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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 for scalpel politics?

It is all over now; the Labour party conference is past tense. Next Monday on most people’s minds it will be budget and fiscal measures...



OPINION

Welcome back to the Dejma

Saviour Balzan looks back at this week and pours scorn on the drydocks decisions...



NEWS

Michael’s ruthless ‘inclusive’ campaign unleashed

Labour deputy leader Michael Falzon walked the corridors of the Mile End with an encouraging smile on Friday. It was the day after two of his candidates, Jason Micallef and Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi, were elected secretary general and president. Jason Micallef had the added advantage of having two relatives (Freddie Micallef and George Gatt) as former Labour ministers...


BICAL Scandal

Injustice unlimited

Emanuel Bonello and Grant Thorton – an exercise in gratuitous greed

The Excelsior saga continued – Cecil Pace shown no mercy


Speedy magistrate gears up for inquiry

How unique an event is it that a Magistrate takes up an independent request for investigation just hours after it is lodged at the Courts? Deputy Attorney General Silvio Camilleri confirms that reports and complaints are usually laid with the Police who, following preliminary inquiries, inform the Court of Magistrates "in order to receive necessary directions for such proceedings," as according to the Criminal Code...


Il-Hafi accused of defrauding man for Lm20,000

Kurt Sansone
The magistrate’s court has ordered that Joseph Fenech, known as Zeppi l-Hafi, be brought in front of it under arrest to face accusations of fraud over an alleged bogus property deal...


Dr Gonzi defends IPSL as “practical solution"

Matthew Vella
The horizons of id-Dejma and Malta Shipbuilding crowned Malta’s socialist economics and never found favour with the Nationalist Opposition in the ‘70s and ‘80s...


Broadcasting authority offers no solution despite denying MaltaToday report

Broadcasting Authority Chairman Dr Joseph Said Pullicino on Monday denied that the BA audience survey was held in the penultimate week of October but stopped short of saying how he intends to ensure that producers do not get wind of when surveys are to be held...


‘Hanged Arab’ exposes detention nightmare

Matthew Vella
maltese organisations assisting asylum seekers currently detained in Malta fear an escalation of problems amongst detainees in immigrant centres following the suicide of 31-year old Algerian Abdul Hakim Gharnout, which is currently subject to a magisterial inquiry.


Pass the buck time for incinerator replacement

Julian Manduca
Ever since the Department of Contracts announced that the company awarded the tender for the replacement of the St Luke’s incinerator was not in a position to honour its commitments, MaltaToday has been trying to find out what will be the next step...


MEPA was against rock cutting near the temples

Julian Manduca
The same planning authority, now MEPA, that will be called upon to decide the fate of Malta’s neolithic temples with regard to the siting of interim landfills had already decided no further stone cutting should be carried out in the area, MaltaToday has learned...

 



Interview

This is Jimmy calling

Frank and brash at the same time Jimmy Magro talks about dissent within the MLP, his aspiration to become a Labour MEP and Alfred Sant. Interview by Kurt Sansone...


People

On the Spot... Mikhail Basmadjian

Mikhail Basmadjian has become a household name for his role in ‘Angli,’ but the man with a big smile and joie de vivre has also starred in Ghaddi l-Bieb Miftuh, Tlieta kontra tlieta, Delitti Maltin, Il-Pesta, and Simpatici.









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