Malta has a crisis
Bernice did not need courage. She found the courage and did all she could to protect herself and her children. What Bernice needed was concrete and timely action by the...
Femicide: a nightmare from which we never ‘wake up’
As the NCPE reminded us, almost exactly a year ago:  This entails a concerted effort from all sectors and authorities, and from all citizens and residents, both women and...
Shooting down political interference

One expects that any future decision – not just on Mizieb and Ahrax; but on public land in general – will not be taken for political reasons; but...

One expects that any future decision – not just on...

Weak prosecutions lead to injustice

The prosecution’s role in the justice system is crucial. The country cannot afford to have a weak prosecution. A weak prosecution only benefits the...

The prosecution’s role in the justice system is...

On abortion, some sense at last

It becomes a lot harder to ignore the realities on the ground when confronted directly by the people who are affected by them

It becomes a lot harder to ignore the realities on the...

Sexual harassment destroys lives

In this latest case, sexual violence ended up destroying an artist’s dream career; in Pauline Dembska’s case, it ended up killing her outright

In this latest case, sexual violence ended up destroying an...

Ħondoq may have been saved. But the danger remains

There is cross-party consensus to grant Ħondoq ir-Rummien the protection it so...

There is cross-party consensus to grant Ħondoq ir-Rummien...

Road safety should start with data analysis

It is useless having all the education campaigns of this world and the best...

It is useless having all the education campaigns of this...

Transparency still lacking in asset declarations

A closer look at the declarations themselves seems to raise more questions,...

A closer look at the declarations themselves seems to raise...

No-pain budget but no pitch for new economic model

Caruana may want to re-evaluate his strategy over the medium term by reducing...

Caruana may want to re-evaluate his strategy over the...

Government’s contempt for Parliament knows no bounds

It is precisely because this government has ‘the biggest majority in...

It is precisely because this government has ‘the...

Water is too precious, and too scarce, to be ‘free’

The worst thing we could possibly do, in the present circumstances, is to keep...

The worst thing we could possibly do, in the present...

Justice has only begun to be served

Five years after the murder itself, Abela’s government still proves incapable of building bridges to the Caruana Galizia family or reconcile itself with...

Five years after the murder itself, Abela’s...

Police brutality: mandatory anti-racism training needed 

It is therefore high time that the government take ownership of this...

It is therefore high time that the government take...

Rural leases: property market must be regulated

What the government’s proposed reform for agricultural leases this week...

What the government’s proposed reform for...

PN protest: a reminder that ‘nature abhors a vacuum’  

In this sense, the party needs to go into listening mode, and fashion its...

In this sense, the party needs to go into listening mode,...

Press laws not strong enough

The government cannot take its tweaked laws as a fait accompli, without a convincing public consultation that takes on board also important observations on the...

The government cannot take its tweaked laws as a fait...

Corruption has driven us into a brick wall

After all, past experience has already taught us that the existing institutions...

After all, past experience has already taught us that the...

Full up, fed up... of tourism?

It is open season for unabashed construction wealth and paying tourists, while a silent war is waged against the dispossessed who suffer the consequences of...

It is open season for unabashed construction wealth and...

Abortion and shifting sands

But the very fact that her health was put at risk because the law disallows abortion, laid bare the cruel situation women like Prudente are forced into

But the very fact that her health was put at risk because...