Looking backwards to move forward
It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address these issues has involved appointing a veteran from the Fenech Adami era – a classic case of ‘looking...
Sleepwalking into an emergency
This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and our political leaders – even though we find nobody who can translate the scientific knowledge into a political...
Sorry is the hardest word

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression – the denial of a consecrated burial to people who were otherwise at peace with their faith...

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression...

Rumbles of discontent at Qala decision
Of meritocracy and public appointments

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit once and for all - without the pretence of autonomy - that top public posts have to be based on...

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

An explosive powder-keg that must be defused

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that the social realities...

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that...

Towards ‘truth and justice’

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s career that we can all agree upon, regardless of our differences in opinion

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s...

Time is running out for Air Malta

The Prime Minister is right to hold out for a deal which is more beneficial for Air Malta, especially if the Alitalia agreement would have reduced Air Malta to...

The Prime Minister is right to hold out for a deal which is...

Time to adapt to new social realities

Maltese society has evolved to a point where it can no longer comfortably fit in any one category, as well as receiving an influx of foreigners

Maltese society has evolved to a point where it can no...

Back to school, back to traffic

Back to school also means back to high traffic congestion at particular peak times in a number of localities

Back to school also means back to high traffic congestion...

Back to school, back to traffic

Only a truly innovative transport system which takes cars off the road – without replacing them with buses or minivans – can alleviate...

Only a truly innovative transport system which takes cars...

Questions about Malta’s Independence, 52 years later

In most areas of identity, the questions remain wide open

In most areas of identity, the questions remain wide open

In praise of ‘Occupy Manoel Island’

Lurking beneath the surface is a deep-rooted and widespread sense of discontent concerning our country’s strategic use of land

Lurking beneath the surface is a deep-rooted and widespread...

The mark of Panama

Leo Brincat's vote against the no-confidence motion filed against Konrad Mizzi caused him to pay the ultimate price before a majority of MEPs who...

Leo Brincat's vote against the no-confidence motion...

What happened to the Panama Papers investigation?

There is more than just a political dimension to the Panama Papers; and...

There is more than just a political dimension to the Panama...

To be ineffective, or not to be effective

Former environment minister Leo Brincat’s grilling before the European...

Former environment minister Leo Brincat’s grilling...

The planning amnesty is wrong. We must end the cycle of sanctioning illegality

The Planning Authority seems to have been unable to control abusive development

The Planning Authority seems to have been unable to control...

August is the cruellest month, and Labour knows it

August is a time when most people ‘switch off’ from the usual...

August is a time when most people ‘switch off’...

Taking over the asylum

In a country where so much still depends on a system of political patronage, this can only raise suspicions of nepotism in the broader sense of the word

In a country where so much still depends on a system of...