A privatisation scandal
Apart from the law-courts, there is also the court of public opinion; government must surely realise that there is a limit to the people’s patience, when it comes to...
Public land belongs to the  public, not government
One struggles to comprehend why the Maltese government would care so such about private profits, and so little about Malta’s environment and urban well-being
Looking backwards to move forward

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address these issues has involved appointing a veteran from the Fenech Adami era – a classic case of...

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address...

Sleepwalking into an emergency

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and our political leaders – even though we find nobody who can translate the scientific knowledge...

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and...

A hotbed of conflicts of interest

To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created...

To date, our national approach to this has always been to...

Muscat must end the uncertainty

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should have a fixed term of 10 years and is arguably the first leader to have declared (not once, but...

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should...

The real criminals in the Sea-Watch saga

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of international law that caused the emergency in the first place. The Italian government’s attempts to...

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of...

A brave but delicate proposal

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having schools in Malta being “exam and test factories”. But its proposed alternatives have not...

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having...

Spring hunting referendum: No longer about the birds

MaltaToday, The Times of Malta and the Malta Independent call for abolition of...

MaltaToday, The Times of Malta and the Malta Independent...

The hunting lobby has lost all credibility

The tide of popular feeling has now decidedly turned against the hunters’...

The tide of popular feeling has now decidedly turned...

What makes us a nation?

Even today, 50 years later, the fundamental question of what makes us a nation is not easy to answer.

Even today, 50 years later, the fundamental question of...

Juncker’s risky Commission gamble

Given the Commission’s unflattering history when it comes to Commissioners placing their nation state’s interests above the responsibilities of...

Given the Commission’s unflattering history when it...

Raise transport subsidies, not fares

While Arriva did bring about positive improvements as regards pricing and greater discipline among drivers, it failed on the more basic aim of providing access...

While Arriva did bring about positive improvements as...

The controversy that won’t go away

If the contracts were drawn up correctly, responsibility should be shouldered by the periti who certified the works and by contractors who should pay for any...

If the contracts were drawn up correctly, responsibility...

Missing the wood for the trees

Former Enemalta chairman Alex Tranter’s arraignment on misuse of the company credit card is a separate issue which takes us no nearer or further from the...

Former Enemalta chairman Alex Tranter’s arraignment...

Democracy is not just about money

It is clear that the government-launched consultation process will amount to a stand-off between the three parties, and as a result will be inconclusive.

It is clear that the government-launched consultation...

Libya and the lessons of history

It remains a fact that many of the insurgent militias – including those associated with the most extreme and radical face of Islam – had been armed...

It remains a fact that many of the insurgent militias...

The taxpayer is owed an explanation

So far, a Freedom of Information request for the workings of the €4.2 million evaluation has been denied; but the police investigation report itself...

So far, a Freedom of Information request for the workings...

Minimum standards for care of the elderly

Given the demographic trends for the foreseeable future, and the implications...

Given the demographic trends for the foreseeable future,...

Minimum standards for care of the elderly

Given the demographic trends for the foreseeable future, and the implications...

Given the demographic trends for the foreseeable future,...