21 June 2006

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Government backtracks on public holidays
James Debono
The 2004 budget measure through which all Maltese workers lost the right for extra leave days as compensation for public holidays falling on a weekend will no longer apply to workers whose collective agreement states otherwise.

Bar owners pray for England victory
Karl Schembri
The World Cup is proving to be bad for most of the bars and restaurants around the island as many people are opting to watch the games at home while only England is drawing out the crowds.

Industry “disappointed” with port reform
James Debono
“We are disappointed.” These were the first words of the president of the Federation of Industry when reacting to revelations made in sister newspaper MaltaToday that reductions in port costs will not apply as of 1 July when the new cargo handling operator takes over at Grand Harbour.

Another ADT official interrogated
Karl Schembri
The police have interrogated yet another Transport Authority official last Monday as part of its investigations into the cash-for-licences scandal.



Strategic 2006 for financial services - George Mangion
The ability to ‘passport’ insurance to all territories within the European Economic Area (EEA) and the double tax agreement held with 42 countries are clear examples of Malta’s growing appeal for ‘captives’ READ MORE >>

Super tax on super profits
Veteran economist KARM FARRUGIA does not mince his words; the super profits made by banks and other entities operating in restricted markets should be taxed at a higher rate than the topmost income tax level. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

Dutch MP3 search site shut down

Nokia and Siemens in biggest network merger

Merlin Computers appointed local distributors for Trust


Former Maltacom CEO appointed editorial consultant to Business Today

Malta ain’t no Ireland or Luxembourg

Computer Solutions in aid of Multiple Sclerosis Society

Palazzo Falson restoration enters final phase

Maritime surveillance system to cost EUR1.4m

New community technology centre at UHM

First Journalists Action Committee elected

Property prices experienced accelerated growth in 2004

University ends 2005 with a surplus but at what cost?


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