Malta’s tuna trade needs to be publicly investigated
The latest indications have raised serious questions about the manner in which the industry operates locally but they are by no means new
Drug policies need to target criminal networks
Surely, any serious discussion on legalisation should also discuss the need to counter a thriving, illegal, black market drug trade.
Not even investigated, let alone ‘cleared’

By dropping his Panama libel cases, Konrad Mizzi Mizzi is ensuring that...

By dropping his Panama libel cases, Konrad Mizzi Mizzi is...

A snapshot in time

Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about any issue; they can accurately estimate the percentage of people who hold such and such an opinion;...

Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about...

It takes courage to challenge the status quo

It is regrettable to have to admit that the fundamental missing ingredient, in...

It is regrettable to have to admit that the fundamental...

Development cannot fuel economic growth forever

Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s future economic...

Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s...

The Halal hullabaloo

Without unduly trivialising the underlying issue – for there are valid arguments on both sides – it can be seen at a glance that many of the more...

Without unduly trivialising the underlying issue –...

Tunnel proposal may have holes in it

The environmental risks alone are worth the pause. It is now clear that the proposed tunnel entrances will be (most probably) below the Kenuna Tower in Nadur...

The environmental risks alone are worth the pause. It is...

A privatisation scandal

Apart from the law-courts, there is also the court of public opinion; government must surely realise that there is a limit to the people’s patience, when...

Apart from the law-courts, there is also the court of...

Public land belongs to the  public, not government

One struggles to comprehend why the Maltese government would care so such about...

One struggles to comprehend why the Maltese government...

Inside the PN, a not-so silent revolution

Love him or hate him, Adrian Delia was the choice of the Nationalist...

Love him or hate him, Adrian Delia was the choice of the...

Migrant standoffs expose European division

And even if it is true that Italy has once again failed to abide by its...

And even if it is true that Italy has once again failed to...

Year of the long knives

Political discussion, especially on the social media, has become increasingly hostile and vitriolic, to the point that we seem to be more concerned with airing...

Political discussion, especially on the social media, has...

Towards a fairer and more just society

As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by Malta's politically-charged news cycle, as journalists we are often staggered at how...

As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by...

To have and have not, at Christmas

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic well-being only through the Gross Domestic Product. That view looks only at the ‘haves’,...

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic...

Who will bell the Constitutional cat?

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together and with others to deliver a revamped Constitution that strengthens the system of checks and...

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together...

The President’s outspokenness will be missed

In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly...

In an age when so many other national institutions appear...

Loneliness is not just for Christmas

Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that Caritas has put forward for its plan of action. And not without good reason. According to a recent...

Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that...

Let’s call misogyny by its name

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable. What is needed is an effort to stamp out an increasingly worrying culture of verbal violence...

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable....

A report which raises more questions than answers

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the report: which was...

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the...