Never too late for transparency and accountability
As with the accountability displayed by Justyne Caruana’s resignation, it is a case of better late than never
A good start, but only a start
Robert Abela has hit a number of high notes in his first week of office, contrasting with his promise of continuity in the short campaign for Labour’s...
A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...

The price of maladministration

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s arguably heavy-handed and overbearing pressure… the fact remains that we have no one but...

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s...

Still far to go for gender equality

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to participate in public life without harassment; to determine their own futures, unfettered by...

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to...

Too late, but not  too little

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has finally sprung into action – even if so late in the day – remains an important step in the...

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has...

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...

The politics of appeasement

Surrounded by pro-hunting lobbyists and weak ministers, Joseph Muscat has imposed his pro-hunting agenda.

Surrounded by pro-hunting lobbyists and weak ministers,...

Our liberal credentials and the colour black

It must be a real shame for Maltese politicians – and our government...

It must be a real shame for Maltese politicians – and our...

Micro not macro

We are led to believe that the Muscat administration is primarily focused on reviewing and improving the ‘macro management’ of this country.

We are led to believe that the Muscat administration is...

Protecting our freedoms through reason

We cannot defend the malicious use of the press’s powers to attack the privacy and family life of public individuals' associates or relatives simply...

We cannot defend the malicious use of the press’s powers...

Risking European trust over migration

Malta runs the risk of having no room for a reasoned debate on the role of the European Union in assisting the Maltese islands on immigration and asylum.

Malta runs the risk of having no room for a reasoned debate...