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Prime Minister raps Austin Gatt for ‘compromised’ key PBS appointment

Karl Schembri

After 18 months of job interviews and headhunting for the controversial post of news manager at the national broadcasting station, the Prime Minister’s office has decreed the whole process “compromised” when Times journalist Vanessa Macdonald was tipped for the top post by Austin Gatt’s ministry, despite her fourth placing on the PBS short list.




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Smash and grab
JOE BALDACCHINO has a simple policy on television – if you can pay for the airtime, you are welcome to form part of Smash TV’s atelier of political hobos and American televangelists by James Debono

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Basketball’s highs and lows
Kevin Grech talks to Basketball Association President Antonio Mizzi and discovers that interest in the game is on the rise by Kevin Grech


Project Africa
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The fuel price game
The rumpus over the price of fuel and the declarations by Minister Austin Gatt and junior finance minister Tonio Fenech cannot be left unanswered.


Tarzan, Jane… and do you have a borza?
Evenings in tuxedos are not my cup of tea, so what I write here is based on the notes of one of the reporters who on Friday night witnessed the opening of the new hotel at Ghajn Tuffieha.
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