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Official: Maltese will be an EU language
By Ramona Depares
If this is not news, then what is? Maltese is to be an official European Union language. The news is being greeted with gleeful patriotism from the Maltese side, but not without a touch of caution at the wide possibilities this opens up both in terms of language development and employment opportunities for the Maltese... READ MORE>

March emerging as likely election date
By Kurt Sansone
Although the Prime Minister remains tight-lipped on the date of a referendum and general election, Nationalist Party candidates are stepping up their home visits and preparing their personal campaigns as speculation mounts that E-Day could prove to be March 2003... READ MORE>

Burial at sea turns into farce
Sea burials are not a common occurrence in Malta, but a recent one created some embarrassing moments when a coffin containing the corpse of a foreigner, was lowered into the waters only to float straight back to the surface... READ MORE>

A case of false identity and Lm40,000 in cash
Italian accountant Luigi Riitano, who is a partner with Wardija lawyer Patrick Spiteri in the company Dolphin Film Productions Limited, denied that he ever turned up at a bank with Lm40,000 in cash as reported by this newspaper last week. But Mr Riitano confirmed that an incident did take place and that somebody had gone to the bank falsely claiming that he was Luigi Riitano... READ MORE>


The role of today’s trade unionist
As long as we ensure our workers are sufficiently skilled, the EU’s opportunities are there for the taking, Union Haddiema Maghqudin secretary general, Gejtu Vella, tells MIRIAM DUNN



The survivors
Gravy trains, hypocrites and the dark days when democracy was still wishful thinking all get SAVIOUR BALZAN’s treatment this week


Glasgow puts on the glitz
As he jets off to watch the Champions League Cup Final between Real Madrid (Spain) and Bayer Leverkusen (Germany), MaltaToday sports editor Ray Abdilla finds that the Scots have done themselves proud in organising a world class football match

This Week

What a week!

Renowned for his love of experimental theatre, actor Jes Camilleri changes genre for Masquerade’s next production

Newsworks Ltd, Vjal ir-Rihan, San Gwann SGN 02, Malta

Gejtu Vella