A pastor carpet bombing comedians into silence (a figure of speech)
The pastor believes that he should be treated with kids gloves and comedians, or journalists, should steer away from making any critical reference to him, his words, or his...
The world will not wait for Malta to catch up
So, change without shock by all means, but government also needs to have a sense of urgency. The world will not wait for Malta to catch up
Undermining whistleblower protection

To undermine this critical piece of legislation would be a grave disservice to a justice system that had in the past always struggled when it came to heavily...

To undermine this critical piece of legislation would be a...

‘Low and below specification’

Exactly why the FMS would be so keen to exonerate the suppliers and developers of any serious structural issues that may later arise, is a question that has...

Exactly why the FMS would be so keen to exonerate the...

Justice is not a game

With the justice minister enjoying almost plenipotentiary powers to appoint magistrates without explanation and or transparency, it is hard to resist the...

With the justice minister enjoying almost plenipotentiary...

Air Malta must remain a national asset

The government remains committed to turning the company around and make it “commercially viable by 2016” – but past efforts, including a...

The government remains committed to turning the company...

A credibility test for Muscat

Initially, the choice of the Zonqor site for the development of a new university campus was presented as a provisional decision, with the government claiming...

Initially, the choice of the Zonqor site for the...

A blessing in disguise for the PN

The recent resignation of former Gozo Minister Giovanna Debono from the Nationalist Party – but not from parliament, where she retains the seat she won...

The recent resignation of former Gozo Minister Giovanna...

Time to move beyond political feudalism

This was the second high-level political resignation in the past year, after former Home Affairs minister Manuel Mallia was made to step down following an...

This was the second high-level political resignation in the...

Breathing relevance into the Presidency

Since becoming President of the Republic, former social policy minister Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has certainly not allowed the position to influence her...

Since becoming President of the Republic, former social...

A bold step in the right direction

Even if it comes late in the day, it is welcome news if Parliament takes the step to debate a policy for the protection of public land – especially the...

Even if it comes late in the day, it is welcome news if...

Spring hunting issue far from settled

 Despite a meagre season for migration this spring, hunters still managed to pepper the season with irregularities.

 Despite a meagre season for migration this spring,...

Migration requires a long-term vision

After so many years of virtually ignoring the issue, it makes a welcome change that Europe finally intends to address the problem head-on. 

After so many years of virtually ignoring the issue, it...

Human trafficking is the symptom, not the cause

EU heads of state and government will convene in Brussels tomorrow for an...

EU heads of state and government will convene in Brussels...

Councils: Something to think about

Traditionally, opposition parties have always fared better at council level; yet it was also not expected of the PN to gain a majority.

Traditionally, opposition parties have always fared better...

The battle was lost, but not the war

The Maltese electorate has now endorsed the view that Malta should derogate from the European Wild Birds Directive. For the foreseeable future, spring hunting...

The Maltese electorate has now endorsed the view that Malta...

A step away from gender prejudice

Primarily, this bill gives legal recognition to a class of people who were previously denied any official status: and, consequently, rights.

Primarily, this bill gives legal recognition to a class of...

Why we ask you to vote no

This issue goes beyond party politics. The disproportionate sense of empowerment among the most lawless of the hunting community means spring hunting has to...

This issue goes beyond party politics. The disproportionate...

The sky’s the limit

There are other objections to high-rise in Malta which are not based on irrational fears alone

There are other objections to high-rise in Malta which are...

It’s not just about birds

It is difficult to imagine a more direct challenge to the principles of democracy, than a threat to overturn a referendum result.

It is difficult to imagine a more direct challenge to the...