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Editorial
The quality of our press men and women

Maltatoday asks…
Where are they now? No: 0060 Mike Turner

Opinion
Ireland 1 Switzerland 0
Christian Holland finds that Switzerland in the Med is an Irish joke

Is it a Frame Up?
As the Lockerbie trial nears its end, Jesmond Saliba expresses his hope that Malta's name will finally be cleared


This Week

opinion
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Witnessing the carnage
We like to believe that we are objective and rational in our opinions, but most of the opinions we cherish are more likely to have been shaped by the circumstances of our childhoods, admits Victor Paul Borg

sacred cows
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Of men and women (part 1)
John O'Dea on the eternal differences between the sexes. You might just learn something…

what a week

What a week
A dream job for many, publican Julian Borg tells Zillah Bugeja about his week behind the bar at City of London


Maltese Police mum over smuggling and drug IRA-Malta link

The police are keeping 'super mum' over the names of high profile Maltese who are being investigated in some very serious money laundering linked to drugs and cigarette smuggling in Northern Ireland. The money is linked to the indirect support of the terrorist organisation the IRA.
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Strict security for Bixente Lizarazu in Malta

French defender Bixente Lizarazu, the subject of a blackmail attempt by Basque separatists ETA, will be under tight security in Malta when he arrives with German Champions Bayern Munich today.
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people
The German connection
Professor Francis Cachia has just been recognised for the sterling work he carried out over two decades, in Germany. Today he shares some of his memories of those times with Miriam Dunn

local news
Explosion testing in response to quarry proposal
The Planning Authority (PA) will be conducting inspections as well as test explosions in part of Wied Ghomor to test the viability of extending a quarry situated in the Valley. The Valley, part of which has been scheduled for protection, divides San Gwann and Swieqi, bordering on a residential area.

Commercially sensitive mobile sector a consumer battleground
David Lindsay: The price war ensuing between Malta's two mobile telephony operators, as expected, has continued to escalate making the industry one of the most commercially sensitive on the islands

Littering regulations suffer from low enforcement levels
Local wardens fined a mere 49 individuals breaching littering regulations in 11 months, according to Home Affairs Minister Tonio Borg.
By David Lindsay

Bay Street problems irk Swieqi politicians
Members of Parliament on both sides of the House, especially those who contest the tenth district, have become the latest participants to join the wave of protestors grumbling about the traffic chaos that the Bay Street complex has caused.

sport today
Rothmans Premier League for Sunday and Monday
With the visit of the German Champions, Bayern Munich, the Rothmans Premier League takes a break on Saturday, and matches will be played on Sunday and Monday.

Rugby-world international
Malta face Monaco
Malta will play Monaco in their third World Cup qualifier, on the 20th January 2001. This is expected to be a great feat for Malta, as Monaco has a strong reputation for being a tough team to play against with strong forwards and backs.




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