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Church Facade & St. Nicholas Displayed in Siggiewi Pyrotechnics Show

Jun 30 2024 Share

During the recent village feast in Siġġiewi, Għaqda Tan-Nar San Nikola delivered an extraordinary pyrotechnic display. Locals watched in awe as the night sky illuminated with their designs, including a stunning replica of the church’s facade, the village coat of arms, and the patron saint, St. Nicholas.

In a recent post, the group expressed gratitude to St. Nicholas, their dedicated members, and everyone involved in the project. They acknowledged the immense effort required to bring such a display to life. The planning and execution took nearly a year, starting in August of the previous year. The work continued through the winter months, as certain components could not be constructed in the summer due to high temperatures.

This showcase and its meticulous craftsmanship is a testament to the organisation’s passion towards pyrotechnics, making the feast not only a celebration of faith but also a display to the community’s spirit.

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Woman Dies After Tragic Gozo Quadbike Incident

Jun 30 2024 Share

Yesterday, around 8PM, a woman tragically lost her life on Wied il-Mielaħ Road, Għarb, Gozo, after a quad bike fell off a cliff with people on it.

The police, along with members of the Armed Forces of Malta and the Civil Protection Department, immediately went to the scene. It was determined that a 47-year-old Italian man was driving the quad bike near the cliff and lost control. With him was a 31-year-old Italian woman.

The man managed to jump off, but the woman fell off the cliff into the sea. After a search, she was retrieved from the water and taken to Mġarr Port, where she was unfortunately certified dead.

The man received medical assistance on site and was later taken to Gozo General Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries.

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Mellieħa Mayor Decided: Independent Deputy Mayor

Gabriel Micallef To Serve As Mellieha Mayor, Matthew Borg Cuschieri Deputy Mayor
Jun 29 2024 Share

Gabriel Micallef of the Nationalist Party announced on social media that, after a mature discussion among elected councillors, an agreement was reached to honour the majority vote.

Consequently, Micallef will be the new mayor and Matthew Borg Cuschieri will serve as deputy mayor for the five-year term.

This announcement followed Labour’s proposal to appoint Borg Cuschieri as mayor, despite the council being hung after the June 8 elections, with both Labour and the Nationalist Party winning four seats each and one seat going to an independent.

Labour suggested Borg Cuschieri for mayor for the full term and proposed alternating deputy mayors from each party for two and a half years.

Borg Cuschieri acknowledged Labour’s proposal but emphasised the need to respect the democratic vote distribution.

Initially offering a shared mayoral term with the PN, Borg Cuschieri eventually accepted the role of deputy mayor under a Nationalist mayor, maintaining his independent stance and rejecting coalition claims with the PN.

The Nationalist Party welcomed the agreement as a reflection of Mellieħa residents’ wishes. The local council plans to implement the PN’s electoral program while considering other campaign proposals.

Almost half of Mellieħa’s 13,000 eligible voters participated in the election, with the PN receiving 49%, PL 41%, and Borg Cuschieri 8%.

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Italy Eliminated From Euro 2024 After Loss To Switzerland

Italy Eliminated From Euro 2024 After Loss To Switzerland
Jun 29 2024 Share

Current holders Italy have officially been eliminated from UEFA Euros 2024 after a 2-0 loss to Switzerland.

The Italians failed to find the net in the first match of the knockout stages, a.k.a Round of 16.

This means Switzerland will be moving to the quarter finals, and will be facing either England or Slovakia.

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