These are the leading stories in local newspapers this Sunday.

The Sunday Times of Malta reports on discord within the Nationalist Party, which is once again creaking at the seams following allegations of domestic violence concerning party chief Adrian Delia.

The newspaper also reports on EU funding negotiations, with parliamentary secretary Aaron Farrugia tempering expectations and saying Malta’s improved economy means it cannot expect to receive the same amount of funding as it did in 2012.

The Malta Independent reports on PN objections to the valuation of public land which the Corinthia Group wants to develop in St Julian’s, saying its footprint for real estate is estimated to be double that dedicated to tourism purposes.

The newspaper also writes that police have continued to deny MEP David Casa any form of protection, which he had sought following the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Malta Today dedicates its entire front page to a splash noting that 2018 was a year “in the shadow of Daphne”.

It-Torċa reports on concerns about a “mysterious disturbance” in GPS signals while at sea over the past weeks, with Transport Malta saying mariners should have more than one functional location instrument on board.

The paper also cites Adrian Delia’s statement in which he said he would not be giving in to “malign” attacks.

Kullħadd writes about the “2018 effect” and names Joseph Muscat as the figure who emerged stronger, Adrian Delia as that weakened and Simon Busuttil as having “learned nothing”.

Il-Mument writes that Castille is working behind the scenes to lay the ground for the introduction of abortion and wants to ensure that the next President of the Republic will have no moral objection to signing such a law.

The newspaper also highlights Dr Delia’s statement concerning his separation proceedings.


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