TOP NEWS | Sunday, 02 September 2007

Saliba holidayed on Zaren’s boat five times

In an interview with MaltaToday, Nationalist Party secretary general Joe Saliba confirmed that his two-week stay on construction magnate Zaren Vassallo’s ‘Princess Charlene’ was his “fifth or sixth” holiday on the same boat...

X-ray machines unfit for Mater Dei’s children and emergency department
The X-ray machine that is meant to be used on children at the new Mater Dei Hospital has been found to be unsuitable for infants given that it does not operate on low radiation doses supposed for young patients, MaltaToday can reveal...

Mintoff wants MaltaToday owners behind bars
In an unstinting campaign against this newspaper, former prime minister Dom Mintoff has filed the first-ever criminal libel action against MaltaToday...


Saviour Balzan: Respecting one’s intelligence

Anna Mallia: Archbishop Cremona: your honeymoon is over!

Michael Falzon:
Sant’s latest thriller: the MCESD conundrum

Raphael Vassallo: Frankenfurter, it’s all over

NEWS | Sunday, 02 September 2007

One migrant dead, three still missing off Sicilian coast

Nature Trust appeals against Danish Village bungalows

Gatt unveils 20 projects for Grand Harbour facelift

Throw away the remote – PBS is sure to keep us watching

Pharmacists warn against ‘demotion’ of medicines watchdog

Property proposals: pretty vacant?


How not to kowtow to the hunting lobby
As was perhaps predictable, the furore surrounding last Tuesday’s stormy meeting about the proposed Ta’ Cenc project served also to deflect attention from the real issues at stake... Editorial >

Don’t rock my boat
His Mediterranean cruise with a construction magnate brought out into the open the incestuous relationship of politics and business. Will PN secretary general Joe Saliba’s cost him a bout of sea sickness in the next election?
Interview by James Debono>

Thumbs down for Ta’ Cenc villas from EU Commission
The Ta’ Cenc developers, already at odds with the Structure Plan, could face another insurmountable obstacle to their designs: the European Commission. The EC is calling on the Maltese authorities not to authorise further development in Ta’ Cenc which would risk the integrity of sites that should have been proposed as Special Protected Areas. News - James Debono

Bird Hunting
It’s not all bad news on the hunting front, with Malta recording its first ever breeding pair of Little Egrets this week. But illegal hunting still casts a long shadow over nature conservation. Bianca Caruana on the ongoing, unresolved hunting dispute... Feature - Bianca Caruana

Jason U-Tube and Sarko Salibae

Locally, there has not yet been a virtual debate; however, it was a clip posted on “You Tube” by unsuspecting canvassers of former Labour minister Charles Buhagiar that clearly illustrated the dangers of the public nature of the new medium for politicians... Charlot Zahra’s election diary >

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