Gender equality still elusive (even this Valentine's Day)
The pandemic has affected more than just the ability to commemorate this traditional feast: it has also exposed certain deep-seated inequalities that still exist between men and...
Prison may not be the answer to all criminality problems
Apart from the length of judicial proceedings questions have been raised on whether the judiciary has enough discretion to apply all the options at its disposal
Without soul-searching, apologies are useless

This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour should not be an...

This is why an internal process of soul searching in Labour...

A belated admission that cannabis users are not 'criminals'

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a fully liberalised...

All in all, the proposed reform may still fall short of a...

A Maltese ‘Tangentopoli’, in the making

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once and for all, the...

Whether this realisation will be enough to consign, once...

Death of the Republic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by Robert Abela, is now imperilled and has become toxic

The legitimacy of the Muscat administration, inherited by...

Labour has a lot of soul-searching to do

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to help Robert Abela build a strong narrative: through which he can reclaim his party’s moral...

Just distancing himself from Schembri may not be enough to...

Labour must take stock of Muscat legacy

The Labour Party keeps paying the price of being associated with people like Keith Schembri, which the party has never disowned; much as it will never disown...

The Labour Party keeps paying the price of being associated...

Lawlessness on the high seas?

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with motoring on land, the regulations and enforcement have not evolved in step with the boating...

In what appears to be a repetition of the experience with...

A recipe for traffic-induced disaster

With the current rates of increase in car-use, doing nothing about traffic congestion will only result in a grid lock, but the consequences of this project are...

With the current rates of increase in car-use, doing...

Looking backwards to move forward

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address these issues has involved appointing a veteran from the Fenech Adami era – a classic case of...

It is perhaps ironic that Delia’s attempt to address...

Sleepwalking into an emergency

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and our political leaders – even though we find nobody who can translate the scientific knowledge...

This is an emergency that must concern us, the Maltese, and...

A hotbed of conflicts of interest

To date, our national approach to this has always been to ignore the laws and conventions that make such situations unacceptable; in so doing, we have created...

To date, our national approach to this has always been to...

Muscat must end the uncertainty

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should have a fixed term of 10 years and is arguably the first leader to have declared (not once, but...

Muscat had hinted that he believed country leaders should...

The real criminals in the Sea-Watch saga

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of international law that caused the emergency in the first place. The Italian government’s attempts to...

It is, ironically, Italy’s own defiance of...

A brave but delicate proposal

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having schools in Malta being “exam and test factories”. But its proposed alternatives have not...

The Education Ministry now wants to move away from having...

Crunch time for the PN

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert the total annihilation of the PN: either Delia emerges reconfirmed by a clear, unequivocal majority...

As things stand, only two possible outcomes may yet avert...

From profits to people

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation Office have been starved of resources: making it all but impossible to maintain the sort of monitoring...

Authorities such as the PA and the Buildings Regulation...

The PN has no ‘Plan B’, either

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss goodbye to a not-insignificant section of the PN’s voter-base: a voter-base that has already...

To ‘get rid of Delia’, today, is also to kiss...

No more business ‘as usual’

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise, unlawful pressures to cede rights and more limits on the time during which construction is allowed

Now is also time to demand more restrictions on noise,...