Haley Bugeja With Hat-Trick As Malta Beats Andorra 3-0

Haley Bugeja With Hat-Trick As Malta Beats Andorra 3-0
Nov 1 2023 Share

Haley Bugeja’s explosive hat-trick steered Malta to their fourth consecutive triumph in the UEFA Women’s Nations League on Tuesday. 

With a hat-trick by Bugeja, the Maltese team now comfortably stands at the top of the UEFA Nations League Women 23/24 League C Group 1 with 12 points, having won the previous games in rapid succession. 

The runner-up, Latvia, stands at 7 points as the Maltese continue to dominate the game. 

With goals by Bugeja in the 36th, 39th and 43rd minute, the star player has managed to bag her second Malta hat-trick at the competitive level as she takes the top-scorer spot in the competition with 8 goals so far. 


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Traffic In Mrieħel Following Crash: Police On Scene

Traffic In Mrieħel Following Crash: Police On Scene
Nov 1 2023 Share

A vehicle crash in Mrieħel has resulted in a slight traffic jam as police officers manage the scene of a crash which seemingly took place between a car and a motorcycle.


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Police updates reveal that at around 0600hrs, police were called onto the scene. A crash between a Kia Avella driven by a 19 year old Birkirkara resident and an Aprilia motorcycle driven by a 33 year old man resident of San Pawl il-Baħar. 

A medical team was called on site and gave the required medical aid to the motorcyclist. He was later certified as having suffered grievous injuries. 

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New Business Schemes Announced During Budget 2024

Oct 31 2023 Share

In a recent news conference Minister for the Economy, European Funds, and Lands, Silvio Schembri, proudly proclaimed that the Maltese Government is one with a social heart and a powerful economic vision.

Minister Schembri acknowledged the persisting global challenges, including the conflicts in Ukraine and Gaza. Despite these external pressures, Malta’s economic growth forecast for 2024 is around 4%.

One of the cornerstones of this economic vision is the focus on the digital economy. Malta has already earned recognition, ranking sixth in the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) report by the European Commission.

The technology industry in Malta, excluding the gaming sector, has shown significant growth, expanding by 300% over the past decade.

The budget outlines several initiatives designed to modernise the country further, with particular attention to nurturing start-ups. These start-ups, according to Minister Schembri, hold the key to fostering innovative projects and potentially birthing revolutionary companies.

To support this ecosystem, Malta has introduced various schemes, including:

Business Start: Offering grants of up to €10,000 for small start-ups in their initial phases.

Startup Finance: Providing financial support of up to €400,000 for promising start-ups.

Kick Start: Offering funding of up to €100,000 for start-ups rooted in technical and scientific research.

Venture Capital Fund: A €10 million fund to support local entrepreneurs with innovative ideas or products.

Seed Investment Scheme: Tax incentives for Maltese companies that invest in start-ups.

In addition to these schemes, Malta is creating DiHubMT, a €7 million investment to establish a space for start-ups and scale-ups to access the tools and resources necessary for product development.

Video game development and virtual financial assets are also areas of focus. Malta is home to a growing number of companies in these sectors, with plans to increase the industry’s contribution to the GDP to 1% by 2028.

European funds play a pivotal role in supporting businesses in Malta, with allocations of €100 million aimed at fostering economic growth.

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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.’