National healing, by definition, must involve everybody
To be truly effective, this admission must also come from other leaders within the apparatus of government; not least, Prime Minister Robert Abela
Twenty years after 9-11: a world turned upside down
Editorial | The so-called “war on terror” became a flimsy excuse for war and reconstruction economics inside Iraq, but the effects of the American and British...
Impunity extends to party financing, too

Malta’s entire culture of political party financing – including, but not limited to, the impunity with which political parties evade tax – is...

Malta’s entire culture of political party financing...

Hubris: Labour’s downfall

All of which raises a question that cannot be ignored forever. Why is Labour intent on ignoring the common citizen’s voice?

All of which raises a question that cannot be ignored...

Government’s hands are not ‘tied’ by the 2006 local plans

Either way, it seems that government does have the power to revise the local...

Either way, it seems that government does have the power to...

Press ‘registration’: a red herring for control

Editorial | The idea of a professional warrant for journalists is at minimum a...

Editorial | The idea of a professional warrant for...

Marsaskala: government cannot ride roughshod over people

When will government finally realise that it cannot continue to ride...

When will government finally realise that it...

The minister’s silence on prison deaths

Government’s own failure to publicly address the issue surrounding prison...

Government’s own failure to publicly address the...

Overdevelopment: the elephant in the room

It is hard to shake off the notion that a public garden in Mosta, much needed...

It is hard to shake off the notion that a public garden in...

Prison needs an Ombudsman, not just an inquiry

Nonetheless, there is a lot more to investigate, within Malta’s punitive...

Nonetheless, there is a lot more to investigate, within...

Strong with the weak. Weak with the strong

Local authorities often come down with disproportionate force on minor...

Local authorities often come down with disproportionate...

A gaffe of truly ‘Gahan’ proportions

It is vital, at this stage, to revamp the code of ethics for Ministers and MPs: to ensure that meetings, lunches and gifts with lobbyists are all declared and...

It is vital, at this stage, to revamp the code of ethics...

To be effective, the inquiry must have consequences

If Abela truly intends implementing the reforms demanded by the...

If Abela truly intends implementing the...

There’s only one enemy: Covid-19

But if we all really do want an exit from the present crisis: we must also – as we did 70 years ago – learn to put aside our personal interests, in...

But if we all really do want an exit from the present...

There is more than just ‘productivity’ at stake here

If the health authorities expect us to continue relying on the vaccine for our...

If the health authorities expect us to continue relying on...

Greylisting is also an opportunity for compromise

This may be the only silver lining of Malta’s...

This may be the only silver lining of Malta’s...

Let’s not err too much on the side of caution

Instead of reacting to each new development in fits and starts, government...

Instead of reacting to each new development in fits and...

Solitary confinement is torture: it has to go

This newspaper can only back the public calls for a thorough reform of the...

This newspaper can only back the public calls for a...

The ethical bar needs to be raised

As things stand, the best course is for Rosianne Cutajar to take the back seat, suspend herself from the party, and only seek re-election if cleared by the tax...

As things stand, the best course is for Rosianne Cutajar to...

A ‘get-out-of-jail’ card for cowboy developers

Once again, Malta’s cowboy contractors have been given a...

Once again, Malta’s cowboy contractors have been...