5 things to keep in mind when doing St. Patrick’s Day in Malta

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5 tips to keep in mind when doing St. Patrick's Day in Malta

St. Patrick’s Day is almost here and we would be remiss if we didn’t tell you a few important tips to keep in mind before heading into the much-anticipated annual celebrations. Whether you’re in St. Julian’s, Valletta or elsewhere, following these tips and keeping the importance of health & safety in mind are essential to allow yourself (and others) enjoy their day. So go out, enjoy, stay safe and follow these tips.

Wear green

Tip number one: be a sport and put on at least one green item of clothing. You won’t feel like a fish out of water, fit in well and immediately find common ground when heading into the pub or street where you plan on attending the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Fuel up

Whatever you do, don’t go out on an empty stomach on St. Patrick’s Day. Grab yourself a big, wholesome, pre-game meal to line your stomach with all the safety it needs. As an added safety measure, secure a solid, mid-event snack to further ensure that the beers don’t get the best of you.

Drink in moderation

The connotations between St. Patrick’s Day and beer-drinking are not something which can be ignored, but that doesn’t mean you should go hard on the beer. Enjoy your time with friends, get a few drinks in but for God’s sake and your own… DRINK RESPONSIBLY.

Charge your phone

On days like St. Patrick’s Day, the last thing you want is to get lost in the crowd with zero percent battery. Whether it’s messaging the squad to see where they’re at, letting family members know that you’re alright or just booking a taxi to get home, make sure you charge your phone beforehand and take a portable charger with you if need be.

Don’t drink and drive

One of the most important things to keep in mind when St. Patrick’s Day activities come around. Whatever you do… DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE. It’s important to understand that not only is driving under the influence a crime, but it could endanger you and those around you. You could potentially be saving lives by booking a cab, so go ahead and opt for that this year.

What’s your number one St. Patrick’s tip?



Remains of WWII planes discovered during pension home garden works

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Remains of WWII planes discovered during pension home garden works

As garden works on the grounds of the St Vincent de Paul care home were underway, the remains of World War II aircrafts were discovered, putting the construction on a brief hiatus. 

The workers were working the land for an upcoming garden when they came across parts belonging to planes piloted by Italian, German and British militia. 

Malta Aviation Museum director Ray Polidano said that the fighter aircraft most likely crashed in different areas of Malta before ending up in the quarry site. 

Polidano told Times of Malta that the air craft were most likely studied by the British, stored in a hanger and eventually dumped when they were deemed useless. 

Active Ageing Minister Jo Etienne Abela took to social media to state that the discoveries will lead to delays as the items will be cleaned and displayed. 

The main parts discovered were Italian and German fuselages, with German letters still painted on them. Apart from this, a twin-engine British bomber as well as machine guns were discovered. 



Malta’s dancers push the limits as Brillanti Dance auditions continue!

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Malta's dancers push the limits as Brillanti Dance auditions continue!

We’re already on the 4th episode of Brillanti, and Malta’s dancers are showing judges Patrick, Brenda and Andrea that they have what it takes to be deemed the island’s very best.


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Of course, not everyone makes it through as the judges, all experts in their respective styles and fields, are bringing a keen eye to detail for every participant. 

As we get closer to the beginning of the quarter finals, the places for a spot on the first roster of Brillanti dancers start to fill up. 

The next episode, which will air next Friday on ONE TV at 2030hrs will continue the search for more dancers. Who will make it through and who will have to wait for the next edition of the competition? 


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Tune in next Friday and find out! 



Astronomer made into Barbie to promote science for more women

 - Science - Mar 8 SHARE ON:
Astronomer made into Barbie to promote science for more women

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a space scientist and best known for presenting BBC One’s ‘The Sky at Night and CBeebies Stargazing, will be honoured with a Barbie doll.

Dr Maggie will be honoured for her work promoting science careers for girls, with the reveal coming around International Women’s Day. 

Earlier this month, the astronomer also became the new chancellor at the University of Leicester, known for its extensive space research. 

Aderin-Pocock revealed how she fell in love with the idea of space travel as a young girl and has since spent her career trying to show girls how fascinating space science can be. 

“I want to inspire the next generation of scientists, and especially girls, and let them know that STEM [science, technology, engineering and maths] is for them,” she said.

The doll wears a starry dress akin to the night sky and comes with a telescope accessory for stargazing. She opened up saying that when she was younger, Barbie dolls did not look like her. 

Toy creator Mattel, known for releasing dolls in honour of celebrities, is also recognising six other STEM professionals globally. COVID-19 vaccine creator Professor Sarah Gilbert, sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and boxer Nicola Adams will also be among those honoured. 


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