Let’s not repeat last year’s mistakes
Until the vaccination programme is well underway, caution must be advised against any unnecessary social interaction that could lead to a rise in COVID cases
Without soul-searching, apologies are useless
This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour should not be an act of self-flagellation, but rather a way of ensuring that the party can avoid such things happening...
A belated admission that cannabis users are not 'criminals'

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a fully liberalised...

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a...

A Maltese ‘Tangentopoli’, in the making

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once and for all, the...

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once...

Death of the Republic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by Robert Abela, is now imperilled and has become toxic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by...

Labour has a lot of soul-searching to do

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to help Robert Abela build a strong narrative: through which he can reclaim his party’s moral...

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to...

Labour must take stock of Muscat legacy

The Labour Party keeps paying the price of being associated with people like Keith Schembri, which the party has never disowned; much as it will never disown...

The Labour Party keeps paying the price of being associated...

Muscat’s testimony reveals ‘unturned stones’

Clearly, a lot more work needs to be done, before we can safely claim that...

Clearly, a lot more work needs to be done, before we can...

‘Who is government trying to fool?’

There will be no ‘Team Malta’ high-fives if our country’s leaders expect us to ignore the fact that, of the top 40 days in which Malta...

There will be no ‘Team Malta’ high-fives if our...

Over-familiarity breeds corruption

This inquiry should cast a light on how a number of inexplicable permits – some in violation of policies – were approved; and come out with clear...

This inquiry should cast a light on how a number of...

It is the role of the press to ask uncomfortable questions

Journalism is there to mediate between a public that cannot question the people...

Journalism is there to mediate between a public that cannot...

Time to consider a soft lockdown

While a full lockdown may be counterproductive at this stage, it may make sense to encourage people to work from home, reintroduce measures against group...

While a full lockdown may be counterproductive at this...

Case closed? Not quite

There can be no justice for Caruana Galizia if the alleged involvement of the PM’s former chief of staff Keith Schembri, through his assistance...

There can be no justice for Caruana Galizia if...

European minimum wage: when more Europe means better conditions

There are legitimate concerns with raising the minimum wage: this would...

There are legitimate concerns with raising the minimum...

A welcome precedent for development in Malta

Perhaps, after years of criticism for over-developing Tigné, MIDI now...

Perhaps, after years of criticism for over-developing...

No time to lower our guard

To insist on more mass-events now – at a point where only a tiny fraction of the population has been vaccinated; and when more potent variants of the...

To insist on more mass-events now – at a point where...

Gender equality still elusive (even this Valentine's Day)

The pandemic has affected more than just the ability to commemorate this...

The pandemic has affected more than just the ability to...

Prison may not be the answer to all criminality problems

Apart from the length of judicial proceedings questions have been raised on...

Apart from the length of judicial proceedings questions...

FIAU must be supported by lawmakers

The backlash against the FIAU by ‘critics’ who should know better – but whose friends in the financial services...

The backlash against the FIAU...

The risk of dependence on foreign workers

For liberal democracy itself is based on the notion of no taxation without...

For liberal democracy itself is based on the notion of no...