These are the headlines from Malta’s Newspapers:
The Times leads with the disruption of surgeries and tests at Mater Dei hospital following strikes ordered by UĦM – Voice of the Workers. The dispute is with another union, MUMN, over which body has official recognition of the allied healthcare professionals.
The Independent reports on a Eurobarometer survey showing that 92 percent of people in Malta are ‘very concerned’ about climate change – the highest percentage in the EU. The rate increased by 13 points in two years.
The Times publishes details of an assessment report of Malta’s anti-money laundering systems by the Council of Europe. The report concludes that authorities are unable to deal with high-level financial crime and Malta now has a year to address the shortcomings.
In-Nazzjon also reports on the Moneyval assessment and says that the body of experts cast doubts on the government’s commitment to fight money laundering. The paper quotes from the report that investigations into financial crime ‘are not a priority’ for the government.
The Independent covers a conference by the Rainbow Families Network to mark the start of Malta Pride. The paper says that children are choosing to lie about their LGBT family units to avoid bullying.
L-Orizzont publishes an interview with Puttinu Cares Foundation president Dr Victor Calvagna who said that Malta is registering progress in the cure of cancer in adults. The paper says that the annual Puttinu Cares marathon starts today.
In-Nazzjon quotes PN Leader Adrian Delia who said that that the party is committed to the agricultural sector. Delia warned against relying completely on imports for food stocks and said that the PN will not allow the death of agriculture in Malta.
L-Orizzont says that the family of a taxi driver who was found dead in a Birżebbuġa in 2012 is still waiting for a death certificate to be issued. In another story, the paper reports that two men have been found guilty in a kidnap and rape case of an Italian woman.
CiConsulta – Media Monitoring Service