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MaltaToday - Malta’s fastest growing newspaper

Readership of MaltaToday grew by a staggering 152 percent in under twelve months. This is the conclusion of a survey carried out by ‘Informa’ consultants. The survey confirms that MaltaToday is the fastest growing newspaper on the island with 4.3 percent of the newspaper market share compared to the 6.4 percent of it’s main rival, The Malta Independent on Sunday.
MaltaToday stood at 1.7 percent a year ago. The survey was carried out after the elections. MaltaToday’s increased readership is reflected in this newspaper’s sales records which have shot up during the last year. The Malta Independent on Sunday dropped by 6 percent during the same period.



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EDITORIAL

Time to act

Government is right in saying that the time has come for bold decisions to be taken to implement ‘normal practices’ that have saddled the country with inefficiency for far too long...



OPINION

Faccia tosta

There is no justice in this world and Saviour Balzan gives some hard evidence to prove his case...




NEWS

Mintoff mum as Pace confirms KMB had asked him to accept Dom Mintoff’s proposal

Acclaimed as the architect of modern Malta, but perceived by many as being Malta’s unforgiving autocrat, Dom Mintoff has not reacted to the story that his cronies had urged Cecil Pace to transfer part of the BICAL bank to nominee companies. The MaltaToday report raises the question that Dom Mintoff, then socialist Prime Minister of Malta, had effectively coerced Cecil Pace to pass on his crown jewel in return for some tolerance...


Do banks earn interest while cheques deposited are waiting for clearance?

Julian Manduca
Several bank clients have contacted this newspaper to express their frustration at the length of time Maltese banks take to clear cheques deposited. Banks inform customers that they have to wait five days before using money deposited and account holders believe this is too long...


Labour fears lukewarm reception from ‘its’ voters for EP elections

Kurt Sansone
It is an open secret within Labour ranks that party officials fear a lukewarm reception by Labour voters for the European Parliament elections in June next year...


English couple put off Malta holiday

Hotel defends itself - but MTA counters

Julian Manduca
The internet has always been claimed as a great democratiser, but can also serve as a great whistleblower. Businesses offering bad service in Malta can no longer rest assured that their disappointed guests will leave Malta and never be heard of again...


Manuel is back, or so it seems

Kurt Sansone
Manuel Cuschieri’s absence last week from a Labour Party fund-raising press conference gave credence to information available to MaltaToday that the-once Sant loyalist was at loggerheads with the Labour leader...


Maltese cartel controls medicinal imports and prices – importers claim

Julian Manduca
The government has allowed a virtual cartel to be created for the importation of pharmaceuticals from Europe, MaltaToday has learned.


Candidates moving in for Jimmy Magro’s piece of cake

Jimmy Magro’s declaration that he intended not to re-contest the post of Labour Party secretary general has created a flurry among possible contenders and strong rumours yesterday had it that former AD chairperson Wenzu Mintoff has set his eyes on the post.


Rebel MP’s former wife elopes with Labour

Matthew Vella
Marlene Pullicino, the former wife of Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, has confirmed with MaltaToday she was not ruling out the possibility of submitting her candidature for the Labour party in the coming future...


My position lends credibility to new EU policy – Alfred Sant

Kurt Sansone
An unwavering Alfred Sant said yesterday that his personal position as a former frontman for Labour’s partnership policy lends credibility to the new pro-EU policy the party is being asked to embrace by the national executive.

 

 



Interview

Once upon a time in America

With fair attributes for the American Presidency not in high demand these days, MATTHEW VELLA meets US Ambassador Anthony Gioia for some kind words on George W.


People

On the Spot ...with Peter Paul Barbara

The drydocks brings to the fore a myriad of images ranging from huge hulls to political friction and controversy. The legacy of the drydocks as a hotbed for social and political activism clouds the atmosphere as to the true nature of work conducted there. Work that is as dangerous as much as it is interesting.







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