23 JANUARY 2002
ISSUE NO. 220
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Editorial


Be firm, is what we ask Nothing more, nothing less
The press is called to report on the presentation of 61 amendments by the GWU to the Social Policy minister. But to the consternation of journalists present, the amendments are not revealed
 


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‘Time for bold decisions’ Union presents 61 unknown amendments
By Kurt Sansone
Tony Zarb looks on. Lawrence Gonzi spelt out a very clear message: “This year is one for bold decisions.”
Read Gonzi’s reaction to back-tracking accusation
Photo by Paul Blandford

It was all smiles and handshakes in Parliament yesterday when the General Workers’ Union’s highest officials presented their 61 amendments to the industrial and employment relations white paper to Social Policy Minister Lawrence Gonzi

Chamber chief takes offence to ‘creative accounting’ comment
By a staff reporter
Creative accounting for tax avoidance purposes is a sensitive issue and when HSBC Chief Executive Tom Robson raised the subject during a seminar organised by The Malta Institute of Accountants, many business people were irked by his comments that accountants are in collusion with the business community

MORE NEWS
Government did not back down - Gonzi
HSBC chief keeps mum on controversial speech
Swan massacre makes Scottish papers
Malta requests agricultural transitional period
International wealth Management service presented to BOV
Edward Scicluna appointed director of Coralia San Antonio
Czech Trade office opens in Malta
Maltese registered ship carries 10,000 tonnes of WTC scrap
Record cruise activity year
Wide-ranging changes for public transport
Working parents to get child day care centre at Bulebel
New booklet for Maltese travelling abroad
BOV Chairman meets Tunisian Minister during business visit


INTERVIEW
Paul Camilleri
Planning is always a sensitive issue, and the professionals involved – the architects – often come under the microscope when controversial decisions are made. President of the ‘Kamra tal-Periti’, Paul Camilleri, gives MIRIAM DUNN his views on this and other issues, including the changing role of the architect in today’s marketplace and how the PA has fared since it was set up

FOCUS
IHI concludes St Petersburg acquisition
International Hotel Investments plc has finalised the take-over of the five-star Nevskij Palace Hotel on the main boulevard of St Petersburg, Russia. The take over is also comprised of four large adjoining properties on either side of the building

OPINION
Protecting the coastline – syntheses and initiatives
Environment Minister Francis Zammit Dimech addresses a meeting on the MAP/METAP Workshop on Coastal Area Management Projects: Improving the implementation. Zammit Dimech reflects on Malta’s progress on coastal management and on CAMP Malta’s recent initiatives

 

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Editor: Saviour Balzan
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