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Malta’s Daily Clean-Up Equals Two Double-Decker Buses of Illegal Waste

Malta's Daily Clean-Up Equals Two Double-Decker Buses of Illegal Waste
Jul 4 2024 Share

Labour MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Public Cleanliness, Glenn Bedingfield, recently revealed that Clean Malta employees are collecting approximately 45 tonnes of illegal waste daily, which is equivalent to the weight of two double-decker buses. Bedingfield highlighted this in a Tweet, emphasising the significant challenge faced in maintaining public cleanliness.

He stressed that keeping Malta clean should be a collective effort and urged residents to act more responsibly with their waste disposal. Bedingfield’s message underscores the importance of community involvement in addressing the persistent issue of illegal waste dumping.

Clean Malta, the cleansing and maintenance department, frequently shares updates on their efforts via their official social media pages. These updates include images and videos of the ongoing work being done to keep the streets and public areas clean. By showcasing their daily activities, Clean Malta aims to raise awareness about the scale of their operations and the importance of proper waste disposal.

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Cab Driver’s Journey Halted by Smoking Man on Bonnet

Cab Driver's Journey Halted by Smoking Man on Bonnet
Jul 4 2024 Share

In a peculiar incident in St. Julian’s, a cab driver found himself unable to move his vehicle due to a man resting on the car’s bonnet while smoking a cigarette.

The bizarre scene, captured on footage that has since surfaced on TikTok, shows the man casually lounging on the front end of the cab, seemingly oblivious to the driver’s predicament. The video quickly gained traction, with viewers expressing a mix of amusement and disbelief at the man’s nonchalant behaviour.

The cab driver, patient as ever, was left with no choice but to wait until the man finished his cigarette and moved.

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lVANt: Delivering Art and Culture into the heart of the Eastern Region!

lVANt: Delivering Art and Culture into the heart of the Eastern Region!
Jul 4 2024 Share

This summer, the Eastern Region of Malta launches the lVANt project as part of its Region of Culture initiatives. Running from July 3rd to July 23rd, lVANt redefines cultural experiences across 12 localities through a vibrant touring van.

What is lVANt All About?

lVANt is an experience where local artists bring the arts directly to you! Think of lVANt as an entertainment van, bringing the best of local talent directly to your neighbourhood. Organised by the Kunsill Reġjonali Lvant, this initiative is all about making the arts accessible and engaging for everyone. The council, led by President Anthony Chircop and Executive Secretary Jeanette Galea, with the direction of Artistic Director Daniel Cauchi, has meticulously planned a series of events to ensure every performance is a memorable experience. All these performances are free for attendees, aiming to bring people together and deliver talented local art and culture to the public. It is also important for lVANt that this experience is environmentally friendly, this is done by powering both the performances’ sound and lighting through the use of batteries. By using batteries to generate power rather than traditional fuel generators ensures that this event is being environmentally friendly, a fact lVANt are incredibly proud of.

What’s the Plan?

Four weeks of delivering entertainment to the heart of the town! The tour will consist of various events, each featuring a local artist or entertainer showcasing their art in the designated locality for that day. Adding to the fun, comedians Carlos Debattista and Matthew Sant Sultana will be the lively hosts and presenters throughout the lVANt tour, ensuring each stop is not only entertaining but filled with lots of laughter.

Week 1 (July 3, 4, 5):

  • Wednesday, July 3: Who better than The Travellers to kick off the tour, travelling and performing in Balluta Square at 8:30 PM and Gżira Promenade (by the Turu Rizzo statue) at 9:30 PM.
  • Thursday, July 4: Experience the elegance of contemporary dance with the Subversive Collection at Ta’ Xbiex Promenade at 8 PM, followed by a performance at St. Anne Square in Sliema at 9 PM.
  • Friday, July 5: Matthew Sant Sultana will open the event with his comedic act, followed by Skald’s performance in Ħal-Lija by the parish church, performing between the Eurocup Games from 8 PM to 9 PM.

Week 2 (July 11, 12):

  • Thursday, July 11: Msida will light up with the voices of Krista Sujak, Reb and Jon, and David Cauchi from 7 PM onwards.
  • Friday, July 12: Klinsmann will rock St. Julian’s at Paceville Square at 8 PM.

Week 3 (July 18, 20, 21):

  • Thursday, July 18: A closed performance for Skolasajf students featuring Chanel Monseigneur, Keith Kiko and Liam Mizzi Peplow, and band, delivering an exclusive cultural experience to children to initiate appreciation for the arts.
  • Saturday, July 20: Pembroke will host a night of diverse performances, including singers Gilbert Gauci and Lyndsay Pace, alongside a comedy act from 7 PM onwards.

Week 4 (July 22, 23):

  • Sunday, July 21: An outreach program in Għargħur from 10 AM with Villa Bianca for children with disabilities to ensure both culture and smiles are delivered to these kids. As well as a comedy act by Matthew Sant Sultana.
  • Monday, July 22:  A traditional performance by the Tal-Fuklar Folk Group and a stand up comedy act by Matthew Sant Sultana will be held in Swieqi as part of the Madliena Fest from 8:30 PM.
  • Tuesday, July 23: To end this tour with a bang, Red Electric will wrap up with a show in Mrieħel at 7 PM.

Stay Connected:

Follow the journey on social media for performance updates and more information. 

https://www.facebook.com/kunsillregjonalilvant

Region of Culture 2024

Join us as we hit the road with lVANt, delivering the spirit of the Eastern Region through culture and art. Let’s make this summer one to remember!

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Joseph Calleja & Other Local Talent Perform At Golden Bee Awards

Joseph Calleja & Other Local Talent Perform At Golden Bee Awards
Jul 4 2024 Share

Joseph Calleja was accompanied by an entire pantheon of local artists to perform at the Golden Bee Awards, at the closing of the Mediterrane Film Festival.

Calleja, who sang La Vie En Rose and a theme from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, was joined by Matthew James Borg, Jasmine, Aidan, Pamela, Kurt Calleja and Hooli to ensure the week of art and movie magic ended stupendously for the guests.

The Maltese artists shared the stage with other international artists, including Calum Scott and Heather Small.

The event also welcomed the President of the Republic of Malta, Myriam Spiteri Debono, who gave an address that highlighted the continuous promotion of the film industry is of primary importance and essential if the industry is to develop into one of the pillars of the Maltese economy.

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