These are the salient news from Malta and around the world.
The Times reveals that a petition by PN members seeking a vote of confidence in leader Adrian Delia has been dismissed as ‘invalid’ by the party’s administration. The petitioners said they were not informed but president of the electoral commission Francis Zammit Dimech confirmed the decision.
The Malta Independent speaks to Transport Minister Ian Borg about criticism of the bicycle lanes in Tal-Balal road by the Bicycle Advocacy Group. Borg said that it is not realistic to expected segregated routes everywhere.
The Times says that the City Lights cinema in Valletta is set to be converted into a boutique hotel, with the Planning Authority deciding on the project today. The paper says the movie theatre is the last remaining old cinema in the capital.
The Malta Independent reports that the government is seeking the approval of the Planning Authority board for the Central Link road project between Mrieħel and Saqqajja. Plans have been met with objections by residents in Attard.
L-Orizzont leads with a decision by a panel of three judges to award just under €90,000 to the family of a former Drydocks employee who died of mesothelioma at the age of 57. The family argued that the tumour was caused by exposure to asbestos.
In-Nazzjon quotes Opposition Leader Adrian Delia who announced that the Opposition is willing to delay parliament’s summer recess to debate a public inquiry into the killing of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Delia said that the government is acting against the national interest by resisting the inquiry.
L-Orizzont speaks to PN insiders who raised concerns about a new Facebook group targeting Adrian Delia’s leadership. The paper claims that the unnamed sources know who the people ‘pulling the strings’ are.
In-Nazzjon reports that the court turned down a request for bail by one of the three men accused of the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit decided that Vince Muscat should remain in custody while the compilation of evidence is taking place.
In other stories:
- 142 stranded passengers, mostly children, arrive in Malta from Denmark – Air Malta suspends employee
- On Von der Leyen’s D-Day, confirmation vote is anything but sure
- EU foreign Ministers agree on sanctions on Turkey over its drilling in Cyprus’ territorial waters
- Australia: Four children (aged 10 to 14) arrested after two-day joyride using their ‘stolen’ parents’ car
- Acting IMF chief backs monetary easing by central banks in view of slow growth and global risks
- Huawei announce investment of $3.1 billion in Italy
- Brazil’s Vice President says that it is impossible for his country to leave Paris climate change Agreement
CiConsulta – BeInformed