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
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 country where the major...
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...

Leave or be shown the door

There is a big difference between the rules that govern how a court of law works, and the affect these have on all actors involved therein, and the rules that...

There is a big difference between the rules that govern how...

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...

More than words

More work needs to be done to achieve a truly inclusive society. But Joseph Muscat's verbal commitment must be translated into action, if his...

More work needs to be done to achieve a truly inclusive...

Higher penalties are not enough

As government forges ahead with its intention to open a spring hunting season this year, there are numerous indications that we are about to witness another...

As government forges ahead with its intention to open a...

Sanctioning government policy

If MEPA is to retain credibility as an environment and planning authority, it must convince the public that its decisions are indeed guided by the best...

If MEPA is to retain credibility as an environment and...

A test of EU leadership

If Europe wants to be taken seriously on the international stage it must show some leadership over Russia's annexation of Crima

If Europe wants to be taken seriously on the international...