Ċirkewwa Terminal Road Project Completed

Ċirkewwa Terminal Road Project Completed
Jun 26 2024 Share

The infrastructure project on Triq il-Marfa leading to the Ċirkewwa Terminal has been completed. The project aimed to better organize and facilitate traffic around the terminal by establishing a continuous lane for cars heading to Gozo from the Armier roundabout.

Infrastructure Malta also conducted necessary maintenance during the project. With a €7 million investment, the project ensures better access for workers, public transport, and emergency vehicles, without closing access to the terminal.

This upgrade addresses the traffic congestion of the past 13 years, which affected public and emergency services.

Minister Chris Bonett emphasised the project’s success in reducing traffic congestion and enhancing the area’s infrastructure, benefiting all users. The project spans 2.5 kilometres and includes new safety structures, improved lighting, and expanded cyclist lanes.

The work, started in mid-February, was completed as promised before the summer season. The new design of the road eliminates cross-traffic and includes a new lighting system and increased safety measures.

Cyclists were also considered, with the expansion of certain areas of the existing bike lane from the Marfa roundabout to Ċirkewwa. The project began in mid-February and was completed as promised before the start of the summer season.


Mbappe Scores 1st EUROs Goal Against Poland

Mbappe Scores 1st EUROs Goal Against Poland
Jun 26 2024 Share

Kylian Mbappe scored a pivotal penalty for France in their Group D clash against Poland at Euro 2024.

Mbappe’s goal, which came in the 56th minute after Ousmane Dembele was fouled in the penalty box, marked his first-ever goal in a European Championship.

Despite his injury setbacks, including a broken nose that kept him benched in the previous match against the Netherlands, Mbappe confidently converted the spot-kick while wearing a protective mask.

France’s encounter with Poland ended in a 1-1 draw after Robert Lewandowski equalised with a penalty 11 minutes from time. Lewandowski’s initial shot was saved, but he scored on the retake after the French goalkeeper moved off the line prematurely.

With this result and Austria’s simultaneous victory over the Netherlands, France finished second in Group D, securing one win and two draws. They advance to the Round of 16, set to face the runners-up of Group E, which could be Belgium, Romania, Slovakia, or Ukraine.

France’s coach Didier Deschamps acknowledged the team’s achievement of qualifying but emphasized the need for improvement as they head into the knockout stages. Despite not topping their group, France remains in strong contention, poised to compete against top teams like Portugal, Spain, and Germany in the upcoming rounds.


Red Electric’s Peter Meets Calum Scott, Jon Maguire

Red Electric's Peter Meets Calum Scott, Jon Maguire
Jun 26 2024 Share

Red Electric’s Peter Borg had the opportunity to meet singers and songwriters Calum Scott and Jon Maguire yesterday ahead of the Ed Sheeran concert today.

The two artists visited Railway Studios, a music production and boutique recording studio run by Peter himself.


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Calum Scott is set to warm up the highly anticipated Ed Sheeran concert taking place in Ta’ Qali, Malta on Wednesday 26th June.

Meanwhile, Maguire is a Welsh songwriter and record producer who is known for writing ‘You Are The Reason’ with Calum Scott.

Will you be attending?


‘Sea In St George’s Bay Not Contaminated’, Says Minister

'Sea In St George's Bay Not Contaminated', Says Minister
Jun 26 2024 Share

After a video was making the rounds on social media showing St George’s Bay, St Julians with murky water due to construction projects ongoing in the area, Minister for Tourism Clayton Bartolo issued a statement reassuring beachgoers of the safety of the bay.

‘Last week’, wrote Bartolo, ‘the Malta Tourism Authority carried out a project of regeneration in this bay which saw it expand through the addition of more sand.’

‘The sand is crushed granite with the same characteristics of that placed in 2004, 2007 and 2015.

‘While the majority of the sand particles are larger, there is still a small amount of fine sand in the form of dust. Although this is controlled during production to be no more than 1%, and despite the sand being continuously wetted during the work, when the sand comes into contact with the sea, it gets “washed” and some of the dust is released into the water.’

‘This is expected to continue for a limited time and can also reoccur after a storm or even if the wind changes direction. This is the same phenomenon that happens on any other beach, except that the natural sand is lighter in colour and therefore not as visible in the water. This situation had also occurred in previous years when sand was placed on the beach, so it was expected to happen this time as well.’

‘I want to emphasise that this is not contamination and the sea is still safe for swimming’, concluded the minister.