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NEW YORK---The Wall Street Journal remains
the top-selling US daily newspaper, but The New
York Times has surpassed USA Today for second,
thanks to an expansion into digital subscriptions,
according to a report released by an industry
The Journal s weekday circulation averaged 2.38
million from October through March, the period
covered by the report from the Alliance for Audited
That was a 12 per cent increase from the same
period a year ago, the AAM said.
Most of the growth came in digital subscriptions,
which accounted for nearly 900,000, or 40 per
cent, of the total circulation at the newspaper,
which is owned by News Corp.
The New York Times began charging for unlimited
access to its heavily trafficked website two years
The move has helped boost its paid circulation
by reeling in more subscribers who are willing to
pay for unlimited digital access the newspaper s
The Times weekday circulation averaged 1.87
million during the latest period, an 18 per cent
increase from last year. The figure included digital
circulation of 1.13 million, a 32 per cent increase
from last year.
AAM s rules allow publications to count as mul-
tiple subscriptions the same person s paid usage
on multiple outlets, such as a paper newspaper, a
Web site and a tablet computer.
Digital subscriptions now account for 19 per cent
of average US daily newspaper circulation, up from
14 per cent last year, the AAM said.
Overall, the average daily circulation at the 593
US newspapers that submitted figures to AAM
declined by 0.7 per cent from March 2012.
The AAM cautioned against comparing the indus-
try s overall numbers with the previous year because
of the different ways newspapers have been deliv-
ering and selling editions.
Some newspapers, for instance, have reduced the
number of weekdays that they deliver print editions.
Other newspapers are listing branded editions
that weren t counted in past years, according to
In what was then a break from the industry s
practice, The Wall Street Journal began charging
for online access to its business-oriented newspaper
during the 1990s.
That move helped The Journal leapfrog USA
Today as the largest US newspaper in 2009.
The New York Times remained the largest Sunday
newspaper with an average circulation of 2.32 mil-
lion, a 16 per cent increase from last year. Neither
The Journal nor USA Today publishes a print edition
USA Today s weekday circulation fell 8 per cent
from last year to 1.67 million.
The newspaper, owned by Gannett Co, still offers
free access to its website.
Even so, USA Today delivers a digital version
that had nearly 250,000 paying subscribers during
the latest period, according to AAM. (AP)
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EXTENSION OF DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS FOR
THE CHAGUARAMAS HOTEL, CONVENTION CENTRE AND MARINA
The Chaguaramas Development Authority (CDA) wishes to advise that on the 5th day of February 2013 it issued a
Request for Proposals (the RFP) seeking proposals from qualified and experienced developers/investors for the refur-
bishment/reconstruction and operation of the Chaguaramas Hotel and Convention Centre and the construction and oper-
ation of a Marina (the Project) at Chaguaramas, Trinidad on lands comprising approximately 15.4 acres with sea frontage.
The RFP and the original advertisement of same provided May 31st 2013 as the deadline for the submission of propos-
Qualified and experienced developers/investors are invited to submit proposals for the Project. Submission of proposals
is open to all proponents who can demonstrate that they have the qualifications, financial resources and the technical
experience in projects of similar size and type as outlined in the RFP.
The hotel and convention centre must meet 4 star standards and the marina must be of a world class standard as pro-
vided in the RFP.
A proponent may assemble a team to submit a proposal as a joint venture or a consortium. Joint venturers will be joint-
ly and severally liable for the performance of the Successful Proponent's responsibilities.
A proponent (or in the case of a joint proposal, at least one member of the consortium or joint venture) must have, with-
in the last ten (10) years, undertaken one or more elements of a project(s) of a similar nature (the entire consortium or
joint venture must as a whole comprise members who collectively satisfy this requirement). A project of a similar nature
means a project of comparable size and complexity involving the refurbishment or reconstruction and operation of hotels,
convention centres and marinas.
Evaluation of proposals will be based on requirements including: Qualification and Experience, Financial Capability and
The CDA invites suitably qualified entities to subscribe for a copy of the RFP and all addenda issued for a non- refund-
able fee of US$1,000.00 or TT$6,430.00 payable by cash, certified cheque or direct deposit or wire transfer to the CDA
and thereupon register as proponents.
Proponents are asked to contact the CDA's Corporate Secretary at the telephone numbers listed below for details on
direct deposits or wire transfers.
Copies of the RFP are available at the office of the CDA at Airway Road, Chaguaramas, Trinidad, Tel: (868) 634-4413;
Fax: (868) 634-4311 during the hours of 8am -3pm except weekends and public holidays. Before collecting the RFP pack-
age proponents will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement the form of which can be viewed on the CDA's web-
site www.chagdev.com or at the CDA's head office, Airway Road, Chaguaramas.
Proposals in response to the RFP may be submitted by registered proponents only, and must be received by 12 noon on
in accordance with the requirements of the RFP.
was held on 14th March 2013 and a
will be held on 27th June, 2013 at 10.a.m.
A site visit was held on 15th March, 2013 and a
will be held on the same date immediately following
the pre-submission briefing which is 27th June, 2013.
The CDA will not be responsible for any cost incurred by any proponent in preparing its proposal and reserves the right to
cancel the RFP process or vary its terms without liability for any cost incurred by any proponent in submitting a proposal.
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In what was then a
break from the
industry's practice, The
Wall Street Journal
began charging for
online access to its
newspaper during the
1990s. That move helped
The Journal leapfrog
USA Today as the largest
US newspaper in 2009.
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