Risking on COVID-19 could be economically lethal
Just as a total lockdown could not have been the answer to Malta’s health emergency, a total return to the ‘business as usual’ approach, at this delicate stage,...
‘Open for business’: but at what cost to public health?
It is manifestly unfair that, while people are expected to maintain social distancing rules in small places and where only a few people gather such as shops, or even Mass...
Contempt of court, or gagging order?

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is, in fact, robust enough to avoid being unduly influenced by such observations

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is,...

There is no ‘vaccine’ for corruption

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to start talking about a return to some form of institutional normality...

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19...

COVID-19 also reminded us of what is truly important

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods and services must...

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods...

Easier to attack the press, than to confront the facts

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find themselves under...

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find...

Behind the affront

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to resort to false, moralistic premises to sack people who are considered to be valid, internal critics

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to...

The inquiry must reach its conclusions unhindered

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time limit is now used as a...

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time...

Tax cuts are not the only answer

Tax cuts for middle earners may make a lot of political sense, but it remains a traditional approach to an issue which would be better confronted with...

Tax cuts for middle earners may make a lot of political...

Let’s not lose sight of humanity

By courting the super-rich, and treating the lowest strata of society as criminals, the government is sending out the message that human dignity is only...

By courting the super-rich, and treating the lowest strata...

Anger must be channelled, not ignored

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison d’etre: if they continue to ignore popular angst in favour of a corrupt establishment, we can...

Moderate political parties must rediscover their own raison...

Justice is not a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than others, otherwise, we shall be left to conclude that justice is a game

The law cannot be seen to serve some defendants better than...

Barack Obama, a hard act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed the face of the America, he may yet prove a very tough act to follow

With Obama's accomplishments having indeed changed...

Expropriation can only be justified for public use

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the national interest, the...

Though ostensibly presented as a project serving the...

Are we taking organised crime seriously enough?

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if a child is killed...

One can only imagine the national reaction in Malta if...

Paceville: The cart before the high-rise horse

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s scarcest...

The Labour government seems to be treating Malta’s...

On judging others by one’s yardstick

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that any press story which negatively portrays his own party, is automatically an attack on democracy...

The implications of Simon Busuttil’s attack are that...

Panama Papers: More than just offshore

To reflect the European spirit at work inside Brussels’s PANA committee, a Maltese parliamentary committee would mean having MPs speak of all...

To reflect the European spirit at work inside...

Budget 2017: ‘No one left behind’

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails to answer fundamental questions

Budget 2017 provides many short term solutions, but fails...

Social budget that addresses pensioner and low-income earners

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by growing tourism...

The 2017 Budget rides on a booming economy shouldered by...