Malta gets its own mural in prestigious Shoreditch, London

Malta gets its own mural in prestigious Shoreditch, London
Jun 3 2022 Share

A stunning image of Malta’s sister island Gozo has been set up to capture the attention of people in the heart of Shoreditch, London. 

The snapshot was shared to the Malta Tourism Authority’s social media, as the island continues to recuperate from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Malta is a well-known tourist favourite spot, especially with lovers of the summer atmosphere, pristine beaches and even a nightlife to accompany the wanderlust. And Shoreditch itself is very popular for graffiti murals as well as many luxurious brands promoting their brands with the wall burns and tags. 

And it does seem that the local tourism authority’s promotion is working as the numbers of incoming visitors soared this April. According to the NSO, around 195,000 tourists headed to the island. 

This is around 19 times the number of people than the same period last year. They are still below pandemic levels as the world still reels from the virus’ setbacks. Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo had even stated in early April that 80% of the island’s pre-pandemic routes have been recovered, indicating a positive sign for the near future. 


Do-nut worry! Here are five of Malta’s best doughnut spots

Do-nut worry! Here are five of Malta's best doughnut spots
Jun 3 2022 Share

Doughnut day is finally with us and while the pursuit of our ideal summer body remains prevalent at the back of our minds, we also happen to live in a country which specialises in these doughy delights. That’s why on this special occasion, we’ve compiled a list of some of Malta’s best doughnut spots… just in case you feel like indulging today.

Zwiit Cravings Cafe

Challenging everything we know about doughnuts while celebrating everything that makes them special, this super St. Julian’s spot offers a scrumptious selection of doughnuts in all shapes and sizes and if you haven’t tried them already… what are you waiting for?

The Donut Factory

With five locations across Malta, Donut Factor offers daily made doughnuts with all kinds of toppings to make you drool. From Raspberry jam, chocolate and gummy berries to white chocolate with marshmallow, this place is the definition of doughnut goals.

Shakes n Bakes

An all-time go-to spot for all that is sweet, Shakes n Bakes has always been already to satisfy our sweet tooth and with all the creative concoctions that this spot has offered over the years, we always keep coming back for more. On top of that, pairing a milkshake with your favourite doughnut always hits the spot just right.

Donut Empire

It’s all in the name. A relatively new face to the local doughnut game, Doughnut Empire is open 24/7 to satisfy any sweet-lover’s appetite. Their glowing pink neon sign is only as vibrant as their gorgeous, gooey doughnuts and when you’re in the mood for something more than your everyday doughnut, this is the place to go.

Ta’ Doughnuts, Qormi

An all-time classic, there’s not really much to say about Qormi’s Ta’ Doughnuts. Offering what is considered by many to be the best doughnuts on the island, along a number of other mouth-watering delights, this doughnut spot is loved by locals and tourists from all walks of life and we can’t even blame them. P.S. If you want to switch up your usual order and get something off-kilter, the pistachio doughnut is absolutely out of this world.

So on this very special day, forget everything else and get yourself some doughnuts.

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Airline Virgin Atlantic to allow cabin crew to show their tattoos

Airline Virgin Atlantic to allow cabin crew to show their tattoos
Jun 2 2022 Share

In a historic move, Virgin Atlantic will be allowing its cabin crew to display tattoos, making it the first UK airline and leading worldwide carrier, to do so. 

The airline is set to announce the change in policy to staff a month after it launched a branding campaign centered around individuality. The airline also aims to recruit more people into the sector following the pandemic’s impact. 

As with most other airlines, visible tattoos were banned by Virgin Airlines. Only staff who could conceal any ink could work under their uniform. Virgin Atlantic’s chief people officer Estelle Hollingsworth said that the airline wants everyone to be themselves and know they belong. 

However, facial and neck tattoos will remain banned for flight attendants for now. But this rule too is set for a haul later down the line. Tattoos involving swearing, nudity, violence, drugs, alcohol and prison-style love/hate knuckle tattoos will remain banned.

This news room reached out to local airline AirMalta to see whether this would be something they would take on at any point in their future. 

A spokesperson told this newsroom that Air Malta has a policy and guidebook in place for all uniformed staff members.On tattoos, the current policy states that visible tattoos or visible body piercing are not permitted. If, when wearing a short sleeve shirt, tattoos are still visible, a long-sleeved shirt must be worn.


Read this if you’re tired of your job

Jun 2 2022 Share

In today’s competitive working environment, finding the right job may seem like one of the most daunting tasks in the world but thanks to HiringHub, that may be a thing of the past.

Simply put, HiringHub is a virtual recruitment event for employers and jobseekers organised by Jobsplus, Malta’s National Employment Agency. This event aspires to simplify the seemingly never-ending process of trying to secure a job, bringing together employers and future employees from all walks of life.

The first edition is open to people residing in Malta and EU Nationals living abroad and it will include roles in three main sectors; Retail, Manufacturing and Administration Services. Further information about the exhibiting companies and roles available will be published on the Jobsplus website. Those looking for a job are invited to register and will be sent a confirmation of participation, along with a Zoom link to join the event on the day.

The event will showcase vacancies for all academic types from entry level to management and everything in between. The virtual event will allow locals and EU nationals living abroad to get the opportunity to find their desired place of work from the comfort of their own desk.