Brave new technological world
Much of what was once considered ‘science fiction’ is, in fact, now becoming reality. Artificial intelligence has already crept into the mainstream by way of computer...
One does not safeguard rights by infringing others
Overplaying the abortion card

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party leader would resort to playing this card. This is, after all, not the first time that the PN has...

It is perhaps to be expected that the Nationalist Party...

Parks are needed where people live

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the lack of any breathing space from fumes and construction in one's own locality

No amount of distant public parks can compensate for the...

Small parties not making inroads

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are struggling to make inroads. One cannot ignore the structural imbalance against third parties in a...

One must therefore question why the smaller parties are...

An election-eve, environmental epiphany

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government that has grossly neglected the state of Malta’s natural environment, would attempt to make...

It was almost to be expected, therefore, that a government...

Not a deliberate strategy, but indicative nonetheless

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some localities may be more...

The decrease in the number of PN candidates in some...

Construction sector reforms have failed

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the country's regulatory apparatuse to do its job

The one thing we clearly cannot do is rely on the...

The Church in a changing world

Catholicism is changing, and the good news for the Maltese Church is that is has now both an indication of the pulse of Maltese Catholicism, and also the...

Catholicism is changing, and the good news for the Maltese...

Throwing money at private health

Both Joseph Muscat and Simon Busuttil should refrain from promising that taxpayers’ money should be siphoned to the private medical sector to address a...

Both Joseph Muscat and Simon Busuttil should refrain from...

Defending the indefensible

By disseminating private, compromising photos with a view to damaging the victim’s reputation – possibly even getting him fired – Cyrus...

By disseminating private, compromising photos with a view...

The future of employment

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil has already declared that he is opposed to an increase in NI contributions to finance maternity leave; but while this may...

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil has already declared that...

Mostly positive on the economic front

The really good news is that the economic growth projected in the EC forecast should give the government the protective financial cushion...

The really good news is that the economic growth...

Malta in a changing Europe
A PR disaster for Malta

On huntintg, it is inconceivable that the Opposition party has so far failed to take a clear stand on an issue where political opposition is very sorely needed.

On huntintg, it is inconceivable that the Opposition party...

Stop politicizing the environment

The Maltese government, under both Nationalist and labour administrations, has consistently championed the cause of spring hunting ever since the early 1990s,...

The Maltese government, under both Nationalist and labour...

Shop till you drop

We should be mindful of the social consequences of a free-for-all in all sectors. There is more at stake to the issue than merely meeting the demands of shop...

We should be mindful of the social consequences of a...

Making (and missing) history

By abstaining in Monday’s vote, the PN projected the image of a static party which is simply too afraid to take a step in either direction

By abstaining in Monday’s vote, the PN projected the...

A question of prudence

The Tanti-Zahra case has unfortunately provoked both these reactions, and as such has placed its finger upon the very borderline between what is prudent and...

The Tanti-Zahra case has unfortunately provoked both these...

To stream or not to stream

If recent history has taught us anything at all about the education sector, it is that it does not take too kindly to sudden jolts.

If recent history has taught us anything at all about the...