An opportunity to strengthen rule of law
Ultimately, the rule of law exists to guarantee protection for ordinary citizens against abuse of power by the State… and recent events have clearly shown that the...
Keith Schembri must be investigated for obstruction of justice
Matthew Vella
That Schembri would continue to evade even any judicial consequences for his actions is not only intolerable, but also the cause of possible vitiation of the ongoing court...
A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...

The price of maladministration

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s arguably heavy-handed and overbearing pressure… the fact remains that we have no one but...

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s...

Still far to go for gender equality

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to participate in public life without harassment; to determine their own futures, unfettered by...

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to...

Too late, but not  too little

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has finally sprung into action – even if so late in the day – remains an important step in the...

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has...

Evolution of a controversy

In an age of globalised communications networks, we can no longer conveniently change mask between Brussels and Malta, and imagine that nobody will tell the...

In an age of globalised communications networks, we can no...

Malta’s double life

The thorough investigation of the John Dalli affair is highly commendable, but it stands in sharp contrast with the attitude by the same authorities with...

The thorough investigation of the John Dalli affair is...

If you can beat them, join them

With government’s rebels now apparently supporting the IVF bill, the Opposition seems to have suddenly lost its appetite for opposing.

With government’s rebels now apparently supporting the...

Chronicle of a tragedy foretold

It seems little short of astounding that all the authorities concerned would obstinately look the other way, despite having been warned so explicitly about a...

It seems little short of astounding that all the...

The Untruth Game

The impression one gets when watching State TV is that the persons responsible for its output are so far behind the times, and so very far-removed from the...

The impression one gets when watching State TV is that the...

What happened to the Whistleblower’s Act?

The prime minister may wish to explain exactly what went wrong with his plans...

The prime minister may wish to explain exactly what went...

Wanted: a battle of ideas

The nomination of former deputy prime minister Tonio Borg to the post of EU Commissioner has created an unexpected opportunity for the Nationalist Party.

The nomination of former deputy prime minister Tonio Borg...

If it’s true, go. But if not…

The OLAF report containing allegations against John Dalli should be made public immediately.

The OLAF report containing allegations against John Dalli...

Children should be heard but not exploited

John Dalli: second time unlucky.

John Dalli: second time unlucky.

The black hole of Floriana

The country is owed an urgent explanation as to how the Floriana Depot – which is supposed to be the safest place in Malta – has deteriorated into the...

The country is owed an urgent explanation as to how the...

House rules. Or does it?

Such is the sorry state of Parliament today that it can no longer even discuss motions brought forward in the House, for fearing of actually having to take a...

Such is the sorry state of Parliament today that it can no...

Placing the national interest last

Only one option can now rid us of this uncertainty and restore public faith in a parliament which no longer seems to deserve any. The prime minister knows well...

Only one option can now rid us of this uncertainty and...