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...
One does not safeguard rights by infringing others
An economy built on human lives

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will translate into millions of euros’ worth of profit for developers, are still so neglectful of...

It is unacceptable that construction projects, which will...

Playing for time on 17 Black

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him gets smaller and smaller… as it surely will, the longer this game of hide and seek...

Joseph Muscat will only act when the ground underneath him...

Something fishy in the fisheries department

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is too understaffed and...

Simply put, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is...

Political and legal responsibility are not the same

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario applies to this case...

Even if the ‘innocent until guilty’ scenario...

A welcome, but long overdue, appointment

A Parliamentary Standards Commissioner was sorely needed: not only have serious allegations undermined public confidence in elected officials, but the lack of...

A Parliamentary Standards Commissioner was sorely needed:...

17 Black | Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri must go

Muscat’s refusal to sack Mizzi and Schembri two years ago – when...

Muscat’s refusal to sack Mizzi and Schembri two years...

Not all discussions need a mandate

We debate other issues without a mandate. And this debate is needed more.

We debate other issues without a mandate. And this debate...

Malta must mend the fences

The country cannot continue to ignore the present antipathy in its regard within the European Parliament, even if the EP’s treatment of Malta is...

The country cannot continue to ignore the present antipathy...

Policing the police

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start cleaning up its own house - and to be seen doing so

If the force is to retain its respectability, it must start...

Zonqor campus must be stopped

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean reversal of one of Joseph Muscat’s earliest policies. That, in itself, merits an explanation. If...

As such, the Zonqor point controversy marked a clean...

2018 should be a year of major reforms

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year (momentous for all the wrong reasons), to ensure that the new one starts on a happier, more productive...

What better occasion than the end of a momentous year...

A most deadly year

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia still has blood freshly dripping off the last page of this...

For journalists reflecting on this deadly 2017, the...

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Justice not seen to be done

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia murder case is that the quality of the justice served by our law courts is influenced in no small...

  A resulting impression from the Caruana Galizia...

‘Law and order’ begins at home

Marsa is the clearest example of ‘ghettoisation’, whereby entire communities of non-native residents have been confined to certain areas

Marsa is the clearest example...

Drugs and Justice

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug offenders to rehabilitate... while, in practice, refusing to give the rehabilitation process the...

We cannot have a system which, on paper, urges drug...

Towards a genuine media reform

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major aspect of Malta's defamation laws, there are certinaly areas which can be improved

Though the Media and Defamation Act addresses a major...

The only important thing now is closure

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case than justice for the Caruana Galizia family, or even the pursuit of truth for its own sake. There...

To many, there is more at stake in the outcome of this case...

Panama, revisited

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the bi-partisan consensus out there: always capitalise on the failings of your enemy, even if it means...

We can blame political ‘filibustering’ on the...

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