In the Press: Libyan court set to charge Maltese sea captain with smuggling

Stories from today's national press. 

Times of Malta

Sea captain Carmelo Grech is expected to face smuggling charges in Libya, two weeks after his arrest. He will also face charges for carrying excessive amounts of cash after he was caught with over €300,000 in an airport in eastern Libya.


Around 600 workers at ST Microelectronics took part in a two-hour strike ordered by the GWU on Friday morning. GWU Tony Zarb attended the protest and appealed to ST’s overseas management to come to Malta so as to agree terms with the union over a new collective agreement.


PN deputy leader Mario de Marco told a press conference that the ongoing LNG power station project is being built on a series of untruths, and that a state guarantee granted to the Electrogas consortium indicates that the private sector weren’t really willing to find the project.

The Malta Independent

Parliamentary secretary Jose Herrera said that everyone found to be criminally responsible for helping Libyan people obtain visas illegally will be punished.  

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