Driving assessment

Headline of the day – September 3, 2022

These are the stories that make local headlines this Saturday.

Malta Time leads with Prime Minister Robert Abela saying he is “informed” that none of his ministers are being investigated in connection with a driving test racket exposed at Transport Malta. A court heard that an unnamed minister was involved in the case.

The newspaper also carries news from the court, where a magistrate heard that Abner Aquilina, who is charged with the murder of Paulina Dembska, harbored “anger against the world and women”, according to a psychiatric evaluation.

Malta Independent chooses to publish a statement from the Malta Teachers’ Union on its front page, in which the union warned that the situation at St Albert the Great College in Valletta is “critical”, following the dismissal of principal Mario Mallia.

L-Orizzont highlights Chris Fearne’s announcement that gay people can now donate blood, describing it as “the fulfillment of another Labor Manifesto election promise”. The government had already announced a lifting of the ban in 2019.

The newspaper also gives prominence to Robert Abela calling for diplomacy and dialogue to end Russia’s war in Ukraine.

In Nazzjon leads with a report regarding Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne, with the newspaper remarking that he downplayed an unnamed minister’s involvement in a driving test racket as “just a guess”.

The newspaper also notes that former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev will be buried today in Moscow.

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