The Times reports that the bank account in Dubai for company 17 Black, later renamed Wings Development, has been blocked. An investigation by Reuters and The Times of Malta revealed that the company which was listed as a ‘target client’ for the companies held by Minister Konrad Mizzi and Chief of Staff Keith Schembri in Panama, was owned by the CEO of Tumas Group Yorgen Fenech. Tumas Group is one of the partners in the new power station, but Fenech denied any connections with politically exposed persons.
In-Nazzjon covers a press conference by PN Leader Adrian Delia in reaction to the 17 Black revelations. Delia says that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat must now choose between defending Malta’s reputation or his two closest persons.
The Malta Independent also reports on the Nationalist Party’s reaction in which Adrian Delia warned that every new allegation is chipping away at the country name and putting jobs in important sectors at risk.