Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost
It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in Europe; but sadly, that seems to be the only way to get member states acting on finding common...
A culture of normalised hate-speech
It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of racially-motivated...
Abela must translate his 'enforcement' warnings into action

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a communal effort in which...

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a...

A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...

The price of maladministration

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s arguably heavy-handed and overbearing pressure… the fact remains that we have no one but...

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s...

Still far to go for gender equality

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to participate in public life without harassment; to determine their own futures, unfettered by...

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to...

Of censorship and cyberbullying

The recent clash between Brikkuni vocalist Mario Vella and OPM aide and blogger Glenn Bedingfield has once again exposed the limitations of freedom of speech

The recent clash between Brikkuni vocalist Mario Vella and...

We cannot afford another Frontex failure

Described as ‘the worst shipwreck in years’ by the International Organisation for Migration, this latest catastrophe points towards a dramatic...

Described as ‘the worst shipwreck in years’ by...

Brexit: the consequences

Politically, the impact of Brexit is likely to be even more earth-shattering than the economic consequences

Politically, the impact of Brexit is likely to be even more...

After the earthquake

The consequences of Britain’s decision to pull out of the EU are nothing if not far-reaching and momentous

The consequences of Britain’s decision to pull out of...

Overplaying the abortion card

Stressing that the morning-after pill was not abortive, Serracino Inglott also confirmed that pills with the same active ingredients and mode of action were...

Stressing that the morning-after pill was not abortive,...

‘Remain’ remains the sensible choice

The 'remain' campaign may win the battle on purely factual grounds

The 'remain' campaign may win the battle on...

If ‘sex sells’, it should be regulated

In recent years there has been a spate of suicides associated with the failure...

In recent years there has been a spate of suicides...

Malta needs a proper planning policy

A reform of policies is expected from an alternative government which promises to be greener

A reform of policies is expected from an alternative...

A vision of one’s own

We do not know much else about the new Democratic Party, besides its leadership

We do not know much else about the new Democratic Party,...

Setting the libel record straight

Failure to distinguish between politically exposed persons and public figures who are not politically exposed is very often the cause for libel suits

Failure to distinguish between politically exposed...

The untouchables

There is a lacuna that must be addressed with urgency: public servants, and chairpersons/officials of public entities and national agencies such as the MFSA,...

There is a lacuna that must be addressed with urgency:...

Who calls the shots on hunting?

The government’s decision to impose a moratorium on turtle dove hunting speaks volumes about the bizarre political realities

The government’s decision to impose a moratorium on...