Madame Blanc Mysteries Season 3 Is Being Filmed In Gozo

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The world of television entertainment is about to get a thrilling new addition with the highly anticipated “Madame Blanc Mysteries” Season 3. This captivating TV series, composed of seven episodes, promises to take viewers on a suspenseful journey filled with intrigue, mystery, and breathtaking scenery. What makes this production even more exciting is its collaboration with the Malta Film Commission, taking advantage of the generous 40% Cash Rebate currently offered to filmmakers in Malta.

“Madame Blanc Mysteries” Season 3 is set to be a visual treat for viewers, as 100% of the show will be shot in Malta and Gozo. Picturesque landscapes and historic locations will serve as the backdrop for the series, adding a unique and visually stunning element to the show.

The filming started in May and will continue till October, making the most of Malta’s beautiful weather and diverse settings. From the charming streets of Valletta to the rugged landscapes of Gozo, viewers can expect a visual feast that complements the intriguing storyline.

Behind the scenes, “Madame Blanc Mysteries” Season 3 boasts a talented team of directors, producers, and crew members. The company directors and shareholders, Michael Klokkos and ClapperBoard Studios Ltd. from the UK, bring their expertise and vision to the project. Michael Benson and Michael Klokkos serve as producers, ensuring that every aspect of the production is meticulously crafted. Their dedication to the series is evident in the attention to detail and commitment to delivering a high-quality product. Dermot Boyd, the Director of Production, brings a wealth of experience to the project, ensuring that the creative vision is translated onto the screen effectively.

With a total budget of €5,319,052, “Madame Blanc Mysteries” Season 3 is a production of grand proportions. The Malta budget alone accounts for €5,063,689, reflecting the significant investment in the local film industry.

This substantial budget has allowed for the employment of a dedicated team of 107 individuals, with 86 being local talent and 21 joining from abroad. The collaboration between local and international crew members promises to create a rich tapestry of talent that will enhance the overall quality of the series.

To ensure a seamless production process, “Madame Blanc Mysteries” Season 3 has enlisted the services of Malta Production Hub as the local service provider. Their expertise and knowledge of the Maltese film industry will play a crucial role in the success of the series.


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Over 325,000 Tourists Visit Malta in July 2023; Increase of 17.5% from 2022

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Over 325,000 Tourists Visit Malta in July 2023; Increase of 17.5% from 2022

In July 2023, Malta experienced a remarkable tourism surge, with a staggering 17.5% increase in inbound tourists compared to the same month in 2022.

This surge brought a total of 325,457 visitors to the picturesque Mediterranean archipelago. These tourists extended their stays, contributing to a total of 2,532,743 nights spent on the islands, further boosting the local economy. In terms of spending, tourists in July 2023 collectively expended nearly €334.5 million, underscoring the significant economic impact of this influx.

Rental Accommodations Preferred

What’s interesting is that 84.3% of guest nights in July 2023 were spent in rented accommodation establishments, highlighting the popularity of self-catering options like holiday apartments and villas. This trend reflects the flexibility and diverse preferences of travellers exploring Malta’s attractions. Additionally, the expenditure per capita during the first seven months of 2023 stood at €849, showcasing tourists’ willingness to invest in their Maltese experience and significantly contribute to the local economy.

A Promising Future

Malta’s tourism industry is on a promising trajectory. The blend of diversified accommodation options, effective marketing campaigns, and a steadfast commitment to preserving its cultural and natural heritage has proven to be a winning combination. As travel restrictions continue to ease and the world recovers from recent challenges, Malta’s tourism sector is poised for sustained growth, promising unforgettable experiences for visitors and further economic development for the archipelago.



Roberta Metsola Among Time Magazine’s Top World Leaders

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Roberta Metsola Among Time Magazine's Top World Leaders

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola has been hailed as one of the world’s next top leaders by Time Magazine. The global magazine published its ‘Time100 Next’ list of 100 people from across the world making an impact in various fields, including politics, health, climate, businesses, sport and art.

The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen penned the testimonial to President Metsola, saying that Metsola is one who brought the European Union closer to people.

“Whenever she travels to one of the bloc’s 27 Member States, whatever the issues on the agenda, she always finds time to meet with local people. And she repeats a powerful message: Get involved. Do not ever give in to cynicism. You can be the engine of change,” said the President of the European Commission.

She also praised the role and work of Roberta Metsola in spearheading major reforms within the European Parliament, saying that “Roberta works tirelessly to make European institutions better and more transparent.”

President Ursula von der Leyen concluded: “Roberta’s passion for Europe has led her to the highest seat in the European Parliament: now she is channeling it in the service of all Europeans.”


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President Metsola welcomed the publication saying “Since my first day in politics, my priority has been to bridge the gap between European decision-making and the people we are elected to represent. It’s a wonderful surprise and honour to be included in this list, particularly as first person from Malta and Gozo. I hope that this serves to continue to put the European Parliament on the world map and help in getting the message of Europe across.”

Many took to social media to congratulate the EP on this massive accolade, including PN MP Alex Borg and PN MEP Candidate Peter Agius.

President Metsola is expected to address an event in New York in the coming weeks in recognition of her inclusion in the list.



“Alien Corpses” Presented to Congress in Mexico

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"Alien Corpses" Presented to Congress in Mexico

On Wednesday, Mexican lawmakers were approached with the testimony that “we are not alone” in the universe as congress was presented with what journalist and UFO-aficionado Jaime Maussan claimed to be alien corpses.

The alleged remnants of non-human bodies signified Mexico’s first-ever congressional hearing on UFOs. While some entertained the idea that the corpses actually belonged to extraterrestrial life, others shot it down with multiple social media posts ridiculing the concept, comparing the situation to something from E.T. or other alien-related media.

The two “bodies” were put on display in cases, with a carbon dating process held by Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM) determining that they were around 1,000 years old.

According to Massau, the samples were retrieved near the ancient Nazca Lines of Peru in 2017 – past discoveries similar to the one in question were discovered to be mummified remains of children.

While Massau held that such an exhibition is a clear demonstration “that we are dealing with non-human specimens that are not related to any other species in our world and that all possibilities are open for any scientific institution to investigate it”, UNAM followed up on a 2017 statement saying that no conclusions can be made about the origins of the samples.

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