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 little certain news...
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’, and ignores the...
Women still unequal on their day

Measures that disrupt and short-circuit structures of equality are indeed necessary, but they must also start deep inside the culture of politics

Measures that disrupt and short-circuit structures of...

A Konrad Mizzi candidature is not what Labour needs

The Labour party is already spoilt for choice when it comes to electing...

The Labour party is already spoilt for choice when it comes...

MaltaToday’s latest trust ratings: the boat has sailed

The PN must either soldier on under Adrian Delia until the inevitable downfall...

The PN must either soldier on under Adrian Delia until the...

The Church’s ‘mea culpa’ on child abuse

The fact that the two St Joseph Home suspects were tried and convicted did not...

The fact that the two St Joseph Home suspects were tried...

Let’s not abort all discussion...

To banish all discussion is therefore also to banish ways in which existing legislation can be made more effective

To banish all discussion is therefore also to banish ways...

Is the Gozo tunnel a fait accompli?

This raises the question: is the Gozo tunnel already a fait accompli? Are these studies simply being conducted as a cosmetic exercise, without any real...

This raises the question: is the Gozo tunnel already a fait...

Building our way to hell

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that both main parties are in bed with the construction industry and big businesses

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that...

A sense of perspective on Brexit

Malta has done well out of the financial services and related industries, but it would be unwise to rely too much on a notoriously fickle sector for economic...

Malta has done well out of the financial services and...

Media law: bigger than just one person

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media, and will continue to apply even in a distant future where the players are different from today

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media,...

Power of incumbency

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling economic growth and public expenditure to Malta’s benefit, there is a limit to how far this...

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling...

Selling ourselves cheap

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or only seek to reap profit on the rich who set foot in Malta

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or...

The national curriculum should reflect today’s reality

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as a compulsory subject...

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as...

ITS should pave the way to land reforms

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance, and can ill afford to lose

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance,...

Quotas are a means, not an end

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine change can only be brought about by the involvement of more women, and even then will certainly take...

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine...

Party financing needs a serious reform

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible areas of action

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible...

An unholy alliance

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice. Most MPs have conflicts of interest, especially those who provide services to the private sector

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice....

Catching up with women’s rights

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe in a number of cardinal points

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe...

Of inquiries and reports

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully autonomous judiciary, imbued with investigative powers of its own

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully...