Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing

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Good morning,

These are the Maltese newspaper front pages stories for today.

The Malta Independent leads with a seven-year prison sentence handed to John Paul Charles Woods, who pleaded guilty to charges of an attempted hold-up on a shop in Gżira. The man has also been linked with a case of Charlene Farrugia who went missing in 2008.

The Times picks up the story of the disappearance and reports that John Paul Charles Woods is the main suspect. The paper says police understand that he killed the 25-year-old in her apartment in St Paul’s Bay and disposed of her dismembered remains using her own car.

In-Nazzjon also covers the story but says that the Criminal Investigations Department is proceeding with caution into the case as it seeks to establish whether a silver necklace found among the remains belonged to the victim.

The Times speaks to migrants who were forced out of the stable complex in Marsa last week. An unnamed migrant said that they are forced to live ‘like animals’ because no one wants to rent them regular apartments.

L-Orizzont reports on the first case of domestic violence victim to be awarded compensation for shortcomings in the protection system. Commissioner Simone Cini expressed her satisfaction and reminded that authorities have a responsibility to protect victims of domestic violence.

The Malta Independent quotes a report by the Malta Employers Association indicating that shortage of employees and rising property prices are pushing up labour costs. More than three-fourths of employers say they expect labour costs to go up this year compared to 2018.

L-Orizzont carries a story about disagreements within the PN over whether to hold early voting for internal elections held last month. The paper says that former party leader Simon Busuttil called for early voting but the president of the PN Electoral Commission Richard Muscat resisted.



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