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TOP NEWS | Sunday, 25 October 2009

In 2008, the government gave operators a 75% discount on registration fees to set up the gambling hall business. Now they risk losing everything.


How the finance ministry created the gaming hall business, and then left investors gasping for air >>

Gambling as harmful as drugs, Maltese bishops tell MPs

Diabetes sufferers to finally get free insulin pens

Direct action possible against illegal government building

Man dies at Ramla

Italian ship rescues 200 migrants

Doctors say nationwide TB immunisation no longer required

Lidl’s Luqa supermarket ‘completely irregular’ – MEPA auditor

Moviment Graffitti facing eviction from University

Gonzi non-committal on Blair nomination for EU president

Blokrete invests €50 million in dust emission reduction

Malta's tap water: perfectly healthy, but taste leaves little to be desired

Air Malta doesn’t rule out redundancies

Fitness for the masses: outdoor gym earmarked for Ta’ Qali park

Europe’s gay community tackles religion in Malta conference

Man, 26, in danger of dying after fireworks explosion

Airport ban on liquids could take as long as 2014

Global recession, or deal with Libya?

Art under blockade





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Fairness in regulation

The ongoing debate about the new gaming regulations has been largely played out in the House of Representatives as a discussion on whether the proliferation of gaming halls – a creation of this very government – has soiled community life to the extent that it now necessitates radical pruning..>>

MT Surveys

Bleak times – depression at the Grand Harbour

Budget 2010 – Raise taxes or cut benefits?


So near and yet so different

Only 35% will be taking a holiday this summer

The wiser, grey pound

Shopping in the City

Corned beef? a matter of class

Labour poised for absolute majority

Turnout drops to 79%

Labour Party heading for absolute majority



Addressing the great Maltese anomaly
At a time of economic recession, Malta is the only European member state to suffer from high inflation. Workers by right expect adequate compensation through COLA, however, the record €6.06 increase per week is expected to have serious implications for jobs, while many accuse inflation was government-induced. Joseph Farrugia, Director General at MEA, stresses the risks and possible solutions before government decides his budget for 2010 >>

A winning couple

Up your ante

Some rules are not meant to be broken

The story of the €50 T-bone ain’t fiction

Hungry for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The art of subtle conversion

Waiter, there’s a petrol tank in my soup!

I’m listening

Taking the Weather with You

Planning Japan

Delicious Mauritius

Not reinventing the pizza wheel

The name game

Soaring to new heights

Shatter the silence

Puss in London boots

Don’t stop ‘til you get enough

The age of grace

Food of the gods

It just Pops Out

Life is almost a beach

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By Teodor Reljic

An evolution in grief

The hazards of love

I’m not there

From rags to…?

The flakes and the fury

Good forecast for gluttons

Aliens - out!

Lost in translation

A basterd’s work is never done

Toy stories

Going off the rails on a crazy

The rodents in the

Revenge of the nerd

As queer as you’d expect

The story of L

Too much is never enough

Dubya’s last stand

Keep it Simple, Stupid

On a political prisoner

Guess who’s back?

Kid's stuff? Not really

She was once a girl,
believe it or not

A howling shame

Putting the dead in deadline


Delicious double-crosses

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