A time for civic responsibility
Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities that saw us through those dark times so effectively. We did it 70 years ago; and now we are called upon to do it again
Looking beyond the immediate crisis
This is ultimately a crisis; and as with all the past crises Malta has had to endure, our ability to overcome it will depend how responsibly we behave today
A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...

The price of maladministration

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s arguably heavy-handed and overbearing pressure… the fact remains that we have no one but...

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s...

Still far to go for gender equality

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to participate in public life without harassment; to determine their own futures, unfettered by...

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to...

Too late, but not  too little

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has finally sprung into action – even if so late in the day – remains an important step in the...

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has...

Government is not a business

Had the government allowed matters to proceed in court it would have rightfully taken back a property valued at €500 per square metre.

Had the government allowed matters to proceed in court it...

In praise of the principle

Side-lining the obvious media sensation of the fact that the accounts in question were located in Switzerland, we can only say that it is a singular act...

Side-lining the obvious media sensation of the fact that...

Taxation and morality

There is no doubt that the political class has to be transparent and assure their constituencies that they adhered with Malta’s tax laws.

There is no doubt that the political class has to be...

Missing the wood for the trees

Every ‘scandal’ is grist to the electoral mill for politicians, and Gonzi knows this perhaps more than any other politician.

Every ‘scandal’ is grist to the electoral mill...

Shooting the messenger is not an option

In January 2013, MaltaToday published a cache of emails which revealed how former MOBC chief Frank Sammut had received a bribe from oil giant Trafigura in 2003...

In January 2013, MaltaToday published a cache of emails...

It’s about more than two seats

The way the discussion has since developed indicates that we are very far from solving the underlying systemic problems that make our cumbersome electoral...

The way the discussion has since developed indicates that...

Partners in crime

Under the scheme on offer, people are invited to pay hefty fines running into the hundreds of thousands of euros in order to ‘regularise’ the...

Under the scheme on offer, people are invited to pay hefty...

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...