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TOP STORY

Gonzi noncommittal on Dalli and Galea’s future
Kurt Sansone and Karl Schembri
With the decision to appoint a new cabinet staring Lawrence Gonzi in the face, the new PN leader remains noncommittal on the future of failed leadership contenders John Dalli and Louis Galea. It appears that both John Dalli and Louis Galea will not be standing for the post of deputy leader.


NEWS

EU tariff scare and the 300 tonne beef shipment
Matthew Vella
A shipment of 300 tonnes of Canadian beef ready to be shipped to Malta, worth CAD$5 million (Lm1.3 million), may well be the first casualty of the exorbitant common external tariff imposed by EU on non-EU beef.

Labour’s male MEP line-up is ‘undemocratic’ – European Socialists


OTHER NEWS

PM meets Simon Busuttil on EP candidature

Maltese European parliamentarians with Lm400 salary a month

Lands Department repudiates hunters’ claim to ‘ownership’ of land at Mellieha

Mystery of missing hazardous waste landfill

Priceclub directors tried to con small suppliers


INTERVIEW

At the end of his term
In less than two months time, President Guido de Marco will end his term at the Palace, but Karl Schembri finds him anything but in retirement mood


THIS WEEK

Selling Malta as a film location
Winston Azzopardi’s name is synonymous with film making in Malta, the former Malta Film Commissioner more recently set up his own company to co-produce films with big production houses. Azzopardi worked as head of foreign programme acquisitions at Net Television during the first three years of transmissions. Azzopardi is a relaxed man who has a long history in Malta’s entertainment scene, owning a number of catering establishments.


SPORT

Tony Formosa's world of sports
Women, ‘The Other Woman’...and Sport
It is not my style to discuss the merits of the special days that are becoming cheaper by the dozen much to the delight of the commercial fraternity.

 

 

EDITORIAL

A new beginning
Following Lawrence Gonzi’s election as the new leader of the Nationalist Party and Eddie Fenech Adami’s announcement to leave Prime Ministerial office and Parliament after the appointment of a new deputy leader, the way has been paved for change.


OPINION

Game over
Saviour Balzan says that the media has a very important role to play with the confirmation of what he sees to be the making of a weak government

John Dalli – A man to be proud of
PN Marsaskala Councillor Michael Mercieca finds time to express appreciation for John Dalli

The voice of youth in Europe
MEP PN hopeful Ian Spiteri Bailey homes in on how EU membership will be beneficial to youths

The tyranny of the system
Karm Farrugia expresses what so many of us feel when we come up against a bureaucratic wall….if you enjoy tales of human angst, read on

Equality on paper
Dr Anna Mallia points out how the law stinks in its implications for women and has a clarion call for women’s organisations and women generally

Richard’s remote
We seem to have an almost new face at the top but the hand that steers remains the same Harry Vassallo says


BUSINESS

Dangerous goods transport at sea discussed

MTA takes part in Milan travel fair


LETTERS

The true facts about hepatitis C

The next Malta President

Ever thought of emigrating to New Zealand?

Lack of walking can seriously damage your health and figure


 

 


 

Roger Degiorgio is Managing Director at MaltaToday
Dr Roger Degiorgio will be the new Managing Director and co-owner of Newsworks Ltd as from tomorrow. Newsworks Ltd is the new media house responsible for various media including the Sunday newspaper MaltaToday, the weekly financial newspaper The Malta Financial & Business Times and TV reportage. Dr Degiorgio’s involvement as co-owner of the two prestigious publications comes after a period of positive growth for the young media house.
Dr Degiorgio’s involvement with the media goes back twenty years. He was responsible for the running of the newspaper In-Nazzjon Taghna and instrumental in setting up the TV station NET TV. Recently he also served as managing director of Standard Publications, publisher of The Malta Independent and The Malta Business Weekly. Dr Degiorgio also has an interest in the entertainment business.
Commenting on Dr Degiorgio’s business involvement with the company, Mr Saviour Balzan co-owner and Managing Editor at Newsworks Ltd said: "This latest development augurs well for Newsworks Ltd. Dr Degiorgio brings with him years of experience and a dynamism that is essential in the changing world of media. Our operations, but most especially those at MaltaToday will have much to gain from Dr Degiorgio’s personal involvement, this is a splendid way to kick off into a new year after a tough, but successful year for us."


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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