Tackling financial crime
Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution bottleneck on money laundering and tax evasion?
Scooters should be encouraged, not penalised
The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new way of travelling that is – at the end of the day - less harmful to people, towns, villages, and the planet
Malta’s most trying moment, a nightmare before Christmas
Matthew Vella

The spirit of national protest must be all the more respected and protected....

The spirit of national protest must be all the more...

The Faustian Pact that brought down the edifice
Matthew Vella

Muscat must leave Labour now, Keith Schembri must be investigated now

Muscat must leave Labour now, Keith Schembri must be...

The Prime Minister’s position is untenable
Matthew Vella

The stage is set for Muscat’s exit, and the chance for Labour to save the...

The stage is set for Muscat’s exit, and the chance...

Muscat cannot wash himself clean of the impunity he has blessed
Matthew Vella

Even if he does remove Schembri and Mizzi, the political sacrifice will not...

Even if he does remove Schembri and Mizzi, the political...

A brave initiative that must deliver an outcome

Though any step that can bring closure to this case is to be welcomed,...

Though any step that can bring closure to this case is to...

Leave or be shown the door

There is a big difference between the rules that govern how a court of law works, and the affect these have on all actors involved therein, and the rules that...

There is a big difference between the rules that govern how...

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...

Transparency needed now more than ever

Malta needs to upgrade its transparency standards across the board

Malta needs to upgrade its transparency standards across...

An institutional failure

While correct journalism demands the publication of documentation and proof, proper governance demands prompt rather than delayed action

While correct journalism demands the publication of...

An act of humiliation and violence

The only way the Marsa raid can possibly be described as ‘not a case of racial profiling’ is when it is conducted indiscriminately on all...

The only way the Marsa raid can possibly be described...