Government’s hands are not ‘tied’ by the 2006 local plans
Either way, it seems that government does have the power to revise the local plans, and come up with alternatives sites to Marsakala. All that is lacking, therefore, is the...
Press ‘registration’: a red herring for control
Editorial | The idea of a professional warrant for journalists is at minimum a red herring that can be manipulated by any of the powers that be
Which battles should the PN fight?

Nationalist leader Bernard Grech currently finds himself in an unenviable predicament where he must strike a balancing act between ‘putting on a brave...

Nationalist leader Bernard Grech currently finds himself in...

Solid growth based on tax collection programme

While Prime Minister Robert Abela skirted around the question as to whether...

While Prime Minister Robert Abela skirted around the...

Taxation is about morality, too

The issue of global corporate taxation is ultimately an issue of social justice, more than economic gain. Preferential tax incentives deprive...

The issue of global corporate taxation is ultimately an...

A mass transportation system leading to more development?

In a nutshell:  mass transportation poses a daunting challenge to our way of...

In a nutshell:  mass transportation poses a daunting...

An economy built on modern-day slavery

Racism is a collective disease which desensitizes us from basic human compassion

Racism is a collective disease which desensitizes us from...

The education crisis is about planning, and priorities

Naturally, there is no magic solution to such problems; what is needed is...

Naturally, there is no magic solution to such problems;...

The virus that reveals the true colours of our humanity
Matthew Vella

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human rights or...

This pandemic does not allow us the freedom to ignore human...

We should not lose our humanity

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this issue but we often forget that the EU is made of member states, some of which actively obstruct any...

We acknowledge that Europe can do much more to address this...

Governments cannot face this crisis alone
A sign of things to come

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares the public for what is yet to come: a spike in cases, that can only be kept manageable through...

All the same, it is now essential that government prepares...

Now is the time to prepare for all tomorrow’s crises

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be defined by just a single...

To believe that our time on this planet is going to be...

Even in crisis time, some animals remain more equal than others

While Malta’s response to the health emergency has so far been largely...

While Malta’s response to the health emergency has so...

Malta’s leaders must present united front on COVID-19
Matthew Vella

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear conflicting messages will...

Unless Abela and Fearne are on the same page, we fear...

Time to talk about a windfall tax

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be expected to join the effort of ‘socialising the costs’. What remains uncertain is whether...

In a climate of negative growth, everyone should be...

Abela’s COVID-19 budget won’t work: we should be planning a fightback
Matthew Vella

Our appeal to Robert Abela: Malta needs a social insurance that will pay wages and keep the economy ready for its bounceback

Our appeal to Robert Abela: Malta needs a social insurance...

A time for civic responsibility

Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities that saw us through those dark times so effectively. We did it 70 years ago; and now we are called...

Somehow, then, we must strive to rediscover the qualities...

Looking beyond the immediate crisis

This is ultimately a crisis; and as with all the past crises Malta has had to endure, our ability to overcome it will depend how responsibly we behave today

This is ultimately a crisis; and as with all the past...

Coronavirus: Tough times ahead

Malta – along with the rest of the world – will be facing daunting challenges in the near future. Our ability to withstand them will depend,...

Malta – along with the rest of the world – will...