• The first with a tabloid leisure section, a family weekly magazine and a children’s weekly magazine
  • The first separate pages of “news from home” for various expatriate nationalities
  • The first with a tabloid classifieds section
  • The first with a comprehensive business and sports section
  • The first with heat-set colour printing with glazed paper (from 1986)
  • The first with computerised page make-up (1988)
  • The first with the most advanced printing press in the region
  • The first to use recycled newsprint