Year of the long knives
Political discussion, especially on the social media, has become increasingly hostile and vitriolic, to the point that we seem to be more concerned with airing our own political...
Towards a fairer and more just society
As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by Malta's politically-charged news cycle, as journalists we are often staggered at how little certain news...
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 –...

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...