Corporate Dispatch Morning Briefing, Thursday 2nd May 2019

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The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he had agreed with the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi to reject military solutions for the crisis in Libya, adding that they all agree on the need to put the political process back on track.

Tunisia raised the minimum wage for industrial and farm workers as well as pensions for hundreds of thousands of private-sector retirees by 6.5 percent on Wednesday in a move to defuse discontent over economic hardships.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has called for an escalating series of strikes to force President Nicolás Maduro to relinquish power.

Lionel Messi took his tally of competitive goals for Barcelona to an incredible 600 in stunning fashion on Wednesday.



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The Times says that Maltese contractors are dismayed that road-building projects worth €70 million have been awarded to two foreign-owned companies. The paper says that Maltese businesses are outpriced by international ones.

The Malta Independent covers an address by the Prime Minister at a Workers’ Day mass meeting in Valletta on Wednesday. Muscat declared that the government’s vision if based on infrastructure, inclusion, and innovation.

The Times reveals that Maltapost is seeking permission by the Malta Communications Authority to revise tariffs for mail delivery by 10 cents over three years. The postal company says it has been operating at a loss for several years.

The Malta Independent speaks to Aġenzija Żgħażagħ CEO Miriam Theuma about political parties bringing down the age of membership to 14. Theuma says that there is no harm in introducing teens to political structures.

L-Orizzont also quotes the Prime Minister at the political event on Wednesday who called for people to be ‘protagonists not spectators.’

In-Nazzjon says that a fundraising telethon by the Nationalist Party on Wednesday raised €525 thousand. Leader Adrian Delia said that the party is a vehicle for people’s voice, urging supporters to donate.




Other News: 

US singer Pink revealed she had a miscarriage as a teenager and that the loss served as inspiration behind some of the most emotional lyrics on her new album.

The suicide rate among US teenagers spiked in the months after the release of the controversial Netflix drama “13 Reasons Why”, which follows the story of a high school girl who kills herself, a new study has found.

Florida’s legislature  passed a bill allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, expanding a programme launched after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland with the aim of preventing another such massacre.

Former Spain and Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas has been hospitalised after suffering a heart attack in training.



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