Is the Gozo tunnel a fait accompli?
This raises the question: is the Gozo tunnel already a fait accompli? Are these studies simply being conducted as a cosmetic exercise, without any real implication on the...
Malta’s tuna trade needs to be publicly investigated
The latest indications have raised serious questions about the manner in which the industry operates locally but they are by no means new
Gazing into the future

The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like gay marriage and adoptions; without a socially liberal orientation it will be condemned to stay as a...

The PN has already been dismembered by wedge issues like...

Detoxifying the PN brand

The fast pace of Labour’s civil society reforms left conservatives gasping for air. In the process, the ‘silent majority’ once believed to...

The fast pace of Labour’s civil society reforms left...

Good intentions are not enough

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want equity, and demand that the market does not rule every aspect of their life. They want intervention...

People want fairness, nothing more, nothing less. They want...

The PN truly needs a ‘New Way’

It would be futile to deny, however, that the problems facing the PN go far beyond its leadership issues, or even this result in itself

It would be futile to deny, however, that the problems...

Words must be translated into policies

Nonetheless, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s speech, though late in the day, set the right tone for a meaningful debate to take place. But our collective...

Nonetheless, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s speech,...

‘Putting children at risk’

One must also point out that the State – which has a Constitutional obligation to provide free education in Malta – is duty-bound to ascertain that...

One must also point out that the State – which has a...

An ill wind blows nobody any good

It seems the likeliest outcome of the failed military coup in Turkey is further erosion of the democratic process

It seems the likeliest outcome of the failed military coup...

Blogs and harassment

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando’s judicial protest can be seen as another phase in this ever-evolving area of conflict

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando’s judicial protest can be...

Towards higher ethical standards

It is fitting that Parliament is currently debating a bill to scrutinise the ethical behaviour of MPs, people of trust and government advisors and consultants

It is fitting that Parliament is currently debating a bill...

Reforming the education sector

The discussion on the Maltese educational system reform provides an excellent opportunity to finally address a number of outstanding issues in this sector

The discussion on the Maltese educational system...

The ugly reality of violence against women

It may be worth recalling recent warnings about the extent of this problem,...

It may be worth recalling recent warnings about the extent...

Of censorship and cyberbullying

The recent clash between Brikkuni vocalist Mario Vella and OPM aide and blogger Glenn Bedingfield has once again exposed the limitations of freedom of speech

The recent clash between Brikkuni vocalist Mario Vella and...

We cannot afford another Frontex failure

Described as ‘the worst shipwreck in years’ by the International Organisation for Migration, this latest catastrophe points towards a dramatic...

Described as ‘the worst shipwreck in years’ by...

Brexit: the consequences

Politically, the impact of Brexit is likely to be even more earth-shattering than the economic consequences

Politically, the impact of Brexit is likely to be even more...

After the earthquake

The consequences of Britain’s decision to pull out of the EU are nothing if not far-reaching and momentous

The consequences of Britain’s decision to pull out of...

Overplaying the abortion card

Stressing that the morning-after pill was not abortive, Serracino Inglott also confirmed that pills with the same active ingredients and mode of action were...

Stressing that the morning-after pill was not abortive,...

‘Remain’ remains the sensible choice

The 'remain' campaign may win the battle on purely factual grounds

The 'remain' campaign may win the battle on...

If ‘sex sells’, it should be regulated

In recent years there has been a spate of suicides associated with the failure...

In recent years there has been a spate of suicides...