These are some of the salient points one can find on Malta’s news portals.
Malta Today: Three men have been arraigned in court after having been arrested yesterday in connection with a massive haul of 200kg of cannabis, after police raided a truck in Ta’ Qali on Thursday. Francesco Pisano, 41, a construction worker from Syracuse, Sicily, appeared before magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras, accused of conspiracy to traffic cannabis resin, conspiracy in the importation of the drugs and aggravated possession. A second man, Dennis Agius, was then charged with conspiracy and complicity in the importation of drugs. Fruit seller Antonio Rametta, 30, from Francoforte in Sicily was the third man charged after the operation.
The Times: The Education Ministry has referred criminal allegations related to the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology to the police for investigation and appointed a board of inquiry to investigate others of an operative and administrate nature. The ministry said the allegations were made by a senior member of staff at the college but did not specify what the allegations are. It said, however, that the administrative ones relate to the operations and administration at MCAST and acts and omissions by various officers.
NET: The Nationalist Party Leader Adrian Delia will start legal proceedings against the Attorney General following the fact that he was not given a copy of the full inquiry report.
One: Labour MEP Alfred Sant said that former PN Leader Simon Busuttil has become a millstone around the Nationalist Party’s neck. He went on claiming that Portuguese MEP Ana Gomes as a joke, so much that her fellow Portuguese MEPs refer to her as a fire cracker. He added that David Casa should resign from MEP and added that the Russian whistle blower is nothing but a fraudster.
Newsbook: Alternattiva Demokratika Chairperson Carmel Cacopardo said that he doesn’t believe that former PN leader Simon Busuttil should resign as he already carried the political responsibility and resigned from leader after last electoral defeat.
The Malta Independent “Social wellbeing is about ensuring that people have an adequate quality of life at all levels and not only when it comes to economic wealth. It is indeed not just financial success that makes us triumph.”
Professor Andrew Azzopardi, Dean of the Faculty for Social Wellbeing, has called for all stakeholders to reflect on the importance of safeguarding the environment, stating that it is not just financial success that makes us triumph.
TVM: The Malta Institute of Journalists (IĠM) has a new Council, elected during today’s Annual General Meeting. The election was held in line with the Institute’s statute with Members voting to elect three officials and four members who will hold office for the next two years. Yannick Pace was elected Chairperson, Nigel Mifsud General Secretary and Mario Schiavone was confirmed as Treasurer. Elected as Council Members were Roderick Agius, Domenic Aquilina, Charles Camenzuli and Mario Xuereb. This means the new IĠM Council has two new officials and three new Council Members.