to make it work again

Despite the fact that well over 200 cases have been reported in the space of...

Despite the fact that well over 200 cases have been...

Abela’s elastic ethical yardstick

Abela is playing for time to avoid upsetting the apple cart by having to reshuffle the Cabinet for a new education...

Abela is playing for time to avoid upsetting the apple...

No excuses: Justyne Caruana has to go

Anything less would simply confirm that we have learnt nothing from recent history; and that – despite all assurances to the contrary – we still...

Anything less would simply confirm that we have learnt...

Pipeline: a sober discussion on our energy future

The pipeline controversy has erupted at a deeply inauspicious time for Malta,...

The pipeline controversy has erupted at a deeply...

Could 2022 be a ‘Year of Inflation’?

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to adjust to a ‘new normal’, the sudden increase in demands for goods and services simply...

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to...

The ‘right to forget’ must be balanced with the ‘right to know’

In any democratic country, the rulings handed down by law courts do not attest merely to the verdict of any one specific case;...

In any democratic country, the rulings handed...

Blaming climate change will not wash

This suggests that the much-vaunted system was not designed to cater for the expected increase in rainfall; and, worse still, that it cannot even cope with the...

This suggests that the much-vaunted system was not designed...

Media needs reform, but also assistance

Losing the media may well be convenient for the powers that be; but it is definitely not in the interest of democracy itself

Losing the media may well be convenient for the powers that...

An ‘escape clause’ from which there is no ‘escape’

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape clause’ which...

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape...

Violent words lead to violent crimes

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that the preponderance of such comments online makes it almost impossible for the authorities to actually...

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that...

‘Fairness’ can only be achieved through social reform

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if it departs from the...

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if...

Why Byron Camilleri has to go

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull by the horns when dealing with Col. Alex Dalli

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull...

Even ‘revolving doors’ have to be investigated

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to be connected to...

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to...

PAC: playpen of democracy

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides. While Konrad Mizzi was trying to score points with Labour grassroots, the truth is that he was...

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides....