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...
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...

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...

An agreement or an election

The failed vote of no confidence by the Labour Opposition has thrown the political crisis wide open. The motion clearly failed in its primary objective, but it...

The failed vote of no confidence by the Labour Opposition...

D-Day Thursday

The responsibility for the inevitable early election being called lies clearly with Franco Debono.

The responsibility for the inevitable early election being...

D-Day Thursday

The responsibility for the inevitable early election being called lies clearly with Franco Debono.

The responsibility for the inevitable early election being...

The moment of truth

Even if the seemingly unbridgeable divide is bridged by means of some form of last-gasp compromise, the damage will still have been done.

Even if the seemingly unbridgeable divide is bridged by...