Humanity’s inevitable fate
We thirst for the altruism of the young, and the inter-generational justice that must be delivered for the mess that we and those before us have made of climate change. Nothing...
In defence of long-term planning
In reality, however, over the past six years of economic growth we have seen little sign of this: especially in the planning sector, where the emphasis has been on more flexible...
A hotbed of conflicts of interest

To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created...

To date, our national approach to this has always been to...

Muscat must end the uncertainty

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should have a fixed term of 10 years and is arguably the first leader to have declared (not once, but...

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should...

The real criminals in the Sea-Watch saga

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of international law that caused the emergency in the first place. The Italian government’s attempts to...

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of...

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...

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having...

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...

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert...

From profits to people

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation Office have been starved of resources: making it all but impossible to maintain the sort of monitoring...

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation...

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...

Malta needs a proper planning policy

A reform of policies is expected from an alternative government which promises to be greener

A reform of policies is expected from an alternative...

A vision of one’s own

We do not know much else about the new Democratic Party, besides its leadership

We do not know much else about the new Democratic Party,...

Setting the libel record straight

Failure to distinguish between politically exposed persons and public figures who are not politically exposed is very often the cause for libel suits

Failure to distinguish between politically exposed...

The untouchables

There is a lacuna that must be addressed with urgency: public servants, and chairpersons/officials of public entities and national agencies such as the MFSA,...

There is a lacuna that must be addressed with urgency:...

Who calls the shots on hunting?

The government’s decision to impose a moratorium on turtle dove hunting speaks volumes about the bizarre political realities

The government’s decision to impose a moratorium on...

Limited space calls for limited development

The organisers of ‘Kamp Emergenza Ambjent’ were perfectly justified...

The organisers of ‘Kamp Emergenza Ambjent’ were...

Reclaiming control over the environment

The broader aims of the protest was to raise awareness of the environmental plight of the Maltese islands

The broader aims of the protest was to raise awareness of...

Increasing minimum wage would be a start

A study by the Church organisation Caritas laid bare how some families cannot keep up with even the most basic costs of living

A study by the Church organisation Caritas laid bare how...

A crisis of morality

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s contribution to this week’s Global Forum on Corruption in London was bound to raise eyebrows locally and abroad.

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s contribution to this...

Panama goes beyond national politics

Ultimately, the Panama Papers leak is about the politics of wealth, not just about the people and companies caught with their pants down. Global tax avoidance...

Ultimately, the Panama Papers leak is about the politics of...

The big sleep

It will be up to the Commissioner for Inland Revenue and the finance minister to really assure the public that a real investigation on tax avoidance will take...

It will be up to the Commissioner for Inland Revenue and...