The courage to rectify past mistakes
The government would be wise to rekindle a proposal made in one of its own budgets, and set up a public agency that would be responsible for tracking contractual obligations...
The institutional rot still runs deep
Like the rotten fish of the Maltese idiom, the stench must be addressed at its head. Without strong moral leadership there can be no revolution inside the police force
A leadership election, without leadership

On both sides of the divide, it seems the one thing that has been conspicuously...

On both sides of the divide, it seems the one thing that...

Prison should be a place of reform, not retribution

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so cavalierly disregards...

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so...

Bernard Grech’s ‘carelessness’ may prove costly

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to mention his nonchalance...

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to...

Abela risks being dragged down by Muscat’s legacy

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are currently living in,...

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are...

The risks of prostitution reform

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by experts and social workers with clear knowledge of what is happening in the field. Anything less would...

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by...

Justice for Daphne is justice for Malta

‘Justice for Daphne is justice for Malta’: a simple affirmation that need not unravel the progressive achievements of the decade, but demand a...

‘Justice for Daphne is justice for Malta’: a...

Isolated in more than one sense

The results of the Greek elections have been interpreted as a major disruption of the economic direction in which the eurozone – of which Malta forms...

The results of the Greek elections have been interpreted as...

Transparency is a commitment, not a choice

Briefly put, the electorate doesn’t need the Labour government to remind...

Briefly put, the electorate doesn’t need the Labour...

A warning shot across the bows

The rise of Syriza in Greece also reflects the failure of the aforementioned policy to reverse the slowdown which has strangled the Greek economy

The rise of Syriza in Greece also reflects the failure of...

Stopping the rot

At this point, we must either resign ourselves to powerlessness in the face of an unsavoury culture that infects various strata of society… or we must...

At this point, we must either resign ourselves to...

'Begging your pardon'

As many had long suspected, the fuel procurement scandal revealed the existence of a deep-rooted culture of ‘give and take’ that pervaded parts of...

As many had long suspected, the fuel procurement scandal...

In need of a game changer

The change in leadership of June 2013 has clearly not worked to reverse the political tide for the party in opposition. Unless this changes, the prospects of a...

The change in leadership of June 2013 has clearly not...

The real price of freedom

What set the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo apart from other media was the bravery and tenacity with which it pursued its editorial mission even in...

What set the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo...

Lost in translation

Malta's fifth referendum, to be held on 11 April, will mark the first instance of a referendum held to abrogate, or annul, a law

Malta's fifth referendum, to be held on 11 April,...

Violence towards women is not a game

In a bizarre twist, the questionable initiative of a local football club very quickly turned into a political controversy in its own right, as various...

In a bizarre twist, the questionable initiative of a local...

2015: a year of change?

One thing 2015 is also likely to illustrate is that public expectation from politics as a whole will also be higher.

One thing 2015 is also likely to illustrate is that public...

Fifteen years of MaltaToday

As 2014 draws to an end, so does the 15th year of MaltaToday’s existence as an independent newspaper. 

As 2014 draws to an end, so does the 15th year of...

An eventful, if unhappy, year

This year we have seen a dramatic escalation of tension and conflict in various parts of the world. 

This year we have seen a dramatic escalation of tension and...