Not even investigated, let alone ‘cleared’
By dropping his Panama libel cases, Konrad Mizzi Mizzi is ensuring that additional facts do not emerge at all and prevent key witnesses – such as Nexia’s own...
A snapshot in time
Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about any issue; they can accurately estimate the percentage of people who hold such and such an opinion; but they will never...
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...

A long campaign

19 days to go...

19 days to go...

Stop the mud slinging

Once facts are sacred, we would advise politicians to stick to the facts, as they are made known and not to simply flout innuendos and hope that something will...

Once facts are sacred, we would advise politicians to stick...

Papal resignations and other matters

It’s difficult to maintain a rigorously unchanging institution in the face of a social landscape that has changed beyond recognition is so short a time-frame...

It’s difficult to maintain a rigorously unchanging...

The things one should never say

The next parliament must discuss guidelines to make tender award systems open to more parliamentary scrutiny.

The next parliament must discuss guidelines to make tender...

Catalyst for change

It is time to consider the introduction of public parliamentary hearings whereby possibilities of conflicts of interest are discussed openly.

It is time to consider the introduction of public...

Amnesties are no substitute for checks and balances

The sheer extent of the perception of corruption in our country cannot be...

The sheer extent of the perception of corruption in our...

Taking corruption seriously

So far, reactions to a series of articles about alleged corruptionin the procurement of fuel by Enemalta, suggest that the authorities in this country can...

So far, reactions to a series of articles about alleged...

Too little, too late

At a glance, the Frans Sammut case appears to answer many of the questions raised by Malta’s highly dubious energy situation.

At a glance, the Frans Sammut case appears to answer many...

The Attorney General owes us an explanation

There are political considerations that can only raise serious questions about...

There are political considerations that can only raise...

Energising an electoral campaign

Energy has now taken centre-stage; and this in itself marks a positive development, in a country which has no natural resources such as gas, oil or even coal...

Energy has now taken centre-stage; and this in itself marks...

Can this man be our next Prime Minister?

When, five years ago, the Labour Party faced another electoral defeat, leadership change was not up for question.

When, five years ago, the Labour Party faced another...

Disagreeing to agree