Words must be translated into policies
Nonetheless, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat’s speech, though late in the day, set the right tone for a meaningful debate to take place. But our collective response cannot be...
‘Putting children at risk’
One must also point out that the State – which has a Constitutional obligation to provide free education in Malta – is duty-bound to ascertain that the same level of...
A proxy war in the Med?

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove crucial to the prospects of lasting peace in the Mediterranean

As things stand, the coming weeks and months may prove...

Continuity is not an option

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently distance themselves from what they now both recognise to be the ‘mistakes’ of the Muscat...

Both Chris Fearne and Robert Abela must sufficiently...

Beware of ‘friends’ bearing gifts: regulating trading in influence

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming to being ‘blackmailed’. That is the whole point of the matter: it was his own decision...

Muscat himself has now underscored the danger, by claiming...

A breakdown of national trust

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a cautionary tale against running wild with allegations before having all the facts at hand; but also as a...

Ultimately, the Egrant inquiry should serve both as a...

An opportunity to strengthen rule of law

Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection for ordinary citizens against abuse of power by the State… and recent events have clearly...

Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection...

Keith Schembri must be investigated for obstruction of justice
Matthew Vella

That Schembri would continue to evade even any judicial consequences for his...

That Schembri would continue to evade even any judicial...

Chronicle of a tragedy foretold

This latest tragedy has only reinforced an already existing widespread perception that there is simply no such thing as a common European policy or even...

This latest tragedy has only reinforced an already existing...

A question of propriety

It is irrelevant how many skeletons the previous administration has in its own closet. What the public deserves to hear is not a reminder of how poorly the...

It is irrelevant how many skeletons the previous...

An inconvenient truth

Seven months after the change in government, there is a decided feeling of déjà vu in the country.

Seven months after the change in government, there is a...

To bind the bully’s fist

As the recently formed Anti-Cyber Harassment Alliance made its first public appearance yesterday, there is mounting evidence that the issue it purports to...

As the recently formed Anti-Cyber Harassment Alliance made...

The ties that bind us

People can adapt to cultures in other ways. And the importance given to language in our survey also points us in the direction of a possible long-term solution.

People can adapt to cultures in other ways. And the...

Family matters

It remains surprising that a political party so critical of the ‘friends of friends’ mentality would so quickly succumb to almost the exact same habit now...

It remains surprising that a political party so critical of...

All cards on the table

Now that the Chinese have been reeled into the stewardship of Enemalta, we demand full transparency on this deal.

Now that the Chinese have been reeled into the stewardship...

Time for a public transport rethink

It would be more helpful for Tranpsort Minister Joe Mizzi to issue calls for expressions of interest in other types of public transport, with a view to finally...

It would be more helpful for Tranpsort Minister Joe Mizzi...

All the government’s (wo)men

Maltese public life has become even more suffocated by the influence of political parties, with nary a voice in opposition to sound the alarm.

Maltese public life has become even more suffocated by the...

Syria: a choice of evils

Any lasting solution to the crisis is far likelier to be achieved by a negotiated ceasefire accompanied by concrete steps to address the humanitarian emergency

Any lasting solution to the crisis is far likelier to be...

On meritocracy and nepotism

Muscat has now shown that he has no innovative or different method in looking at appointments.

Muscat has now shown that he has no innovative or different...

Where is this going?

When the security chief, Godfrey Scicluna, was involved in running over an old man and not immediately prosecuted, there was no reaction from the commissioner...

When the security chief, Godfrey Scicluna, was involved in...