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Funds to be raised by Nepalese community to send Ajay’s body home

Funds to be raised by Nepalese community to send Ajay’s body home
Feb 18 2022 Share

Malta’s Nepalese community is working to raise funds and cover repatriation expenses to send Ajay Shestha’s body back home.

Shestha, 28-years-old, was tragically killed when a truck overturned and hit a light pole which in turn struck the young man who was working as a food-courier on a motorcycle. 

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The Nepalese community in Malta, joined by many Bolt and Wolt couriers, will be donating a day’s salary to help repatriate Shestha’s body back to Nepal. 

The Malta Cricket Association will also be organising a cricket match on Saturday, with the proceeds all going directly towards the expenses. Another event, this time a football tournament, will be held on Sunday 27th March in Msida to help raise events. 

Anyone else who wishes to help finance the expenses can donate by visiting the link gogetfunding.com/tribute-to-ajay or by contacting the Non-Residence Nepali Association Malta to give a cash donation. 

Sadness KC, President of the Nepalese People’s Relations Committee, told newsroom MaltaToday that the Nepalese community has been humbled by the solidarity it has seen after Shrestha’s death. 

He however went on to point out that many Hindus in Malta are unable to cremate loved ones as is custom in their faith. Malta legalised cremation in 2019, but no crematorium has been built since then. 

MaltaToday also received an official statement by food delivery company Bolt which stated how saddened it is by the news and that it is in touch with Shrestha’s family in Malta. 

Shestha starting working in Malta as a waiter, going on to become a food delivery courier when the pandemic hit. 

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Janice Mangion blends Maltese & English with ‘Army’

Janice Mangion blends Maltese & English with 'Army'
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The Maltese songstress returns to the Eurovision stage with ‘Army’. Janice had garnered national attention after her 2017 Eurovision entry ‘Kewkba’ and looks to keep up the momentum with this year’s entry.

Mangion’s track effectively melds the English language with Maltese and after Eurovision Malta’s 3-year absence, we’re glad to see Janice back on stage.

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Nicole Hammett shines bright with ‘A Lover’s Heart’

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At just 19 years old, Nicole Hammett captured the attention of the nation with her styling choices, hitting the stage with a classic Maltese għonnella. Her track ‘A Lover’s Heart’ brought some classic Eurovision energy whilst giving an ode to the styles and symbols ingrained in Maltese culture.

Hammett had shot to fame in 2020 after receiving the Golden Buzzer on Malta’s Got Talent.

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Denise drops jaws with her performance of ‘Boy’

Denise drops jaws with her performance of 'Boy'
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A dark horse in this year’s competition, Denise is a new face to the Malta Eurovision scene but definitely one that it needed. Her song ‘Boy’ took the island by storm for its contemporary sound and alluring lyrics, with the artist taking it even further with a dazzling on-stage performance.

In her journey through the arts, Denise also took part in spectacles at places like London’s Royal Albert Hall and Disneyland Paris.

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