Its good to be... a minister
Francis Zammit Dimechs ministerial portfolio has been
a varied one from infrastructure to communications, from transport to
environment and now tourism. His ministerial record may not be an impeccable
one, but the same cannot be said of his business acumen.
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on the way out
Central Bank cheques reduced by 35 per cent
In several European countries the popularity of cheques is on the
wane to the extent that people can do without them for all their payments.
In Malta some people do not accept anything but cash and some have never
written or accepted a cheque in their life.
saga ensues in Parliament
Following our sister newspaper MaltaTodays extensive
coverage on the closure of the BICAL bank in November 1972 and the consequent
dissipation of its associated companies assets, Labour MP Joseph
M Sammut earlier this week asked Finance Minister John Dalli when the
final payments in connection to the BICAL arrears would be paid out.