Humanity’s inevitable fate
We thirst for the altruism of the young, and the inter-generational justice that must be delivered for the mess that we and those before us have made of climate change. Nothing...
In defence of long-term planning
In reality, however, over the past six years of economic growth we have seen little sign of this: especially in the planning sector, where the emphasis has been on more flexible...
Rumbles of discontent at Qala decision
Of meritocracy and public appointments

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit once and for all - without the pretence of autonomy - that top public posts have to be based on...

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

An explosive powder-keg that must be defused

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that the social realities...

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that...

Towards ‘truth and justice’

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s career that we can all agree upon, regardless of our differences in opinion

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s...

Raising the green bar

Budget 2020 sets the tone but it will be fruitless unless there is the political will to go for the green paradigm shift in our lifetime

Budget 2020 sets the tone but it will be fruitless unless...

Spring hunting referendum: difficult but not impossible

The recent formation of the Coalition Against Spring Hunting – numbering 11...

The recent formation of the Coalition Against Spring...

When crime does pay

Failure to control what appears to be a widespread practice can have serious repercussions, as the recent murders of both Matthew Zahra and Anthony Borg amply...

Failure to control what appears to be a widespread practice...

More reason to take justice reform seriously

The Maltese courts that adopt draconian measures when it comes to foreign...

The Maltese courts that adopt draconian measures when it...

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...