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Wojtyla – a Pope full of contrasts

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Abortion entrenchment clause misguided says PN AZAD head

James Debono

Ranier Fsadni, Chairman of the PN linked Academy for the Development of a Democratic Environment (AZAD) described the government’s campaign to entrench the prohibition of abortion in the constitution as misguided.




Two men accused in 1999 art theft are Bahrija landowners

Italian secret services lament Maltese “lack of co-operation”


University hygiene revelation leads to newspaper sabotage

Sant closes an eye to gate crashing KMB

Fishermen demand sanctions

Italian junior minister dumps Mugliett for State dinner

MaltaToday to appeal against ‘shameful’ decision

Malta ‘Yiohan’ tragedy in Bollywood

Government agency expects a development plan for ex-shipbuilding site in 16 days

Mintoff won’t accept Gieh ir-Repubblika

Bugged and sabotaged, Mintoff’s paranoid plaint in WSC suit

Food waste at abattoir incinerator?

Minister – Baghdad antiques dealer under Interpol investigation

Anthony Mifsud still waiting justice after 18 years in court

Weak domestic violence bill emerges after seven-year limbo

Attard Montalto and 50 EPP members, vote for pro-abortion clauses

Emma Bonino on abortion in Constitution – “very bizarre”



Workers, opt-out and take over
Prof. Edward Zammit explains why a lot of fuss is being made of the Working Time Directive’s opt-out clause, once again turning the working class into the fetish of the political class by Matthew Vella


A poet’s voyage
Immanuel Mifsud talks to Matthew Vella about his latest publication ‘KM’, a chronicle of the poet’s travels in eastern and central Europe


Invalidity pension reform still in “discussion stage” as bill tops Lm15 million

British Airways commence flights from Manchester to Malta

Evolution of financial services industry - is it harvest time?

HSBC to upgrade electronic point of sale system

Start your own knowledge-based company

Toshiba celebrates 20 anniversary of mobile computing



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A Secular society
Government is proposing to enshrine anti-abortion laws in the constitution. The proposal presented to government by the pro-life movement has won cabinet approval.


See you there
Magistrate Dennis Montebello I know. No, do not get me wrong. Years ago in 1991 I revealed how he had built without planning permits at Mgarr ix-Xini.
- Saviour Balzan

Abortion: Facts or Faith?
- Caroline Muscat

Not to rewind our history
- Evarist Bartolo

Make Maltese hunters as extinct as the dodo
- Claire Bonello


The National Report on the Malta Drug Situation

On Sex, Drugs and Rock N’Roll

Tourism suffers because of hunting

Ghajnsielem Council Clerk

The surrender of Lampedusa

Traffic lights and sunglasses

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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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