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Eve Borg Bonello thanks her grandmother for always supporting her

Eve Borg Bonello thanks her grandmother for always supporting her
May 9 2022 Share

Taking to social media, Malta’s youngest ever MP Eve Borg Bonello uploaded an image of herself and her family alongside Eve’s grandmother. 

The image came right after the new legislature officially kicked off, and just one day before Mother’s Day. The young politician stood alongside her family and her last remaining grandparent as she held what seem to be flowers gifted to her by the family. 

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Speaking to MaltaDaily, Eve said that she and her grandmother are both very different but also very similar. 

The 87-year-old was described by Eve as very soft spoken, selfless and kind. ‘She’s been through a lot and always pushed me to fight for what I believe in. She encouraged me and helped me in whatever way she could even by being active in my campaign.’

‘I always visit my grandmother when I receive good news. She was the first person I visited after the counting hall. I hope my grandfather sees these moments too.’ 

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WATCH: How Jubilee went from Gozo café to one of the most recognisable brands in Malta

How Jubilee went from Gozo café to one of the most recognisable brands in Malta
May 9 2022 Share

Very few companies have mange to glide from decade to decade whilst maintaining the same cross-generational respect that Jubilee Group does, but such a feat doesn’t come without its struggles. In our latest episode of MFiles, we met with Managing Director of Jubilee Group Anthony Scicluna, who gave us some insight on the birth, growth and longevity of Jubilee Group since its inception in 1998.

The history

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The youngest of 4 siblings, Scicluna recalled growing up in a family-centric environment where he had a close relationship with his brothers and now-partners, Mario and Alex. One day, the eldest brother Alex approached his two brothers with a proposition for a restaurant and whilst it was never their intention to get into catering, they dove headfirst into the idea and after opening their first Cafe Jubilee outlet in Marsalforn, they didn’t have time for anything else.

Following their initial business venture at the Otters waterpolo pitch in Gozo, which would operate for four months per year due to direct exposure to the elements, the Scicluna brothers started looking into another Gozo outlet which could operate year-round – eventually opening the very first Cafe Jubilee in Rabat in December 1998.

The concept

With the original Rabat location being named ‘Silver Jubilee’, inherited from the British colony, the word itself ‘Jubilee’ was being mentioned frequently across various media outlets, so the brothers thought it would be a trendy, contemporary choice for their brand new cafe. Fast forward to 2022 and the name is still as iconic as ever and a household name.

Scicluna revealed that the cafe’s aesthetic concept stemmed from a desire to deflect from the (at the time) overused ‘farmhouse effect’ look, which led them to create something different. Plastered walls, British pub-style columns, French cafe-like frames and other decorative twists have contributed to Cafe Jubilee’s now-iconic look. The aesthetic, paired with the cafe’s aim to welcome all casual patrons for coffee and snacks, made Jubilee the success it was.

Jubilee in Malta

Following its Rabat opening in 1998, Scicluna recalled that Cafe Jubilee would welcome waves of Maltese patrons, who would take one-night trips to Gozo in the weekend to socialise and watch live bands. Such success in Gozo led the brothers to explore the possibility of opening an outlet in Malta, which led to the opening of another Cafe Jubilee in Valletta in the year 2000.

Scicluna stated that people would call him crazy for wanting to open a Valletta outlet and nowadays, not only did they open the outlet and perform well, but the shop has not closed for a single day in its existence.

This same drive led the brothers to strengthen the concept and after a opening the Gzira outlet and rebranding in 2005, Jubilee Group opened its first Cafe Jubilee in Budapest in 2010 – an opportunity which Scicluna called a great experience and a learning curve which offered a lot of information and personal growth.

The Expansion

From taking over the Otters’ pitch to opening the first Cafe Jubilee in Malta, Jubilee Group explored other business opportunities, leading to the occupation of the Hotel Calypso’s ground floor outlets. This allowed the entrepreneurs to launch of the Murella Pizzeria & Restaurant as well as the very familiar Candy Cafe, all of which considered different target markets.

With the group’s success on a high, the Jubilee Foods brand came as a by-product of the cafe. The Goat’s Cheese Ravioli and iconic Cheese and Pea Cakes became so synonymous with the brand that the group took a decision to create a manufacturing plant in Gozo to ship Jubilee’s products to the Jubilee outlets and other establishments and supermarkets.

The Next Step

In a long-standing attempt to avoid the ‘comfort zone’, Jubilee Group decided to open Murella Living, a 24-room B&B in Marsalforn, which also proved to be successful. Such an expansion solidified the Jubilee Group brand as a multi-faceted brand with different targets in catering and hospitality. Such a need to rethink, adapt and move forward allowed Jubilee Group to transform the Gzira Cafe Jubilee outlet into Ayu, a trendy fusion outlet which appeals to Gzira’s cosmopolitan state nowadays.

Today, Jubilee Group has 10 successful brands and the only thing Scicluna could say to address such development is ‘thank you’. Together with his brothers and business partners, Scicluna thanked Jubilee Group’s long-standing customers and highlighted the importance of perceiving negative comments constructively. He revealed that, rather than further growth and expansion, the next step for the Jubilee brand is-self reflection and consolidation.

 

WANTED: Jubilee Group are currently searching for fresh, creative social media gurus to join their team and YOU may very well be the right fit! For more information contact them at [email protected] or via WhatsApp on +356 7946 0700! 

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13-year-old boy jumps between balconies as house is robbed

13-year-old boy jumps between balconies as house is robbed
May 9 2022 Share

On the 22nd of July 2019, three men broke and entered a house in Triq is-Sajf in San Pawl il-Bahar armed with a knife. Living in the house were a 13-year-old boy and his father, with the former allegedly having jumped between balconies into the house of the neighbour to escape. 

One of the men, a 43-year-old Libyan named Salah Sharif, was a former drug addict who was placed on probation following the case. However, his two companions with whom he broke into the house escaped from the site before they could be arrested. 

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Sharif was accused of having slightly injured the father, of having attempted to rob the apartment, stealing the father’s mobile phone and of holding the father and son hostage while threatening them. 

According to evidence provided to Magistrate Claire Stafrace Zammit, the police found the boy crying in the balcony alongside their woman neighbour. Entering the household, the father and the assailant were found, with the former claiming that he had went to the man’s house because he was his dealer as well as having owed him money. 

The court ruled that from the evidence provided, the accused had entered by force into the apartment. However, it was not proven that he had a weapon. It also resulted that the victim used to traffic drugs and that this practice could have created enemies. 

Seeing that the accused was free of drug addiction, the court placed him on probation for a year. 

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WATCH: How Jubilee went from Gozo café to one of the most recognisable brands in Malta

How Jubilee went from Gozo café to one of the most recognisable brands in Malta
May 9 2022 Share

Very few companies have mange to glide from decade to decade whilst maintaining the same cross-generational respect that Jubilee Group does, but such a feat doesn’t come without its struggles. In our latest episode of MFiles, we met with Managing Director of Jubilee Group Anthony Scicluna, who gave us some insight on the birth, growth and longevity of Jubilee Group since its inception in 1998.

The history

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The youngest of 4 siblings, Scicluna recalled growing up in a family-centric environment where he had a close relationship with his brothers and now-partners, Mario and Alex. One day, the eldest brother Alex approached his two brothers with a proposition for a restaurant and whilst it was never their intention to get into catering, they dove headfirst into the idea and after opening their first Cafe Jubilee outlet in Marsalforn, they didn’t have time for anything else.

Following their initial business venture at the Otters waterpolo pitch in Gozo, which would operate for four months per year due to direct exposure to the elements, the Scicluna brothers started looking into another Gozo outlet which could operate year-round – eventually opening the very first Cafe Jubilee in Rabat in December 1998.

The concept

With the original Rabat location being named ‘Silver Jubilee’, inherited from the British colony, the word itself ‘Jubilee’ was being mentioned frequently across various media outlets, so the brothers thought it would be a trendy, contemporary choice for their brand new cafe. Fast forward to 2022 and the name is still as iconic as ever and a household name.

Scicluna revealed that the cafe’s aesthetic concept stemmed from a desire to deflect from the (at the time) overused ‘farmhouse effect’ look, which led them to create something different. Plastered walls, British pub-style columns, French cafe-like frames and other decorative twists have contributed to Cafe Jubilee’s now-iconic look. The aesthetic, paired with the cafe’s aim to welcome all casual patrons for coffee and snacks, made Jubilee the success it was.

Jubilee in Malta

Following its Rabat opening in 1998, Scicluna recalled that Cafe Jubilee would welcome waves of Maltese patrons, who would take one-night trips to Gozo in the weekend to socialise and watch live bands. Such success in Gozo led the brothers to explore the possibility of opening an outlet in Malta, which led to the opening of another Cafe Jubilee in Valletta in the year 2000.

Scicluna stated that people would call him crazy for wanting to open a Valletta outlet and nowadays, not only did they open the outlet and perform well, but the shop has not closed for a single day in its existence.

This same drive led the brothers to strengthen the concept and after a opening the Gzira outlet and rebranding in 2005, Jubilee Group opened its first Cafe Jubilee in Budapest in 2010 – an opportunity which Scicluna called a great experience and a learning curve which offered a lot of information and personal growth.

The Expansion

From taking over the Otters’ pitch to opening the first Cafe Jubilee in Malta, Jubilee Group explored other business opportunities, leading to the occupation of the Hotel Calypso’s ground floor outlets. This allowed the entrepreneurs to launch of the Murella Pizzeria & Restaurant as well as the very familiar Candy Cafe, all of which considered different target markets.

With the group’s success on a high, the Jubilee Foods brand came as a by-product of the cafe. The Goat’s Cheese Ravioli and iconic Cheese and Pea Cakes became so synonymous with the brand that the group took a decision to create a manufacturing plant in Gozo to ship Jubilee’s products to the Jubilee outlets and other establishments and supermarkets.

The Next Step

In a long-standing attempt to avoid the ‘comfort zone’, Jubilee Group decided to open Murella Living, a 24-room B&B in Marsalforn, which also proved to be successful. Such an expansion solidified the Jubilee Group brand as a multi-faceted brand with different targets in catering and hospitality. Such a need to rethink, adapt and move forward allowed Jubilee Group to transform the Gzira Cafe Jubilee outlet into Ayu, a trendy fusion outlet which appeals to Gzira’s cosmopolitan state nowadays.

Today, Jubilee Group has 10 successful brands and the only thing Scicluna could say to address such development is ‘thank you’. Together with his brothers and business partners, Scicluna thanked Jubilee Group’s long-standing customers and highlighted the importance of perceiving negative comments constructively. He revealed that, rather than further growth and expansion, the next step for the Jubilee brand is-self reflection and consolidation.

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WANTED: Jubilee Group are currently searching for fresh, creative social media gurus to join their team and YOU may very well be the right fit! For more information contact them at [email protected] or via WhatsApp on +356 7946 0700! 

Send this to someone who LOVES Jubilee.

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