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TOP STORY

Conmen in cocky land deals scam
Matthew Vella
His speciality is walking in on a piece of public land, staking his claims on the ownership and attempting to develop it for his own personal aims. Raymond Aquilina is no stranger to the art of speculation.


TOP NEWS

Parliamentary Secretary reneges on commitment that taxes will not increase

‘Boarded out’ numbers link to election years


OTHER NEWS

Bishops’ message defended, as abortion, euthanasia are declared “non-issues” in Malta

Austin Gatt brands Sant “hypocritical” towards Gozitans

Government insisting on no smoking ban

Church wardens coming soon

Public set to fund cheap Air Malta flights

Lucky banks earn money on dormant accounts

Gay lobby screens MEP candidates on pink credentials

EU faces Constitution test, but Gonzi says Malta referendum not necessary


INTERVIEW

Arnold the Green
Alternattiva Demokratika’s candidate for the EP election, Arnold Cassola, says this time round voters are liberated of the constraints surrounding Maltese elections - By Karl Schembri

 

Gozo calling Europe
From the narrow concerns of Gozo, his home base, to the wider issues relating to the role of the European Union on the international stage, Nationalist MEP candidate Anton Tabone has his say - By Kurt Sansone


THIS WEEK

Aiming to entertain
Malcolm Galea’s voice has been incessantly leaking from radios for the past eight years. His elongated body has pranced about on theatres on numerous occasions, as well as across Malta’s television screens and the occasional film or two. Now it seems as if his brain is also being exposed to the hapless public as his latest script, Snubbed Actors Inc, takes theatrical form at Saint James Cavalier.


SPORT

Tony Formosa's world of sports
Euro 2004
Not just a football competition

 


Will malta be a bridge to the south?
Karl Schembri
takes our promise to bridge Europe with North Africa seriously and foresees some problems

Small is Beautiful
Saviour Balzan takes a historical and cultural perspective at Malta and the Maltese

The day Europe became one
Kurt Sansone recalls the day in Copenhagen when the EU of 25 finally became a reality

Waiting for Europe - the long march to emancipation ….
Matthew Vella leaves no stone unturned in underlining the aspirations of that very small but anxious libertarian core of Maltese voters

Is Europe a Christian bastion?
European identity has been moulded by its deep roots in Christianity, is this still valid? Julian Manduca asks

EDITORIAL

Country not party
Pajjiz mhux partit, ‘Country not Party’ is an appropriate slogan coined by the Greens. It does not reflect, however the trend so far in elections. Perhaps this election will turn out to be different.


OPINION

Winning and losing
A combination of fortitude, chance and political chess contributes to people being kicked upstairs. Who would have guessed that Joe Saliba and Jason Micallef were to become Secretary Generals of the two main political parties. - Saviour Balzan

Superior Wisdom -Karm Farrugia

 

Life is Cheap: Kill two for the price of one -Anna Mallia

 

Strategic position before size -Harry Vassallo

 

 

Alpha: serving Malta’s interests in Europe- Emmy D Bezzina

A new era for Europe -Robert Micallef

Transforming Malta into a learning centre and marketing our cultural assets -Joe Frigierri

The PN, the EU and the environment -Michael Falzon


BUSINESS

Valletta Waterfront enters new phase of development

Britons lead positive upswing in foreign purchases of Maltese properties

US students conduct workshop on use of biodiesel in Malta

EU accession has positive effect on property in Malta

Valletta International Wine Fair underway

Accession states irk France and Germany with tax cuts


LETTERS

MEPs should safeguard hunters’ interests

Do not believe Gonzi

The Right to be Heard

No taxes on education

Devaluation a dishonest measure


 

 


 

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MaltaToday stood at 1.7 percent a year ago. The survey was carried out after the elections. MaltaToday’s increased readership is reflected in this newspaper’s sales records which have shot up during the last year. The Malta Independent on Sunday dropped by 6 percent during the same period.


 
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