Hairdresser Takes His Time Cutting Boy With Special Needs’ Hair

Hairdresser Takes His Time Cutting Boy With Special Needs' Hair
Oct 31 2023 Share

A hairdresser took to local Facebook page ‘Ftit Minn Kollox’ to open up about his interaction with Wyatt, a boy with special needs. 

He explained how Wyatt went to his salon with his mother the first week of operation. The mother explained that due to the behaviour of Wyatt, no one wanted to cut his hair. 

Despite never having such clients, the hairdresser did not want to say no to the mother and son. ‘I used to cut his hair with lots of patience and playfulness.’

‘I used go to his level and become a child myself again. These are special moments for me, and I feel proud that Wyatt is a client of mine.’

‘When he enters the shop, we eat candy and look at objects on the wall. The shop would be full of gifts from clients, and Wyatt would want to observe and touch all of them one by one.’

‘Sometimes we play music during the haircut and I never make decisions for Wyatt. I simply go by what he wants. I used to spend hours cutting his hairs but I relish every minute.’


Contrasting Reactions to Malta’s Budget: PL vs. PN

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The budget’s impact on different groups and the government’s priorities are subjects of ongoing political debate in Malta. Malta’s Budget speech, delivered by Finance Minister Clyde Caruana, has sparked varied reactions from members of different political parties.

The responses from MP Randolph De Battista of the Labour Party (PL) and MP Ivan J Bartolo of the Nationalist Party (PN) reveal key differences in their assessments of the budget. Let’s delve into the distinctive viewpoints of these two politicians on what they liked and what bothered them about the Budget.


Randolph De Battista (PL)

In his response, Randolph De Battista focuses on the positive aspects of the budget and emphasises the social measures that aim to benefit various segments of the population. He acknowledges the importance of supporting lower-income individuals, pensioners, families with children (notably the highest children’s allowance in history), and those with children with disabilities. De Battista also appreciates the budget’s emphasis on encouraging elderly citizens to stay active, addressing concerns he previously raised in Parliament.

De Battista is particularly pleased that Malta’s approach to the budget differs from some other European countries, like France and Germany, which are currently discussing austerity measures. He commends the Maltese government for not burdening the people, highlighting initiatives such as the €350 assistance with electricity and water bills. This, according to him, helps protect the middle class and prevents people from falling into poverty.

Speaking to Malta Daily, the PL MP also mentioned that he would like to understand a little more about the help that will be given to people who buy e-kick scooter. Randolph De Battista said that he would like to see the two parties agree on transport and alternative means of transport, to solve transport issues once and for all.


Ivan J Bartolo (PN)

On the other hand, Ivan J Bartolo from the Nationalist Party expresses reservations about certain aspects of the budget. He questions the government’s decision to impose taxes on the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA), an issue that many in Malta have raised concerns about. Bartolo points out that the COLA is meant to help citizens cope with the rising cost of living, and taxing it may be counterproductive.

Another concern raised by Bartolo is the budget’s mention of the police’s success in tackling criminal organisations. He finds it perplexing that the budget document doesn’t acknowledge certain unresolved issues, such as the controversy surrounding the Steward and Vitals deal in Castile, which the court deemed a crime. Bartolo’s unease with this omission suggests a need for more transparency and accountability in law enforcement.

Speaking to Malta Daily, Ivan J. Bartolo said that there are also social measures in the Budget that no one can deny that make sense.


These contrasting reactions to Malta’s Budget illustrate the deep political divide on how the government’s financial plans are perceived.

While Randolph De Battista (PL) commends the budget for its social focus and measures aimed at supporting various demographics, Ivan J Bartolo (PN) questions the taxation of COLA and calls for a more critical examination of the police’s effectiveness in addressing criminal activities.


Halloween Movie Marathon: 5 Spine-Chilling Films to Haunt Your Night!

Halloween Movie Marathon: 5 Spine-Chilling Films to Haunt Your Night!
Oct 31 2023 Share

Hey, horror enthusiasts and Halloween aficionados! If you’re planning to skip the trick-or-treating this year and are in dire need of a frightful fix, we’ve got you covered! Grab your popcorn, dim the lights, and get ready for a spine-tingling movie marathon that will send shivers down your spine and keep you up all night.

🕷️🏚️ Hereditary (2018)

Prepare for the Ultimate Horror Experience! Buckle up for a hair-raising journey through a family’s sinister secrets. “Hereditary” is a chilling masterpiece that will leave you questioning what’s real and what’s supernatural. With its spine-chilling atmosphere and mind-bending plot twists, this film is a rollercoaster of terror you won’t soon forget.

🧛‍♂️🏰 Dracula (1931)

Classic Horror Never Gets Old! Travel back in time to the golden age of horror cinema with the iconic “Dracula” featuring the legendary Bela Lugosi. This timeless classic brings Bram Stoker’s immortal vampire to life in a way that continues to mesmerize audiences. Watch with the lights off for the full eerie experience!

👻📼 The Conjuring (2013)

Based on a True Haunting! If you’re a fan of paranormal thrills, “The Conjuring” is your ticket to a sleepless night. Based on the real-life investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren, this spine-chiller will have you checking under your bed and in your closets before daring to close your eyes. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

🎩🐇 Get Out (2017)

Mind-Bending Horror with a Twist! Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” isn’t just a horror film; it’s a social commentary wrapped in a terrifying package. Explore the dark depths of human behavior and racism in this gripping tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Prepare for a psychological thrill ride that will haunt your thoughts long after the credits roll.

🤡🎈 IT (2017)

You’ll Float Too! Pennywise the Dancing Clown is back, and he’s ready to terrify a new generation of viewers. “IT” delivers jump scares, a killer clown, and a group of brave kids facing their worst nightmares. Whether you’re afraid of clowns or not, this film will make you think twice about wandering into any sewers!

So, there you have it, folks – five hair-raising films that will make your Halloween night an unforgettable scream-fest. Get ready to be spooked, shocked, and thoroughly entertained. Remember, the best way to enjoy these horror flicks is with friends (if they dare to join you) and a bucket of candy within arm’s reach. Happy haunting, and may your Halloween be filled with terrifying thrills and spine-chilling chills!


Free Menstrual Products In Schools In €500K Investment

Free Menstrual Products In Schools In €500K Investment
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Parliamentary Secretary for Reforms Rebecca Buttigieg announced that, through an investment of half a million euros, free menstrual projects will be handed out to girls in schools. 

Buttigieg announced that this initiative seeks to remove the stigma associated with a completely natural process and thus not only help hundreds of girls but also raise awareness about the subject.