The inquiry must reach its conclusions unhindered
Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time limit is now used as a guillotine, to hinder the emergence of a fuller picture for the inquiry board to base its...
Christmas should not be an excuse to lower our guard
Given that Christmas is precisely a time when extended families converge for celebrations at private residences, it should go without saying that this year’s celebrations...
Contempt of court, or gagging order?

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is, in fact, robust enough to avoid being unduly influenced by such observations

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is,...

There is no ‘vaccine’ for corruption

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to start talking about a return to some form of institutional normality...

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19...

COVID-19 also reminded us of what is truly important

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods and services must...

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods...

Easier to attack the press, than to confront the facts

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find themselves under...

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find...

Behind the affront

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to resort to false, moralistic premises to sack people who are considered to be valid, internal critics

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to...

The inquiry must reach its conclusions unhindered

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time limit is now used as a...

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...

Moving forward to a new reality

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical rethinking of our usual approach. Difficult decisions will need to be made about who can return to work

This ‘new normal’ may also require a radical...

Hands off Miżieb and l-Aħrax: this is about land use, not hunting

We need a popular alliance that helps us fight for the public’s right of...

We need a popular alliance that helps us fight for the...

Health decisions should be taken for health reasons

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also warrants a dose of...

All this is naturally very encouraging news: but it also...

The virus that reveals the true colours of our humanity
Matthew Vella

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human rights or...

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human...

We should not lose our humanity

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this issue but we often forget that the EU is made of member states, some of which actively obstruct any...

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this...

Governments cannot face this crisis alone
A sign of things to come

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares the public for what is yet to come: a spike in cases, that can only be kept manageable through...

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares...

Now is the time to prepare for all tomorrow’s crises

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be defined by just a single...

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be...

Even in crisis time, some animals remain more equal than others

While Malta’s response to the health emergency has so far been largely...

While Malta’s response to the health emergency has so...

Malta’s leaders must present united front on COVID-19
Matthew Vella

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear conflicting messages will...

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear...

Time to talk about a windfall tax

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be expected to join the effort of ‘socialising the costs’. What remains uncertain is whether...

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be...