Crime-fighting requires resources, not just words
Maltese criminality has evolved beyond the levels we were accustomed to in the past. Certainly, the general public is justified in feeling ‘less safe’, than ever...
Extremism might ‘get you somewhere’, in the end
The upshot, of course, is that nothing ever gets done at all, about the constant of encroachment of public land by greedy developers – or any analogous environmental issue,...
Wanted: independent regulators for our financial sector

Even if money-laundering is a Europe-wide – indeed, global –...

Even if money-laundering is a Europe-wide – indeed,...

A stop-gap measure, not a solution

Unless the EU adopts a uniform migration policy, acceptable to all members, we will continue to see populists gaining ground, and more incidents like the...

Unless the EU adopts a uniform migration policy, acceptable...

10 years later…

While the PN struggles with creating an alternative vision for governing, Muscat shows no signs of slowing down his own reformist pace; even after five...

While the PN struggles with creating an alternative vision...

Something’s got to give

The effects of construction emerge as a single category of concern within the top four national concerns. And when coupled with the environment in...

The effects of construction emerge as a single category of...

Priorities in a changing Malta

Perhaps the most striking statistic is an apparent spike in concerns with environmental degradation, coupled with the effects of the construction industry

Perhaps the most striking statistic is an apparent spike in...

A modern law for a contemporary issue

Ultimately, there is still room for a healthy debate on abortion: but it needs to centre less on dogmatic terms... and more on the fact that 21st century...

Ultimately, there is still room for a healthy debate on...

A salary raise for teachers and police officers

Now more than ever, particular attention has to be given to young people; a...

Now more than ever, particular attention has to be given to...

Punishing Montebello is not what the Church needs

The question many others will be asking is whether Montebello should abide by...

The question many others will be asking is whether...

Road safety must be top priority

When it comes to road safety, the need for a zero-tolerance approach has to start now. As we were rightly shocked to see on Tuesday, these are matters of life...

When it comes to road safety, the need for a zero-tolerance...

Malta’s political identity crisis

The role of an Opposition party is to do more than merely dissect the country’s current problems; just as the identity of an Opposition party must be...

The role of an Opposition party is to do more than merely...

A SLAPP action too far

If the Maltese courts uphold decisions delivered in a UK court on defamation actions, the consequences for the free press and Maltese democracy would be...

If the Maltese courts uphold decisions delivered in a UK...

Delia needs to outline a vision

'Beyond the drummed-up feel-good factor at Sunday’s conference opening, there has so far been little to indicate how Delia proposes to turn his...

'Beyond the drummed-up feel-good factor at...

Hysteria is no basis for law

Ongoing assisted fertility debate is ignoring need for IVF law that reflects standards of modern science

Ongoing assisted fertility debate is ignoring need for IVF...

Prosperity, but not for all

Economic growth is creating jobs and generating wealth; but it also fuels a construction boom that has led to higher property and (especially) rental prices

Economic growth is creating jobs and generating wealth; but...

Out with the truth, and with the lies

The truth or otherwise of a situation cannot be ascertained by the number of people who attend a mass-meeting. This charade has gone on long enough: the only...

The truth or otherwise of a situation cannot be ascertained...

‘Eerie silence’ is not an answer

Muscat must be seen to be fighting to clear Malta’s name on the international circuit. This is simply not happening, and the country needs to be told why

Muscat must be seen to be fighting to clear Malta’s...

‘Normality’ can sometimes be abnormal

To doggedly retain Mizzi and Schembri even now, in the light of the latest...

To doggedly retain Mizzi and Schembri even now, in the...

Six months later...

This should serve as an eye-opener for those who hoped the ‘business as usual’ strategy will work today, as it has always worked in the past

This should serve as an eye-opener for those who hoped the...