Malta's next Police Commissioner faces a daunting task
This level of public scrutiny is something our national institutions have sorely lacked for decades: with far-reaching consequences for our country’s international reputation
Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost
It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in Europe; but sadly, that seems to be the only way to get member states acting on finding common...
The bar has been raised, but not high enough

Prime Minister Robert Abela’s first priority must be to take the...

Prime Minister Robert Abela’s first priority must be...

Abela moves from words into action: Konrad Mizzi gets the boot

Mizzi flung down the gauntlet, and defied Abela’s explicit marching...

Mizzi flung down the gauntlet, and defied...

Full closure. From Panama onwards

Cleary, in the most silent of ways, other people must have profited along with Fenech. The question is, who?

Cleary, in the most silent of ways, other people must have...

Too little, but not too late

Naturally, one does not expect Abela to do the probing and investigating himself; but he should give a clear sign that what he expects from the police is a...

Naturally, one does not expect Abela to do the probing and...

Abela must act to restore Malta’s reputation

Robert Abela may have promised a degree of ‘continuity’ from...

Robert Abela may have promised a degree of...

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...

Migrant standoffs expose European division

And even if it is true that Italy has once again failed to abide by its...

And even if it is true that Italy has once again failed to...

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...

Political discussion, especially on the social media, has...

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...

As 2018 comes to a close with yet another year dominated by...

To have and have not, at Christmas

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic well-being only through the Gross Domestic Product. That view looks only at the ‘haves’,...

There is a danger in measuring a country’s economic...

Who will bell the Constitutional cat?

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together and with others to deliver a revamped Constitution that strengthens the system of checks and...

Will the two parties walk their own talk, and work together...

The President’s outspokenness will be missed

In an age when so many other national institutions appear wary of directly...

In an age when so many other national institutions appear...

Loneliness is not just for Christmas

Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that Caritas has put forward for its plan of action. And not without good reason. According to a recent...

Tackling loneliness is in fact one of the objectives that...

Let’s call misogyny by its name

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable. What is needed is an effort to stamp out an increasingly worrying culture of verbal violence...

Calling women ‘whores’ is clearly unacceptable....

A report which raises more questions than answers

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the report: which was...

Politics has already skewed the actual findings of the...

An economy built on human lives

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will translate into millions of euros’ worth of profit for developers, are still so neglectful of...

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will...

Playing for time on 17 Black

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him gets smaller and smaller… as it surely will, the longer this game of hide and seek...

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him...

Something fishy in the fisheries department

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is too understaffed and...

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is...