These are the main stories as reported on Malta’s newspapers front-pages.
The storm that hit the island in the past 24 hours makes it to the front-pages on all newspapers. Photo stories depicting the damage and the strength of the winds and rain which poured for most of Sunday can be seen on all newspapers.
The Times reports that widespread damage was reported across Malt as trees were uprooted, build gins flooded and boats and structures damaged by gale force winds as large waves lashed the island yesterday.
In another story we read that thousands have signed a petition to Parliament calling on the government to turn Manoel Island into a wooded park.
In-Nazzjon then carries comments done by the Nationalist Party Leader, Adrian Delia, who during an interview with journalist Anna Maria Gatt, said that the report of the Ombudsman about the promotions at the army are another certificate on how the government has ‘hijacked’ the institutions in a way that its a threat for the democracy and reputation of the country.
The Malta Independent quotes PN’s Secretary General Clyde Puli, who argued that the country does not need corruption to create wealth. “What the country needs is a serious sustainable plan to provide high-end jobs for the Maltese and to decrease the importation of cheap labour”.
In another story, the newspaper refers to a new development for 120 apartments and hotel in Mellieha, which is expected to be decided this week.
L-Orizzont’s front page focuses on cheap labour, and comments given by the Prime Minister, where he warned that the government will not allow for loopholes, through which workers are ‘imported’ from outside EU and are somewhat paid cheaper.
In another story we read about Vittoriosa, being the city, where most organic waste is collected per capita.
In other stories we read:
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