Carisma launches inclusive collection with Claudia Faniello & ‘Ġmielek’

 - Fashion - Mar 13 SHARE ON:

Carisma has launched a new collection in collaboration with popular local singer Claudia Faniello and her hit single from Mużika Mużika ‘Ġmielek’.

The ‘Ġmielek Collection’ celebrates the beauty of being uniquely you, featuring 4 new meaningful pendants.

The new collection is a first in Maltese history since it focuses on inclusivity, and totally mirrors the positive message that comes out from the song ‘Ġmielek’ that has also been re-recorded.

Alongside a new music video, directed by the renowned Steven Levi Vella and filmed by the talented Victor Abela, Carisma and Claudia Faniello highlight the spirit of inclusion, self-worth and hope – with a collection that includes strong inclusivity and awareness messages, particularly about people who live with disabilities such as ADHD, Dyslexia, hearing, and eyesight impairments.

One can easily notice the strong connection between the songs’s message and what the Carisma brand stands for – in fact, part of the collection also includes a pendant with braille on it.

Speaking exclusively with Malta Daily on this release, singer Claudia Faniello highlighted the importance of recognizing the inner beauty of a person. “In today’s fast-paced world, people often judge others based on their external appearance, leading to prejudices, indifference, and discrimination.”, said Faniello.

She explained that “the consequences of this behavior are severe, as it can make people feel unwelcome and isolated, causing them to suffer silently.”

Claudia’s song reminds us that we should take the time to look beyond the surface and appreciate the unique qualities and values that each person possesses. By doing so, we can create a more accepting and inclusive society that values diversity and promotes mutual respect.


Abandoned house in Birgu regenerated for social purpose

 - Local - Mar 12 SHARE ON:

The Minister for Social and Affordable Accommodation, Roderick Galdes, recently announced that a house in Birgu, which was previously abandoned, has been regenerated for a social purpose. The Minister revealed that this house is one of fifteen properties undergoing regeneration works to benefit society.

The abandoned house, which had been closed for several months, has been revitalized through an investment of approximately €150,000. The Housing Authority has received the property following the extensive renovation works, which included lighting and water installations and other aesthetic improvements that maintain the house’s Maltese character.

Minister Roderick Galdes emphasized that the government’s strategy for social housing extends beyond constructing new apartments. He explained that by investing in abandoned properties like this one, the government is sending a strong message that it seeks to provide shelter to individuals and families in need.

The regeneration of this house is a positive development that will benefit the community in Birgu. Through similar initiatives, the government can continue to repurpose abandoned properties for social purposes, providing essential support to vulnerable members of society.


Gap between PL & PN now down to 8,500 votes MT survey shows

 - Local - Mar 12 SHARE ON:

Following the Steward hospitals court decision in favour of PN MP Adrian Delia, the Labour Party has suffered its worst ‘electoral’ result ever, polling at just 30.8% in MaltaToday’s March survey that was published this morning.

In contrast, the Nationalist Party is now polling at 28.4%, while ADPD and other parties collectively receive 4.7% of the vote.

The gap between the two major parties has narrowed to just two points, or 8,500 votes without including the voting intentions of uncommitted voters. 

This represents a significant drop from the 56,400 votes registered in February, and is within the margin of error, said Malta Today upon publishing the survey.

The PL has lost eight points compared to the February survey, while the PN has gained six points.

This shift, according to MT, reflects voter dissatisfaction with the government, following a court ruling that annulled the hospitals concession due to fraud.

Robert Abela’s trust rating has also suffered, losing 11 points to register his worst ever result at 34.3%. 

In contrast, Bernard Grech has gained six points to achieve a score of 26.1%.


71-year-old man is fighting for his life after car accident in Marsaskala

 - Local - Mar 12 SHARE ON:

Yesterday, the police received a report of a traffic accident on San Tumas Entrance Road in Marsaskala.

Upon receiving the report, the police promptly proceeded to the scene. After conducting a preliminary investigation, it was discovered that the accident involved a Toyota Aygo driven by a 71-year-old man who is a resident of Marsaskala, and a BMW 120 driven by a 20-year-old resident of the same area.

Additionally, one of the vehicles involved in the accident collided with a parked Mazda Demio.

Civil Protection members and a medical team were also called to the scene to provide assistance.

The 71-year-old man was taken to Mater Dei Hospital via ambulance to receive the necessary medical attention, where he was later diagnosed with serious injuries.

The other driver, however, sustained no injuries.

The case was reported to Police Magistrate Dr. Lara Lanfranco, who has appointed an inquiry into the matter while the police continue their ongoing investigation.



Photo source: Malta Police Force

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