Separation of powers is long overdue
Given the events of the past three years alone – where the AG’s role has been repeatedly called into question – it is surprising that it even had to take an...
Complacency is not an option
Higher property prices mean that entrants into the home ownership market – mostly young couples – will find it much harder to buy, especially at a time when banks have...
Crossing the digital divide
Yes, teachers need to be valued more

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each with their individual life stories, aspirations and values, is no easy job. It requires an...

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each...

Transparency applies to the law courts, too
University has a lot to learn

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can dissect power and speak to it without fear or favour. If the University of Malta is not capable of...

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can...

The Farrugias’ fateful legacy

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can even be said to exist any longer, as a political force in this country

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can...

Revisiting the IIP

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the uncompromising attitudes of yesteryear: whereby ‘Maltese citizenship’ was considered a...

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the...

In need of a reality check

There are indications that more people are switching off from the usual allure of the political parties.

There are indications that more people are switching off...

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...