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TRUTH IS OF NO COLOUR WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT SUNDAY • 27 AUGUST 2023 • ISSUE 1243 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY Will the Maltese ever tell increasing number of visitors to go back home? PAGES 10 - 11 The Japanese chef giving his sushi a Maltese twist PAGE 7 Maltese football inching towards privatisation of the Premier League PAGES 14 - 15 Overtourism Arigato! A new dawn? 'A pint on Mars' maltatoday KURT SANSONE FAMILIES are being forced to trim grocery budgets or shift to cheaper products as everyday needs have become progressive- ly more expensive over the past 18 months. Inflation has eaten into dis- posable income with large su- permarket chains witnessing a change in consumer behaviour as families try to adjust to the crushing reality. The supermarket industry is not normally subject to price sensitivity since people just go around the aisles popping what they need into their trolley. But according to a spokesper- son for one of the leading super- market chains, customers have grown more sensitive to pricing over the past months. Opting for anonymity, the spokesperson said customers are giving more value to every euro spent. PAGE 4 Family's move from Canada to Gozo is a bureaucratic nightmare Bitten by inflation, families are spending less at supermarkets KARL AZZOPARDI CHARLES Mercieca, a man of both Maltese and Canadian descent, decided he wanted to move to Malta, seeking a new life for his family. Alongside his wife, Pamela, and their young son, he envisioned a fresh start amidst the tranquil landscapes of Gozo. However, their aspirations took an unforeseen turn, as they became entangled in a bureau- cratic nightmare that would put their determination to the ulti- mate test. In the pursuit of a better life, Charles Mercieca encountered a series of bewildering obsta- cles that stemmed from the lack of crucial information given to them by several of Malta's au- thorities. PAGE 2 €1.95 Author and animator FABRIZIO ELLUL on making cartoons and much more INTERVIEW MT2

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