Enough really is enough
Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception that people are living in fear inside their own homes; and that the situation is being tolerated – if not actively...
Crackdowns should be on criminals, not victims
Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should not have been the only crime for the police to investigate in that case. What about the legality of the people charging...
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...

ITS should pave the way to land reforms

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance, and can ill afford to lose

Public space is one commodity we do not have in abundance,...

Quotas are a means, not an end

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine change can only be brought about by the involvement of more women, and even then will certainly take...

Quotas will not automatically solve all problems - genuine...

Party financing needs a serious reform

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible areas of action

The flaws in the Party Financing Act point to possible...

An unholy alliance

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice. Most MPs have conflicts of interest, especially those who provide services to the private sector

Maltese MPs are part-timers and depend on private practice....

Catching up with women’s rights

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe in a number of cardinal points

 Malta still lags very far behind the rest of Europe...

Of inquiries and reports

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully autonomous judiciary, imbued with investigative powers of its own

There is an urgent need for a truly independent and fully...

‘Warnings’ might not be enough

Faced with an apparently widespread disregard for road safety, the government must ramp up its efforts for more effective policing

Faced with an apparently widespread disregard for road...

Upping the battle against crime

Perhaps we should start talking about reforming the police force not just in terms of collective agreements and rank-and-file issues... but also in terms of...

Perhaps we should start talking about reforming the police...

Press laws: the debate starts

We welcome a debate on this media law, though it would be preferable if both government and Opposition conducted it without unnecessary hysterical...

We welcome a debate on this media law, though it would...

Time to reform press laws

There can be no doubt that libel suits are a weapon in the hands of the powerful

There can be no doubt that libel suits are a weapon in the...

The real threat to democracy

The undisguised nepotism that has dogged Joseph Muscat’s first term has severely eroded public trust in vital national institutions

The undisguised nepotism that has dogged Joseph...

Blaming the interconnector is not good enough

It is Labour’s failure to deliver that is now the issue

It is Labour’s failure to deliver that is now the...