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A storm that need not be

Ipoll Last Week
A helping hand for women in politics ?
Dolores Cristina
Helena Dalli

MaltaToday campaign
Animal Rights
Punishments to fit the crimes
The volunteers at the Island Sanctuary have picked up the pieces after many horrific cases of animal cruelty. No wonder they had wanted to have their say in the proposed new legislation covering the issue, says MIRIAM DUNN

Yellow Web Pages

This week

Economic survival, part I

Robert Suban

The resting place

EU Membership

The Ireland referendum may not serve to derail the European accession process, but will definitely prolong the process. And this may mean that come Autumn 2003, there may be no referendum and election for the EU. Just another national election. [READ MORE]

Malta’s Chinese players disappear
Over the past few weeks, table-tennis has captured headlines following the defection from the national squad of influential Chinese players Lu Li Ping and Shen Chan. Their whereabouts are unknown. [READ MORE]


Ugo Mifsud Bonnici
Former President of the Republic talked to Kurt Sansone about his life in politics as a Cottonera representative and his years as President

Sport today

‘We have the potential to do better next time’
Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco, President of the Malta Olympic Committee explained to RAY ABDILLA how all parties involved in the Small Nations Games contributed to the astounding success of the Maltese athletes.

Local news

Foreign fund foundation irate at Louis Galea’s comments
Culture Minister Louis Galea looks to have incurred the full wrath of the World Monuments Fund after last week blaming them, at least in part, for the non-appearance of a grant to conserve the Mnajdra Temples.

Electoral system controversy heats up
While the Labour Party is promising to escalate its actions if nothing is done to rectify what it claims are serious doubts on the validity of the electoral register, MaltaToday is informed that President Guido De Marco has held talks with the Chief Electoral Commissioner.

National statistics chief pours cold water on official data
If there was spin doctoring or control over information, then surely there was no proof of it.

Millions transferred from UK banks to Channel Islands by Maltese tax evaders
The fears raised by an OECD imposition for countries to exchange information between themselves over bank deposits of their respective citizens has prompted Maltese investors who have money stashed in British banks to transfer the money to off-shore banks in Jersey, the Channel Islands

Louis Galea, World Monuments Fund cross swords
The mystery surrounding the non-appearance of a $50,000 grant awarded to Malta by the World Monuments Fund for the conservation of the Mnajdra Temples deepened yesterday, with the WMF strongly rebutting claims made by Culture minister Louis Galea that it was partly responsible for the delay

Malta takes advantage of globalisation
Ray Abdilla looks at the foreign player influx and how it affects the local sports scene

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