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Calum Scott Performs At Golden Bee Awards

Calum Scott Performs At Golden Bee Awards
Jul 3 2024 Share

International artists Calum Scott and Heather Small all performed at the closing of the Mediterrane Film Festival, The Golden Bee Awards.

Scott performed the iconic 2016 hit ‘Dancing On My Own’ as well as ‘You Are The Reason’ in Malta at the grand Fort Manoel, Gżira, hosted by David Walliams.

Mercury Prize winner Heather Small also took to the stage to perform her iconic single ‘Proud’.

 

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Local artists too took to the stage, including opera singer Joseph Calleja, who fascinated the acclaimed crowd with his voice.

The event also welcomed the President of the Republic of Malta, Myriam Spiteri Debono, who gave an address that highlighted the continuous promotion of the film industry is of primary importance and essential if the industry is to develop into one of the pillars of the Maltese economy.

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Recycling Rates Almost Tripled Over The Past Decade

Recycling Rates Almost Tripled Over The Past Decade
Jul 3 2024 Share

Wasteserve have announced  that Malta’s recycling rate has soared to 266 percent of what it was ten years ago, while black bag usage has nearly reduced by one third, setting new records in sustainable waste management.

Compared to the average calculated in 2010-2013, Malta now produces 31.5 percent fewer household black bags. In the first half of 2024, organic waste collection increased by 12 percent compared to the same period last year. Wasteserv process this waste at the ECOHIVE complex, converting it into energy.

Environment Minister Miriam Dalli praised the public’s commitment to waste separation, attributing these successes to collective action. Miriam Dalli stets that “Combining effective policies with public participation yields significant results, motivating us to further implement the national waste management plan and promote sustainability.”

WasteServ’s efforts are paying off, according to CEO Richard Bilocca. He highlighted a 12 percent rise in organic waste collection over the previous year as a crucial milestone, given Malta’s history of excessive black bag waste.

Bilocca noted that “Despite population growth, 2023 was our best year yet, and 2024 looks promising.” Waste separation enables more sustainable operations. Previously, organic waste in landfills caused odours and attracted pests. Now, it powers hundreds of homes with renewable energy.

Successes are due to investments in new facilities, including those at the ECOHIVE Complex, Ħal Far, and a new glass sorting line in Marsaskala. Policy changes, such as a new waste collection schedule and mandatory waste separation, have also played a significant role.

Ħal Far, and a new glass sorting line in Marsaskala. Policy changes, such as a new waste collection schedule and mandatory waste separation, have also played a significant role.

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Film Commissioner Aims to Double the Economic Value of the Film Industry

Jul 3 2024 Share

On the final night of the Mediterrane Film Festival, Malta Film Commissioner Johann Grech express his aim to double the value film brings to Malta’s economy. Speaking at the prestigious Golden Bee Awards, Grech highlighted his ambitious goal to double the economic value of the film industry and generate more quality jobs for Maltese citizens.

 

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“I set out my aim to double the value film brings to Malta’s economy, and more quality jobs for the Maltese people,” stated Grech. He emphasised that investment, upskilling, and attracting more film productions to Malta are essential for achieving this vision. “Now is not the time to turn back; it is the time to keep moving forward for Malta,” he asserted.

This year’s Mediterrane Film Festival was a significant event, drawing international filmmakers and content creators such as Patrice Evra, David Walliams, Sarah Rafferty, Joaquim de Almeida, and Connie Nielsen. The festival showcased Malta’s potential as a premier destination for the global film industry, enhancing its reputation and attracting future investments.

Grech’s commitment and the festival’s success underscore Malta’s growing influence in the cinematic world, promising a bright future for the island’s film sector and its economy. The combination of high-profile attendees and a clear strategic vision sets a promising stage for Malta’s ascent in the global film industry.

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Playful Dolphins Spotted Off Coast Of Malta

Playful Dolphins Spotted Off Coast Of Malta
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A video uploaded by Anthea Lia off the coast of Malta showed a couple of dolphins breaching the water playfully as the boat passengers passed them by.

 

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It is unclear in which area of the island this was filmed in, but summer in Malta always brings in many of these marine mammals for locals to spot and admire.

Have you seen any dolphins this summer?

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