Message in a bottle-scheme
Instead, however, the message we received from this bottle-scheme is that it was, at best, poorly thought-through, and haphazardly implemented
Qatargate, and what’s good for the goose
If Roberta Metsola wants to be credible about her efforts to stamp out corruption, her fight should be to change the rules and make MEPs fully accountable to an independent...
COVID rules and mixed messages

Ultimately, government’s disregard of infringements by its own agencies, only nullifies its own message of safety and discipline

Ultimately, government’s disregard of infringements...

A disgraceful déjà vu

Editorial | While it is important to ask the right questions; it is equally important to adopt the right behaviour, if the PAC is genuinely concerned with...

Editorial | While it is important to ask the right...

Not fighting the mafia, is what makes a ‘Mafia State’

Politicians on both sides must show less pride and more maturity at this...

Politicians on both sides must show less pride and more...

Muscat is a ‘Citizen Joe’, just like everyone else

Joseph Muscat cannot be allowed to twist the sharp corners of the way the law...

Joseph Muscat cannot be allowed to twist the sharp corners...

A crowning achievement for Metsola (and Malta)

Many will expect Metsola to invest the credibility gained in Europe, in...

Many will expect Metsola to invest the credibility gained...

Air Malta: the reform that never took off

Editorial | This week’s measures were announced on the back of a cold,...

Editorial | This week’s measures were announced on...

An opportunity that is too important to lose

Nonetheless regardless of any such deficiencies, or ironies: the PN’s...

Nonetheless regardless of any such deficiencies, or...

The ghosts haunting Abela and Grech

Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the winner of this year’s election will be

Malta’s electorate has never been surer of who the...

Shattered serenity

Misogyny, sexual harassment, and micro-aggressions are issues that Maltese society still has to deal with in a forceful manner.

Misogyny, sexual harassment, and micro-aggressions are...

Schools: a key concern

There can be no underestimation of the value of physical schooling - physical contact and an ability to explore the limits of their...

There can be no underestimation of the value of...

The price of Joseph Muscat’s legacy
Matthew Vella

Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have exited the political field, in one way or another... but the effects of their legacy will be with us for years to...

Muscat, Keith Schembri and Konrad Mizzi have exited the...

Vaccination worked in 2020; let’s do our bit to make it work again

Despite the fact that well over 200 cases have been reported in the space of...

Despite the fact that well over 200 cases have been...

Abela’s elastic ethical yardstick

Abela is playing for time to avoid upsetting the apple cart by having to reshuffle the Cabinet for a new education...

Abela is playing for time to avoid upsetting the apple...

No excuses: Justyne Caruana has to go

Anything less would simply confirm that we have learnt nothing from recent history; and that – despite all assurances to the contrary – we still...

Anything less would simply confirm that we have learnt...

Pipeline: a sober discussion on our energy future

The pipeline controversy has erupted at a deeply inauspicious time for Malta,...

The pipeline controversy has erupted at a deeply...

Could 2022 be a ‘Year of Inflation’?

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to adjust to a ‘new normal’, the sudden increase in demands for goods and services simply...

As Malta – like the rest of Europe – tries to...

The ‘right to forget’ must be balanced with the ‘right to know’

In any democratic country, the rulings handed down by law courts do not attest merely to the verdict of any one specific case;...

In any democratic country, the rulings handed...

Blaming climate change will not wash

This suggests that the much-vaunted system was not designed to cater for the expected increase in rainfall; and, worse still, that it cannot even cope with the...

This suggests that the much-vaunted system was not designed...