Malta National Player Matthew Guillaumier Gets Engaged to Partner Rebecca

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Malta National Team and PGE FKS Stal Mielec player Matthew Guillaumier has announced his engagement to his partner, Rebecca McCarthy. The news was shared through a heartfelt Instagram post, where the couple expressed their excitement about their future together.

The Instagram post featured a touching photo of Matthew and Rebecca with their dog, set against the backdrop of what could very well be their future home. Accompanying the images and video, the caption read, “to a lifetime together,” signalling their commitment and the beginning of a new chapter in their lives.

Guillaumier, known for his skills on the football field, has now scored the biggest goal yet. The star player’s engagement to McCarthy has been met with warm congratulations from fans, friends, and fellow athletes. The couple’s dog, who was also part of the announcement, added an extra touch of wholesome to the moment.

Major kudos to the happy couple!


53 Recruits Sworn in as Police Constables in Malta

53 Recruits Sworn in as Police Constables in Malta
Jun 2 2024 Share

On Saturday, 53 recruits were officially sworn in as Police Constables during a passing out parade held at the Academy for Disciplined Forces. The event was attended by Minister for Home Affairs, Security and Employment Byron Camilleri, and Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà.


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In his speech, Police Commissioner Angelo Gafà emphasised that while the Malta Police Force is one of the oldest institutions of its kind, it has evolved into a modernised force focused on professionalism and efficiency. Gafà highlighted that public opinion surveys, both local and European, consistently show that the majority of Maltese and Gozitan people have confidence in the Police Force and its officers.

“These very positive results are the merit of motivated officers who daily provide professional service in partnership with our communities.”


Malta Sees Strong Early Voter Turnout in Local and MEP Elections

Jun 2 2024 Share

On June 1st, 2024, early voting in Malta for the Local Councils and European Parliament elections saw impressive participation rates, according to the Electoral Commission. The data indicates a strong voter turnout ahead of the official election day on Saturday, June 8th.

For the Local Councils elections, 16,135 voters were registered, and 14,163 of them cast their votes, resulting in an approximate turnout of 87.77%. Similarly, the European Parliament elections witnessed a high turnout. Out of 15,979 registered voters, 14,041 exercised their right to vote, marking an approximate turnout of 87.87%.

People eligible to vote early were individuals who had declared they will be abroad on the voting day and residents of 35 elderly homes. Another round of early voting will take place on Tuesday, where those participating in the electoral process on Saturday will be eligible, and on Thursday, when hospital patients can vote.


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Ġnien Fuq il-Glażiż: A New Community Space in Birgu

Ġnien Fuq il-Glażiż: A New Community Space in Birgu
Jun 1 2024 Share

Unwind and Explore at Ġnien Fuq il-Glażiż in Vittoriosa

If you haven’t taken a stroll through Birgu, you’re missing out. This city already had a wealth of culture, beauty and history to boast, but the newly-opened garden is definitely a dream spot for your next outing.

A Hidden Historical Gem

One of Vittoriosa’s best-kept secrets is the Santa Margherita Lines, a series of fortifications built in the 17th century by the Order of Saint John. Recently, part of these historic lines has been transformed into a vibrant green space known as Ġnien Fuq il-Glażiż. This space, once a neglected 9,000m² area, has been given new life and is now a must-visit for anyone in the area.

Something for Everyone

The garden is divided into various areas, each offering something unique:

  • Picnic Area: Perfect for a casual lunch or a friendly chat about football, feasts, or local politics.
  • Timber Deck Platforms: Ideal for students or anyone needing a break, these platforms are scattered throughout the garden and are great spots to hang out.
  • Play Area: This isn’t your typical playground. It has swings, climbing ropes, and even a zipline. Kids will have a blast exploring and adventuring here.
  • Dog Park: Complete with an obstacle course, it’s a fun and stimulating place for dogs to exercise and play.

Eco-Friendly and Historical Preservation

Ġnien Fuq il-Glażiż isn’t just about fun; it’s also about respecting the environment and history. All the existing trees, some over a hundred years old, were preserved, providing essential shade and maintaining the area’s natural beauty. Pathways were carefully designed to weave around these trees, preserving the woodland feel.

The garden is eco-friendly with sustainably harvested timber for furniture, solar-powered lighting, and recyclable materials. It’s a wonderful blend of old-world charm and modern sustainability.

Visit Ġnien Fuq il-Glażiż

Next time you’re in Vittoriosa, make sure to visit Ġnien Fuq il-Glażiż. It’s a beautifully revitalised area that combines historical preservation with modern recreational spaces, making it a perfect spot for both locals and visitors. Whether you’re exploring historic fortifications or just enjoying a leisurely day out, Ġnien Fuq il-Glażiż offers a unique and relaxing experience.