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Feature - The Pope
Wojtyla – a Pope full of contrasts

Current weather conditions


Beijing embassy staff waiting for the sack


President will attend Pope’s funeral

Prayers for Wojtyla from the island of Paul

Way too much on my mind

Medicines rise by 63 per cent

Sign-on, sod-off – how Maltese MEPs can earn up to Lm40,000 yearly

Love it or hate now is your time to buy it

Labour should endorse EU Constitution says Joe Mifsud

Alfred Sant’s Redemption Song

Last remaining open space in St Julians to be built up

Priceclub Birkirkara to be sold by auction

MEPA’s missing files: simply misplaced

No plans to extend capping agreements on water and electricity surcharge

Information on emissions to be guaranteed by new regulations

God, Turkey and Christianity – why Anglu Farrugia opposes the EU Constitution

Broken China

Crouching migrants, killer traffickers

Broken China
A stand-off with Italy, an embassy in China at the centre of allegations of providing ‘easy visas’, and a European Union that does not care less about our immigration problems. Foreign Minister Michael Frendo has much to think about and act upon in the coming days, as he admits in this interview - by Karl Schembri

The Pope

The Pope’s last journey

Making History

All the Pope’s saints

A pop(e) icon

Smoke over the Vatican: the choice of a new pope

Globetrotter – Wojtyla and his travels

Resilient till the end – the pontiff’s health


The time of her life
Faye Paris, up until recently Cachia Zammit, is one of a crop of very promising actors who is making a name for herself doing the theatre rounds.



HSBC chooses Malta for European investment branch

Wireless networking at a glance

Over 700 ICT students register for free Oracle software

NISCO meets to discuss the E-Business Action Plan

Effective energy saving lighting systems introduced to Malta



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An extraordinary leader
This is the end of a historic twenty-six year papacy, the third longest in history. Of late, Pope John Paul II became a picture of suffering.


Spell it out
Karol, the purveyor of faith
There are few words to describe the high emotions Karol Wojtila fires in all those who have lived on through his long papacy.
- Saviour Balzan

Cutting off snakeheads is not enough
- Evarist Bartolo

Time for the PN to close ranks
- Michael Falzon

They don’t trust us!
- Anna Mallia


Putting quality into local councils

I was fully qualified to take the post says Mario De Marco

Floriana’s lion

Floriana’s coat of arms

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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.
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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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