The Sunday Times reveals that a consortium including developers association president Sandro Chetcuti and fishmonger chain CEO Charles Azzopardi bought a section of the San Salvatore fort in Vittoriosa for €2 million.
Mr Chetcuti said he had not been contacted by the government about expropriating the fort but did not rule out entering into such negotiations. “I am ready to collaborate,” he said.
The report says that ever since the €2 million deal went through, Labour MP Glenn Bedingfield has been piling pressure on the government to expropriate either the privately-owned section of the fort or another fort in Vittoriosa to be used as the AUM’s dormitory.
In another story, The Sunday Times reports that a 63-year-old man is accused of sexually abusing four minor girls, one of whom younger than twelve. Legal representative argued over whether the man’s identity should be made public; the magistrate allowed his identity to be revealed.