The Maltese newspapers for today carry the following stories
The Times reveals that the government is ready to lift restrictions imposed on the Sliema Fortina land, allowing developers to invest in commercial and residential projects. The site was originally restricted to tourism-related facilities.
The Malta Independent reports that controversial government employee Neville Gafa’ is currently posted within the Office of the Prime Minister as a coordinator. Prime Minster Joseph Muscat gave the information in reply to a parliamentary question.
The Times says that a petition demanding the installation of air conditioners in state schools has garnered over 5,000 signatures. Teachers and parents say that students are sweltering by 10:00 am, comparing classrooms to saunas.
The Malta Independent covers the launch of a redesigned post-secondary Matriculation Certificate programme leading to tertiary education. The reform proposes a focus on communications skills and intercultural awareness.
L-Orizzont quotes Transport Minister Ian Borg who announced the construction of a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists linking Corradino, MCAST, and Paola. The minister said the project will provide better access and more safety to non-car users.
In-Nazzjon leads with an address in parliament by Opposition leader Adrian Delia who appealed for a ‘positive sign’ by the government on the division of functions of the Attorney General Office. Delia said that the reform should not be used to concentrate more power in the government.
L-Orizzont carries a story about a young model with Down’s syndrome. The paper speaks to her mother who says her joy is indescribable when she sees her daughter being given the opportunity to do what she loves.
In-Nazzjon says that government spending cancelled out the economic surplus, pushing government debt to €5,800 million. The paper says the spend increased by €100 million in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2018.
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