12 November 2003

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Drydocks will still be a massive burden on the economy
- Minister prefers not to comment on subsidy
By Julian Manduca
The agreement between the government and the General Workers Union over the future of Malta Drydocks was welcomed in some quarters, but found opposition from others.
When the agreement was reached it was announced that the debt of the Dockyard of over Lm310 million was to be absolved, but no mention was made about the subsidy that the government regularly pays to the ship repair yard. READ MORE >>

Labour MEP nominations spring surprise names
By Kurt Sansone
The nominations for candidates interested in contesting the election for the European Parliament on behalf of the Labour Party closed yesterday and the list includes the surprise names of Super One head of news Gino Cauchi, and journalist Glenn Beddingfield.READ MORE >>

After the agreement, the GWU prepares for battle
The Government, namely Prime Minister Eddie Fenech Adami, Investments Minister Austin Gatt, Social Policy Minister Lawrence Gonzi and Attorney General Dr Anthony Borg Barthet yesterday presented a counter-protest to the General Workers’ Union judicial protest in which the union claimed a discrimination between workers in the choice of employees for the new companies Malta Shipyard Ltd and Industrial READ MORE >>

Third bidder ‘cautiously optimistic’ on Mater Dei tender

The new managing director for Technoline Ltd, Simon Cusens on Monday said that he was "cautiously optimistic" the Medea Consortium had a good chance of winning the tender for the supply of medical equipment for the new hospital at Tal-Qroqq after the contracts appeals board reversed the original decision. READ MORE >>

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