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TRUTH IS OF NO COLOUR WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT Victim of Labour's propaganda machine? SUNDAY • 24 APRIL 2022 • ISSUE 1172 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY PAGE 10 Extradited supermarket boss to be charged today PHOTOGRAPHY JAMES BIANCHI THE owner of the More super- market chain, Ryan Schembri, will be arraigned today morning on charges of fraud amongst oth- ers, eight years after having left the island following the crash of the supermarket with millions in debts left behind. Schembri was arrested last week in Scotland. maltatoday FRANCE DECIDES PAGE 12 Macron vs Le Pen: French voters decide between a peg on the nose or a stinky raspberry PAGES 14-15 €1.95 MYSTERY OF ZEJTUN'S SKELETON TROVE Study on the 15th century human bones found at Zejtun's St Gregory's Church has helped unravel the mysteries surrounding the remains and offers an insight into the domestic life of Malta's nobility PAGE 8 'I had reason to disagree with Gonzi's decisions... but I don't think being part of that administration is a reason for MPs to be left out of the shadow Cabinet' MT2 'I'm not the 'new Jason'. I'm Eve... and I'm comfort- able being Eve' MT2 INTERVIEW PN councillors want Grech to soldier on MaltaToday Survey PN councillors say Bernard Grech should remain leader ahead of election KURT SANSONE ALMOST 70% of Nation- alist Party councillors polled by MaltaToday be- lieve that Bernard Grech should remain leader of the party. Grech is the only one so far who has declared his intention to contest the leadership election, which is obligatory after the PN lost last month's general election. The survey carried out among PN councillors shows that 69.7% believe that Grech should be re- confirmed leader, while 14.2% disagree. A further 16% are undecided or did not give an answer. Among those who disagree with Grech's confirmation as lead- er, newly-elected MP Joe Giglio emerged as an alternative with 3.6% of the vote. He was followed by Rob- erta Metsola and Adrian Delia, who each obtained 3%. The survey was carried out between Tuesday 19 April and Friday 22 April. Don't go just yet: Bernard Grech goes into a mandatory leadership re-election without any contestants, and with general approval from over two-thirds of the PN's General Council MATTHEW VELLA AN internal audit of an annual €20,000 grant for theatre pro- ducer Mario Philip Azzopardi's Staġun Teatru Malti in 2016 had found "a significant portion (72%) of disbursements" covered invoices issued to Azzopardi and his wife. The short audit report, seen by MaltaToday, had been requested by the Arts Coun- cil. Theatre producer paid by Manoel even if play not staged BACK Malta's youngest MP Eve Borg Bonello

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