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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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The need to respond to paedophilia cases in the church

The decision by MaltaToday to carry the names of priests accused of abusing children in institutes was not welcomed by some of our readers. We would like to assure them that this newspaper did not take its decision lightly. It was taken with responsibility and in line with what is considered the norm in European press circles...


Of politicians, civil servants and the right to know

Julian Manduca reminds those elected and civil servants that their duty is to serve...



New case of child abuse surfaces at another institute

A new case of child abuse involving a priest and a boy at an institute in Sliema has been reported to MaltaToday. The case involved accusations of oral sex which eventually led to a severe clash between the boy and the priest...

All contact with children has been cut off

The provincial of the Missionary Society of St Paul, Fr Bernard Mangion yesterday confirmed to MaltaToday that he took the "necessary action to ensure that all contact with children was cut off" for the three members of the order being investigated by police on allegations of sexual abuse...

Paedophile priests will not be reported

The law clearly states that when sexual abuse is perpetrated against a minor the police can proceed with criminal investigations without an official complaint from the victim. But even under these circumstances the church still feels that it cannot report a paedophile priest to the police...

BICAL Scandal

Paying oneself over Lm1.8 million

Magisterial inquiry appointment into activities of BICAL controller stalled..

‘Tomorrow’s Schools’ refuse to give details on 400 direct tenders

Matthew Vella
An investigation into the number of direct orders issued by the Foundation of Tomorrow’s Schools (FTS) was recently turned down when MaltaToday was told that the foundation would not disclose the private companies which were given direct orders.

Arnold Cassola: made for the job of Euro MP

By a staff reporter
As expected, it will be Arnold Cassola who will be contesting for one of the five European Parliament seats in June 2004 for the Alternattiva Demokratika ticket after being confirmed by members during yesterday’s annual general meeting.

Toni Abela claims to have withdrawn candidature for MLP Executive

Four days after the closure of nominations for the various administration and national executive posts in the Labour Party, the official list of candidates was published yesterday, only that it contained one slight quirk...

Labour Party Secretary General election contest moves up a gear

The contest for one of the Labour Party’s most powerful positions started heating up this week when the names of those contesting were announced...




Understanding Malta 2003: a church odyssey

The church has to come to terms with today’s reality Fr Rene Camilleri tells Kurt Sansone


On the Spot... Rachel Vella

Rachel Vella is an enterprising woman who confesses to being a good listener. She would call her biography ‘Rachel’.

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