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 revolution itself
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 too stark to ignore
Yes, teachers need to be valued more

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each with their individual life stories, aspirations and values, is no easy job. It requires an...

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each...

Transparency applies to the law courts, too
University has a lot to learn

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can dissect power and speak to it without fear or favour. If the University of Malta is not capable of...

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can...

The Farrugias’ fateful legacy

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can even be said to exist any longer, as a political force in this country

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can...

Revisiting the IIP

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the uncompromising attitudes of yesteryear: whereby ‘Maltese citizenship’ was considered a...

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the...

Climate change cannot be fought with empty words
A chance to pull our socks up

This legislature opens at a time when its services are most needed. Unfortunately it also opens under a cloud of mutual antagonism and distrust. But this...

This legislature opens at a time when its services are most...

Now is not a time to rush

Leaders can be easily and quickly chosen, but to come up with a genuinely inspiring political agenda is a different matter

Leaders can be easily and quickly chosen, but to come up...

Exploitation is the real issue

Whether the intention is to ban prostitution, or legalise it, the actual aim of the legislation remains the same: to target the exploitation of sex workers

Whether the intention is to ban prostitution, or legalise...

The PN’s future in the balance

The 1970s and 1980s were a time that called for increased militancy. Today, the electorate is attuned to less warlike, more conciliatory political rhetoric...

The 1970s and 1980s were a time that called for increased...

Missing Labour’s ground game

Political observers and the press may have refused to acknowledge how normal lives were being affected by public policy, missing Labour’s ground game

Political observers and the press may have refused to...

Country deserves strong opposition

The PN should not rush into electing a new leadership but should instead give itself the necessary time to go through an intense soul-searching exercise

The PN should not rush into electing a new leadership but...

The lessons to be learnt

This country needs a strong opposition to counter an administration that has had an unprecedented second landslide

This country needs a strong opposition to counter an...

The waiting begins
Matthew Vella

To any of the two men who could be Prime Minister today, this newspaper augurs that enlightened leadership will guide his every action; that he will seek...

To any of the two men who could be Prime Minister today,...

A race to the final hurdle

Like all other elections, the individual voter will be swayed by a wide variety of concerns... not just the concerns the two parties necessarily want them to...

Like all other elections, the individual voter will be...

Gozo, the final frontier

It may yet be too close to call in Gozo, and much may hinge on the 13th district count

It may yet be too close to call in Gozo, and much may hinge...

The spectre of inquiries and investigations

Magisterial inquiries are not there to serve a political purpose; they...

Magisterial inquiries are not there to serve a political...

Back in the trenches

Both Simon Busuttil and Joseph Muscat need reminding that their public role comes with the highest levels of political responsibility

Both Simon Busuttil and Joseph Muscat need reminding that...