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TOP STORY

Shot businessman saves company, owes thousands

The two men involved in a recent shooting incident on 8 February in Sliema are the father of a director of Priceclub supermarket and a MEPA board member.


TOP NEWS

Saliba confirms PN exclusive core group deciding strategy

A bad economy in 2003 could guarantee EU funds

Italian forces ‘bringing over’ irregular immigrants to Malta, AFM sources claim


OTHER NEWS

A woman’s battle against cancer and the Maltese health system

Controversial faith healer says he will submit himself to Bishops’ diktat

Alarming gas shortage hits Malta and Gozo

‘Front’ claims Sant Antnin will have to be completely demolished

Labour party blocks former Zebbug mayor from standing in MLP’s name

Sant accuses Government of giving public land to PN sympathiser

Borrell suspends Malta’s sixth EP observer until 2006

Ian Micallef cites lack of consultation in resignation letter

Developer applies for 100 extra car park spaces

Wall goes up as new application is filed at green area off Dingli Cliffs

Pullicino insists no commercial centre is planned at Qui-Si-Sana

The nine lives of ALFRED SANT

Stipend system should be reformed says rising MLP star

We’re all males for the police

From ‘Monster Meetings’ to monster stations


INTERVIEW

Tit for tat with mighty Gatt
Granted only half an hour by Austin Gatt, Karl Schembri takes the bullish Minister to task over his reforms and decisions over the last months - by Karl Schembri


THIS WEEK

Capturing the cyclical view
Anna Grima is one of Malta’s leading artists. Anna studied fine art at the Academia de Belli Arti in Perugia and later embarked on a travel adventure of a lifetime: four years sailing in the Indian and Pacific oceans during which she learned the ancient Japanese art of Gyotaku.


BUSINESS

Government waives VAT penalties, Lm21m unpaid taxes to be collected

Air Malta and MTA strengthen co-operation agreement

Malta Cruise Network to organise integrated workshop

The euro – when and at what rate?


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EDITORIAL

The good news
Just twenty-four hours seems such a long time in politics.


OPINION

Running the nation
Have you ever asked yourself who is running this nation? Undoubtedly not an unreasonable question.
- Saviour Balzan

“I feel cheated”
- Evarist Bartolo

Pack your things and stay at home!
- Anna Mallia

It’s not Baghdad but ...
Harry Vassallo


SPORT

Tony Formosa's world of sports
AC Milan suggest changes to Champions League format to avoid great clubs’ early elimination





LETTERS

The truth about the Gas Division Enemalta

Suggestion for Recycling Plant to be moved to Hal-Far

“I never asked MUT to disobey their directives” – KMB

Mgr Calleja responds to Fr Mintoff

Floriana: a not so simple case

How the EU Constitution emerged

What about the chicks?

An open appeal to the Prime Minister

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MaltaToday celebrates 5 years
MaltaToday has multiplied eight-fold
“Readers appear fed up of being inflicted with press statements, a constant dose of party politics and spin doctoring. They are still interested in reading good news stories, but they want them to be well presented, articulately written and attractively illustrated. They want to read about society and about what is happening in the world around them And they cannot stand being preached to.”
So ran MaltaToday’s first editorial November 19, 1999, precisely 5 years ago .
MaltaToday was purposely launched as a Friday newspaper; it would later convert to a Sunday newspaper. It was a ploy concocted to avoid unnecessary competition from the giants published on a Sunday.
The front page of edition number one carried stories about ‘Corpses left in bed at Boffa hospital’, ‘No Air Malta flights after 10pm on New Year’s’Eve. Other stories interestingly covered the ‘9.2 million owed to MDC’, ‘Maltese will not be an official language’ and ‘We’re Arabs after all…’.
There were interviews with Joe Dimech, Jesmond Mugliet, John Lowell and footballer Joe Cilia.
The opinion pages were graced with Pierre Portelli, Miriam Dalli and MaltaToday editor then, as now, Saviour Balzan. A satirical column with the theme; ‘Where are they now’ took former Labour minister Joe Grima to task.
The 28 page newspaper also carried an colourful entertainment magazine called ‘This Week’ which has since been replaced.
Starting off with sa

les of less a thousand and struggling to break into the market, MaltaToday five years down the line has multiplied sales more than eight fold and is one of the leading Sunday newspapers. MaltaToday together with The Malta Business & Financial Times is owned and published by Newsworks Limited and both newspapers were one of the first to go online.


 
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