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 undermine the national effort required by citizens to toe the line for all of us to stay safe, and...
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 businesses can even...
A cautious, disciplined re-opening

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any consideration of the re-opening of travel corridors for the time being

Any rushed re-opening would be ill-advised; as is any...

Upping the game in financial regulation

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner of Police will be crucial to improving authorities’ image on dealing with financial crime 

The determination and personality of the new Commissioner...

Malta's next Police Commissioner faces a daunting task

This level of public scrutiny is something our national institutions have...

This level of public scrutiny is something our national...

Malta has managed the crisis well… but at a cost

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers that be in...

It's been ages since Malta has unsettled the powers...

A culture of normalised hate-speech

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory hate-speech is at its most severe when the topic of discussion is migration: revealing a level of...

It is also undeniable that this barrage of inflammatory...

Left alone by the EU, but no excuse to breach human rights

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European leaders to get them...

While Malta has to slam its fists on the table of European...

Road-widening is a stop-gap measure

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a mass transit system like a monorail or a metro economically feasible. But this will take years to...

Malta may soon reach the critical population mass to make a...

Europe must be united on Libya

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become permanently embroiled, terrorism will thrive

In this kind of chaos that Libya seems to have become...

The political cost of prosperity

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing too much in economic growth, and too little anywhere else. It is not just the PN that is...

Beyond party-politics there is a danger in investing...

Prosperity calls for more social awareness

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social services structures are...

We are forced to question whether Malta’s social...

Is the European Commission really concerned with security?

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to cope with, without...

The European Commission has enough credibility issues to...

Criminalising NGOs doesn’t help

It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had to step in where governments refuse to venture; now, it seems EU states want to try and give the...

It is indeed already incongruous that private NGOs have had...

Justice must be a level playing field

In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of the crime will be the first consideration in any bail request. In Malta, basic principles are all...

In all self-respecting judicial systems, the severity of...

Rent is a double-edged sword

Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived from the 132% increase declared? Are the authorities working to ensure that all taxes are being paid...

Other questions remain unanswered. Was all money derived...

Slime and punishment

If yet another summer goes by without any action to bring tuna farms in line with their permit conditions, it would be a public admission that the entire...

If yet another summer goes by without any action to bring...

A house divided

It was smiles all around when Adrian Delia and Simon Busuttil announced the break-through truce: but those smiles couldn’t conceal the naked daggers...

It was smiles all around when Adrian Delia and Simon...

Dark times for democracy, indeed

Delia should be preparing for European elections, not struggling to keep the PN afloat. Opposition MPs should be meeting people, learning about their problems,...

Delia should be preparing for European elections, not...

The Big Lie

This was indeed the ‘biggest lie in Maltese history’ - It cannot be allowed to go unpunished

This was indeed the ‘biggest lie in Maltese...