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Reacting to the horror of extremism

by Saviour Balzan

Why we invent stories

Toon Today:

MaltaToday asks..

Where are they now?
No: 0095
Joe Grima

Ipoll Last Week
Full time or part time: that is the MP question

By Dr Jason Azzopardi

Yellow Web Pages

Malta’s answer to sex, lies and no videotape

The Commissioner of Police George Grech has hit back with a vengeance, questioning Magistrate Miriam Hayman's integrity. But in so doing, he has unleashed a gaping peephole into this Maltese soap operetta. [READ MORE]

Commissioner asked me to kill the story – Joe Mifsud
Commissioner of police George Grech sent someone to persuade journalist Joseph Mifsud to kill the sexual abuse story and anonymous phone calls were made to the journalist’s home in an attempt to mislead him by involving third parties, Mr Mifsud claimed this week in a note filed in court. [READ MORE]

Maltese travellers stranded in US
Some 200 Maltese travellers are stranded in the United States because of the interruption to flights following the terrorist attacks there last Tuesday, tour operators are claiming. [READ MORE]

Disgust and retribution
Countless Americans interviewed on the international media networks have said that life will not be the same after Tuesday’s tragedy. MaltaToday set out to gauge some reactions of people in Valletta yesterday.

The tragedy petrified me – Peter Cordina
To try and understand the massive rescue operation currently underway in New York City, MaltaToday talked to the head of the Civil Protection Department, Peter Cordina

Ground troops may be necessary – Brigadier Calleja
In trying to assess the implications of this new war, MaltaToday spoke to former Armed Forces Brigadier Maurice Calleja and asked him to define 'retaliation,' in these circumstances


Joe Debono Grech
His family, the Labour Party and Birkirkara are the three things veteran politician Joe Debono Grech holds dearest. Here he speaks to KURT SANSONE about his political career and another of his loves, football

Sport close-up

Minor sports exploding both indoors and out…. But will a new system at SkolaSport work?
There are football nurseries everywhere, giving Maltese kids the opportunity to develop their sporting skills. But minor sports are also growing in popularity, as we have witnessed


Where's The Green?
 By James Debono
“As far as I know a vote was taken, so it was a democratic decision. The outcome is irrelevant. The PN believes that the PA is a legal board, and the decision for Azzopardi Fisheries was a democratic one.”

This Week

Cliffs of the gods
Do you have a favourite place where you feel you belong? Victor Paul Borg has, and he only takes special people there

Pat Salomone
is producer and presenter of Eva Llum, a PBS programme about women juggling their lives. Interview by Zillah Bugeja

Vintage Port... Anyone?
Georges Meekers: Any wine with the year of harvest on it technically qualifies as vintage, but with Port this is somewhat different.

Local news

Decision takes GWU by surprise
By Miriam Dunn
Although there is a general sentiment that the Drydocks is a massive white elephant whose subsidies are a millstone around the country’s neck, not everyone is comfortable with the surprisingly sudden stand that the prime minister has taken over the workers’ refusal to work with the foreign chief executive

Censored letters and sympathy trips
By Kurt Sansone
Ever since the Police Commissioner inquiry made news headlines in MaltaToday and Kullhadd, a number of letters have appeared in The Sunday Times expressing sympathy and solidarity with Commissioner George Grech

PBS employees expressing serious concern
By Ray Abdilla
Public Broadcasting Services employees have expressed great concern following the publication of the Task Force Report on the restructuring of PBS.

Fraud squad acts on MaltaToday story
The Fraud squad has arrested a man in connection with a story that appeared in last week’s MaltaToday. The story had alleged that a corrupt PA official had been approaching people who had purchased satellites. The PA official had acquired the list from satellite shops

More rumblings at union HQ
L-Orizzont’s Head of Publications, Mr Frans Ghirxi - who recently replaced Mr Alfred Anastasi but had resigned after a few weeks due to work pressure - has accepted to take up the post after it was offered to him once again

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Editor: Saviour Balzan