Development cannot fuel economic growth forever
Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s future economic growth, today’s successes can easily become tomorrow’s catastrophes.
The Halal hullabaloo
Without unduly trivialising the underlying issue – for there are valid arguments on both sides – it can be seen at a glance that many of the more populist objections...
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...

Towards ‘truth and justice’

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s career that we can all agree upon, regardless of our differences in opinion

There are some aspects to Daphne Caruana Galizia’s...

The slow death of democracy?

A balance somehow needs to be struck between the most fundamental principles of democracy and the necessities of financial survival in a globalised world.

A balance somehow needs to be struck between the most...

The slow death of democracy?

A balance somehow needs to be struck between the most fundamental principles of democracy and the necessities of financial survival in a globalised world.

A balance somehow needs to be struck between the most...

Cautious, prudent and… clinically precise?

Like all its recent forebears, Budget 2012 has revealed a pattern of behaviour...

Like all its recent forebears, Budget 2012 has revealed a...

Cautious, prudent and… clinically precise?

Like all its recent forebears, Budget 2012 has revealed a pattern of behaviour...

Like all its recent forebears, Budget 2012 has revealed a...

Counting our chickens
Counting our chickens

The financial situation at both Enemalta and WSC has clearly not been calculated as part of Malta’s balance of payments.

The financial situation at both Enemalta and WSC has...

Message not received

With his address to the House of Representatives yesterday, Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi illustrated a clear and unmistakable pattern of behaviour which has...

With his address to the House of Representatives yesterday,...

Saved by the speaker

Friday’s parliamentary debate, which ended in Minister Austin Gatt surviving a vote of no confidence by the skin of his teeth, raised a number of serious...

Friday’s parliamentary debate, which ended in Minister...

I Need a Turnkey...
Saviour Balzan

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Throwing out the embryo with the bathwater

Gift of Life should explain its connections with the party in government, and...

Gift of Life should explain its connections with the party...

HSBC shareholders' concerns versus its social responsibility

All talk of treating banks with kid’s gloves by government should really be...

All talk of treating banks with kid’s gloves by...

Of prison and political responsibility

Rather than boasting of its non-existent efforts to rectify this mess, government may wish to do a little soul searching instead.

Rather than boasting of its non-existent efforts to rectify...