Corporate Dispatch End Of Day Roundup – Friday
These are the main news from Malta, as reported by Malta’s news portals.
Malta 1565 was inscribed on one of the weapons fired in the terrorist attack on a New Zealand mosque on Friday. The Malta Independent says the Australian gunman had at least six firearms in his car, all inscribed with messages. Newsbook speaks to an historian who explained that the year of Malta’s Great Siege is often used by white supremacists.
MaltaToday covers a march by students towards parliament in Valletta demanding action to counter climate change. The demonstration was led by the University Students Council but included students from primary and secondary schools too. The Times quotes eight-year-old Samwel Attard who addressed the event telling stakeholders “I wish you would listen to me”.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Malta supports extending the period before Brexit, after the UK parliament voted to delay the date by three months. TVM quotes the Prime Minister who said that many EU members are ready to consider an extension but want Brexit to be delivered.
A teenager was charged with causing grievous bodily harm to another woman and handed a suspended sentence. LovinMalta quotes victim Anastasiya Rallo, a beautician, who said she has now to live with a scar on her face.
Bank of Valletta registered over €145 million in pre-tax profit in the financial year ending December 2018. One News says the figure represents an increase of 6 percent over the previous year.
The Catholic Action Movement is converting a house in Balzan to offer temporary shelter for the homeless. Net News says NGO aims to finish the home by the end of the year.
Several international NGOs raised concerns about Malta with the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. The Shift News reports on a joint statement between five organisations accusing the country of only paying “lip service” to human rights obligations.