TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Shipyards conversion contract stopped after GWU boycott
Ship christened despite the fact that it was not completed
Charlot Zahra
A second contract for the conversion of a semi-submergible barge into a self-propelled heavy transport vessel by Malta Shipyards (MSL) has been put on hold after the General Workers' Union (GWU) boycotted the christening ceremony for the first vessel of the same owner on Sunday.

Tourist arrivals for this summer expected to hit new highs
Bianca Caruana
Summer results for tourists travelling to Malta may prove to be extremely positive with an expected 7.7% global increase. There have not been any official figures published for July and August as yet but according to the Malta Tourism Authority, and figures issued by the Malta International Airport the first data proves to be very encouraging. Low cost airlines and student arrivals appear to be the reason for the upward trend.>>

US credit crisis ‘unlikely to affect' Maltese economy

FIM Bank plc signs memorandum of understanding with Bladex

35th Edition of the Bank of Valletta Review published

Middlesea Group registers a 55% improvement in pre- tax Profits

Three international tax experts in Malta as visiting lecturers

Disagreement between MUBE and BOV registered

Senior employees in the tourism sector attend service culture training

New concept launched for recreational diving

Unemployment drops in July

Miller Developments - UK are on their way to Malta

Shaun Wallis may not be re-appointed CEO of HSBC Bank Malta

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY attacked by hackers

Paramount to drop Blu-ray high-def DVDs

MTV, Real and Verizon team up to battle iTunes

First-class ticket to Gozo
Entrepreneurs Winston Azzopardi and Alfie Manduca have only just started the new seaplane service that berths at the Valletta Waterfront and flies to Gozo – and the project has gone off to a flying start! They were interviewed by Bianca Caruana >>

Nonsense on stilts
The electoral promise being made by the opposition leader to slash by fifty percent the surcharge on water and electricity is nonsense on stilts. It is absurd for many a reason. >>

Being Maltese in a globalised world
Lawrence Gonzi talks of the Maltese dream in Australia >>



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