Towards a fairer and more just society
As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by Malta's politically-charged news cycle, as journalists we are often staggered at how little certain news...
To have and have not, at Christmas
There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic well-being only through the Gross Domestic Product. That view looks only at the ‘haves’, and ignores the...
Tourism is not just about numbers
What the Maltese want...
‘Majority rule’ is not democracy
MaltaToday Staff

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than ‘trees’… but is it in their long-term benefit to have more of the former, and less...

A majority may indeed value ‘cars’ more than...

Put up, or shut up

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his stamp of authority. As for his detractors, they must now put up or shut up. If they are unable to do...

Above all, Delia must give the parliamentary group his...

The fight for equality is not over yet

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is now up to Edward Zammit Lewis to strengthen what has already been achieved and to reach higher and...

It would be a mistake to believe the job is done and it is...

Lawlessness on the high seas?

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with motoring on land, the regulations and enforcement have not evolved in step with the boating...

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with...

Nothing to declare

If Malta wishes to abide by the conditions it accepted when ratifying the UN convention against corruption, the annual declaration of assets must be upgraded...

If Malta wishes to abide by the conditions it accepted when...

Same problem, different ‘solution’

One would like to think that MPs on either side of the House are above the temptation to avail of their powers and privileges in order to favour their own...

One would like to think that MPs on either side of the...

It’s about more than numbers

Speaking about unsustainable numbers means automatically that the government has a limit in mind; Muscat should come clean, therefore, and say what he thinks...

Speaking about unsustainable numbers means automatically...

Migration: Fuelling the flames

Muscat's proposal to openly defy international law has clearly divided Labour’s previously impregnable support base.

Muscat's proposal to openly defy international law has...

Governments are not above the law

Muscat's cavalier disregard for human rights is not the sort of thing one associates with the sort of country many of us would like to see Malta evolving into;...

Muscat's cavalier disregard for human rights is not the...

The source of the matter

The European Convention on Human Rights has been entrenched in Malta’s constitution since 1987, yet in 2013, Malta still lacks some very basic and...

The European Convention on Human Rights has been entrenched...

All cards on the table, please

The Bahamas, like Switzerland, enjoys a reputation as a haven for precisely such undisclosed bank accounts and dubious transactions. This does not exactly help...

The Bahamas, like Switzerland, enjoys a reputation as a...

A question of consistency

Transparency and accountability were major planks in the Labour Party’s election campaign. Now that Muscat is prime minister, he must hold his own government...

Transparency and accountability were major planks in the...

PBS needs an earthquake

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has promised another ‘earthquake of change’. Given the degree to which his earlier, identical promise (in 2008) was ignored by...

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has promised another...

Good governance thrown over the bridge

The OPM did not confirm whether it was aware that China Communications Construction Company was blacklisted before MaltaToday revealed this yesterday.

The OPM did not confirm whether it was aware that China...

His first hundred days

The first hundred days of any administration traditionally constitute a litmus test.

The first hundred days of any administration traditionally...

A very predictable pickle

In a sense, the entire issue surrounding Franco Mercieca and the ‘limited waiver’ reads like the chronicle of a fiasco foretold.

In a sense, the entire issue surrounding Franco Mercieca...