TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Bidder protests, alleges “highly irregular, abusive” tender procedures
David Darmanin
Some weeks ago, the media put pressure on the Contracts Department over tender procedures related to the Malta South Sewage Treatment Plant (Works) contract. Yesterday Costruzioni Dondi S.p.A., one of the aggrieved bidders for the same tender, filed a judicial protest on grounds of a dozen alleged irregularities against the director of contracts, finance minister Tonio Fenech, the Water Services Corporation (WSC), infrastructure minister Austin Gatt and prime minister Lawrence Gonzi.

New MCA chief deems former Melita top post “advantageous
Charlot Zahra
The newly appointed executive chairman at the Malta Communications Authority (MCA), Philip Micallef, has defended his appointment as MCA chief, despite the fact that he comes straight from the top seat at Melita Cable, a communications key player which he will now have to regulate.

Climate change: The global challenge and an action plan for Malta

New MBA chairman elected

Ministry confronted on stinking sewage plant saga

IMF delegation visits Malta

England elimination renders Euro 2008 TV rights unfeasible

GRTU insists on energy cost cuts for restaurants, grocers

Government mum on autonomy of OFC following Commission for Fair Trading decision

MBB presents considerations on MEUSAC re-launch

BOV appointed Manager, Registrar and Underwriter in the RS2 Software p.l.c. Initial Public Offering (IPO)

GO Plus TV reaches 25,000 subscriber mark

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