A brave initiative that must deliver an outcome
Though any step that can bring closure to this case is to be welcomed, Muscat’s initiative remains a risky one, in a country where Presidential pardons have a history of...
Leave or be shown the door
There is a big difference between the rules that govern how a court of law works, and the affect these have on all actors involved therein, and the rules that govern the political...
No ‘secret deals’ over human rights

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening international law, and committing human rights violations, through ‘secret deals’ with other...

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening...

Public roles should not serve private interests

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a serving government...

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a...

Sorry is the hardest word

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression – the denial of a consecrated burial to people who were otherwise at peace with their faith...

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression...

Rumbles of discontent at Qala decision
Of meritocracy and public appointments

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit once and for all - without the pretence of autonomy - that top public posts have to be based on...

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

An explosive powder-keg that must be defused

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that the social realities...

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that...

Towards ‘truth and justice’

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s career that we can all agree upon, regardless of our differences in opinion

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s...

Raising the green bar

Budget 2020 sets the tone but it will be fruitless unless there is the political will to go for the green paradigm shift in our lifetime

Budget 2020 sets the tone but it will be fruitless unless...

Crossing the digital divide
Yes, teachers need to be valued more

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each with their individual life stories, aspirations and values, is no easy job. It requires an...

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each...

Transparency applies to the law courts, too
University has a lot to learn

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can dissect power and speak to it without fear or favour. If the University of Malta is not capable of...

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can...

The Farrugias’ fateful legacy

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can even be said to exist any longer, as a political force in this country

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can...

Revisiting the IIP

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the uncompromising attitudes of yesteryear: whereby ‘Maltese citizenship’ was considered a...

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the...

Climate change cannot be fought with empty words
Muscat must end the uncertainty he started

Both the Labour Party and the country needs a clear leadership succession...

Both the Labour Party and the country needs a clear...

Protests are about more than numbers

Last Saturday’s protest may well make the government more sensitive to the creeping perception that it is in cahoots with big developers

Last Saturday’s protest may well make the government...