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.
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...

Beyond Good and Evil

All we’ve heard so far is nonsense about good versus evil, and the explosive diatribes of Salvu Mallia

All we’ve heard so far is nonsense about good...

Keeping within one’s remit

Sovereignty works both ways - just as the European Commission must desist from wading into political frays, political parties must keep within their...

Sovereignty works both ways - just as the European...

The Salvu Mallia ‘problem’

Experiences with other outspoken members indicate that this is not the basis for a happy marriage of convenience

Experiences with other outspoken members indicate that this...

Our greatest challenge in 2017

The EU presidency therefore represents a unique opportunity to finally exorcise a traditional inferiority complex that has dogged our country since Colonial...

The EU presidency therefore represents a unique opportunity...

A year of broken promises

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to ensure that only one set of cronies divides the spoils

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to...

Last chance to redeem

On Joseph Muscat’s watch, Malta has earned a reputation for corruption and bad governance throughout Europe, and it remains to be seen whether he has the...

On Joseph Muscat’s watch, Malta has earned a...

A conspiracy theory too far

A sense of perspective would not be amiss. And this applies to the conspiracy theorists, too, who allege that the Afriqiyah hijack was concocted to give the...

A sense of perspective would not be amiss. And this applies...

Unhappy New Year

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the prevailing political and economic models have failed, yet there has been no discernible effort to...

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the...

Mental health is a social, not just personal issue

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least strive to be more...

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least...

Christmas in Aleppo

A long-term peaceful solution is not on the cards for the foreseeable future but for the sake of the innocent people caught up in this ghastly inferno, the...

A long-term peaceful solution is not on the cards for the...

Her boldest speech yet

The President of the Republic yesterday delivered what many will agree was her most hard-hitting speech to date, and we ignore it at our peril

The President of the Republic yesterday delivered what many...

Positions of mistrust

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding, only full transparency can deliver a better and more honest service

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding,...