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Feature - The Pope
Wojtyla – a Pope full of contrasts

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Maltese dealing in Baghdad and local antiquities unmasked

Karl Schembri
He resides in a villa in Santa Marija Estate and his real name is Joseph Schembri, the man who on the internet sells Mesopotamian artefacts and Maltese antiquities and is being investigated for suspicious antiques trading on the international market...



Notary caught red handed with loaded gun at airport

Dispute brewing over Libya fishing zone extension

Busuttil and Casa do an ‘Alfred Sant’ and boycott MaltaToday


Maltese dealing in Baghdad and local antiquities unmasked

Thousands of liri down the drain as Malta bus tour is scrapped

Barboush versus Tonio Borg: an asylum seeker contests detention

Rent law proposals to be presented to Cabinet in June

Steven Spielberg expected in Malta this week

Bark meekly – Mintoff in court with the WSC

Government to get final pensions plan by June

Busuttil and Casa vote against, Grech in favour of European People’s party amendment

State secret: Mater Dei’s outstanding expenditure

Broadcasting Authority in limbo

Only Lm1m collected from green tax

Government says no thank you to 18 million offer for Holiday Inn

Born Again Nationalists

John Grech’s warning to Priceclub

Benedict XVI

The unbending defender of the faith

The pope who did not love him
On the other side of the divide, Dominican friar Gwann Scerri tells JAMES DEBONO that he still loves Benedict XVI, even if he is against liberation theology and the ordination of women by James Debono

One Pope, One Church, One Truth
Theologian Hector Scerri offers his unstinting allegiance to Benedict XVI. The keen Ratzinger fan speaks to JAMES DEBONO

Fact file: Benedict XVI


Who am I now?
Alan Paris took time off from the theatre to get married, but otherwise he is nearly always on stage.


Volksbank Malta offers investors bridge into Eastern Europe

Economists don’t share Gonzi’s optimism

Fidelity Investments conduct investment portfolio workshops

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A man of the mind
There has been a mixed reaction to the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope.


True Colours
When this Sunday newspaper revealed last year the exaggerated salary and perks received by Louis Grech, then an Air Malta Chairman and now a Labour MEP, there were smirks over the faces of some of the other Labour candidates… and giggles from his political adversaries. - Saviour Balzan

Rape – only if you can afford it
- Claire Bonello

The zeal of converts
- Harry Vassallo


Separate to safeguard a pension

Floriana: A not so simple case

The bad and the ugly in the Sliema Council

A disability movement is to be born

How can we believe MEPA and the Sliema local council?

MEPs deny false allegations

What about the rights of children?

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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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