These are the main news from Malta’s portals.
A fresh industrial dispute ordered by the Malta Union of Teachers instructed educators not to inspect children’s lunches. Newsbook quotes the union which says that teachers are being responsibilities they are not prepared to take after a recently enacted legal notice. MaltaToday says that teachers could face fines of up to €2,500 as well as criminal proceedings for breaching the new regulations.
Alternattiva Demokratika hit out against Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi and the major parties after a parliamentary resolution allowing the Corinthia Group to change conditions related to use of public land. The Times says that AD says that Minister Mizzi’s comparison with concessions made to db Group’s project is unjustifiable and accuses the two main parties of pandering to the few.
A five-year-old girl has been selling tea towels designed by herself to raise money for the children in need. LovinMalta spoke to young Eliza’s mother about her dream to design 600 towels for charity and entrusting President Coleiro Preca with the funds.
A new state-of-the-art anatomy centre was inaugurated by the Prime Minister in Rabat Gozo. One News reports that the €800,000 project was built by Steward Healthcare and will be administered by Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.
A car accident in Paola left a baby of ten months and a 20-year-old woman hospitalised whose condition is still unknown, reports TVM. The collision involved a car which was being driven by a 69-year-old man and 63-year-old passenger who sustained slight injuries.
A case filed last year involving the daughters of former EU Commissioner John Dalli made little progress as it has been hit with repeated problems to bring the accused before court. The Malta Independent says that six people are accused of fraud, money-laundering, misappropriation, and making false declarations.
The European Commission has been informed of the controversial ‘White Flag’ project after questions tabled in the European Parliament by PN MEP Francis Zammit Dimech. Project sponsors have also pulled out, reports The Shift News. The initiative awarded white flags as certification of plastic-free beaches against a €25,000 fee for clean-ups.
Net News reports that the police made a huge drug haul at the freeport after inspections by the Customs Department. The website says that the substance was hidden in a container carrying fabric rolls, destined to an address in Malta.