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Issued by Bank of Valle a p.l.c., 58, Triq San Żakkarija, Il-Belt Valle a VLT 1130 Celia Borg Cardona A Retrospective Exhibition 1 February - 4 March 2020 National Museum of Archaeology, Valletta Monday to Sunday (including public holidays) 09:00 to 17:00 (last admission 16:30) WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT WEDNESDAY EDITION €1.00 WEDNESDAY • 12 FEBRUARY 2020 • ISSUE 674 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY EDITORIAL • PAGE 9 CHANTELLE CHETCUTI MURDER ANALYSIS 17 blue heroes, standing on a wall... What options do the PN rebels have? Passer-by says he saw fatal altercation RAPHAEL VASSALLO PAGE 10 PAGE 8 PAGE 2 PAGE 5 PAGE 4 Traffic police paid for extra duty which they never did KURT SANSONE POLICE officers from the traf- fic branch were receiving pay- ments for extra duty on various road work projects but failing to turn up, MaltaToday has learnt. The widespread abuse was uncovered following an inter- nal police investigation that was prompted by a whistleblower. It is understood that officers from the traffic branch were paid thousands in extra duty payments as part of contracted work by Infrastructure Malta. PN's debt stands at €34 million KURT SANSONE AND MATTHEW VELLA A debt inheritance of around €34 million accumulat- ed since the Gonzi years has left the Nationalist Party financially obliged to major businesses and all banks. A former PN official who spoke to MaltaToday on condition of anonymity said the debt has also made it hard for people to come forward and offer their ser- vices in key administrative roles. "Anybody taking up an official post risks culpability if creditors call in their loans and this partly explains the difficulty of finding someone to fill in the role of treasurer," the source who was privy to internal party matters said. NET TV lost €2m in 2019 and party has been unable to put aside reserves to pay back ċedoli

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