Malta’s tuna trade needs to be publicly investigated
The latest indications have raised serious questions about the manner in which the industry operates locally but they are by no means new
Drug policies need to target criminal networks
Surely, any serious discussion on legalisation should also discuss the need to counter a thriving, illegal, black market drug trade.
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...

In child abuse, silence hurts more than scandal

In such cases, the greatest erosion of trust may have less to do with the abuse...

In such cases, the greatest erosion of trust may have less...

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...