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
Wanted: a bipartisan consensus on planning reform
Instead of lashing out at individual critics of its environmental policies, government would be wise to start paying heed to the growing murmurs of environmental discontent
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...

Coronavirus economic recovery plan: achieving normality

Discipline and vigilance will remain important as we go forward to ensure the...

Discipline and vigilance will remain important as we go...

Confronting the skeletons of the recent past

Polls showing that Abela enjoys even greater support...

Polls showing that Abela enjoys even greater...

The crisis is over, but recovery is just beginning

That is the only way business will survive and come out of this situation in a...

That is the only way business will survive and come out of...

Malta must work towards a solution, too

The government must sooner or later start questioning whether its policy in holding migrants out at sea is really serving the national interest

The government must sooner or later start questioning...

A time for preparation, not celebration

We need to have a plan B which is firmly in place to cater for possible second wave: including a widespread campaign to encourage people to take the influenza...

We need to have a plan B which is firmly in place to cater...

No excuse for violating human rights
A cautious, disciplined re-opening

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any consideration of the re-opening of travel corridors for the time being

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any...

Upping the game in financial regulation

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner of Police will be crucial to improving authorities’ image on dealing with financial crime 

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner...

Malta's next Police Commissioner faces a daunting task

This level of public scrutiny is something our national institutions have...

This level of public scrutiny is something our national...

Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in...

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers...

A culture of normalised hate-speech

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of...

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...