A ‘blunder’ of gargantuan proportions
What happened in court was more than just a classic miscarriage of justice but a sort of debacle that can only raise serious doubts about the administration of justice in...
Legislators are there to legislate: not pontificate
Andrea Prudente was not the first woman who needed protection, and she will certainly not be the last, either. So, if our MPs are truly as ‘pro-life’ as they proclaim,...
Prison needs an Ombudsman, not just an inquiry

Nonetheless, there is a lot more to investigate, within Malta’s punitive...

Nonetheless, there is a lot more to investigate, within...

Strong with the weak. Weak with the strong

Local authorities often come down with disproportionate force on minor...

Local authorities often come down with disproportionate...

A gaffe of truly ‘Gahan’ proportions

It is vital, at this stage, to revamp the code of ethics for Ministers and MPs: to ensure that meetings, lunches and gifts with lobbyists are all declared and...

It is vital, at this stage, to revamp the code of ethics...

To be effective, the inquiry must have consequences

If Abela truly intends implementing the reforms demanded by the...

If Abela truly intends implementing the...

There’s only one enemy: Covid-19

But if we all really do want an exit from the present crisis: we must also – as we did 70 years ago – learn to put aside our personal interests, in...

But if we all really do want an exit from the present...

There is more than just ‘productivity’ at stake here

If the health authorities expect us to continue relying on the vaccine for our...

If the health authorities expect us to continue relying on...

Greylisting is also an opportunity for compromise

This may be the only silver lining of Malta’s...

This may be the only silver lining of Malta’s...

Let’s not err too much on the side of caution

Instead of reacting to each new development in fits and starts, government...

Instead of reacting to each new development in fits and...

Solitary confinement is torture: it has to go

This newspaper can only back the public calls for a thorough reform of the...

This newspaper can only back the public calls for a...

The ethical bar needs to be raised

As things stand, the best course is for Rosianne Cutajar to take the back seat, suspend herself from the party, and only seek re-election if cleared by the tax...

As things stand, the best course is for Rosianne Cutajar to...

A ‘get-out-of-jail’ card for cowboy developers

Once again, Malta’s cowboy contractors have been given a...

Once again, Malta’s cowboy contractors have been...

Greylisting is an opportunity, yes… to clean up our act

Ultimately, Malta has to clean up its stables, before someone else does it for...

Ultimately, Malta has to clean up its stables, before...

Greylist: a call for a new political will to clean up our act

FATF and the ‘ignominy’ of its greylist remind Malta once again...

FATF and the ‘ignominy’ of its greylist remind...

‘Letting Bernard Grech sink’ is not an option

There is, simply put, more at stake here, than just a case of Bernard Grech...

There is, simply put, more at stake here, than just a case...

A cloudy forecast on FATF

Be it grey-listing or enhanced follow-up Malta is struggling in the wake of stronger governments whose voice at the FATF is a political tool that...

Be it grey-listing or enhanced follow-up Malta...

Anything, even caution, can be dangerous in excess

Neither the Prime Minister nor the health authorities can possibly afford to...

Neither the Prime Minister nor the health authorities can...

Dismantle the PA

The DB project in Pembroke confirms the growing detachment of the Planning Authority from public sentiment and any notion of democratic planning

The DB project in Pembroke confirms the growing detachment...

Wanted: a bipartisan consensus on planning reform

Instead of lashing out at individual critics of its environmental policies,...

Instead of lashing out at individual critics of its...