The President’s outspokenness will be missed
In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly contradicting government in any way, Marie-Louise Coleiro’s brusque outspokenness may yet go down...
Loneliness is not just for Christmas
Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that Caritas has put forward for its plan of action. And not without good reason. According to a recent census, there are...
Protests are about more than numbers

Last Saturday’s protest may well make the government more sensitive to the creeping perception that it is in cahoots with big developers

Last Saturday’s protest may well make the government...

We must protect jobs: including fishermen

The Maltese government should immediately call for ministerial-level talks with...

The Maltese government should immediately call for...

Tackling financial crime

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution bottleneck on money laundering and tax evasion?

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution...

Scooters should be encouraged, not penalised

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new way of travelling that...

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new...

Enough really is enough

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception that people are living in fear inside their own homes; and that the situation is being tolerated...

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception...

Crackdowns should be on criminals, not victims

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should not have been the...

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should...

A price hike too far

The latest price increase for bottled gas, on top of the recent fuel hike and the revised utility tariffs, poses the most serious challenge yet to the present...

The latest price increase for bottled gas, on top of the...

Embryonic confusion

It would appear that Gozo Bishop Mario Grech’s homily last Friday, on the occasion of Our Lady of Sorrows, has shocked and confused a sizeable number of...

It would appear that Gozo Bishop Mario Grech’s homily...

Nicholas Azzopardi’s legacy

On Saturday, Police Commissioner John Rizzo publicly called on the Attorney General to reopen inquiries into the death of Nicholas Azzopardi, who died...

On Saturday, Police Commissioner John Rizzo publicly called...

Nobody is above parliament

There is something increasingly abnormal, if not downright sinister, about the government’s apparent disregard for the basic functions and protocols of...

There is something increasingly abnormal, if not downright...

An uninspiring turn of events

It was revealed that the Inspire Foundation has had to cease providing a number of essential services, because of unexpected cuts to the government social...

It was revealed that the Inspire Foundation has had to...

Ignore at your own peril

And as if on cue, certain sections of the media were quick to suggest that the abnormally low level of interest in this election may be attributable precisely...

And as if on cue, certain sections of the media were quick...

Vote for merit and competence

There is much tweaking that needs to be done for the councils to become a model civic society.

There is much tweaking that needs to be done for the...

The tip of the iceberg

Something needs to be urgently done to address the negative popular perceptions caused by the fraud and corruption charges stemming from the public sector.

Something needs to be urgently done to address the negative...

Doing the (dis)honourable thing

A recipe for political dilettantism will result in the very opposite of the system of ‘meritocracy’.

A recipe for political dilettantism will result in the very...

More to Opposition than just opposing

The Opposition seems incapable of fielding any direct questions about its policy on restorative justice, or indeed anything else.

The Opposition seems incapable of fielding any direct...

Biding one’s time

Franco Debono must stop playing cat and mouse. He must decide and make his intentions known.

Franco Debono must stop playing cat and mouse. He must...

No time for theatrics

Faced with so many imponderables, the PN’s internal leadership problems are quite frankly secondary at this stage.

Faced with so many imponderables, the PN’s internal...