30 August 2006

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Troubled GWU loses second section secretary after resignation
Port workers meeting in Qormi today with ex-secretary
Karl Schembri

The General Workers Union’s Secretary of the Maritime and Aviation Section, Emanuel Zammit, resigned together with his executive yesterday, three weeks since secretary Josephine Attard Sultana and President Francis Buttigieg were sacked from the public sector section.

Lack of investment in research was “serious miscalculation”
Karl Stagno-Navarra
As research and innovation is key to any country’s economic success, David Spiteri Gingell, CEO at MITTS and Chairman of the Malta Council for Science and Technology argues that rationalisation on investment in research and development throughout these last years was a “serious miscalculation by government”.

Fenech more positive on inflation than NECC chief
Despite the negative outlook of Euro changeover chief Alan Camilleri to Malta’s current aspirations to join the single currency, Parliamentary Secretary Tonio Fenech yesterday minimised the concern about the current rate of inflation and stressed that when one looks at the statistical information, “it is evident that all we are in excess of the inflation reference value is just point three per cent”. READ MORE >>

Extent of real estate development and golf course in SmartCity undisclosed
James Debono
The government would not disclose the extent of real estate and golf development in the new SmartCity Malta project despite calls for transparency by MLP spokesperson Leo Brincat.



Lazing on a sunny afternoon by George M. Mangion
Spectators wonder in glee: should political opportunities for a new party glow richer in the midst of the waning sun? READ MORE >>


Rushing to catch up
Research and innovation are key to every country’s ambition to secure competitiveness. However, Malta has insofar dragged its feet to read the sign of the times. Government now is alerted on the state-of-play, as is revealed in the recently published National Strategic Plan for R&I 2007-2010. READ MORE >>

Information Technology

Leading analyst firm positions Oracle in Leaders Quadrant

Google to enter software market

T-Mobile hacker sentenced


Moscow to pay off pending shipbuilding debts

Nestlé posts very strong performance in first half 2006

Ryanair flights injecting millions into Scottish economy

Building the innovation society

Lm500 reward for BOV home loan customer

MFA dispute with TV stations hits sponsor

Market goes through a correction phase

New gaming council board sets busy schedule

MIM encourages Gozitans to further their studies

Call for Maltese healthcare operators to join EU trade mission to Japan

Malta Shipyards’ claim for Lm345,000 upheld


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