The Malta Independent 27 January 2020, Monday

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In the rule of law we trust

Monday, 27 January 2020, 08:02 Last update: about 9 hours ago Mark Josef Rapa

In the last three years, government, opposition and civil society activists have ridden on the 'rule of law' wagon. Only a few days ago, the new Prime Minister, Robert Abela, has pledged to strengthen...


Monday, 27 January 2020, 08:00 Last update: about 9 hours ago Alfred Sant MEP

The state bodies which as a category, are set up under constitutional rules that require the Prime Minister to first consult the Leader of the Opposition before they are carried forward, again came...

Post-Muscat Stress Disorder

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 11:00 Last update: about 3 days ago Mark A. Sammut

"Muscat's sarcasm and cynicism had of late become nauseating. At least now, the sarcasm and forced smiles have evaporated. The country has breathed a sigh of relief. There's still a lot to be done,...

Establishment zeal

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 10:30 Last update: about 3 days ago Charles Flores

Left-of-centre-inclined people instinctively feel uncomfortable when the Establishment shows as much zeal as it has over what the new Prime Minister has already done and achieved in his first two...

Good governance is founded on transparency

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 10:18 Last update: about 3 days ago Carmel Cacopardo

Transparency is the indispensable foundation of good governance. In contrast, bad governance is generally wrapped in secrecy through the withholding of information that should be in the public...

Robert Abela: take a giant step or remain king of discord

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 09:20 Last update: about 3 days ago Victor Calleja

The changes, the falls from grace, the comeuppance, the smugness turned into scowls, rather resemble a funfair with roller-coaster rides all the way. If it weren’t so tragic – and...

Robert Abela’s rollercoaster beginning

Sunday, 26 January 2020, 08:51 Last update: about 3 days ago Noel Grima

Ideally, a new Prime Minister ought to come to the office with at least a general idea of what he wants to do, at least a core team around him and a couple of heavies to watch his back when the going...

Pasta Night

Saturday, 25 January 2020, 09:03 Last update: about 2 days ago Rachel Borg

In a recent speech addressing a crowd of followers, newly installed Prime Minister Robert Abela had a fine time, enthusing with the audience about how their quality of life has so greatly improved...

Prioritising education

Friday, 24 January 2020, 08:14 Last update: about 3 days ago Owen Bonnici

The educational journey is in itself an exciting journey. As all other journeys it deals with the expectancy of reaching a destination in the future but with the unique opportunity of building in...

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