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Waiting for decisions to be taken

by Saviour Balzan

Definition of a festa

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John Bundy
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Ipoll Last Week
Taking a different track

By Angelo Xuereb

This Week - Highlights

Yellow Web Pages

Magistrate expresses relief
Magistrate Miriam Hayman has expressed relief with her close colleagues that details of the inquiry have finally made the headlines. [READ MORE]

“Give me money and I’ll iron out your problem" – PA Official
Described as sleazy and devious, a Planning Authority official is extracting money from individuals who have erected satellite dishes without the necessary notification. The person, who is well known to anyone who regularly visits the PA, has concocted an ingenious method of discovering who has a satellite dish without a notification order [READ MORE]

The reporter and the extortionist
A reporter with very close connections to the infamous Maltese Secret Service has and is attempting to extort favours from individuals under criminal investigation [READ MORE]


Richard Muscat

What is it like to be forced to live outside of your country for fear of political repercussions? Richard Muscat tells MIRIAM DUNN about those years he was forced to spend in Italy, prior to the 1987 election, and what he has been doing since

Sport close-up

Maltese scare for Czechs
MILAN BAROS spared the Czech Republic’s blushes as they edged past Malta by the narrowest of margins, triumphing 3-2 in Telice on Wednesday evening


Three years later
Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi looks back at the promises made in the last election

This Week

Colin H Tabone
Island sound Radio’s managing director is taking it to bigger and better things. Interview by Zillah Bugeja

A fair day’s work
All over Europe, civil servants have a reputation for languor. Victor Paul Borg compares the experience of working in the civil service in the UK with its counterpart in Malta

Nose on the wheel

By Georges Meekers

Only a small quantity of wine consumed today actually manages to deliver all the messages it’s capable of

Local news

Secret Service official and businessman give evidence
By Kurt Sansone
A number of people earmarked by the Police Commissioner, have given evidence in front of Magistrate Miriam Hayman, who is heading the inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment against the Police Commissioner

A case of two weights and two measures?
Two police inspectors who were accused of sexual abuse were automatically suspended on half pay, after the alleged victims presented their report at a police station. The procedure meted out to the two police inspectors contrasts heavily to inaction on the part of the Home Affairs Minister regarding the serious allegations of sexual harassment made against the Police Commissioner, George Grech.

Ban PA fee for installation of satellite dish say dealers
Satellite dealers, who are increasing in number in Malta, want the Government to remove the fees regarding applications for notifications to the Planning Authority for installing a digital satellite dish. The dealers say that this goes against the concept of free trade and gives an unfair advantage to Melita Cable Television

Air Malta seeks chief executive from foreign pastures
In an unprecedented move, the national Airline Air Malta is advertising the vacancy of Chief Executive Officer

Price Club future bright - Zammit
foreign company to take 50% equity stake in chain
In a wide-ranging and candid interview, Price Club director Victor Zammit this week expressed his belief that, despite the highly publicised financial difficulties encountered by the supermarket chain over recent months, the chain nevertheless has a bright future

Widespread call for investigation into PA board's tuna penning approval
By David Lindsay
Following the Planning Authority's controversial decision to allow a St Paul's Bay tuna pen - owned by Azzopardi Fisheries - to double its cages from four to eight, a group of NGOs and academics have called on the prime minister himself to set up a team to investigate the decision

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Editor: Saviour Balzan