Your Morning Briefing for today with a quick review of the headlines from around the world and Malta’s Newspaper front pages.
The Malta Business Weekly reports on a court decision declaring the planning permit granted to db Group to develop the former ITS site as null and void. Judge Mark Chetcuti said that planning board member Matthew Pace had a clear conflict of interest as a real estate agent.
The Malta Independent follows the db Group case, too, and says that the permit has been revoked and the Planning Authority will have to reconsider the plan. The court appeal was filed by three local councils and several NGOs.
The Times reports that the DB permit has been declared null in what was described a s a ‘huge’ court decision.
In-Nazzjon also reports on the court decision against the db Group development and the decision by Judge Mark Chetcuti said that Matthew Pace should have recused himself from the planning authority board meeting on this occasion.
The Times also reports that the Nationalist Party leaders is hanging on his post, as a number of MPs demand his resignation.
L-Orizzont says that the group of PN MPs opposing leader Adrian Delia has been weakened after a five-hour parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday. The paper says that 11 MPs are openly calling for Delia to step down.
The Malta Business Weekly carries a story about Ryanair’s acquisition of Malta Air which says will save the airline tens of millions in taxation in Ireland. Ryanair is shifting its operating bases in France, Italy, and Germany to Malta.
The Malta Independent quotes the FIAU annual report that the unit made 12 requests for information to the UAE during 2018. The paper says the document does not specifically say what the requests were about but believes the some of them are related to 17 Black.
L-Orizzont leads with the opening of the first part of the new bridge in Valley Road, Msida. Infrastructure Malta says that the southbound route is now open for traffic while works on the northbound route are expected to be completed in the coming months.
In-Nazzjon reports that the court revoked a Planning Authority permit for an application by Minister Ian Borg to build a swimming pool on agricultural land in Dingli. The Minister announced he will still develop the land, but without the pool.
Via CiConsulta BeInformed Media Monitoring Service