COVID: not a time to let our guard down
Today’s considerable number of infections - which would have shocked the nation two years ago or less – now hardly even makes the news headlines
Crime-fighting requires resources, not just words
Maltese criminality has evolved beyond the levels we were accustomed to in the past. Certainly, the general public is justified in feeling ‘less safe’, than ever...
Health decisions should be taken for health reasons

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also warrants a dose of...

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also...

The virus that reveals the true colours of our humanity
Matthew Vella

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human rights or...

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human...

We should not lose our humanity

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this issue but we often forget that the EU is made of member states, some of which actively obstruct any...

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this...

Governments cannot face this crisis alone
A sign of things to come

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares the public for what is yet to come: a spike in cases, that can only be kept manageable through...

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares...

Now is the time to prepare for all tomorrow’s crises

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be defined by just a single...

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be...

Even in crisis time, some animals remain more equal than others

While Malta’s response to the health emergency has so far been largely...

While Malta’s response to the health emergency has so...

Malta’s leaders must present united front on COVID-19
Matthew Vella

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear conflicting messages will...

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear...

Time to talk about a windfall tax

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be expected to join the effort of ‘socialising the costs’. What remains uncertain is whether...

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be...

Abela’s COVID-19 budget won’t work: we should be planning a fightback
Matthew Vella

Our appeal to Robert Abela: Malta needs a social insurance that will pay wages and keep the economy ready for its bounceback

Our appeal to Robert Abela: Malta needs a social insurance...

A time for civic responsibility

Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities that saw us through those dark times so effectively. We did it 70 years ago; and now we are called...

Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities...

Looking beyond the immediate crisis

This is ultimately a crisis; and as with all the past crises Malta has had to endure, our ability to overcome it will depend how responsibly we behave today

This is ultimately a crisis; and as with all the past...

Coronavirus: Tough times ahead

Malta – along with the rest of the world – will be facing daunting challenges in the near future. Our ability to withstand them will depend,...

Malta – along with the rest of the world – will...

Time to reassess our priorities

But what does growth mean for those who die, or lose their loved ones? Clearly, we must reassess our national priorities… otherwise we would have failed...

But what does growth mean for those who die, or lose their...

‘An overblown, press-created hysteria’

The general public would be far better served by paying more attention to the...

The general public would be far better served by paying...

Blood on our hands

Just like the 2003 pushback to Eritrea, carried out by the Nationalist administration, once again the Maltese government has blood on its hands

Just like the 2003 pushback to Eritrea, carried out by the...

Labour at 100: the need for self-reflection

Labour’s centenary may be the perfect opportunity for the party to adopt...

Labour’s centenary may be the perfect opportunity for...

The courage to rectify past mistakes

The government would be wise to rekindle a proposal made in one of its own budgets, and set up a public agency that would be responsible for tracking...

The government would be wise to rekindle a proposal made in...