A sitting minister, a minister who has suspended himself, and a former minister are set to face a new magisterial inquiry into the controversial sale of three public hospitals.
Edward Scicluna, Chris Cardona and Konrad Mizzi had previously appealed an inquiry after “new information” was brought to light.
However, today a criminal court rejected their appeal, paving the way for the inquiry to begin in earnest.
Madam Justice Edwina Grima rejected their appeals early Friday morning.
The case involved the selling off three hospitals – St Luke’s, Karin Grech and Gozo General Hospital – in the controversial Vitals Global Healthcare deal.
The new information – which may include details involving Ivan Vassallo, the owner of Technoline, a hospital supplier – has yet to be made public.