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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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Neutrality and all that

The second coming and going of the US Navy ship La Salle has been a non-event, unlike the first time the ship visited the Drydocks for repairs, when all hell broke loose...


Some blasphemous thoughts

Saviour Balzan may be branded a blasphemer for this article although by European standards, it’s the Christian fundis who are playing the heretics...


Cash-rich companies given away for a pittance by Dom's blind servant

In 1962, BICAL Bank bought its main headquarters, off Zachary Street, for the princely sum of Lm35,000. More than a decade later these premises were given to Mintoff's people’s bank - Bank of Valletta - for nothing...

George Abela comes out of hibernation

Kurt Sansone
Former Labour Party deputy leader George Abela will soon make a return from the self-imposed media exile with a programme on Radio Malta 2 alongside Fr Joe Borg...

Mosta fugitive gives himself up to police

Kurt Sansone
It was 40 years ago to the day that one of the largest man-hunts in Maltese criminal history came to an end after the fugitive, Cikku Fenech from Mosta, gave himself up to police officers, who had been searching for him for more than three months...

Air Malta setting environmental standards with new fleet

Waste record less impressive

Julian Manduca
Some International airlines, like BA, KLM and Lufthansa regularly publish brochures or information about their environmental performances citing improvements throughout the year. Air Malta has not boasted about its achievements, but its new fleet will be reaching approved environmental standards.

Ecological toll of Maltese-flagged oil spill being counted – compensation claim expected

David Lindsay
Now that the last remaining oil has been salvaged from the wreck of the ill-fated, Maltese-flagged oil tanker – the Tasman Spirit - investigations into culpability and the ecological toll of what has been Pakistan’s largest oil spill in history are in full swing...




Illegal drugs are coming in under our noses

Gavin Gulia is an affable, straight - talking politician with an enthusiasm for politics. He sees a future Labour party as one that will be supportive of Malta’s EU membership, and continues to have faith in leader Alfred Sant. Julian Manduca met up with Gulia last week.


On the spot.... with Jonathan Beacom

Jonathan Beacom’s life pretty much revolves around his photography. With a totally new edition of his extremely successful coffee-table book 'The Maltese Islands From The Air' in its final stages he admits to being a workaholic.

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