These are the headlines from Malta’s Newspapers:
The Times reveals that a governor at the Financial Services Authority filed a judicial protest to block the watchdog’s CEO from offering a golden handshake to its COO following public disagreement. The governor insists that the CEO is misappropriating public funds.
In-Nazzjon follows the story, too, and quotes the governor – former Justice Minister Joe Brincat – who said that a series of financial packages by the MFSA breach the rule of law and embarrass the government.
The Independent quotes Environment Minister Jose Herrera who described expectations by the developers’ association for the government to provide dumping sites ‘a fallacy’. The minister said that the construction sector is responsible for the waste it generates.
The Times speaks to the Malta Gay Rights Movement about an increase in HIV cases among the gay community. The MGRM said it observes a direct relation between diagnoses and a growing chemsex party scene.
L-Orizzont publishes an interview with the former president of the union of teachers, John Bencini. He warned that the factors leading to a shortage in educators must be studied before teaching staff is imported from abroad.
The Independent says that Transport Malta, the police, and the local enforcement authority are making joint traffic management preparations ahead of the start of the academic year, starting in one week.
L-Orizzont announces the launch of a national agency against economic crimes. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna, however, insisted that the fight against money laundering is bigger than any single authority or state and called for greater collaboration.
In-Nazzjon quotes PN Leader Adrian Delia who said that poverty is a challenge present ‘in every category in society’ and needs to be seriously addressed. Delia said that everyone has a right to a roof over their head.
CiConsulta – Media Monitoring Service