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02 April 2003
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Labour’s tax party - economists and financial experts have their say
By Julian Manduca
The Labour Party’s proposed tax ‘party’ got off to a shaky start with doubts being shed on the desirability of the proposal all round. READ MORE >>

MLP’s income tax cuts fail to impress constituted bodies
The constituted bodies were not awe struck by the Labour Party’s proposal to offer a two month income tax holiday to all and sundry and some even queried the lack of strategy behind the initiative announced last Saturday. READ MORE >>

Deja vu for Sant’s income tax proposals
The income tax proposal dished out by Labour leader Alfred Sant on Saturday is not as original as it seems, with both Dom Mintoff and George Borg Olivier having made similar proposals in the 1971 and 1976 general elections. READ MORE >>

Alfred Sant is looking at his polls and turning desperate – John Dalli
"He is looking at his polls. He is desperately throwing anything imaginable at the voters to try to lure them to vote for him. We must remember that the last budget included tax cuts that are more far reaching than those being proposed by Alfred Sant.READ MORE >>

Tax holidays and achievable targets
Ultimate gimmick or economic foresightedness? Labour Finance spokesperson Leo Brincat justifies the party’s latest pre-election novelty to MATTHEW VELLA

On the referendum and parastatal corporations
Economic Services Minister Josef Bonnici reflects on the result of the recently held referendum and finds that ‘it takes some cheek’ for Opposition leader Alfred Sant to instruct on democracy. He also outlines major developments at some of the corporations under his remit including the shipyards, Air Malta, Gozo Channel, utility rates at Enemalta and at the Water Services Corporation


Record year for cruise line business

Election Monitor
Dalli – Labour’s tax-break is a gimmick

Iraq crisis rollercoasters oil prices world-wide, but Malta keeps prices stable

AD takes Alfred Sant to task

Labour shifts focus to drugs




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