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...
Public roles should not serve private interests

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a serving government...

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a...

Sorry is the hardest word

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression – the denial of a consecrated burial to people who were otherwise at peace with their faith...

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression...

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...

Red light yes, green light no

Minister Mallia cannot shrug off his responsibility to close a very evident legal loophole, which among other things has resulted in the waste of considerable...

Minister Mallia cannot shrug off his responsibility to...

Defending the mess made by others

If Mizzi is himself criticising the previous administration’s failure to pursue their matter in court, how can he justify his own government’s failure to...

If Mizzi is himself criticising the previous...

Lap-dancing clubs should be licensed

Strip clubs are a reality in Malta; what is lacking, however, is a proper licensing regime which acknowledges this selfsame reality on paper.

Strip clubs are a reality in Malta; what is lacking,...

Putting the ‘public’ back into public broadcasting

There can be no further excuses to procrastinate the reform of our public...

There can be no further excuses to procrastinate the reform...

Drug law reform long overdue

If government is to legislate properly on the issue, it must do so as part of a comprehensive and, above all, results-driven drug policy

If government is to legislate properly on the issue, it...

Busuttil’s tightrope walk

Even if it is unfair to saddle Busuttil himself with all the blame for the PN’s crushing defeat in March, it remains a fact that his campaign performance...

Even if it is unfair to saddle Busuttil himself with all...

Taking meritocracy for a ride

Jason Micallef’s nomination to the post of Chairman of V18 undermines the whole concept of meritocracy and ignores the spirit of rewarding competence and...

Jason Micallef’s nomination to the post of Chairman of...

Your job is not a copy-paste

That change brings a breath of fresh air is understood, but that merit plays no part in most of the choices is sad, to say the least.

That change brings a breath of fresh air is understood, but...

MaltaToday calls for investigation into OLAF report
Different context, same principle

Underlying the Franco Mercieca dilemma is a much more seminal controversy which has never been satisfactorily resolved.

Underlying the Franco Mercieca dilemma is a much more...

Less planning… more authority?

It remains to be seen whether a MEPA reform to reduce bureaucracy can be achieved without weakening environmental regulations.

It remains to be seen whether a MEPA reform to reduce...

Prison is no place for the police

The present government intends to continue the questionable practice of keeping two vastly different branches of the law and order department together under...

The present government intends to continue the questionable...