What the Sunday papers say...

A round-up of the newspaper headlines on Sunday morning.


E-mails reveal that oil trader George Farrugia got free UK football tickets from oil giants Trafigura for Malta Resource Authority’s former director Godwin Sant back in 2009. Sant was a director at the stage regulatory body that was responsible for overseeing that fuel specifications of imported oil were according to strict requirements.


Psychiatrist Anton Grech said that self-harming is common in Malta, but that the number of self-harmers isn’t alarming when compared with other countries.

Drug squad police have been informed that drugs can be smuggled into Malta through horses’ stomachs, which are much larger than human stomachs.

The Sunday Times of Malta

100 hundred families who have repeatedly ignored truancy fines for their children will receive a “letter of final notice” warning that they will face legal action if they fail to pay up. Parents of truant children can be fined as much as €2.33 for every day that their child misses school without a valid reason.


Opposition leader Simon Busuttil said that he is going to vote in favour of the existing spring hunting derogation in April’s referendum. Busuttil explained that he had been personally involved in the EU negotiations for Malta to achievea derogation that permits limited and controlled spring hunting.


The Nationalist Party had sent the Ombudsman, the Auditor General, and the Electoral Commissioner a number of e-mails insisting that their institutions don’t have the required power to commission a report on the salary raises of politicians.

The Malta Independent on Sunday

The Coalition Against Spring Hunting launched its ‘Spring Hunting Out’ campaign. Addressing a packed hall at St James Cavalier, former BirdLife president Joseph Mangion said that there are other months in which hunters can practice their ‘hobby’.


A letter from a Syrian to an independent journalist shows that many immigrants who cross the Mediterranean are promised that they will receive their boarding money back once they arrive in Italy- instead they end up in the hands of Egyptian authorities. 

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