11 July 2001


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Sunblock raises GWU ire
Failure to provide meter readers with sunblock has led the GWU to issue notice of industrial action for the section of meter readers. Meter readers will not be working after 11.00 am from today

Air Malta joins Greenpeace in blockading Norwegian whale exports
Supporting Greenpeace’s bid to prevent Norway from breaking a 15-year ban on whale meat exports, Air Malta, along with 20 other airlines, has pledged not to transport blubber or meat from whales

Nationalist government comes to terms with Tuna fiasco
By Kurt Sansone
The decision by the Nationalist Party to postpone the ‘Fish Fair’ that it holds annually at Marsaxlokk is indicative of the ill manner the government handled the tuna fishing controversy between Maltese and Italian fishermen

Discovery Centre to be converted into household department store
By Kurt Sansone
The Discovery Centre at Bay Street will shortly change its livery and turn into a department store selling household goods and furniture

Malta and Iceland debate greater economic linkages
Minister for Economic Services Josef Bonnici has just returned from a short visit to Iceland where he had meetings with Ms Valdgerdur Sverrisdottir, Minister of Industry and Commerce, and with Mr Sturla Boovarsson, Minister of Communications.

Setting a precedent in international finance
Finance Minister John Dalli yesterday explained that the had taken its toll on smaller countries with limited resources and on operators in the areas affected but that Malta has still made considerable progress in the area.



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