Inside the PN, a not-so silent revolution
Love him or hate him, Adrian Delia was the choice of the Nationalist Party’s true owners. It was a choice based specifically on a rejection of the Nationalist Old...
Migrant standoffs expose European division
And even if it is true that Italy has once again failed to abide by its international obligations, and to observe the treaties to which it is signatory… this does not add...
Drug policies need to target criminal networks

Surely, any serious discussion on legalisation should also discuss the need to...

Surely, any serious discussion on legalisation should also...

Not even investigated, let alone ‘cleared’

By dropping his Panama libel cases, Konrad Mizzi Mizzi is ensuring that...

By dropping his Panama libel cases, Konrad Mizzi Mizzi is...

A snapshot in time

Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about any issue; they can accurately estimate the percentage of people who hold such and such an opinion;...

Raw figures, in themselves, can only tell you so much about...

It takes courage to challenge the status quo

It is regrettable to have to admit that the fundamental missing ingredient, in...

It is regrettable to have to admit that the fundamental...

Development cannot fuel economic growth forever

Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s future economic...

Unless new avenues are explored to finance Malta’s...

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...

Without unduly trivialising the underlying issue –...

Malta must mend the fences

The country cannot continue to ignore the present antipathy in its regard within the European Parliament, even if the EP’s treatment of Malta is...

The country cannot continue to ignore the present antipathy...

Policing the police

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start cleaning up its own house - and to be seen doing so

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start...

Zonqor campus must be stopped

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean reversal of one of Joseph Muscat’s earliest policies. That, in itself, merits an explanation. If...

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean...

2018 should be a year of major reforms

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year (momentous for all the wrong reasons), to ensure that the new one starts on a happier, more productive...

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year...

A most deadly year

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia still has blood freshly dripping off the last page of this...

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the...

Justice not seen to be done

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia murder case is that the quality of the justice served by our law courts is influenced in no small...

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia...

‘Law and order’ begins at home

Marsa is the clearest example of ‘ghettoisation’, whereby entire communities of non-native residents have been confined to certain areas

Marsa is the clearest example...

Drugs and Justice

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug offenders to rehabilitate... while, in practice, refusing to give the rehabilitation process the...

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug...

Towards a genuine media reform

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major aspect of Malta's defamation laws, there are certinaly areas which can be improved

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major...

The only important thing now is closure

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case than justice for the Caruana Galizia family, or even the pursuit of truth for its own sake. There...

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case...

Panama, revisited

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the bi-partisan consensus out there: always capitalise on the failings of your enemy, even if it means...

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the...

Culture change needed on domestic violence

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new reality, or a reality...

Whether domestic and gender-based violence is a new...