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5 last minute gift ideas which will save your Valentine’s Day

5 last minute gift ideas which will save your Valentine's Day
Feb 14 2022 Share

Valentine’s Day is literally around the corner and while some of you may have prepared a romantic weekend full of gifts and activities, others may have taken it for granted and completely forgot to buy their significant other a token of gratitude on this special occasion. Now; while there is some cause for alarm, there is no need to panic because you can easily pull together a special Valentine’s Day gift in such short notice.

Couples Activities from Karti bil-Bajd, BDL Books & More

One of the most difficult things about a relationship is keeping it active, especially if you’ve been together for a long time. Thankfully, Malta boasts a roster of impeccably creative minds who have managed to develop a select number of board games and activities for speakers of the Maltese language.

Whether you want to challenge your partner’s trivia with an intense game of L-Għaref ta’ Salamun or prefer to take a more comedic approach with Karti Bil-Bajd, there are definitely enough games to go around.

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Sweet Treats from Mannarinu Caterers

Sweets are often the key to anyone’s heart and Mannarinu’s various Valentine’s packages will surely woo anyone with a sweet tooth. Their €20 Valentine Treat Box contains 2 muffins, 2 pink doughnuts, 1 heart-shaped biscuit, 2 pink macaroons and 4 chocolates, which means there’s something inside for both you and your partner.

Beyond their sweets range, they also offer a Stay-At-Home Dinner Date For Two which includes everything from Lobster Pasta to Beef Wellington.

 

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Jewellery from Carisma Collections

Carisma Collections are never short of gorgeous jewellery and their Valentine’s Day collections are definitely worth taking a look at. If, by chance, you happened to forget your partner’s Valentine’s gift, an impromptu visit to Carisma Collection’s website will definitely save you.

Check out their website or social media pages and pick out the ideal token of love and respect for your partner from their various collections.

Clothing from Parascandalo

With the endless amount of ways of saying ‘I Love You’ to your partner, why not say it with a piece of clothing? Better yet, personalise that piece of clothing and give your partner a lasting symbol of your endless love which they can wear!

This year, Parascandalo’s Kemm Inħobbok collection not only allows you to gift your partner a symbol of your eternal love, but personalise it and give them a reason to remember you every day.

 

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Flowers from every corner in Malta

The perfect pinnacle of last-minute purchases and the pricey saviour of forgetful partners who may have taken this year’s Valentine’s Day for granted. You’ll find these Potpourri purveyors at every village square and corner, selling the ideal last-minute Valentine’s tokens such as flowers, soft toys and if you’re lucky, even chocolates.

The flower vans and stalls are often a last-ditch efforts to save the day and have definitely come in clutch more times than one, so if you’re still gift-less, you might want to search for a flower stall after work.

Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

#MaltaDaily

Party stations owe ARMS €4.7 million in pending bills

Party stations owe ARMS €4.7 million in pending bills
Feb 14 2022 Share

Newsroom MaltaToday was informed by a ‘reliable’ source that both party TV stations, ONE TV and NET TV, owe millions in unpaid electricity bills to ARMS, the water and energy billing company. The newsroom revealed that One Productions, the Labour media house, owes ARMS up to €1.25 million in pending dues. Meanwhile, Media.Link, the PN’s media company, owes ARMS €3.5 million. 

The newspapers was also informed that while a payment schedule is in place for ONE, little of the pending bill for Media.Link has been settled as of yet. Courts have been unsuccessfully petitioned to uphold a decision by the Information and Data Protection Appeals Tribunal. This had decided that ARMS should acquiesce to a freedom of information request by the newspaper to reveal the outstanding bills that both political parties had with ARMS. 

The 2017 decision by the tribunal came four years after MaltaToday filed its request, with the newsroom reporting that the Nationalist and Labour parties had bills mounting to €2.5 million combined in 2014. The PN owed €1.9 million. MaltaToday insisted that unlike regular consumers, the parties contested democratic elections and selected who would be anointed Energy Affairs minister. This would allow them to negotiate better terms of repayment of their bills. ARMS and the IDPC were told by MaltaToday that consumers are at a disadvantage to political parties, which cannot be considered ‘normal clients’, as ARMS insists they are. 

The winning parties whose candidates are elected winners then select the people to run ARMS and its two shareholders Enemalta and Water Services Corporation. ARMS had refused the newsroom’s request, with MaltaToday appealing the refusal. They stated that the IDPC, who, along with ARMS, applied an Article 5 exemption, had not carried out an appropriate public interest test on whether disclosing the information would be of more benefit to the public rather than being kept secret. 

The Appeals Tribunal said that the FOI Act’s definition of public authority did not apply to corporations but to ministries, departments and agencies in which government had control. Lawyer Anna Mallia overturned the IDPC’s decision, ordering ARMS to furnish the newsroom with its requested documents. Her decision was later overturned by the Court of Appeal. 

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5 last minute gift ideas which will save your Valentine’s Day

Feb 14 2022 Share

Valentine’s Day is literally around the corner and while some of you may have prepared a romantic weekend full of gifts and activities, others may have taken it for granted and completely forgot to buy their significant other a token of gratitude on this special occasion. Now; while there is some cause for alarm, there is no need to panic because you can easily pull together a special Valentine’s Day gift in such short notice.

Couples Activities from Karti bil-Bajd, BDL Books & More

One of the most difficult things about a relationship is keeping it active, especially if you’ve been together for a long time. Thankfully, Malta boasts a roster of impeccably creative minds who have managed to develop a select number of board games and activities for speakers of the Maltese language.

Whether you want to challenge your partner’s trivia with an intense game of L-Għaref ta’ Salamun or prefer to take a more comedic approach with Karti Bil-Bajd, there are definitely enough games to go around.

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Karti bil-Bajd (@kartibilbajd)

Sweet Treats from Mannarinu Caterers

Sweets are often the key to anyone’s heart and Mannarinu’s various Valentine’s packages will surely woo anyone with a sweet tooth. Their €20 Valentine Treat Box contains 2 muffins, 2 pink doughnuts, 1 heart-shaped biscuit, 2 pink macaroons and 4 chocolates, which means there’s something inside for both you and your partner.

Beyond their sweets range, they also offer a Stay-At-Home Dinner Date For Two which includes everything from Lobster Pasta to Beef Wellington.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Mannarinu (@mannarinucaterers)

Jewellery from Carisma Collections

Carisma Collections are never short of gorgeous jewellery and their Valentine’s Day collections are definitely worth taking a look at. If, by chance, you happened to forget your partner’s Valentine’s gift, an impromptu visit to Carisma Collection’s website will definitely save you.

Check out their website or social media pages and pick out the ideal token of love and respect for your partner from their various collections.

Clothing from Parascandalo

With the endless amount of ways of saying ‘I Love You’ to your partner, why not say it with a piece of clothing? Better yet, personalise that piece of clothing and give your partner a lasting symbol of your endless love which they can wear!

This year, Parascandalo’s Kemm Inħobbok collection not only allows you to gift your partner a symbol of your eternal love, but personalise it and give them a reason to remember you every day.

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by PARASCANDÅLO (@parascandalo)

Flowers from every corner in Malta

The perfect pinnacle of last-minute purchases and the pricey saviour of forgetful partners who may have taken this year’s Valentine’s Day for granted. You’ll find these Potpourri purveyors at every village square and corner, selling the ideal last-minute Valentine’s tokens such as flowers, soft toys and if you’re lucky, even chocolates.

The flower vans and stalls are often a last-ditch efforts to save the day and have definitely come in clutch more times than one, so if you’re still gift-less, you might want to search for a flower stall after work.

Good luck and Happy Valentine’s Day!

#MaltaDaily

Ryan Hili opens up after XFactor and first ‘Boys’ victory

Ryan Hili opens up after XFactor and first ‘Boys’ victory
Feb 14 2022 Share

The X-Factor Season 3 Finale was an eventful evening, with stellar performances and massive surprises. Following his victory, Ryan Hili took to social media to open up about the experience and his journey on the competition. ‘I don’t know know where to start!’ he exclaimed in his post, describing the past few months as ‘impeccable.’ 

Hili however revealed that he was ‘hesitant as [he] thought it was going to be a massive struggle, but now [he is] so thankful that [he] didn’t hold back and went for it.’Ryan had revealed that he had never performed in front of large audiences before, so his path to the top came as a bit of a surprise for him. For the audience however, who voted him victor, were constantly amazed by his control of voice and depth. 

He continued by saying that ‘being the first ever male to win for the boys’ category is truly an honour. I believe that it is very important to have more Maltese male soloists come forward and pursue a career in music. It’s a pity that there are only a few in the music industry here in Malta.’ He dedicated the rest of his post to thanking those who supported him. He thanked his mentor Howard Keith for pushing him and teaching him all the things he needed to become a great artist and performer. 

He extended his gratitude to the producers, directors and everyone who had a hand in the competition. Of course, he thanked the other 12 contestants who made the experience memorable and unforgettable. Finally, he expressed how thankful he was of all his fans who voted and supported him throughout the competition. ‘I am honestly so blessed to be surrounded with so many people and I look forward to working on more music and share it with you very soon.’ 

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