Of presidential pardons and electoral considerations
It would be unacceptable if the prosecution fumbles and allows those accused of masterminding the racket to get off the hook on a technicality or lack of proof
Where are Labour’s feminists?
Whoever took the decision to withdraw the suspension and give Clint Axisa a job at IM when the court case is still underway has simply ignored the impact such a decision can have...
An abdication of duty

As an elected official Rosianne Cutajar has far greater responsibilities than ordinary individuals. The chats show that she reneged on these...

As an elected official Rosianne Cutajar has far greater...

The cost of failure

In this context those who argue that our contribution to global emissions as a country is relatively small should be reminded that our emissions are at par...

In this context those who argue that our contribution to...

Abela’s poisoned inheritance

Robert Abela must be clear that if any criminal action is recommended by the magisterial inquiry against people close to the Labour government, he will not...

Robert Abela must be clear that if any criminal action is...

Voters cannot be taken for granted

But with a quarter of the electorate still adamant on ‘not voting at all’, the cohort of disgruntled voters remains too large for the comfort of...

But with a quarter of the electorate still adamant on...

Simply charmless: a valedictory
Matthew Vella

After 10 years and a bit more as editor, Matthew Vella steps down and reflects on two decades of serving MaltaToday

After 10 years and a bit more as editor, Matthew Vella...

‘Boys will be boys’ must be challenged

The idea that ‘boys will be boys’ has to be challenged at all...

The idea that ‘boys will be boys’ has to be...

Not just ‘insensitive’, but irresponsible

There are no legal or ‘procedural’ grounds to object to the prison...

There are no legal or ‘procedural’ grounds to...

Robert Abela has a lot to apologise for

But with none of those 23 recommendations having actually been implemented, at any point in the last two years… clearly, Robert Abela has a lot to...

But with none of those 23 recommendations having actually...

The ball is in Abela’s court

The Prime Minister has a duty to explain what part he played in the hospitals concession deal, if at all, between 2015 and now. The public has a right to know.

The Prime Minister has a duty to explain what part he...

Redefining neutrality, in a changing political landscape

In this sense, we should not shun a mature debate on redefining our Neutrality...

In this sense, we should not shun a mature debate on...

SLAPP threatens democracy, not just journalism

SLAPP is not just a threat to the press, it is also a legal tool used by the...

SLAPP is not just a threat to the press, it is also a legal...

Conflict of interest, or comedy of errors?

It is therefore even more surprising and damning that history keeps repeating...

It is therefore even more surprising and damning that...

Rewriting the political playbook

Voters worried about corruption, inequalities and environmental degradation are now more likely to protest by not voting rather than support a PN obsessed by...

Voters worried about corruption, inequalities and...

No conflict between public inquiries and criminal investigations

It is of vital importance that the information gathered from these individual...

It is of vital importance that the information gathered...

The PN’s waning influence

Why, then, does the PN cling to an exceptionalist, almost identitarian and anti-feminist view of sexual and reproductive rights when its own modern,...

Why, then, does the PN cling to an exceptionalist, almost...

Toying with football for personal glory

Portelli’s antics suggest that for him football is just a toy, which he plays with as he pleases.  It also suggests that Portelli is using the club...

Portelli’s antics suggest that for him football is...

Justice requires quality, not just quantity

It is clear that government cannot claim, at this stage, to have given the...

It is clear that government cannot claim, at this stage, to...

Prison director, and convicted criminal, at the same time

If Robert Brincau resigned, after having been convicted of a serious crime;...

If Robert Brincau resigned, after having been convicted of...