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Julian Manduca
1958 - 2005

Julian Manduca died suddenly on Tuesday night at his residence in Valletta.  Aged 46, Julian Manduca was the consultant editor at MaltaToday and The Malta Financial & Business Times. Choppy as he was known to his friends was an investigative journalist specialising in environmental issues, he was also responsible for the cultural and sports section at MaltaToday. Before joining MaltaToday in 2001 he co-ordinated Friends of the Earth Malta and was a leading activist in the first local environmental movements namely Zghazagh ghall-Ambjent and later Moviment ghall-Ambjent. More on Julian Manduca

Invalidity pension reform still in “discussion stage” as bill tops Lm15 million
James Debono
The bill on invalidity pensions costs the country more than Lm15 million and according to the latest statistics published by the National Statistics Office the bill has increased by 11 per cent in the last year.

Attard Montalto offers hazy explanation
Matthew Vella
Labour MEP John Attard Montalto (PES) went to great lengths yesterday in a bid to explain his abstaining tactic at last week’s vote in the European Parliament’s plenary over the Working Time Directive and its controversial removal of the opt-out clause.

When enough is enough
With economic prospects for small businesses looking rather bleak, Vince Farrugia, director general of the Chamber for Small and Medium Enterprises (GRTU) does not mince his words when he says that “this is an educated government that does a lot of hearing but very little listening.” READ MORE >>

Evolution of financial services industry - is it harvest time?
George M. Mangion
The offshore finance industry in Malta started in 1988 when the first authority, MIBA was set up with the help and advice of Chase Bank. At the time, MIBA was our antidote against economic stagnation and was hailed as our best chance in the search for the economic Holy Grail.

Information Technology

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Ducati’s lean road with Oracle

Oracle sets up public sector competency centre for Eastern Europe


Commission has final say

Cool response to child care project

One Labour vote instead of 30 for EU Constitution

Lm5 million residential property investment in Paola

Middlesea Valletta Life registers significant increase in revenue

VFM hosts sales seminar for BOV employees

British American Life declares five per cent bonus rate

Malta not bidding for America’s Cup


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