Taking broadcasting absurdity to new heights
Rather than confront the issue of ‘impartiality’, then, the Broadcasting Authority has effectively side-stepped the entire problem by simply silencing journalists...
Politicians, give way to the experts on COVID-19 spike
Malta’s re-opening of the economy was at best haphazard, and did not enforce proper health measures across the board: once again illustrating our national epidemic of...
A cowardly government held at gun-point

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a government that is – almost literally, in this case – held at gun-point by a single...

Labour has concretised the popular perception of a...

'Full up' is no answer to the challenge of migration

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should really join forces:...

It is in this sense that Government and Opposition should...

Rule of law concerns PM must act upon

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption problem might just go away... It will cost them dearly if they make inaction on rule of law and...

Abela and his ministers should not hope our corruption...

The price of maladministration

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s arguably heavy-handed and overbearing pressure… the fact remains that we have no one but...

For even if there is room to complain about the USA’s...

Still far to go for gender equality

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to participate in public life without harassment; to determine their own futures, unfettered by...

Wider gender equality rights include the right of women to...

Too late, but not  too little

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has finally sprung into action – even if so late in the day – remains an important step in the...

Nonetheless, the fact that the machinery of justice has...

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 –...

Tunnel proposal may have holes in it

The environmental risks alone are worth the pause. It is now clear that the proposed tunnel entrances will be (most probably) below the Kenuna Tower in Nadur...

The environmental risks alone are worth the pause. It is...

A privatisation scandal

Apart from the law-courts, there is also the court of public opinion; government must surely realise that there is a limit to the people’s patience, when...

Apart from the law-courts, there is also the court of...

Public land belongs to the  public, not government

One struggles to comprehend why the Maltese government would care so such about...

One struggles to comprehend why the Maltese government...

Inside the PN, a not-so silent revolution

Love him or hate him, Adrian Delia was the choice of the Nationalist...

Love him or hate him, Adrian Delia was the choice of the...

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...