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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

A government, unmoving and unrepentant

There comes a time when one wonders whether this government is aware of all the rumblings going on in these small isles...



OPINION

Ratings

It is ratings week and what a week for us all, Saviour Balzan writesYesterday the daily Independent indulged in what I consider to be a damn good editorial...



NEWS

Producers air juicy subjects during ‘secret’ BA survey

Kurt Sansone
The Broadcasting Authority survey to determine TV and radio audience levels was held this week, MaltaToday can reveal. The survey coincided with the airing of juicy subjects in some leading TV programmes...


BICAL Scandal

- Lm30,000 yearly to former firm for liquidating BICAL’s assets

- Sealing off Cecil Pace’s fate – Mintoff lets the sword fall


Disgraced chief claims he is a scapegoat

Matthew Vella
Louis Galea is under great pressure to come clean on the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools (FTS), claiming that he was aware of irregularities in the issuing of direct orders last September when he was informed of abuses by the FTS board. Only a few months ago, Galea had accused the Labour party of mud-slinging exercises, when the Opposition levelled accusations of financial irregularities at the foundation...


EU the heart of car import feud

Matthew Vella
In 1998, the European Commission imposed its highest ever fine, EUR 102 million, on a private undertaking. Volkswagen, the German car giant, was fined by the Commission for agreements aiming to prevent Volkswagen dealers in Italy from selling vehicles to buyers that were not resident in Italy.


Andreotti to fête the first Borg Olivier lecture

24-year jail sentence still hanging around his neck

Julian Manduca
Giulio Andreotti, 83, seven times Italian premier, has been invited to Malta by AZAD to deliver the first of a series of yearly lectures in honour of former Prime Minister Giorgio Borg Olivier on 3 November at the Auberge D’Aragon.
Andreotti, a senator for life, faces a 24 year jail sentence in his home country, but will probably never spend a day in prison...


Minister’s personal intervention closes door on transsexuals

Kurt Sansone
It was Minister Tonio Borg’s personal intervention that prevented the right of marriage for transsexuals from being inserted in the new amendments to the civil code.

 



Interview

Time to bell the cat

In this tit for tat with Minister for Investments Austin Gatt, Kurt Sansone tries to unravel the reforms being contemplated at PBS



People

On the spot... with Paul Borg Bonaci

He’s a singer, he’s funny, he can play the guitar... he’s the one and only Paul Borg Bonaci of Fakawi fame.








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