Malta’s tuna trade needs to be publicly investigated
The latest indications have raised serious questions about the manner in which the industry operates locally but they are by no means new
Drug policies need to target criminal networks
Surely, any serious discussion on legalisation should also discuss the need to counter a thriving, illegal, black market drug trade.
Crossing the digital divide
Yes, teachers need to be valued more

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each with their individual life stories, aspirations and values, is no easy job. It requires an...

Dealing with children coming from varied backgrounds, each...

Transparency applies to the law courts, too
University has a lot to learn

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can dissect power and speak to it without fear or favour. If the University of Malta is not capable of...

Above all, Malta needs critical voices: people who can...

The Farrugias’ fateful legacy

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can even be said to exist any longer, as a political force in this country

Under the circumstances, it is debatable whether the PD can...

Revisiting the IIP

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the uncompromising attitudes of yesteryear: whereby ‘Maltese citizenship’ was considered a...

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the...

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...

Wanted: a real safe pair of hands

If we are to really ensure a stable economic future, government policy must be motivated by more than just the short-term interests of its own political...

If we are to really ensure a stable economic future,...

(Not) all in the family

One sincerely hopes this is not the beginning of a whole new way of bungling political decisions.

One sincerely hopes this is not the beginning of a whole...

The Police Force’s ‘Gray area’

The resulting quandary over whether or not the police should be fully independent from government has never been fully resolved.

The resulting quandary over whether or not the police...

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

The decisions taken at last Friday’s Nationalist Party executive meeting are...

The decisions taken at last Friday’s Nationalist Party...

A challenge and an opportunity

The PN must give serious consideration to as many contenders as possible for the leadership, rather than limit the choice to what would likely be the...

The PN must give serious consideration to as many...

Looking back, to move forward

This country needs a working democracy which heralds modern political parties which can implement policies and reforms.

This country needs a working democracy which heralds modern...

It’s all about creating jobs

Malta has managed – very differently to countries abroad – to contain the effects of the worst recession since the last war.

Malta has managed – very differently to countries abroad...

A reform agenda

We will be judging any new government on the basis of the implementation of a reforming programme that includes important changes to the way our democracy...

We will be judging any new government on the basis of the...