Marika Azzopardi BA(Hons), AJP
Marika Azzopardi is a professional freelance writer and journalist with 18 years of experience in the world of media. Her experience includes newsroom journalism, feature writing, fiction writing, personality interviews, human story interviews, art reviews, press releases, online content writing, blog writing and varied forms of editing. She is also a History of Art graduate specialised in the study and research of antique jewellery. Key published works include short stories for children, adult fiction published in a Maltese/Franco publication, an up and running art/vintagewear/vintage jewellery blog and varied chapters within specialised jewellery publications. Apart from attending press trips to France, Germany, Belgium and Dubai, Marika has interviewed innumerable personalities for leading local publications.
Marika Azzopardi interviews pharmacist Simone Fenech who was recently presented with an award by the Qormi Local Council.
Marika Azzopardi meets Rev. Dr Raymond Portelli during a whirlwind visit to Gozo and Malta from his mission in Peru.
Marika Azzopardi meets Dr Alfred Grech for an insight on the daily work of a GP and the life of miniature trees.
A n interview with Dr Ian Ellul - editor of The Synapse Medical Journal as well as researcher in paediatric medicine. - Marika Azzopardi
F or this issue, Marika Azzopardi meets up with Colonel Chevalier Dr Raymond Benċini to talk about his long and rewarding career in the British Army. The first time she met him was in 2002 when she reviewed his book “Hitler’s Deputy was One of my Patients - A Maltese Doctor in the British Army.” This time round, Dr Benċini speaks candidly about his personal experiences as a military doctor.
There was a day and age when medicines were not mass produced, but handmade to doctor’s orders by none other than the village pharmacist. Marika Azzopardirekindles some memories during a visit to Malta’s only pharmacy museum. She interviews Mr Michael Bonnici.