Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing – Friday April 26th, 2019

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Good morning,

A clear morning, after days characterised by the presence of sand from the Sahara Desert in the atmosphere. Your morning briefing brings you a quick over-view of the salient headlines from editorial team.

Start your day informed with your morning briefing for Friday.

These are the front page stories from Malta’s newspapers. 

The Times reports on the collapse of an apartment block in Guardamangia on Wednesday night. Residents escaped just in time when they noticed large cracks forming in the walls caused by nearby construction works.

The Malta Independent follows the incident, too, and says that the affected families were offered alternative accommodation by the building contractor; The Housing Authority, meanwhile, said it will provide them with financial assistance to cover basic needs.

L-Orizzont speaks to one of the residents who described how he was woken up by a noise and called everyone to flee the building moments before the outer walls gave way. He said that it was only by grace of God that they are still alive.

The Times quotes President George Vella who urged the implementation of the Venice Commission recommendations. The President was speaking at the end of a ceremony appoint six new members of the judiciary.

In-Nazzjon says that the appointment of three judges and three magistrates by the government ignores the demands of civil society and recommendations by the Venice Commission.

The Malta Independent carries an interview with Malta Road Safety Council executive chairman Pierre Vella who said that traffic accident victims are family members, not numbers in statistics. The interview was part of the Indepth series.

L-Orizzont reports on the inauguration of a Wellbeing Hub at the MCAST Campus in Paola, offering mental and health wellbeing services to students. Health Minister Chris Fearne said that prevention is an investment in the future.

In-Nazzjon covers a PN press conference addressed by MP Stephen Spiteri and MEP Francis Zammit Dimech who said that the government finds money for corruption but not for health services needed by vulnerable people.

These are the headlines from Corporate Dispatch for today

Video of young refugees in a detention centre in Libya show them being shot at indiscriminately by the militias advancing on Tripoli – Read More

Tunisian security forces storm private TV station – Read more

Italian President Mattarella said Italy’s Liberation Day was Italy’s second Risorgimento – Read more

Macron promises tax cuts, administration decentralisation – Read more

Corbyn pledges to invest £1.3 billion in the local bus services to boost communities and help environment – Read more

Putin and Kim pledge stronger ties – Read more

Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank Call Off Merger Talks – Read more

Number of civilian deaths in Syria five times higher than numbers released by US-led coalition – Read more

Trade talks dominate as EU and Japan hold annual summit – Read more

TrueFibre – Go confirms commitment to be largest investor in Malta’s state-of-the-art digital infrastructure – Read more

Bond is Back… Rami Malek to play a Bond villain in new film – Read more 



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