Nipping it in the bud
Scicluna’s decision to invite Bugre to the band club and confront the matter was also a message to Malta’s political leaders
A green flashpoint
This latest example of an apparent ‘fait accomplit’ raises questions as to the weight public outcry is given in Malta’s planning process
Not even investigated, let alone ‘cleared’

By dropping his Panama libel cases, Konrad Mizzi Mizzi is ensuring that...

By dropping his Panama libel cases, Konrad Mizzi Mizzi is...

A snapshot in time

Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about any issue; they can accurately estimate the percentage of people who hold such and such an opinion;...

Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about...

It takes courage to challenge the status quo

It is regrettable to have to admit that the fundamental missing ingredient, in...

It is regrettable to have to admit that the fundamental...

Development cannot fuel economic growth forever

Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s future economic...

Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s...

The Halal hullabaloo

Without unduly trivialising the underlying issue – for there are valid arguments on both sides – it can be seen at a glance that many of the more...

Without unduly trivialising the underlying issue –...

Tunnel proposal may have holes in it

The environmental risks alone are worth the pause. It is now clear that the proposed tunnel entrances will be (most probably) below the Kenuna Tower in Nadur...

The environmental risks alone are worth the pause. It is...

Environment protection at an all-time low

According to the SPED, development may be permitted in ODZ areas ‘where...

According to the SPED, development may be permitted in ODZ...

This is a human tragedy, not a ‘migration crisis’

MaltaToday has taken an editorial stand to stop using the word migrant; a term...

MaltaToday has taken an editorial stand to stop using the...

Let’s not make IVF a political football

we have one party’s women’s section accusing the other of being...

we have one party’s women’s section accusing...

Transparency is also part of energy security

Even with the abundance of energy that will be made available to the island,...

Even with the abundance of energy that will be made...

The media's role is also to engage

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an ‘existentialist crisis’ affecting the media, but his polarised example of a straight choice...

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an...

A national culture of dependency

The time has come for both these parties to put their money where their mouth is. The current war of words regarding Gaffarena is not only hypocritical, it is...

The time has come for both these parties to put their money...

Europe must have the courage to admit its failure

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission has issued a...

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission...

Maltese politics is stuck in traffic, too

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently afflicting...

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently...

Police reform more urgent than ever

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law and order, even a single case of dereliction of duty can seriously undermine public trust in an area...

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law...

Censorship is no substitute for enforcement

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced that his government...

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced...

A high-risk gamble

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a high-risk gamble the online gaming industry can be for countries that rely too heavily on it as...

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a...

Party financing: a lost opportunity

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been hamstrung by the failure of the two main political parties to ever agree on the finer details.

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been...