A warning of ‘bigger things to come’
If the institutions are truly working, however, people like Frederick Azzopardi would not need any show of support to make their case in court
The great influx in context
Crucially, however, the census should bring about a realisation that Malta is no longer homogenous – if indeed it ever was - but includes different cultures and realities,...
The rise of ‘social media rule’

If government uses social media to bypass advertising spending in newspapers, it would be deliberately debilitating the newspaper industry’s...

If government uses social media to bypass...

Silence will not make the issue go away

Muscat said nothing about the matter until three years after both Pilatus Bank and Sadr himself came to public attention. Why did the news have to be revealed...

Muscat said nothing about the matter until three years...

Pilatus: the headache that won’t go away

The Malta Financial Services Authority has ordered the removal of Ali Sadr...

The Malta Financial Services Authority has ordered the...

Laws are useless without enforcement

 We have in many ways improved our traffic infrastructure over the years: perhaps it is time to revise our traffic policing methods accordingly

 We have in many ways improved our traffic...

‘Instant vilification’ is not ‘discussion’

To call pro-choice women ‘murderers’ and ‘animals’ does...

To call pro-choice women ‘murderers’ and...

A political pension bombshell

The Bill, which would have allowed MPs to claim a parliamentary pension after serving just one legislature seemed to confirm popular suspicions that both sides...

The Bill, which would have allowed MPs to claim a...

A new class of poverty

Government would do well to remember that it is there to improve the country’s lot... not just its own.

Government would do well to remember that it is there to...

A game changer for Malta

Following the outcomes of Italy's national election, one can only expect relations between the two countries to be frosty, under such circumstances.

Following the outcomes of Italy's national election,...

A small victory for common sense

Access to open spaces is more than just a luxury: it is a fundamental prerequisite, and with proper planning policies in place, it should not be too difficult...

Access to open spaces is more than just a luxury: it is a...

Clientelism – the bane of Maltese politics

 It is undeniable that many people regard politicians as a means to an...

 It is undeniable that many people regard politicians...

A perversion of the democratic principle

Paying the private sector for consultancy is tantamount to paying a lobbyist to influence decision-making, in a way that is obviously going to be beneficial to...

Paying the private sector for consultancy is tantamount to...

Everything is permissible

 Hardly a day goes by without a reminder of our cultural past being consigned to demolition, with no regard for the resulting overbuilt environment

 Hardly a day goes by without a reminder of our...

Grief must run its full course

To suppress the manifestation of national grief for Daphne Caruana Galizia, would not only be an affront to ordinary human decency. It would also be recklessly...

To suppress the manifestation of national grief for Daphne...

Mental illness is no laughing matter

While jokes like this can’t be condoned, they should serve as a reminder that more needs to be done on mental health, rather than an excuse to direct...

While jokes like this can’t be condoned, they should...

Malta’s misplaced identity debate

Foreigners who live, work and pay taxes in Malta are denied the possibility to at least apply for citizenship; while the wealthy are encouraged to simply buy a...

Foreigners who live, work and pay taxes in Malta are denied...

Transparency is an obligation, not a choice

Is the government bound to pay hefty penalties? Should it renege on its...

Is the government bound to pay hefty penalties? Should it...

Trolling the offenders

To be truly advocates of freedom and openness, solidarity and diversity, we must use our voice to challenge the trolls, racists and fascists; but also to...

To be truly advocates of freedom and openness, solidarity...

A SLAPP in the face of justice

Surely, we can at least reach consensus on the core issue at stake: the importance of the free press remaining free

Surely, we can at least reach consensus on the core issue...