Malta is not immune to measles, or ignorance
Ultimately, society must guard against ignorance, as much as against contagious diseases
Malta can still lead the way on migration
The government is correct to state that responsibility in the latest migrant stand-off lies with other countries but being right on paper doesn’t necessarily translate into...
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...

No ‘secret deals’ over human rights

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening international law, and committing human rights violations, through ‘secret deals’ with other...

Malta needs reassurance that it is not contravening...

A year of broken promises

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to ensure that only one set of cronies divides the spoils

One does not uphold the principle of democracy merely to...

Last chance to redeem

On Joseph Muscat’s watch, Malta has earned a reputation for corruption and bad governance throughout Europe, and it remains to be seen whether he has the...

On Joseph Muscat’s watch, Malta has earned a...

A conspiracy theory too far

A sense of perspective would not be amiss. And this applies to the conspiracy theorists, too, who allege that the Afriqiyah hijack was concocted to give the...

A sense of perspective would not be amiss. And this applies...

Unhappy New Year

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the prevailing political and economic models have failed, yet there has been no discernible effort to...

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the...

Mental health is a social, not just personal issue

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least strive to be more...

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least...

Christmas in Aleppo

A long-term peaceful solution is not on the cards for the foreseeable future but for the sake of the innocent people caught up in this ghastly inferno, the...

A long-term peaceful solution is not on the cards for the...

Her boldest speech yet

The President of the Republic yesterday delivered what many will agree was her most hard-hitting speech to date, and we ignore it at our peril

The President of the Republic yesterday delivered what many...

Positions of mistrust

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding, only full transparency can deliver a better and more honest service

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding,...

It’s about accountability and public standards

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a systemic overhaul...

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a...

Time to review citizenship laws

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than obscene at a time when millions of people are trying to pour into Europe from under-developed or...

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than...

Our electoral system has broken down

Malta cannot afford to go to another election without fixing its flawed electoral system once and for all

Malta cannot afford to go to another election without...

Education is an end in itself

The new system promises to be more inclusive, and to restore the dignity of vocational subjects that were previously downgraded within the educational...

The new system promises to be more inclusive, and to...