Newspaper front-page stories review – 21st February 2020

The Independent leads with the testimony by Melvin Theuma in court who revealed that there may be other people involved in the Caruana Galizia murder plot. Yorgen Fenech was heard telling Theuma in secret recordings that there are possibly another four players.

The Times follows the compilation of evidence against Yorgen Fenech on Thursday during which self-confessed middleman Melvin Theuma testified that he felt trapped after Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed and was “living in constant fear.”

In-Nazzjon reports that the court ordered Keith Schembri to testify in the next sitting of the Caruana Galizia case. Former OPM security officials Johann Cremona and Kenneth Camilleri will also appear before the magistrate.

L-Orizzont leads with a meeting between Economy Minister Silvio Schembri and the General Workers Union. Representatives discussed an independent transport system project with the minister.

The Times reports on a ‘security vulnerability’ in the Ombudsman’s website which allows potential attackers to view submitted complaints and identify the person filing them. The Data Protection Commissioner has been informed of the risk.

The Independent reports that PN leader Adrian Delia turned down an interview invitation to discuss the situation within the Nationalist Party. The paper says that Delia pulled out of the interview a few hours before the scheduled time citing health reasons.

In-Nazzjon covers a meeting between PN leader Adrian Delia and the Malta Police Association. Delia said that citizens deserve police officers worthy of respect and insisted on the full truth about reported cases of abuse.

L-Orizzont reports on the Prime Minister’s participation in a leader’s summit about EU Budget ig Brussels. The paper says that negotiations are expected to be tough following the UK’s departure from the bloc.

In-Nazzjon reports that as many as 30 police officers are still on police bail for their involvement in overtime fraud. The paper says that the Anti-Financial Crime Unit is closing its investigation about into the Traffic Police Section scandal.

L-Orizzont says that there is ag increase in demand for Carnival costumes for adults. Customers prefer to buy used costumes at charity shops instead of new ones