Let’s not repeat last year’s mistakes
Until the vaccination programme is well underway, caution must be advised against any unnecessary social interaction that could lead to a rise in COVID cases
Without soul-searching, apologies are useless
This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour should not be an act of self-flagellation, but rather a way of ensuring that the party can avoid such things happening...
An ‘escape clause’ from which there is no ‘escape’

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape clause’ which...

Why, exactly, did Konrad Mizzi negotiate an ‘escape...

Violent words lead to violent crimes

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that the preponderance of such comments online makes it almost impossible for the authorities to actually...

Hate-speech has been normalised to such a degree that...

‘Fairness’ can only be achieved through social reform

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if it departs from the...

In short, the PN’s vision can only be compelling if...

Why Byron Camilleri has to go

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull by the horns when dealing with Col. Alex Dalli

Minister Byron Camilleri stopped short of taking the bull...

Even ‘revolving doors’ have to be investigated

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to be connected to...

Muscat’s dealings with a Swiss firm that appears to...

PAC: playpen of democracy

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides. While Konrad Mizzi was trying to score points with Labour grassroots, the truth is that he was...

Last week’s PAC was a failure on all sides....

The media's role is also to engage

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an ‘existentialist crisis’ affecting the media, but his polarised example of a straight choice...

Muscat may well have a point when he talks of an...

A national culture of dependency

The time has come for both these parties to put their money where their mouth is. The current war of words regarding Gaffarena is not only hypocritical, it is...

The time has come for both these parties to put their money...

Europe must have the courage to admit its failure

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission has issued a...

Reacting to this umpteenth tragedy, the European Commission...

Maltese politics is stuck in traffic, too

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently afflicting...

There are indications that the traffic congestion currently...

Police reform more urgent than ever

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law and order, even a single case of dereliction of duty can seriously undermine public trust in an area...

As the chief entity responsible for the enforcement of law...

Censorship is no substitute for enforcement

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced that his government...

Earlier this month, Justice Minister Owen Bonnici announced...

A high-risk gamble

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a high-risk gamble the online gaming industry can be for countries that rely too heavily on it as...

This week’s events have clearly demonstrated what a...

Party financing: a lost opportunity

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been hamstrung by the failure of the two main political parties to ever agree on the finer details.

Past efforts to introduce such a law have always been...

Whose job is it to ‘watch MEPA like a hawk’?

The government’s ‘strategic plan for the environment’ had...

The government’s ‘strategic plan for the...

Humiliating Greece comes at a price

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s stance before the longest summit in EU history got underway on Sunday afternoon contrasted greatly with the dovish stand...

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s stance before the...

Closing the gaps on freedom of expression

The latest reform signals a change in Maltese governments’...

The latest reform signals a change in Maltese...

Rushing to dismantle the goalposts

Too often in the past we have seen cases where MEPA’s regulations – often criticised for being ‘strong with the weak and weak with the...

Too often in the past we have seen cases where MEPA’s...