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Editorial

  • Is Malta’s moral fibre in tatters?

    As claims of corruption, sleaze, misdemeanours and impropriety fly with sheer abandon, politicians from the two main political parties are giving the impression that the country is on the eve of a general election. No sooner a claim crops up than...

  • Powers to curb child abuse, neglect

    It is a sad reality that despite improving living standards child abuse is still present in some families. Child abuse is more than black eyes, broken bones and bruises. Emotional abuse and neglect are perhaps even more common. A fair society has...

  • A deal riddled with questions

    As the government was apologising over mistakes made after it bailed out a company holding the Café Premier lease, it has now emerged that contracts on another questionable deal were being signed. It is over the expropriation of a Valletta...

  • Ethics must complement school ethos

    The recent gay pride parade in Valletta was a true celebration of diversity that reflected the progress this country has made in matters related to civil rights. The presence of both the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader served to show that...

  • Let’s invest in safer swimming zones

    Two weeks ago, two British dentists, one of whom was the father of three young children, drowned while swimming in the afternoon at the Blue Lagoon in Comino. The men, who were both 35 years old, worked together in Birmingham. A third partner in...

  • Waiting two years to get the same

    From the very beginning of this legislature, the Labour government was uncomfortable with the 1994 ministerial code of ethics it inherited from the Nationalist administration. The first ministerial casualty of that code was then parliamentary...

  • Upholding high accreditation standards

    The American University of Malta project has been mired in controversy since its inception. Many argue the project was ill-conceived both in substance and in form. The outcry against the project initially focused on the environmental damage that...

  • Getting tough on drink-driving abuse

    Yet another campaign to discourage drink-driving has been launched. However welcome such campaigns may be, many are right to ask whether initiatives that lack biting tactics to curb drink-driving are really effective. According to Transport...

  • It’s not plain sailing for Gozo Channel

    When the Malta - Gozo ferry service has such a huge patronage and when the running of the trips is normally efficient, most will be justified in believing that things should be going swimmingly for Gozo Channel. But the situation is not exactly as...

  • PN shows strong signs of revival

    The Nationalist Party is showing strong signs of revival following its disastrous defeat in the 2013 general election. It is on the ball on most issues and is also coming up with prompt, well-reasoned reactions to the government’s wrong and...

  • Time to debate oil, gas exploration

    Why does information on Malta’s oil exploration efforts always have to come in a dribble? It is unquestionably a sensitive subject but every now and then the public deserves a review of what is happening in an area that up to now has only thrown...

  • Prosecute and be damned

    Protection given to accomplices in crime to nail big fish is a useful tool to prepare a robust prosecution and secure conviction. It is therefore imperative that those proposing a presidential pardon or whistleblower protection ensure they have...

  • Kick Blatter into touch

    The sight of FIFA president Sepp Blatter cele­brating his fifth successive election victory for the post on Friday made many stomachs churn. Whatever positive contribution he made since taking the helm of world football’s governing body in 1998...

  • Trust needed in adjudication process

    The way in which a government conducts itself in its business transactions has an immediate impact on public opinion and the public’s trust in good government. With the considerable size and scope of government business transactions it is...

  • Visa guidelines for students

    Educational tourism is one of the most reliable sources of income for this industry. Increasingly English language schools are aiming to attract foreign students including older ones to spend time in Malta learning English. Some long-term courses...

  • Minimum standards for care homes

    As the government boasts of its efforts to raise the standard of services for the elderly in hospitals and homes, in many cases the situation on the ground is pathetic and deplorable. A correspondent writing on the horrors of ageing in this...

  • Pausing for a moment of sanity

    The decision taken by Parliament’s Environment and Development Planning Committee to request a moratorium on new planning policies and decisions is the sanest way to address the current public outcry over the Marsascala university project and put...

  • Corinthia injects zest for excellence

    Malta’s premier hotel group, Corinthia, is on the threshold of breaking into a new class of hoteliering with plans to develop what it is describing as a mega resort that will include the island’s first six-star hotel. Group chairman Alfred Pisani,...

  • Muscat puts himself in straitjacket

    For a time, Joseph Muscat wanted the country to bail him out of a problem he had unnecessarily created when his government agreed to sacrifice precious virgin land at Żonqor Point in Marsascala for a private university. When he realised that his...

  • Editorial: Building momentum

    Editorial: Building momentum

    Many who voted in favour of banning spring hunting in last month’s referendum did not do so merely to stop a cruel and outdated practice. They were determined to finally elevate environmental awareness to the top of the national agenda. The...

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