Incensed Gozitan restaurateurs and bar owners are not mincing their words about the recently installed towing signs at the Cirkewwa Quay, describing the decision as a “blow” for Gozo and “absolute madness”.
The government’s proposal to entrench the repeal of requisition orders in the constitution received a lukewarm reception from the Malta Labour Party and Alternattiva Demokratika which is currently spearheading a campaign to repeal rent laws regulating properties rented before 1995.
A number of farmers have told The Malta Financial and Business Times that they have received a notice for the termination of their agricultural lease on land which has been earmarked by government for the development of a golf course in Ghajn Tuffieha.
Data presented to parliament in February and July shows that 62 per cent of self-employed persons declare incomes of less than Lm4,300 or a sheer Lm358 a month.
Rescinding from the harsh ‘partisan’ label he attributed to the former MCESD chairman Edward Scicluna, the President of the Malta Employers Association, Arthur Muscat says his was only advice for economists not to use “emphatic” terms which risk being used in a partisan manner by third parties.
It is interesting to note that the Trust and Trustees Act (TTA) makes various references to the statutory duties of trustees in connection with obligations to render a correct account of their acts and dealings to beneficiaries.
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So much bad blood would probably have been avoided, especially at a time when the sale of a public asset ( Sea Malta ) had already been negotiated and was in fact in its final stages, if the Minister had been advised how to put it correctly and with dignity, however frustrated he must have felt. READ MORE >>