Let’s not allow greed and cynicism to destroy Malta
The Archbishop is right to sound to sound the alarm on this issue; for there may yet come a time when we do finally understand the value of all that we are currently throwing away
Anything but an overhaul of the 2006 local plan
The Nationalist Party seems to be avoiding any commitment which puts it into conflict with developers or even landowners who believe it is their right to realise their land into...
Which battles should the PN fight?

Nationalist leader Bernard Grech currently finds himself in an unenviable predicament where he must strike a balancing act between ‘putting on a brave...

Nationalist leader Bernard Grech currently finds himself in...

Solid growth based on tax collection programme

While Prime Minister Robert Abela skirted around the question as to whether...

While Prime Minister Robert Abela skirted around the...

Taxation is about morality, too

The issue of global corporate taxation is ultimately an issue of social justice, more than economic gain. Preferential tax incentives deprive...

The issue of global corporate taxation is ultimately an...

A mass transportation system leading to more development?

In a nutshell:  mass transportation poses a daunting challenge to our way of...

In a nutshell:  mass transportation poses a daunting...

An economy built on modern-day slavery

Racism is a collective disease which desensitizes us from basic human compassion

Racism is a collective disease which desensitizes us from...

The education crisis is about planning, and priorities

Naturally, there is no magic solution to such problems; what is needed is...

Naturally, there is no magic solution to such problems;...

The price of ‘buying the peace’

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price: both literally - in the sense that a larger Cabinet also means higher expense - but also in terms of...

Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price:...

It’s a prison, not a personal fiefdom

Though not immediately related to any of the previous prison fatalities – most of which took place on Alexander Dalli’s watch – the attitude...

Though not immediately related to any of the previous...

Political tribalism is no substitute for common courtesy

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no longer identifies with a...

 A substantial chunk of the Maltese electorate no...

New standards and old values

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the gander. That saying goes for Labour too: will its own MPs and ministers come clean on the...

What’s good for the goose is rightly good for the...

Time to start taking Parliamentary ethics seriously

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least serve as a...

If nothing else, then, the Azzopardi case should at least...

‘Trumpism’... not just an American invention

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far closer to the US...

While both major Maltese parties are ideologically far...

Half-baked measures don’t work

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again insisted - our national approach should be determined by a committee of experts, representing all the...

Ideally – as this newspaper has time and again...

Attack the local plans: how to redress the democratic deficit on planning

The only way to protest the development assault on good sense and serenity, is to force the redrawing of local plans in Malta, whether by court action...

The only way to protest the development assault on good...

The COVID-19 crisis demands a coherent, unified approach

Given the recent surge in contagions, and the widespread perception that the...

Given the recent surge in contagions, and the widespread...

Bernard Grech’s golden opportunity

Grech must certainly address the measures introduced by the Budget. But a partisan critique, aimed only at enthusing his party...

Grech must certainly address the measures...

A wartime budget

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient fire-power, at a glance, to at least kickstart a jittery economy, it may not be enough to see through a...

So, while Budget 2021 does appear to present sufficient...

Abela must translate his 'enforcement' warnings into action

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a communal effort in which...

The only way the spread will be curbed is through a...