Continuity won, but some change is inevitable
From this perspective, Abela’s tenure as Prime Minister may have commenced with a promise of continuity: but for practical as well as political reasons, a certain...
A new political season for Malta
Will both parties commit themselves to a change in the political culture that respects voters, that vows to address the shortcomings in good governance, that builds a new...
Prison should be a place of reform, not retribution

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so cavalierly disregards...

Rights come with responsibilities; and a State which so...

Bernard Grech’s ‘carelessness’ may prove costly

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to mention his nonchalance...

Grech’s ‘carelessness’ – not to...

Abela risks being dragged down by Muscat’s legacy

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are currently living in,...

Were it not for the extraordinary circumstances we are...

The risks of prostitution reform

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by experts and social workers with clear knowledge of what is happening in the field. Anything less would...

It is therefore paramount that this reform is guided by...

Justice for Daphne is justice for Malta

‘Justice for Daphne is justice for Malta’: a simple affirmation that need not unravel the progressive achievements of the decade, but demand a...

‘Justice for Daphne is justice for Malta’: a...

PBS belongs to the people, not government

The service must place people, and not the parties, as the centre of focus

The service must place people, and not the parties, as the...

Shop till you drop

We should be mindful of the social consequences of a free-for-all in all sectors. There is more at stake to the issue than merely meeting the demands of shop...

We should be mindful of the social consequences of a...

Making (and missing) history

By abstaining in Monday’s vote, the PN projected the image of a static party which is simply too afraid to take a step in either direction

By abstaining in Monday’s vote, the PN projected the...

A question of prudence

The Tanti-Zahra case has unfortunately provoked both these reactions, and as such has placed its finger upon the very borderline between what is prudent and...

The Tanti-Zahra case has unfortunately provoked both these...

To stream or not to stream

If recent history has taught us anything at all about the education sector, it is that it does not take too kindly to sudden jolts.

If recent history has taught us anything at all about the...

More than words

More work needs to be done to achieve a truly inclusive society. But Joseph Muscat's verbal commitment must be translated into action, if his...

More work needs to be done to achieve a truly inclusive...

Higher penalties are not enough

As government forges ahead with its intention to open a spring hunting season this year, there are numerous indications that we are about to witness another...

As government forges ahead with its intention to open a...

Sanctioning government policy

If MEPA is to retain credibility as an environment and planning authority, it must convince the public that its decisions are indeed guided by the best...

If MEPA is to retain credibility as an environment and...

A test of EU leadership

If Europe wants to be taken seriously on the international stage it must show some leadership over Russia's annexation of Crima

If Europe wants to be taken seriously on the international...

Parties need to update their message

Instead of substance, viewers were treated to a near-constant exchange of barbs and digs in the last Xarabank debate between the two leaders

Instead of substance, viewers were treated to a...

Too big to fail?

From all angles, the Café Premier settlement only makes sense when viewed as the government bail-out of an ailing private enterprise

From all angles, the Café Premier settlement only...

Undermining the Presidency

The appointment of President-designate Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, though arguably well-intentioned, may have unwittingly opened a can of worms.

The appointment of President-designate Marie Louise Coleiro...

One year later…

Much more work needs to be done if Joseph Muscat is to deliver on his most important electoral promise of all: the creation of an egalitarian society based on...

Much more work needs to be done if Joseph Muscat is to...