TOP NEWS | Wednesday, 04 June 2008

Fenech, Commission disagree on departure tax notification
Charlot Zahra
As Finance Minister Tonio Fenech defends the decision to remove the departure tax not earlier than November this year, by the time this newspaper went to print, the EU commission was not informed of any such developments.

De Cesare speaks out in favour of golf course development
Further to his appointment as President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) last week, leisure industry tycoon Kevin De Cesare is adamant on pushing government to decide on the prospective development of golf courses. >>

Consumer and Competition Division cannot take legal action against European City Guide scam

Air Malta raises fuel surcharge tariff as from 1 July

Malta discusses bilateral agreement with Russia

The FOI launches a new Committee for Quality Management

€3.1m in aid for redundant staff in Malta and Portugal

Microsoft appoints Maltese EU Affairs Vice-President

GDP eases slightly to 3.7 per cent during fourth quarter of 2007

Assessing company performance on climate change

OpenSkies to take flight on June 19

Talk about globalisation

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De Cesare breaks the ice
In his first interview after being elected president of the MHRA, leisure and hospitality tycoon Kevin De Cesare talks to David Darmanin about his views on the Maltese tourism product, noise in Paceville, golf courses and human resources in the tourism sector. >>

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The declaration by the Finance Minister that a rise in surcharge is now inevitable should send shockwaves to both business circles as well as to consumers. Clearly the days of cheap oil are over, and repercussions will very shortly have a dramatic effect on our lifestyles and on the way business is transacted. >>

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As the 8 March election fever subsides, businessmen predict a drop in consumer demand due to bouts of uncertainty being experienced in the market. >>




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