An election-eve, environmental epiphany
It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make atones for that...
Not a deliberate strategy, but indicative nonetheless
The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some localities may be more revealing of other political realities of relevance to this campaign and is probably more indicative of...
We must protect jobs: including fishermen

The Maltese government should immediately call for ministerial-level talks with...

The Maltese government should immediately call for...

Tackling financial crime

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution bottleneck on money laundering and tax evasion?

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution...

Scooters should be encouraged, not penalised

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new way of travelling that...

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new...

Enough really is enough

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception that people are living in fear inside their own homes; and that the situation is being tolerated...

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception...

Crackdowns should be on criminals, not victims

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should not have been the...

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should...

Public officials must be open to public scrutiny

Not only has there been no attempt to make the declaration exercise more...

Not only has there been no attempt to make the declaration...

No ordinary war

There is a paradox, no doubt well known to terrorists, whereby the only way to respond to attacks on Western liberal democracy is to limit and curtail...

There is a paradox, no doubt well known to terrorists,...

Pardons do not solve crimes

It is abundantly clear that the ‘truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth’ has not yet emerged in the oil procurement case

It is abundantly clear that the ‘truth, the whole...

A battle worth fighting

One cannot represent both liberals and conservatives, or appeal to both environmentalists and the construction industry. Yet both parties attempt to do...

One cannot represent both liberals and conservatives, or...

The election campaign starter pistol

The truth is that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s administration is reeling from a blow that may well have fatal long-term consequences. 

The truth is that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s...

Between principle and political reality

‘Panamagate’ touches on several crucial endemic problems with our political system, first and foremost the question of accountability

‘Panamagate’ touches on several crucial endemic...

A government in denial

The Prime Minister must come to terms with the seriousness of the situation for another reason: ‘Panamagate’ has also exposed glaring...

The Prime Minister must come to terms with the seriousness...

Good governance cannot be an empty pledge

A warning shot has been fired across the bows of Prime Minister Joseph...

A warning shot has been fired across the bows of Prime...

A question of trust

Mizzi must make a full disclosure, declare his assets in his register of assets, and then close the operations

Mizzi must make a full disclosure, declare his assets in...

The Church’s position is indefensible

The paper launched by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in person was so illogical and unsound, that its authors felt the need to ‘clarify’ their...

The paper launched by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in...

Parliament must be above suspicion

Recent revelations have unfortunately cemented a perception of nepotism and political cronyism having infiltrated even the country’s most sensitive...

Recent revelations have unfortunately cemented a perception...

Technocrats are not the solution

If such powers of appointment are granted to the Prime Minister, it would effectively mean that our electoral system would be up to a point misleading

If such powers of appointment are granted to the Prime...

Euthanasia: time for mature debate

When dealing with terminal, degenerative conditions such as ALS – and there are many others – Malta has traditionally avoided discussing whether...

When dealing with terminal, degenerative conditions such as...