F O C U S
UHM calls for wage increases
The Union Haddiema Maghqudin (UHM) is calling for a wage increase,
while the Nationalist government is in favour of retaining a wage
freeze and imposing thresholds. The call comes after the government
issued public service figures showing millions in arrears after
a collective agreement signed after the 1998 election.
Concern over US recovery
The US economy, generally considered at once the barometer and
catalyst for the global economy, appears set to dip into recession
once again with the publishing of the index of leading economic
indicators, which fell 0.4 per cent in July after a 0.2 per cent
decline in June.
Let there be light
Starting a business at 25 years of age when you dont
come from a business environment is no mean feat, but starting
a business on the verge of getting married is a tougher challenge
still. Silvio Scerri, owner of
Nexos Lighting Co Ltd speaks to RAY ABDILLA about how he built
a successful business from the ground up lighting up
Maltas stages, theatres, clubs, and concerts along the
- tracing the evolution of a concept under international law
The World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) kicks
off on 26 August, the expectations are many but scepticism
is equally high as many fear it would be another talking
shop for the international community where few if any other
commitments are made. In reality however, the WSSD will
surely serve to influence the legal interpretation of sovereignty
over of natural resources and the concept of sustainable
development. Dr Simone Borg
looks closer at the issues at hand.
Money Market 19-20 August
capital projects to provide more berths, better facilities for yachts
Two major projects underway, the Cottonera Waterfront
Development and the Tigne´ Point/ Manoel Island project, are
set to boost Maltas appeal as an international yachting centre
and both are placing a distinct emphasis on attracting high-spending
owners of super-yachts.
students continue to flock to Malta
While the tourist industry may be suffering from a comparative slump,
there was nothing wrong with the number of English language students
coming to Malta last year.
role for Malta-Libya relations in view of EU, AU
Speaking yesterday at the 22nd session of the Malta-Libya Joint
Commission, Finance Minister John Dalli praised the mutually-beneficial
relationship enjoyed by the two countries, which, he says, has stood
the tests of time and changing circumstances.