A brave but delicate proposal
The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having schools in Malta being “exam and test factories”. But its proposed alternatives have not been made clear as...
Crunch time for the PN
As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert the total annihilation of the PN: either Delia emerges reconfirmed by a clear, unequivocal majority (the larger, the...
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...

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each...

Transparency applies to the law courts, too
University has a lot to learn

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can dissect power and speak to it without fear or favour. If the University of Malta is not capable of...

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can...

The Farrugias’ fateful legacy

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can even be said to exist any longer, as a political force in this country

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can...

Revisiting the IIP

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the uncompromising attitudes of yesteryear: whereby ‘Maltese citizenship’ was considered a...

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the...

Anger must be channelled, not ignored

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison d’etre: if they continue to ignore popular angst in favour of a corrupt establishment, we can...

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison...

Justice is not a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than others, otherwise, we shall be left to conclude that justice is a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than...

Barack Obama, a hard act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed the face of the America, he may yet prove a very tough act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed...

Expropriation can only be justified for public use

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the national interest, the...

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the...

Are we taking organised crime seriously enough?

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if a child is killed...

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if...

Paceville: The cart before the high-rise horse

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s scarcest...

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s...

On judging others by one’s yardstick

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that any press story which negatively portrays his own party, is automatically an attack on democracy...

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that...

Panama Papers: More than just offshore

To reflect the European spirit at work inside Brussels’s PANA committee, a Maltese parliamentary committee would mean having MPs speak of all...

To reflect the European spirit at work inside...

Budget 2017: ‘No one left behind’

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails to answer fundamental questions

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails...

Social budget that addresses pensioner and low-income earners

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by growing tourism...

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by...

Politics is a full-time job

The troubles engulfing former Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi stem from his handling of private financial interests while wearing a political hat

The troubles engulfing former Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi...

Shooting the messenger

It is a common tactic to respond to politically turbulent press stories by simply attacking or undermining the medium that printed them

It is a common tactic to respond to politically...