The protest against the use of the Karrozzin during summer, the illegal Hunting which saw the killing of three protected storks, and Malta’s own Ftira as possibly part of UNESCO’s heritage, all feature on Malta’s news portals.
The Malta News Evening Roundup presents you with the salient highlights for today as worked on and presented by Malta’s news outlets.
The Times reports that three protected white storks were shot down on Friday, just a few hours after landing in Malta. Birdlife said the shot birds formed part of a flock of 18 that were spotted in Gozo and later in Rabat and Mdina.
The Malta Independent reports that Minister Ian Borg visited the Marsa Junction Project site on what he described as the first important milestone for this project; the completion of the building of three new lanes in Triq Aldo Moro, which means that the second phase has neared its end. As of next week, these three lanes will be opened to traffic and will temporarily replace the existing northbound carriageway so that this can be rebuilt.
Newsbook reports that the National Autistic Consultative Committee noted the timely action by Archbishop Mgr Charles Scicluna over Ella’s case but insisted that the whole incident could have been avoided.
TVM reports that in light of the case of Ella Agius, the autistic girl who was denied her First Holy Communion because of her condition, the Consultative Council for Autism has stated that promised preparations were never implemented. The Council stated that Ella’s case should have been analysed before the day in question, in order to avoid the child ending up as the centre of a polemic.
Ella Agius, who was administered her First Holy Communion by Archbishop Scicluna after having been denied it by her parish, had been promised since 2017 that preparations were to be made so that she could be administered this sacrament like other children. For some reason, however, the preparations were never made, and on the day of the administration of the sacrament, Ella experienced difficulty in receiving the holy host.
One News reports about a protest which took place on Saturday in Valletta against the ‘Karozzini’ use and horses because of the weather. The protesters protested against animal cruelty.
MaltaToday reports that the Nationalist Party has accused the government of failing the public after it was reported that a tender granted for the construction of a health centre in Paola will have to be reviewed. The tender was originally won by the consortium SP BB International JV but was halted following an appeal by the losing bidder.
Last week the Court rejected appeals made by the winning consortium against the Public Contracts Review Board’s decision to halt the tender.
Net News reports that the Nationalist Party will be resolute in its commitment so that the ‘truth’ about the Paola Health Hub comes out. The decision by the Appeals Court confirms that things weren’t done right, adding that this is not the first time that tenders related to healthcare was not clear and had issues related to transparency.
Newsbook reports that PN MP Chris Said said that ‘children will suffer’ when the Child Development Centre in Gozo will be replaced by the new Barts anatomy centre, which, he said will be done for the sake of foreign interests MP Chris Said made these comments on social media.
iNews reports that since the change in government in 2013, there were 16 instances when Malta registered record unemployment figures.
Illum reports that the government is being recommended that the Maltese Ftira will be presented to be classified as Malta’s Intangible Heritage.