In the Press: Social worker warns of increase in 12 year old drug addicts

Stories from today's national press. 

The Times of Malta

Malta lacks any sort of facility to cater for a “worrying new increase” in drug addicts aged as young as 12 or 13 years, experts have warned. Social workers Anne Marie Attard warned that many of these children live in problematic homes and that social worker sessions with them will therefore be useless unless they are removed from their homes.   


MCAST has a deficit of just under €2 million. MCAST employees told the newspaper that this was partially due to bad leadership at the school, such as the principal’s decision to create new director positions.


The General Workers’ Union said that all of its business with public entities followed a public expression of interest and that the winning offers were those that were more favorable. They criticised the Nationalist Party for their “lack of objectivity” after justice shadow minister Jason Azzopardi claimed that the GWU’s leasing of part of its Valletta headquarters to ARMS Ltd breaches a contract it had entered into with the government.

The Malta Independent

The authorities destroyed around 23,000 ecstacy pills last year, along with 3,413.05g of heroin, 1,523.17g of cocaine and 8,264.83g of cannabis resin. The figures exclude packets containing mixed drugs and other small amounts of illegal substances used for personal use.



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