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 wartime budget

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient fire-power, at a glance, to at least kickstart a jittery economy, it may not be enough to see through a...

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient...

Abela must translate his 'enforcement' warnings into action

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a communal effort in which...

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a...

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...

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...

President of a changing republic

The President's office still retains an aura of quasi-sanctity, in a political climate where personal attacks and mudslinging are otherwise considered the...

The President's office still retains an aura of...

Too little, too late

Bearing in mind that this review had been sparked by at least one death as a result of shortcomings in Malta’s detention policy, it is little short of...

Bearing in mind that this review had been sparked by at...

The worst of the worst

An inquiry into the death of Mamadou Kamara lifted the lid on many of the systemic problems within Malta’s detention regime at the time

An inquiry into the death of Mamadou Kamara lifted the...

When the gunsmoke fades

Incoming Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela should pay close attention to the glaring administrative shortcomings this report has exposed within the...

Incoming Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela should...

Energy plan still clouded by uncertainty

The public needs greater reassurance that this reduction is, in fact, doable in the present economic climate

The public needs greater reassurance that this reduction...

Not business as usual

Prime Minister Muscat has so far resisted taking any decision, arguing that the inquiry must be concluded before the Opposition’s motion can be...

Prime Minister Muscat has so far resisted taking any...

Resignation culture still missing

By any standard this is a serious matter, and Mallia cannot claim to be entirely innocent, even if entirely exonerated by the inquiry, of any direct...

By any standard this is a serious matter, and Mallia cannot...

A budget overshadowed

In Busuttil’s speech there was an echo, however distant, of Eddie Fenech Adami’s 1986 declaration that the budget was “irrelevant” in...

In Busuttil’s speech there was an echo, however...

Ministerial responsibility by all means

 To say that the minister or any senior aide who is responsible in the ministry, should not resign because they were not directly involved is taking a dim...

 To say that the minister or any senior aide who is...

A state of the nation speech

The days ahead will surely lead to further discussion and scrutiny of the budget and a more profound examination of the accuracy of the estimates and targets...

The days ahead will surely lead to further discussion and...

Precarious work needs full-time solution

Action needs to be taken at both local (government) and international (EU) level, with a view to ensuring that all workers are entitled to benefit from the...

Action needs to be taken at both local (government) and...