A critical juncture for PN and Malta
Just as personal problems sometimes become public concern, the Nationalist Party’s internal problems cannot be considered ‘private’, when they also directly...
Brave new technological world
Much of what was once considered ‘science fiction’ is, in fact, now becoming reality. Artificial intelligence has already crept into the mainstream by way of computer...
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...

Patients before profits

Our health system is in need of innovation but transparent, robust public funding and a better use of resources are the answer and not privatisation

Our health system is in need of innovation but transparent,...

Bannister, the Malta files and tax avoidance

It cannot be denied that in the wider sense of equal benefits for all...

It cannot be denied that in the wider sense of equal...

The rush for the gay vote

The gay lobby is considered to be an important dynamic of the electorate that can make a difference on who wins the next election

The gay lobby is considered to be an important dynamic of...

The old whistleblower test

In the battle of perceptions that both political leaders are waging, it can only be the independence of the magisterial inquiry that will guarantee a sane...

In the battle of perceptions that both political leaders...

Transparency, integrity and fairness

Transparency, integrity and fairness in the decision-making process are crucial to safeguard public interest

Transparency, integrity and fairness in the decision-making...

Accusations of money laundering

It was inevitable that the activities and successes of Keith Schembri's business past would be used as fodder to bring him down - a businessman in the...

It was inevitable that the activities and successes of...

Race to the bottom

The solution is a fair tax system which guarantees a fair distribution of wealth and not a race to the bottom between parties trying to win the election by...

The solution is a fair tax system which guarantees a fair...

Governance as seen through the employers

It is good to know that there are skilled people keen on entering politics, which is a ruthless arena as the current situation proves

It is good to know that there are skilled people keen on...

The venerated lobbies

The argument remains that the two perceptions are facing each other as if they were two principles: a vibrant economy against a corrupt government

The argument remains that the two perceptions are facing...

A battle for the switchers

Expect the next weeks to be tense, intense and heated. The parties will ponder whether to unleash pure hell through a negative campaign, or whether there are...

Expect the next weeks to be tense, intense and heated. The...

Long and winding road

Perhaps we shall have to wait for political parties to look at governance beyond winning elections before we can reduce our national dependence on cars

Perhaps we shall have to wait for political parties to look...

The childcare conundrum

Voters should consider such a proposal not for its allure as ‘yet another freebie’, but for the social purpose it serves for the wider society

Voters should consider such a proposal not for its allure...