These are the main news as reported on Malta’s news portals.
A man’s drug problem led to his mother and two sisters turn towards the court for help, with the mother pleading with the police “our family is broken”. Justin Camilleri, 30, physically threatened his mother and two sisters after they refused to give him money. Mr Camilleri had drug problems and would turn to his mother for financial support, Inspector Alfredo Mangion said. “She told me she knew her son had problems but his issues left her family broken and she does not want him in her home anymore,” Mr Mangion said. TimesofMalta
The aim of the government is that by the next year, no child will be living in poverty, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said while addressing a political activity in Gzira on Sunday. Muscat dedicated his half-hour Sunday speech to last Monday’s national Budget, saying that the Budget truly was evidence of how the country was reaping the successes of the Labour government. The Malta Independent The Prime Minister went on saying that rather than an increase in foreign workers, it was work and investment combined with people’s faith in the government that brings about economic success. MaltaToday / TimesofMalta / One News
Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia has said he agrees with the government’s plans to introduce facial recognition technology to help fight crime, but insisted that a pilot project in Paceville would not be making the situation better in other localities. The government has still not stated in the Budget which direction the country is taking, as it has no direction. Dr Delia added that he will be speaking tomorrow in Parliament about the people who are feeling what the problems are, and about the country. MaltaToday / NetNews / TVM
Pro Corporate Services Ltd, certified public accountants acting as paying agents for PN MEP David Casa, have issued a statement to counter allegations published by Malta Today saying “they are not only untrue, but they are also impossible”. Shift News
Just under €25,000 were seized by the Customs officials, after the passenger failed to declare the amount of money in cash he was carrying on Sunday. In a statement Customs informed that during routine cash control searches a man who had just arrived on a flight from Madrid was asked if he was carrying any cash. Newsbook
The Police Traffic Branch carried out a road safety operation in various locations around Malta. The areas in which these checks were carried out are Paceville, Swieqi, Pembroke, Coast Road, Saint Paul’s Bay, Xemxija, Kappara, Hal Qormi, Hamrun and Mriehel. During this operation a total of 874 vehicles were checked, during this operation 3 persons were driving without a valid driving license, 31 overspeeding, 4 without a valid insurance policy, 4 not wearing a seatbelt, 2 without a valid road license, 2 driving under the influence of alcohol, amongst other contraventions.