Crossing the digital divide
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 extraordinary level of...
A good start, but only a start

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for...

Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his...

Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

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...

Religion as an identity totem

Whether compulsory or as a complementary subject to religion, the teaching of ethics provides an opportunity to create a common ethical ground for an...

Whether compulsory or as a complementary subject to...

A coalition too far?

Iif the PN-PD coalition is elected to government, and Marlene Farrugia is the only PD MP: would she have enough leverage to stop government from dishing out...

Iif the PN-PD coalition is elected to government, and...

Building our way to hell

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that both main parties are in bed with the construction industry and big businesses

Despite an attempted greenwash it remains a fact that...

A sense of perspective on Brexit

Malta has done well out of the financial services and related industries, but it would be unwise to rely too much on a notoriously fickle sector for economic...

Malta has done well out of the financial services and...

Media law: bigger than just one person

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media, and will continue to apply even in a distant future where the players are different from today

The reality is that this law will be applied to all media,...

Power of incumbency

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling economic growth and public expenditure to Malta’s benefit, there is a limit to how far this...

Even if government has so far been successful in juggling...

Selling ourselves cheap

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or only seek to reap profit on the rich who set foot in Malta

We cannot expect to exploit the poor and asylum seekers, or...

The national curriculum should reflect today’s reality

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as a compulsory subject...

A more holistic national curriculum should place Ethics as...