Justice must be a level playing field
In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of the crime will be the first consideration in any bail request. In Malta, basic principles are all applied by the...
Rent is a double-edged sword
Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived from the 132% increase declared? Are the authorities working to ensure that all taxes are being paid and that all...
The perils of a racialised underclass

If the PN co-opts a cheap, far-right bait to win votes in the next European elections, it will be Muscat – with his strong welfarist state and economic...

If the PN co-opts a cheap, far-right bait to win votes in...

Road-widening is a stop-gap measure

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a mass transit system like a monorail or a metro economically feasible. But this will take years to...

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a...

Europe must be united on Libya

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become permanently embroiled, terrorism will thrive

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become...

The political cost of prosperity

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing too much in economic growth, and too little anywhere else. It is not just the PN that is...

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing...

Prosperity calls for more social awareness

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social services structures are...

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social...

Is the European Commission really concerned with security?

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to cope with, without...

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to...

Salvaging Muscat’s legacy

Joseph Muscat knows only too well that Labour’s brand has been severely damaged. From now on, he faces an uncertain political future

Joseph Muscat knows only too well that Labour’s brand...

Investigation must remain top priority

The effect of Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder on the public will be 'extraordinary'. 'Such is the nature of a crime against everything that...

The effect of Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder on the...

The pen conquers fear
Nobody deserves to die

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder was a cold, calculated and barbaric act that has shocked the nation

Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder was a cold,...

A ‘feel-good’ budget, but at what cost?

Over the decades the budget has evolved into something more pervasive than...

Over the decades the budget has evolved into something...

Edward Scicluna’s strategy pays off

Not many finance ministers have the luxury to present budgets, which turn up a fiscal surplus... Edward Scicluna is in exactly that position

Not many finance ministers have the luxury to present...

A manifestation of prejudice

That such a motion could even be considered a politically sagacious move, in the climate of Malta today – after the recent battles won by the Gay Rights...

That such a motion could even be considered a politically...

A question of meritocracy

The government’s silence about the recent revelations concerning John Bundy is indicative of the general state of public administration in Malta

The government’s silence about the recent revelations...

Public scrutiny long overdue

The announcement of a Public Appointments Act is both timely and highly commendable; questions however remain as to whether the proposal – which is still...

The announcement of a Public Appointments Act is both...

Mutiny in the Opposition

Certainly it is not ‘unusual’ for incoming party leaders to face internal dissent among warring factions. But such tensions are normally shielded...

Certainly it is not ‘unusual’ for incoming...

An inauspicious start

On 7 September – a week before his election – Delia said that co-option to Parliament was “no longer an issue”. Clearly, that was a lie

On 7 September – a week before his election –...

Delia’s baptism of fire

It was certainly no small feat to win the PN election under such circumstances, but Adrian Delia faced ubiquitous opposition at all levels

It was certainly no small feat to win the PN election under...

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