Author: Ivan Martin and Matthew Xuereb

Drugs were discovered in prison this week, the government confirmed on Saturday. Replying to questions sent earlier this week, a Home Affairs Ministry spokesperson told Times of Malta that drugs were found and that the “necessary disciplinary actions” were taken as a result.   She did not divulge what type of drugs had been discovered or how they had made their way into the secure facility. The management of the Corradino Correctional Facility have in the past prompted scepticism after claiming to have completely eradicated drug use from prison, a problem that had haunted the facility for years.   Prison…

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Prime Minister Robert Abela has told embattled MP Rosianne Cutajar that she must resolve her tax disputes this week or risk losing the support of the Labour Party. The PL’s parliamentary group met on Friday and discussed, among other things, Cutajar’s position and future within the group. Sources said Abela had made it clear that the fact Cutajar was the subject of an ongoing investigation into her taxes was undermining his own credibility as leader and that of the party.   “The prime minister stressed that as long as Rosianne Cutajar is being investigated by the Tax Department, he cannot be…

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