These are the headlines from Malta’s newspaper front-pages and from the main news outlets around the world.
The Times asks Minister Konrad Mizzi whether his financial advisors had been appointed on the selection committee that transferred the concession of three public hospitals to Vitals. The Minister said he did not remember and would have to check.
The Malta Independent speaks to the Bicycle Advocacy Group who encourage Transport Minister Ian Borg to ‘get on a bike’ and try the new cycle lanes in Tal-Balal for himself. BAG’s reactions came after the minister said that no matter what the government does, people complain.
The Times reports that real estate franchise owner Matthew Pace has resigned from the Planning Authority board. In June the court annulled the permit granted to the City Centre development in Pembroke on the grounds that Pace’s dual role represented a conflict of interest.
The Malta Independent quotes Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi who urged Air Malta and its pilots to ‘sit down’ and resolve industrial issues. The minister said that law prevented the government from offering pilots any guarantees about early retirement schemes.
L-Orizzont also reports on the situation within Air Malta with Minister Konrad Mizzi announcing plans for growth of the airline by the end of summer. Mizzi said, however, that he expects the dispute with pilots to be resolved within the coming days.
In-Nazzjon leads with the decision by the Constitutional Court to uphold a request by Opposition Leader Adrian Delia for ministers to take the witness stand. Finance Mnister Edward Sciculuna, Economy Minister Chris Cardona, and Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi will testify in the Egrant case.
L-Orizzont speaks to the CEO of the Foundation for Social Welfare Services Alfred Grixti who said that there always is a demand for foster carers. Grixti said that there are around 200 children in foster care and 250 in children’s homes.
In-Nazzjon remembers the 50th anniversary since the landing on the moon by space mission Apollo 11. The paper says that the landing on July 20, 1969 is still considered one of the greatest human achievements.
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