Public officials must be open to public scrutiny
Not only has there been no attempt to make the declaration exercise more transparent, as the exigencies of a modern democracy demand… but the present government has in some...
Malta is not immune to measles, or ignorance
Ultimately, society must guard against ignorance, as much as against contagious diseases
Malta can still lead the way on migration

The government is correct to state that responsibility in the latest migrant...

The government is correct to state that responsibility in...

Tourism is not just about numbers
What the Maltese want...
‘Majority rule’ is not democracy
MaltaToday Staff

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than ‘trees’… but is it in their long-term benefit to have more of the former, and less...

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than...

Put up, or shut up

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his stamp of authority. As for his detractors, they must now put up or shut up. If they are unable to do...

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his...

The fight for equality is not over yet

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is now up to Edward Zammit Lewis to strengthen what has already been achieved and to reach higher and...

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is...

Lawlessness on the high seas?

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with motoring on land, the regulations and enforcement have not evolved in step with the boating...

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with...

A recipe for traffic-induced disaster

With the current rates of increase in car-use, doing nothing about traffic congestion will only result in a grid lock, but the consequences of this project are...

With the current rates of increase in car-use, doing...

Looking backwards to move forward

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address these issues has involved appointing a veteran from the Fenech Adami era – a classic case of...

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address...

Sleepwalking into an emergency

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and our political leaders – even though we find nobody who can translate the scientific knowledge...

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and...

A hotbed of conflicts of interest

To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created...

To date, our national approach to this has always been to...

Muscat must end the uncertainty

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should have a fixed term of 10 years and is arguably the first leader to have declared (not once, but...

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should...

The real criminals in the Sea-Watch saga

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of international law that caused the emergency in the first place. The Italian government’s attempts to...

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of...

A brave but delicate proposal

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having schools in Malta being “exam and test factories”. But its proposed alternatives have not...

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having...

Crunch time for the PN

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert the total annihilation of the PN: either Delia emerges reconfirmed by a clear, unequivocal majority...

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert...

From profits to people

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation Office have been starved of resources: making it all but impossible to maintain the sort of monitoring...

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation...

The PN has no ‘Plan B’, either

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss goodbye to a not-insignificant section of the PN’s voter-base: a voter-base that has already...

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss...

No more business ‘as usual’

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise, unlawful pressures to cede rights and more limits on the time during which construction is allowed

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise,...