‘An overblown, press-created hysteria’
The general public would be far better served by paying more attention to the advice of medical professionals, than to unnecessary scare-mongering on the social media
Blood on our hands
Just like the 2003 pushback to Eritrea, carried out by the Nationalist administration, once again the Maltese government has blood on its hands
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...

A new definition of ‘compromise’

Democratic exercises such as elections and referendums are not subject to the whims and fancies of the prime minister of the time.

Democratic exercises such as elections and referendums are...

Libel as intimidation

The message, this time emanating from the police and law courts as much as from the hunters themselves, is that anyone who tries to stand up to the practice of...

The message, this time emanating from the police and law...

A disappointing performance

By refusing to give any clear answers to specific questions, both Vella and the Commission president have sent out ominous and ambiguous messages regarding the...

By refusing to give any clear answers to specific...

Spring hunting referendum: No longer about the birds

MaltaToday, The Times of Malta and the Malta Independent call for abolition of...

MaltaToday, The Times of Malta and the Malta Independent...

The hunting lobby has lost all credibility

The tide of popular feeling has now decidedly turned against the hunters’...

The tide of popular feeling has now decidedly turned...

What makes us a nation?

Even today, 50 years later, the fundamental question of what makes us a nation is not easy to answer.

Even today, 50 years later, the fundamental question of...

Juncker’s risky Commission gamble

Given the Commission’s unflattering history when it comes to Commissioners placing their nation state’s interests above the responsibilities of...

Given the Commission’s unflattering history when it...

Raise transport subsidies, not fares

While Arriva did bring about positive improvements as regards pricing and greater discipline among drivers, it failed on the more basic aim of providing access...

While Arriva did bring about positive improvements as...

The controversy that won’t go away

If the contracts were drawn up correctly, responsibility should be shouldered by the periti who certified the works and by contractors who should pay for any...

If the contracts were drawn up correctly, responsibility...

Missing the wood for the trees

Former Enemalta chairman Alex Tranter’s arraignment on misuse of the company credit card is a separate issue which takes us no nearer or further from the...

Former Enemalta chairman Alex Tranter’s arraignment...

Democracy is not just about money

It is clear that the government-launched consultation process will amount to a stand-off between the three parties, and as a result will be inconclusive.

It is clear that the government-launched consultation...

Libya and the lessons of history

It remains a fact that many of the insurgent militias – including those associated with the most extreme and radical face of Islam – had been armed...

It remains a fact that many of the insurgent militias...