Maltese people make more use of internet than the average European

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Internet Usage in Malta: An Overview of 2022

In today’s world, the internet has become a crucial part of our daily lives. From communication to entertainment and shopping, the internet has revolutionised the way we do things.

According to a Eurostat survey, internet usage in Malta was 1.6% higher than the EU average in 2022. However, the survey also revealed some interesting findings about internet usage in Malta.

The Eurostat survey reveals some interesting findings about internet usage in Malta. While internet usage in Malta is higher than the EU average, there is still a significant digital divide between generations. The Eurostat survey revealed that men in Malta use the internet more than women do. This however is only by a very small margin.

The survey also highlights the growing trend of online shopping and media consumption in Malta. As technology continues to advance, it is important that Malta continues to invest in digital infrastructure and education to ensure that all citizens can benefit from the opportunities that the internet provides.

In this article, we will delve into these findings.

Age group and internet usage

The survey found that people between the ages of 16-24 all used the internet during 2022. This trend is not surprising, as younger people tend to be more tech-savvy than their older counterparts. However, the survey also found that 4 out of every 10 people who are over 65 years old did not make use of the internet during the past 12 months. This highlights the digital divide between generations and the need for digital literacy programs for the elderly.

The most common uses of the internet in Malta

The most common use of the internet in Malta was for communication, followed by entertainment, and access to information, respectively. This trend is consistent with worldwide usage patterns. The survey found that 6 out of every 10 internet users bought something online during 2022. This is a significant increase from previous years and highlights the growing trend of online shopping.

Online purchases in Malta

During the past year, the Maltese Islands saw 161,753 online food orders, while 146,414 online clothing purchases were recorded. It is interesting to point out that around 70,000 computers, tablets, phones, and accessories were purchased online in Malta during 2022. This trend highlights the growing importance of e-commerce in Malta’s economy.

Streaming services in Malta

The Eurostat survey also shows that 121,509 film or series streaming services such as Netflix were bought during 2022, while 70,125 people signed up for music streaming services such as Spotify. This highlights the growing trend of online media consumption in Malta.


Two storey renovation for Ġan Franġisk Abela college inaugurated

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Two storey renovation for Ġan Franġisk Abela inaugurated

Two storeys in the Ġan Franġisk Abela College were renovated and improved and will now be completely dedicated to students who go beyond from the curriculum of the college. 

The two storeys bring together services for guidance, administrative services, health and safety offices, international offices, a Chaplin’s office, small group education spaces as well as spaces for activities and meetings. 

Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation Clifton Grima said that this is not just a complete innovation for the buildings but a direct investment into students. 

The Minister explained how the college is an educational institution which is offering the best quality education. 

It is also however offering ancillary services which ‘are so important for students to help them in their educational life on campus and to offer them help whenever they need.’

All of the services on offer are given by professionals and educators who boast great experience in their respective fields. 

The college’s principal, Paul Xuereb, explained that it is important that a modern and more efficient take should be given to these services. ‘This is only a massive step because all of these services will be given in a more adequate environment which respects the needs of today.’ 

The inauguration was done on the eve of the College’s Open Day, during which the prospective students are invited to attend to gather information about their post-secondary place of education. 


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Nationalist Party MPs and members dine at ‘Il-Barri’ after boycott calls

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Nationalist Party MPs and members dine at 'Il-Barri' after boycott calls

A group of Nationalist Party members, district deputies and MPs, including current leader Bernard Grech and former leader Adrian Delia, went to ‘Il-Barri’ restaurant to dine on some rabbit following the social media controversy. 

Some of the group, including Grech and MP Rebekah Borg, posted to social media to show their support to the restaurant and unveil their current eat out. 

This comes after a Labour supporter called for a public call for the boycott of the restaurant after the owner of ‘Il-Barri’ was seen at the latest Nationalist Party protest in front of the Maltese parliament. 

This isn’t the only time politicians showed support for the restaurant and the owner, with even Foreign Minister Ian Borg posting to social media saying that he cannot wait to dine at the restaurant. 


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Local platform Tokis reaches audience of 4 million in just a few months!

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Local platform Tokis reaches audience of 4 million in just a few months!

Since it’s inception in October of 2022, Tokis has reached an audience of over 4 million in just the few months it has been in existence to give Maltese talent a platform!

Tokis now reaches around 155,000 viewers every single day, meaning that the Maltese people still pick and love local content despite the massive competition and options available for streaming and TV. This positions Tokis as one of the top viewed channel on the island.

Tokis offers a variety of content such as Ċaqqufa Season 4, Noli and Min Imissu. Each episode is viewed by an average of 40k viewers and this is growing since the customer have the possibility to watch such content on demand.

New content is expected to be released in the coming weeks one of which is Spettur Leonard which is also expected to attract the whole family with dramatic comedy. Spettur Leonard is not a new face to the Maltese public and is ready to hit the Tokis in the coming weeks.

GO TV with Tokis as a channel and on demand has managed to create a viewing experience which is very similar to foreign platforms, but focusing on Maltese content and art!

Viewers simply order the TV service, download the App and, after entering their credentials, can go on to enjoy all their favourite shows and content. Find out more here!


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