The price of ‘buying the peace’
Abela’s solution therefore comes at a hefty price: both literally - in the sense that a larger Cabinet also means higher expense - but also in terms of having fewer...
It’s a prison, not a personal fiefdom
Though not immediately related to any of the previous prison fatalities – most of which took place on Alexander Dalli’s watch – the attitude exhibited by the...
Contempt of court, or gagging order?

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is, in fact, robust enough to avoid being unduly influenced by such observations

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is,...

There is no ‘vaccine’ for corruption

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to start talking about a return to some form of institutional normality...

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19...

COVID-19 also reminded us of what is truly important

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods and services must...

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods...

Easier to attack the press, than to confront the facts

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find themselves under...

This is truly a classic game strategy: where two sides find...

Behind the affront

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to resort to false, moralistic premises to sack people who are considered to be valid, internal critics

The optics do not look good for Labour when it has to...

The inquiry must reach its conclusions unhindered

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time limit is now used as a...

Nonetheless, it would be counterproductive if that time...

Revisiting the IIP

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the uncompromising attitudes of yesteryear: whereby ‘Maltese citizenship’ was considered a...

Certainly, it would be a mistake to return to the...

Climate change cannot be fought with empty words
Muscat must end the uncertainty he started

Both the Labour Party and the country needs a clear leadership succession...

Both the Labour Party and the country needs a clear...

Protests are about more than numbers

Last Saturday’s protest may well make the government more sensitive to the creeping perception that it is in cahoots with big developers

Last Saturday’s protest may well make the government...

We must protect jobs: including fishermen

The Maltese government should immediately call for ministerial-level talks with...

The Maltese government should immediately call for...

Tackling financial crime

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution bottleneck on money laundering and tax evasion?

Can a financial crime agency resolve the prosecution...

Scooters should be encouraged, not penalised

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new way of travelling that...

The proposed regulations are the wrong response to a new...

Enough really is enough

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception that people are living in fear inside their own homes; and that the situation is being tolerated...

Government cannot afford to ignore a widespread perception...

Crackdowns should be on criminals, not victims

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should not have been the...

Surely, the legality of those tenants’ status should...

Public officials must be open to public scrutiny

Not only has there been no attempt to make the declaration exercise more...

Not only has there been no attempt to make the declaration...

Malta is not immune to measles, or ignorance

Ultimately, society must guard against ignorance, as much as against contagious...

Ultimately, society must guard against ignorance, as much...

Malta can still lead the way on migration

The government is correct to state that responsibility in the latest migrant...

The government is correct to state that responsibility in...