29 AUGUST 2001

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Dalli says Civil service salaries adequate
By Kurt Sansone
Following the salary rises and corrective measures agreed to last year for civil service employees, government does not see the need to give further salary rises in the forthcoming collective agreement, which is due by the beginning of next year

Maltacom profit down by 17.3 per cent
Before Price Club’s demise Maltacom customers could have utilised the supermarket chain to pay their telephone bills. According to Labour MP Anglu Farrugia Priceclub did not pass on the payments amounting to Lm750,000 to Maltacom

Maltese-registered ship sinks off coast of Mauritius
The Merchant Shipping Directorate of the Malta Maritime Authority is investigating a causality involving a Maltese registered ship, Buff Bay, reported to have foundered early yesterday morning some 200 miles off the south east coast of Mauritius.
The Buff Bay is a 1981-built general cargo ship of 4,718 gross tonnage and was on a journey between Indonesia and East Africa with a 6,000 tonnes cargo of bagged cement.
Preliminary reports indicate that the foundering was due to a flooding of the cargo hold. All 16 crew members of the ship are reported safe on board the Cyprus-flagged ship Barnhard Schulte bound for South Africa.


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