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.
Public roles should not serve private interests

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a serving government...

Even if their motives are honest, it is unacceptable that a...

Sorry is the hardest word

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression – the denial of a consecrated burial to people who were otherwise at peace with their faith...

Even though the interdett’s most violent expression...

Rumbles of discontent at Qala decision
Of meritocracy and public appointments

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit once and for all - without the pretence of autonomy - that top public posts have to be based on...

Even if politicians come clean about this system, and admit...

Hate speech limits freedom of expression

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad hominem’ attacks on people with differing views – has, in fact, long characterised the tone...

Verbal violence – often in the form of ‘ad...

An explosive powder-keg that must be defused

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that the social realities...

Sunday’s riot may therefore be a stark reminder that...

Desperate bedfellows

Viewed only through a narrow prism, the cohabitation move is admittedly little short of a political masterstroke.

Viewed only through a narrow prism, the cohabitation move...

This is not the PN we once knew

The extent of the mess we are seeing today is a direct consequence of the sum total of these and other, myriad failures.

The extent of the mess we are seeing today is a direct...

Where does all this lead?

Effectively, all government’s resources have now been channelled only into its own surviva

Effectively, all government’s resources have now been...

Show us the evidence

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando presents a quandary for the PN.

Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando presents a quandary for the PN.

Caught in a political no man’s land

Regardless of how the PN chooses to ‘discipline’ its own members, the paralysis affecting the present government will invariably entail serious...

Regardless of how the PN chooses to ‘discipline’ its...

Symptoms of a failed system

In the aftermath of the chilling events of last Friday, many of the shortcomings identified in the International Commission of Jurists’ report were visibly...

In the aftermath of the chilling events of last Friday,...

Facing the inevitable

History has a nasty habit of repeating itself.

History has a nasty habit of repeating itself.

From GonziPN… to Gonzi vs PN?

Parliament has now clearly descended into the domain of the personal, the petty and the ridiculous.

Parliament has now clearly descended into the domain of the...

A question of self respect

With Monday’s vote in Parliament, the previously invisible battle lines of the Nationalist Party’s civil war have now been dragged into the open for all to...

With Monday’s vote in Parliament, the previously...

The end of the tether

Prime Minister Gonzi should really think twice before trying to keep up the futile pretence that all these issues are merely figments of our imagination.

Prime Minister Gonzi should really think twice before...

Making the proposals known

The two motions tabled by the Labour Party against Home Affairs Minister Carmelo Mifsud Bonnici and Malta’s Permanent Representative to the EU Richard Cachia...

The two motions tabled by the Labour Party against Home...

Political fatigue

Both sides are so busy concerning themselves with the events of five decades ago that they appear to have forgotten we are now in 2012.

Both sides are so busy concerning themselves with the...