Malta will experience a significant problem with hornets this summer

May 5 2023 Share

The warm summer months in Malta are usually a time for enjoyment and relaxation. However, this year, residents of Malta may have to deal with a more significant problem with hornets than usual. According to pest expert, Arnold Sciberras ‘The Exterminator’, Malta will experience a significant problem with hornets this summer.

Arnold Sciberras has confirmed with Malta Daily that Malta will see more hornets when compared to last summer. This is because more hornet queens are breeding, which will lead to larger nests and more hornets around the islands. The increase in hornets could pose a significant risk to people and pets, especially those who are allergic to insect stings.

When asked what to do if stung by a hornet, ‘The Exterminator’ recommends that you immediately cool the area and seek medical help. In some cases, a hornet sting can cause severe allergic reactions that require emergency medical attention.

To avoid getting hornets close to you or your home, there are some things you can do. First, maintain proper hygiene by keeping your surroundings clean and free of food debris. Hornets are attracted to sweet and savoury smells, so it’s essential to properly discard of cat/dog food and close waste bags, especially ones that have any type of protein in them. Additionally, keep your windows closed to prevent hornets from entering your home. If you notice a hornet nest on your property, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Always seek professional help, as hornets can be very aggressive and may attack if they feel threatened.

In conclusion, the increase in hornets this summer is a cause for concern for residents of Malta. It’s essential to take the necessary precautions to prevent hornets from entering your home and to seek professional help if you notice a hornet nest on your property. By staying informed and taking the appropriate measures, we can minimise the risk of hornet stings and enjoy a safe and relaxing summer in Malta.


The Busker will perform at the Legendary Cavern club in Liverpool

May 5 2023 Share

The Busker are currently in Liverpool preparing for next week’s Eurovision Semi-final.

On Tuesday, they will be representing Malta with ‘Dance – (Our Own Party)’, but tonight they will be performing at the legendary Cavern Club in Liverpool.

The Cavern Club opened in 1957 as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll scene in Liverpool in the late 50s and early 1960s.

The club became closely associated with Merseybeat and regularly played host to the Beatles in their early years.


Robert Abela welcomes Gozitan students to his office in Auberge de Castille

May 5 2023 Share

Prime Minister Robert Abela welcomed fifth and sixth-year students from the Dun Salv Vella Primary School in Nadur, Gozo, to his Office in Castille.

The visit was requested by the students themselves after the Prime Minister visited their school a few weeks ago to inspect ongoing construction works.

During their visit, the students had the opportunity to learn more about the history of Auberge de Castille Tower and its current use as the Office of the Prime Minister.

They were able to explore the building and engage in discussions with the Prime Minister on various topics of interest to them.

The students were also given the opportunity to ask questions and gain insights into the Prime Minister’s role and responsibilities.


TEKNOFEST; 332,000 teams and 1,000,000 competitors who competed in 102 different categories

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Malta was represented by the Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Research and Innovation, Keith Azzopardi Tanti, at the Aerospace Technology Festival in Turkey, TEKNOFEST.

The five-day festival hosted more than 332,000 teams and 1,000,000 competitors who competed in 102 different categories in the technology, science, and aviation sectors.

During the festival, Azzopardi Tanti had a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Industry and Technology of Turkey, Mustafa Varank, to discuss the relations that Malta and Turkey can have in the research and innovation sector.

The Turkish Minister invited Malta to continue the bilateral discussions in research and innovation to increase the synergy between the two countries.

Azzopardi Tanti also met with the President of Tubitak, the Scientific and Technological Research Agency of Turkey, Prof. Hasan Mandal.

Malta is creating more positive contacts with different countries to collaborate and create more niches of interest capable of growing the country’s economy.