Today's front pages - September 8, 2018

What's making headlines in local newspapers

The Times of Malta reports that emergency response experts want first aid training to be made mandatory for new motorists.

The newspaper also writes that a rescue plane used by an NGO to spot migrants lost at sea was held up in red tape for two months before authorities officially informed it that it was being denied permission to fly.

The Malta Independent reports about the situation in Libya, with a UN envoy warning that ISIS is, once again, a growing threat within the country and German NGO Sea-Watch slamming Malta, saying it is abandoning refugees.

The newspaper also highlights news that Pembroke’s mayor will be voting against db Group’s application for the former ITS site.

L-Orizzont leads with Economy Minister Chris Cardona talking up the local economy, saying it is going from strength to strength. The paper also highlights a 16.9 per cent increase in tourist over the first seven months of the year.

In-Nazzjon gives front page prominence to news of a newborn baby being found abandoned on the doorstep of a block of apartments in Buġibba.

The newspaper also quotes Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia as saying Independence Day should be Malta’s national day.

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