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This Week

When you begin the regime
Victor Paul Borg's lost it.
Weight, that is. He shares his secrets on eating to slim

sacred cows
It's just TV
Sky-diving when it's that time of the month? John O'Dea finds ladies' hygiene commercials slightly over the top

what a week

Jozsef Richter tells Ramona Depares about life as ringmaster of the Hungarian National Circus

Pressure grows for introduction of divorce
[ 58% in favour, 36% against ]
According to a survey carried out by MaltaToday, a majority of readers favour the introduction of divorce.

Pope John Paul II's spring visit to Malta currently hangs in the balance due to his failing health. Just this week one of his surgeons admitted what the Vatican has consistently evaded, confirming that the 80-year-old pontiff is suffering from Parkinson's disease.

The personal touch
Once upon a time there was something called personal service, recalls Caroline Hills

Blata l-Bajada circus imports animal cruelty, quarantine waive
Despite wide-ranging protests and closures of circuses showcasing animals in other countries such as the UK, Belgium Finland, Sweden Israel and Singapore � the Hungarian State Circus, the Magyar Nemzeti Cirkusz, is successfully running two two-hour shows a day in Blata l-Bajada as David Lindsay discovers.

Lobbying for birds

Birdlife Malta's Antoine Vella, gives NADINE BRINCAT an idea of what EU membership will mean for Maltese hunters and the birds that fly over the island�

local news
Long term competitiveness still needed at Drydocks
by Miriam Dunn
Things are looking good for the Malta Drydocks with important new contracts in the pipeline, but it is still important for the corporation to secure further work over a long-term time span if it wants become commercially viable

Fiscal 'incentivisation' for public service employees
Finance Minister John Dalli's budgetary incentive to improve job performance within the notoriously resource-unfriendly public sector will come into effect with this month's paycheque, in the form of an overall 15% increase in government expenditure for public sector salary increases. By David Lindsay

Malta Maritime Authority claims thousands of liri in damages at Cirkewwa
The bad weather which hit the islands at the end of the year has left the Malta Maritime Authority (MMA) with damages running into thousands of Liri. The estimate involves damage at Cirkewwa, Malta and does not include damage to third parties. By Nadine Brincat

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