Words must be translated into policies
Nonetheless, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s speech, though late in the day, set the right tone for a meaningful debate to take place. But our collective response cannot be...
‘Putting children at risk’
One must also point out that the State – which has a Constitutional obligation to provide free education in Malta – is duty-bound to ascertain that the same level of...
Delaying resignation will increase confusion

Unless Joseph Muscat resigns – and resigns now – chaos will...

Unless Joseph Muscat resigns – and resigns now...

Malta’s most trying moment, a nightmare before Christmas
Matthew Vella

The spirit of national protest must be all the more respected and protected....

The spirit of national protest must be all the more...

The Faustian Pact that brought down the edifice
Matthew Vella

Muscat must leave Labour now, Keith Schembri must be investigated now

Muscat must leave Labour now, Keith Schembri must be...

The Prime Minister’s position is untenable
Matthew Vella

The stage is set for Muscat’s exit, and the chance for Labour to save the...

The stage is set for Muscat’s exit, and the chance...

Muscat cannot wash himself clean of the impunity he has blessed
Matthew Vella

Even if he does remove Schembri and Mizzi, the political sacrifice will not...

Even if he does remove Schembri and Mizzi, the political...

A brave initiative that must deliver an outcome

Though any step that can bring closure to this case is to be welcomed,...

Though any step that can bring closure to this case is to...

No toying with democracy

In a democracy, the cancellation of an election at any level can only set alarm bells ringing.

In a democracy, the cancellation of an election at any...

Deafening silence on Israeli crisis

We have seen how the same international community which responded so decisively in Libya has been reluctant to involve itself in other equally volatile...

We have seen how the same international community which...

The cost of trade with China

Surely a puritanical argument against trade and cooperation with countries which do not fit our definition of democracy does not hold water. But that does not...

Surely a puritanical argument against trade and cooperation...

An overdue step in the right direction

No one can deny that our approach to this issue on a legislative level has to date been highly irrational: guided for the most part by political considerations...

No one can deny that our approach to this issue on a...

A culture of condoning irregularities

Nowhere is this culture more visible than in the widespread cavalier disregard for planning policies and regulations by both developers and the national...

Nowhere is this culture more visible than in the widespread...

Not quite Dubai, but almost

Comparisons are inevitable, and Muscat’s choice will surely have struck a slightly dissonant chord.

Comparisons are inevitable, and Muscat’s choice will...

Political parties are not above the law

Even as the Nationalist and Labour parties spent years arguing over their respective plans to ‘rescue’ the State energy corporation, both were...

Even as the Nationalist and Labour parties spent years...

White Rocks, or white elephant?

While one welcomes the fact that a call for expressions of interest has been issued this time round, one cannot but express concern about the fact that the...

While one welcomes the fact that a call for expressions of...

Integration is not an option

As has been rightly pointed out elsewhere, the single greatest barrier to integration remains fear… and the unknown is the primary case for fear in any...

As has been rightly pointed out elsewhere, the single...

The Iraqi crisis calls for a global approach

So far news reporters have been reluctant to modify their terminology...

So far news reporters have been reluctant to modify their...

There is more than one kind of ‘worth’

If the Muscat administration wants to live up to its earlier promise of a just...

If the Muscat administration wants to live up to its...

Malta needs to confront its weight problem

Local and international studies suggest that weight problems, in particular...

Local and international studies suggest that weight...