Sunday Circle
Issue No. 172
14 - 20 February 2001


Walter Bonnici
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Integrating the Independence cry

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The long-term solutions for tourism

Local News

Board to monitor VRT tests in pipeline
An Advisory Board is set to be established to monitor operators of Vehicle Roadworthiness Tests, a spokesman for the Transport ministry confirmed yesterday

EU membership, new industries key to Malta's economic development
International rating agency, Fitch, this week gave Malta a favourable rating in its most recent report on the state of the Maltese economy.

Buhagiar blames infamous drainage tariff on Guido DeMarco
Charles Buhagiar blames the agreement signed by the former Foreign Minister Guido Demarco with the European Investment Bank for the introduction of Drainage tariffs in 1998

… and reply:
"We viewed this tariff as an eco tax based on the polluter pays principle"
By Charles Buhagiar

Malta and Cyprus hailed ÷ for importing British beef!
Malta and Cyprus have been hailed as shunning away from scoring political points. And why?

Are people switching off to the EU issue?
The fact that a considerable number of respondents to last Friday's 'Xarabank' survey are still undecided about EU membership could mean that the public is suffering from an overdose of the subject

RPI drops 0.51% in December, inflation at 2.37%
According to the Central Office of Statistics, in December 2000 the Retail Price Index declined by 0.58 points or 0.51 per cent over November and reached 113.51

Freddie Portelli CD launch
Local music icon and Elvis look alike, Freddie Portelli, launched his eighth CD album, the first triple album to be recorded by a local artist, yesterday at a press conference held jointly between Exotique, Cisk, and Dive at the Hard Rock Caf», at Bay Street

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