MaltaToday’s latest trust ratings: the boat has sailed
The PN must either soldier on under Adrian Delia until the inevitable downfall and begin the painful job of reconstruction to stand a fighting chance by 2022… or it can...
The Church’s ‘mea culpa’ on child abuse
The fact that the two St Joseph Home suspects were tried and convicted did not pass unnoticed in the rest of the world: it was reported as an example of how such scandals should...
Parks are needed where people live

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the lack of any breathing space from fumes and construction in one's own locality

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the...

Small parties not making inroads

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a...

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are...

An election-eve, environmental epiphany

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make...

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government...

Not a deliberate strategy, but indicative nonetheless

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some localities may be more...

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some...

Construction sector reforms have failed

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the country's regulatory apparatuse to do its job

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the...

When court orders must be defied

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish information about court cases, but there are nonetheless exceptions to this right

The media has a Constitutionally obligation to publish...

Race to the bottom

The solution is a fair tax system which guarantees a fair distribution of wealth and not a race to the bottom between parties trying to win the election by...

The solution is a fair tax system which guarantees a fair...

Governance as seen through the employers

It is good to know that there are skilled people keen on entering politics, which is a ruthless arena as the current situation proves

It is good to know that there are skilled people keen on...

The venerated lobbies

The argument remains that the two perceptions are facing each other as if they were two principles: a vibrant economy against a corrupt government

The argument remains that the two perceptions are facing...

A battle for the switchers

Expect the next weeks to be tense, intense and heated. The parties will ponder whether to unleash pure hell through a negative campaign, or whether there are...

Expect the next weeks to be tense, intense and heated. The...

Long and winding road

Perhaps we shall have to wait for political parties to look at governance beyond winning elections before we can reduce our national dependence on cars

Perhaps we shall have to wait for political parties to look...

The childcare conundrum

Voters should consider such a proposal not for its allure as ‘yet another freebie’, but for the social purpose it serves for the wider society

Voters should consider such a proposal not for its allure...

Protecting the environment beyond the Constitution

A clear commitment not to construct the few open spaces left in this country,...

A clear commitment not to construct the few open spaces...

On promises and candidates

This election has brought to the fore the importance of so many new considerations which, prior to this election, were peripheral or on the back burner

This election has brought to the fore the importance of so...

Weaponised free speech

It is the role of the political class to show responsibility and to look beyond the result of June 3 and read through their words, deeds and actions

It is the role of the political class to show...

Climate of abnormality

This election takes place under the most surreal of circumstances, where allegations built around circumstantial evidence have set in motion a chain of events...

This election takes place under the most surreal of...

Sense of irresponsibility

Muscat’s decision to call a snap election is highly irresponsible because he should have waited for the outcome of the inquiry to be known to all before...

Muscat’s decision to call a snap election is highly...

A matter of authenticity

Even without the proven accusation of bribery, Joseph Muscat’s cavalier attitude on Panamagate undermines the credibility of the prime minister and...

Even without the proven accusation of bribery, Joseph...