21 September 2005

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Zarb sticks to his guns as GWU president accepts termination benefit
James Debono
The 12 Interprint employees who until yesterday were resisting government’s offer to receive termination benefits in order to press their case for alternative employment have finally accepted the generous payment, The Malta Financial and Business Times has learnt.

Ryanair promise two million tourists in three years
Michaela Muscat
Ryanair, the low-cost airline carrier, is promising to deliver two million tourists in the next three years, in return for a discounted rate at the Malta International Airport.
But Minister for Tourism Francis Zammit Dimech has said the claim “needs to be verified in an objective manner.”

Economist disputes NSO statistics
James Debono
Economist Prof. Edward Scicluna disputes a claim made by the National Statistics Office that in the second quarter of this year “there were increases in output across all sectors” insisting that most of these increases were offset by inflation

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