Press Release: More consumers shopping during Black Friday but average spend lower
26 November 2022
This Black Friday is the closest one to pre-Covid levels with shoppers flocking the streets...
GRTU today raised the question of road works in Republic Street corner with Republic Archbishop Street to Bakery Street.
No one, yes no one, neither the Ministry responsible for Enemalta nor Enemalta Corporation who investigated the works, nor the Local Council who has probably authorized the works, not ADT not even Lombard Bank which are the people who ordered the work. Nobody bothered to be decent enough to consult with GRTU so that the businesses represented by GRTU will be least inconvenienced.
Why bother? It's Malta 2008! If you think you're big enough, flaunt it. The streets blocked, shops loose business, restaurants practically lead, dust everywhere and warden paper and pen in hand to hit at anyone who dare cross the boundary imposed by the contractor.
GRTU Director General, Vincent Farrugia, and Hon George Pullicino, the Minister for Resources and Rural Affairs. Even though not responsible for the works Minister Pullicino took immediate action to cause the people responsible to at least be aware of the sufferings they are causing by coming immediately on site and giving orders.
At 15.00hrs in the afternoon when all the others were enjoying their siesta. Who cares!
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