23 August 2006

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Angry hoteliers’ conditional “yes” to tourism minister
Karl Schembri
With the tourism operators repeatedly calling for the tourism minister’s resignation over the last months now appointed on the tourism consultative board, it will be a question of time before they will turn on the minister to fork out the money they deem necessary or tender their own resignation.

AFM will not participate in Lebanon peacekeeping force
Karl Stagno-Navarra
The Maltese government last night excluded deploying a military contingent to the Middle East as part of an EU-led peacekeeping force mandated by the UN to buffer the state of Israel and Hezbollah-controlled South Lebanon.

iSoft’s partners: no “believable” date for software release
Matthew Vella
With the decision over Mater Dei’s IT system ever more imminent, sections of the Maltese press have touted troubled UK software firm iSoft as the bidder whose “proven and tested systems” in the UK national health service “should carry a lot of weight”, ignoring the serious financial troubles the company is in.

SmartCity plans kept hidden
James Debono
The Malta Environment and Planning Authority has set the ball rolling to pave the way for the SmartCity@Malta project by initiating a revision of the Grand Harbour Local Plan (GHLP).

L-Istrina 2004 cost PBS Lm85,000
The Public Broadcasting Services’ financial statements published last week list the costs of charity telethon l-Istrina as forming part of the station’s cash flow, with expenses related to the event going as high as 10 per cent of the cash handed over to charitable institutions. READ MORE >>



Gaming’s woes
by George M. Mangion
Dublin awaits the gaming industry’s cream to discuss the serious issues hampering the sector’s growth READ MORE >>

Risks of under or over pricing your property by Trafford Busuttil
Property valuations are not based on what the lady down the road is trying to sell her property READ MORE >>

We are a responsible government
The whole package of incentives, whether in the form of tax cuts or increased expenditure, government is proposing for 2007 will be valued at Lm8 million. It may sound as a drop in the ocean but for Parliamentary Secretary TONIO FENECH, the decision to give the public some respite after three years of sacrifices is grounded in government’s belief that any such decision has to be “responsible” and “sustainable”. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

AOL CTO resigns in privacy flop

Oracle to demonstrate Validated Configurations at LinuxWorld pavilion


BOV assists Komunita Santa Marija

The question over iSoft

Ryanair announces record passenger numbers and profit

Air Malta renews partnership with FOI

Emirates engineering is on the move

Pension bill increases 26% in just two years

Air Malta appoints outstation managers

EU steps up momentum after Libya opens to dialogue

Day trippers to Sicily increase in June





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