The fight for equality is not over yet
It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is now up to Edward Zammit Lewis to strengthen what has already been achieved and to reach higher and continue to drive...
Lawlessness on the high seas?
In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with motoring on land, the regulations and enforcement have not evolved in step with the boating revolution itself
Continuity won, but some change is inevitable

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have...

From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime...

A new political season for Malta

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that...

Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the...

A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

A breakdown of national trust

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

‘Low and below specification’

Exactly why the FMS would be so keen to exonerate the suppliers and developers of any serious structural issues that may later arise, is a question that has...

Exactly why the FMS would be so keen to exonerate the...

Justice is not a game

With the justice minister enjoying almost plenipotentiary powers to appoint magistrates without explanation and or transparency, it is hard to resist the...

With the justice minister enjoying almost plenipotentiary...

Air Malta must remain a national asset

The government remains committed to turning the company around and make it “commercially viable by 2016” – but past efforts, including a...

The government remains committed to turning the company...

A credibility test for Muscat

Initially, the choice of the Zonqor site for the development of a new university campus was presented as a provisional decision, with the government claiming...

Initially, the choice of the Zonqor site for the...

A blessing in disguise for the PN

The recent resignation of former Gozo Minister Giovanna Debono from the Nationalist Party – but not from parliament, where she retains the seat she won...

The recent resignation of former Gozo Minister Giovanna...

Time to move beyond political feudalism

This was the second high-level political resignation in the past year, after former Home Affairs minister Manuel Mallia was made to step down following an...

This was the second high-level political resignation in the...

Breathing relevance into the Presidency

Since becoming President of the Republic, former social policy minister Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has certainly not allowed the position to influence her...

Since becoming President of the Republic, former social...

A bold step in the right direction

Even if it comes late in the day, it is welcome news if Parliament takes the step to debate a policy for the protection of public land – especially the...

Even if it comes late in the day, it is welcome news if...

Spring hunting issue far from settled

 Despite a meagre season for migration this spring, hunters still managed to pepper the season with irregularities.

 Despite a meagre season for migration this spring,...

Migration requires a long-term vision

After so many years of virtually ignoring the issue, it makes a welcome change that Europe finally intends to address the problem head-on. 

After so many years of virtually ignoring the issue, it...

Human trafficking is the symptom, not the cause

EU heads of state and government will convene in Brussels tomorrow for an...

EU heads of state and government will convene in Brussels...

Councils: Something to think about

Traditionally, opposition parties have always fared better at council level; yet it was also not expected of the PN to gain a majority.

Traditionally, opposition parties have always fared better...