YT Staff celebrates the day YT became a biweekly:’YT Weekend’ hailed [Archives:2003/640/Last Page]

June 9 2003

Mr. Walid Al-Saqqaf, Editor-in-Chief of Yemen Times expressed his surprise at the “incredibly positive response” to the first issue of YT Weekend edition published last Thursday. “Many bookstores and newsstands said that readers were impressed by the quality and volume of articles and news items in YT Weekend edition released on June 5th.” he said.
The distribution department of the newspaper expressed its surprise at the overwhelming positive reaction by readers in purchasing the newspaper. “The paper was sold out in many newsstands around the capital and other cities in the republic.” said Saddam , the distribution department manager of the newspaper. “Newsstands throughout the capital requested more copies as they informed us that thousands of readers have already requested their copies in advance (prior reservation).”
Meanwhile, YT staff celebrated the day Yemen Times became a biweekly newspaper by having a small party in the newspaper's headquarters in Sana'a. “This is a moment of pride and joy for all of us. We have received great encouragement from readers and clients alike, and the least we can do is to celebrate this occasion and then focusing greater on making this achievement a beginning of a series of new accomplishments to follow.” said Mr. Al-Saqqaf during the celebration ceremony.