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Where are they now?
No: 0069 - The Escort

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Sliema to review wage structure?

This Week

what a week

Astrologer Paris looks back, for a change, into his past week. Zillah Bugeja learned about the ups and downs of giving direction to others while losing his way around the island
Look who's writing history
The study of history is a reliable study of the present and offers sometimes a distorted picture of the past, writes Victor Paul Borg

sacred cows

Jargon for the leisure classes
Definitions of common and uncommon golf terminology and everything you didn't know about the game, from John O`Dea

Mid-term blues hit PN
Local councils minister Austin Gatt offers resignation

With clear signals pointing to a decline in electoral support at the local council elections, the Nationalist leadership was described as generally depressed on Sunday.

Powerful bomb kills MLP barman
A powerful bomb placed under a car exploded early yesterday morning in Marsascala, killing a 29-year-old man.


Malta's derelict museums
David Pace takes a look at the dilapidated state of Malta's museums which, he contends, could use, at least, a coat of paint


Victor Scerri
The Nationalist Party is still reeling in the wake of a lacklustre performance in the local council elections. Victor Scerri, president of the PN's general council, tells Nadine Brincat what lessons the party has to learn and act upon

local news

No place for Malta
Representatives of the farming community got a shock when they arrived in Brussels two weeks ago to attend the European Commission's TAIEX meeting for EU applicant countries, only to find the organisers were not expecting them

NGOs criticise closure of waste treatment tenders
Five environmental NGOs have called upon both the government and the EU Commission to postpone the closure of the call for tenders for the treatment of solid waste - until an actual waste management strategy has been agreed upon.

Farmers take their own foot-and-mouth precautions
Farmers are "not sleeping at night" through fear of the dreaded foot-and-mouth disease reaching Malta

Meinrad Calleja's trial
Police fail to trace phone call made by Zeppi l-Hafi to video shop owner
A phone call made by Joseph Fenech, better known as Zeppi l-Hafi, to a person who owned a video shop at Ta'Giorni on the day he was being followed by police and was caught together with Clarissa Cachia possessing drugs was not investigated by police

Free Cottonera Movement receives tremendous response
Following the publication of an article on the Free Cottonera Movement by MaltaToday last week, the Movement has received a high response that was, according to the Movement, "incredible and beyond expectations." But it remains unclear whether the movement has any formal roots, since no one has come forward to officially represent the movement

Controversy at MCED over cost of living adjustments
The setting up of new criteria to calculate cost of living adjustments looks likely to see the social partners divided down the middle as talks on the subject get underway at the Malta Council for Economic Development

A ray of hope for Zachary
Zachary Micallef, a child with cerebral palsy, has just undergone his first treatment of amino acids and physiotherapy by the Russian Primavera Medica Clinic in Cyprus and is now back in Malta

HSBC Board election battle heats up
The battle for the election of a Maltese representative to HSBC Malta's Board of Directors has reached a high pitch, with the Malta Shareholders Association heavily promoting the candidature of John Borg-Bartolo

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Astrologer Paris reads between the lines