Public scrutiny long overdue
The announcement of a Public Appointments Act is both timely and highly commendable; questions however remain as to whether the proposal – which is still at draft stage...
Mutiny in the Opposition
Certainly it is not ‘unusual’ for incoming party leaders to face internal dissent among warring factions. But such tensions are normally shielded from public view......
Unhappy New Year

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the prevailing political and economic models have failed, yet there has been no discernible effort to...

Wherever one looks, there are indications that the...

Mental health is a social, not just personal issue

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least strive to be more...

Society can never aim to be perfect but it should at least...

Christmas in Aleppo

A long-term peaceful solution is not on the cards for the foreseeable future but for the sake of the innocent people caught up in this ghastly inferno, the...

A long-term peaceful solution is not on the cards for the...

Her boldest speech yet

The President of the Republic yesterday delivered what many will agree was her most hard-hitting speech to date, and we ignore it at our peril

The President of the Republic yesterday delivered what many...

Positions of mistrust

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding, only full transparency can deliver a better and more honest service

In an atmosphere where public trust is constantly eroding,...

It’s about accountability and public standards

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a systemic overhaul...

FTS: The problem is of a systemic, recurring nature. Only a...

Time to review citizenship laws

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than obscene at a time when millions of people are trying to pour into Europe from under-developed or...

Malta’s controversial IIP scheme is nothing less than...

Climate of abnormality

This election takes place under the most surreal of circumstances, where allegations built around circumstantial evidence have set in motion a chain of events...

This election takes place under the most surreal of...

Sense of irresponsibility

Muscat’s decision to call a snap election is highly irresponsible because he should have waited for the outcome of the inquiry to be known to all before...

Muscat’s decision to call a snap election is highly...

A matter of authenticity

Even without the proven accusation of bribery, Joseph Muscat’s cavalier attitude on Panamagate undermines the credibility of the prime minister and...

Even without the proven accusation of bribery, Joseph...

Transparency needed now more than ever

Malta needs to upgrade its transparency standards across the board

Malta needs to upgrade its transparency standards across...

An institutional failure

While correct journalism demands the publication of documentation and proof, proper governance demands prompt rather than delayed action

While correct journalism demands the publication of...

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