Too little, but not too late
Naturally, one does not expect Abela to do the probing and investigating himself; but he should give a clear sign that what he expects from the police is a determination to act...
Abela must act to restore Malta’s reputation
Robert Abela may have promised a degree of ‘continuity’ from the Muscat era, but in the light of the ongoing court case on the Daphne Caruana Galizia...
A due diligence report that leaves us none the wiser

The idea to introduce a due diligence process was commendable for the PN, but...

The idea to introduce a due diligence process was...

A leadership election, without leadership

On both sides of the divide, it seems the one thing that has been conspicuously...

On both sides of the divide, it seems the one thing that...

Prison should be a place of reform, not retribution

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so cavalierly disregards...

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so...

Bernard Grech’s ‘carelessness’ may prove costly

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to mention his nonchalance...

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to...

Abela risks being dragged down by Muscat’s legacy

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are currently living in,...

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are...

The risks of prostitution reform

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by experts and social workers with clear knowledge of what is happening in the field. Anything less would...

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by...

Policing the police

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start cleaning up its own house - and to be seen doing so

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start...

Zonqor campus must be stopped

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean reversal of one of Joseph Muscat’s earliest policies. That, in itself, merits an explanation. If...

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean...

2018 should be a year of major reforms

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year (momentous for all the wrong reasons), to ensure that the new one starts on a happier, more productive...

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year...

A most deadly year

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia still has blood freshly dripping off the last page of this...

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the...

Justice not seen to be done

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia murder case is that the quality of the justice served by our law courts is influenced in no small...

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia...

‘Law and order’ begins at home

Marsa is the clearest example of ‘ghettoisation’, whereby entire communities of non-native residents have been confined to certain areas

Marsa is the clearest example...

Drugs and Justice

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug offenders to rehabilitate... while, in practice, refusing to give the rehabilitation process the...

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug...

Towards a genuine media reform

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major aspect of Malta's defamation laws, there are certinaly areas which can be improved

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major...

The only important thing now is closure

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case than justice for the Caruana Galizia family, or even the pursuit of truth for its own sake. There...

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case...

Panama, revisited

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the bi-partisan consensus out there: always capitalise on the failings of your enemy, even if it means...

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the...

Culture change needed on domestic violence

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new reality, or a reality...

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new...

Taking on Labour: opposing Muscat's growing supremacy

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing supremacy, it has to...

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing...