George Vella’s Constitutional holiday
The President’s actions on the IVF bill are representative of a much wider malaise, which has cropped up several times in the past; and which can only be expected to keep...
Europe’s gas crisis: a degree less in cooling
Gas savings can already be delivered in the summer by reducing the peak electricity consumption from cooling – easier said than done in 40-degree heat
Pumping the environment dry

In an atmosphere where planning laws are forever being relaxed, and blatant illegalities approved or sanctioned by the country’s designated environmental...

In an atmosphere where planning laws are forever being...

Not all discussions need a mandate

We debate other issues without a mandate. And this debate is needed more.

We debate other issues without a mandate. And this debate...

Malta must mend the fences

The country cannot continue to ignore the present antipathy in its regard within the European Parliament, even if the EP’s treatment of Malta is...

The country cannot continue to ignore the present antipathy...

Policing the police

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start cleaning up its own house - and to be seen doing so

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start...

Zonqor campus must be stopped

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean reversal of one of Joseph Muscat’s earliest policies. That, in itself, merits an explanation. If...

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean...

2018 should be a year of major reforms

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year (momentous for all the wrong reasons), to ensure that the new one starts on a happier, more productive...

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year...

A most deadly year

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia still has blood freshly dripping off the last page of this...

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the...

Justice not seen to be done

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia murder case is that the quality of the justice served by our law courts is influenced in no small...

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia...

‘Law and order’ begins at home

Marsa is the clearest example of ‘ghettoisation’, whereby entire communities of non-native residents have been confined to certain areas

Marsa is the clearest example...

Drugs and Justice

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug offenders to rehabilitate... while, in practice, refusing to give the rehabilitation process the...

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug...

Towards a genuine media reform

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major aspect of Malta's defamation laws, there are certinaly areas which can be improved

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major...

The only important thing now is closure

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case than justice for the Caruana Galizia family, or even the pursuit of truth for its own sake. There...

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case...

Panama, revisited

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the bi-partisan consensus out there: always capitalise on the failings of your enemy, even if it means...

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the...

Culture change needed on domestic violence

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new reality, or a reality...

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new...

Taking on Labour: opposing Muscat's growing supremacy

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing supremacy, it has to...

If an Opposition party is to fight Labour’s growing...

Desperate times call for desperate measures

According to statistics, Delia's approval rate is the lowest ever...

According to statistics, Delia's approval rate is the...

The EP resolution must be heeded

The European Parliament's resolution on Malta is important for us, and we should be mature enough to put aside political differences and accept...

The European Parliament's resolution on...

Malta should set its own ethical standards and get its act together

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for notoriety in the...

Rightly or wrongly, Malta has gained a reputation for...