MaltaToday’s latest trust ratings: the boat has sailed
The PN must either soldier on under Adrian Delia until the inevitable downfall and begin the painful job of reconstruction to stand a fighting chance by 2022… or it can...
The Church’s ‘mea culpa’ on child abuse
The fact that the two St Joseph Home suspects were tried and convicted did not pass unnoticed in the rest of the world: it was reported as an example of how such scandals should...
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...

A serious test for Joseph Muscat

Falzon’s resignation was crucial also because the issue exposed an endemic governance problem in Malta: the unhealthy proximity of business and politics.

Falzon’s resignation was crucial also because the...

More than words

The most recent example of Busuttil’s reformist agenda – an environmental convention – was certainly a step in the right direction.

The most recent example of Busuttil’s reformist...

It’s about respect, not rights

Freedom of expression, as enshrined in the Universal Charter of Human Rights, implies that it is unlawful to restrict free speech through legislation but...

Freedom of expression, as enshrined in the Universal...

Fear and loathing is no solution

Reports emerging from Cologne, and other cities in Germany and beyond, have unleashed a wave of anger towards the open door policy.

Reports emerging from Cologne, and other cities in Germany...

Towards a fairer asylum policy

One must acknowledge the government’s newfound commitment to respect one crucial part of its electoral mandate: the part concerning human rights.

One must acknowledge the government’s newfound...

Missing the bus, again

If expectations were high for Austin Gatt’s new bus service in 2011, they were higher still for the plans of the incoming Labour administration. And this...

If expectations were high for Austin Gatt’s new bus...

Joseph Muscat's new year

If ordinary citizens can make commitments to better themselves in the coming year how much more should a Prime Minister consider doing the same?

If ordinary citizens can make commitments to better...

When charity becomes a vice

We have all accepted a situation whereby the State mismanages its finances – through a combination of inefficient tax collection and questionable...

We have all accepted a situation whereby the State...

An issue of some weight

A World Health Organisation report recently placed Malta at the top of the list of Europe’s most overweight nations

A World Health Organisation report recently placed Malta at...

Libya: the way forward

It is in everybody’s interest for the present climate of tension and instability to be resolved as quickly as possible

It is in everybody’s interest for the present climate...

Sadeen university: Investment is no excuse for impunity

From the outset, the government has shown a dogged determination to push this...

From the outset, the government has shown a dogged...

Malta, as a whole, loses

There is a growing sensation that the Presidency does not and probably cannot fulfil its mandate as a figurehead for the entire nation, because it is itself...

There is a growing sensation that the Presidency does not...