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TRUTH IS OF NO COLOUR WWW.MALTATODAY.COM.MT PAGE 3 PAGE 7 SUNDAY • 19 JUNE 2022 • ISSUE 1181 • PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AND SUNDAY maltatoday VALLETTA Vertical lift for Marsamxett ferry PAGE 10 Demoralised Police Force NO MORE WAR! ALEXANDER SCHEMBRI Justice has to be done with policemen too MT2 PAGE 8-9 Crime-fighting needs adequate resources EDITORIAL MT2 Interview JAMES DEBONO CAPPING the number of pleas- ure boats and tourists arriving in the Blue Lagoon is consid- ered crucial to control ecologi- cal damage in the protected site, but a commitment undertaken nearly six years ago to establish the beach's carrying capacity has not been implemented. The Natura 2000 Manage- ment Plan for Comino pub- lished in 2016 considers that tourism at the Blue La- goon must be controlled effi- ciently in order to ensure that it is "in harmony with the site's conservation needs". Manage- ment plans for Natura 2000 include action plans that pro- tect sites belonging to the EU's network of protected areas. HARM REDUCTION IS NEW LANGUAGE ON DRUGS PAGES 12-13 PAGE 2 ERA evasive on limiting number of visitors to overcrowded Comino The tourism carrying-capacity study would establish the number of visitors appropriate for the existing tourism and recreation activities within Comino. The decision on whether to introduce a fee or not was to be taken at a later stage after the island's carrying capacity was established and following consultation with stakeholders MATTHEW VELLA THE Naxxar mayor against whom PN leader Bernard Grech went head-to-head by demand- ing her resignation over an al- leged conflict of interest, has been cleared of any ethics breach by the Nationalist Party's administrative council. The PN has remained tight- lipped about Annemarie Muscat Fenech Adami's refusal to resign, after failing to declare a conflict of interest when voting in favour of a hig-rise development at the former Naxxar trade fair grounds. Naxxar mayor gets hushed-up clearance from PN administrative Perici Calascione to run alone for PN deputy leadership post €1.95

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