Malta’s fattest hedgehog Garfield sadly dies, Wildlife Rescue Team announces

Malta's fattest hedgehog Garfield sadly dies, Wildlife Rescue Team announces
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The Wildlife Rescue Team Malta has announced that the country’s fattest hedgehog Garfield sadly died during the night.

A necropsy performed on Garfield in the morning determined that the hedgehog died due to liver failure as a result of ‘extreme fat deposits in the liver’, causing his liver to stop working.

The condition is due to Garfield’s obesity, caused by months of being kept as a pet, being overfed and not allowed to exercise and run around. “THIS is why animals should never be kept as pets”, Wildlife Rescue Team wrote in a lengthy Facebook post.

“All our volunteers are deeply saddened by Garfield’s passing, our only consolation being that for the last few weeks Garfield was able to walk around, interact with other hedgehogs, and be a proper hedgehog herself.”
The rescue team thanked the dedicated vets and volunteers for their service, who offer the best possible care to animals in rehab on a daily basis. They also went on to thank anyone who followed Garfield’s journey and for offering their support in tough times.
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New public water dispensers to spare 2 million kilograms of plastic per year

New public water dispensers to spare 2 million kilograms of plastic per year
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A number of brand new water dispensers across Malta and Gozo will be saving 2 million kilograms of plastic every single year.

The water dispensers were installed by the Water Services Corporation in a number of public places such as public schools and Mater Dei hospital, with Minister for Education. Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation‚Äč Clifton Grima highlighting that such an initiative shows how education, health and environmental awareness are at the centre of the government’s agenda.

Meanwhile, Minister for for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli highlighted how the water dispensers will be offering quality water whilst encouraging the use of reusable water bottles.

Do you have a reusable bottle?


Charles & Ron showcase Lydia Abela-worn dresses at Washington D.C. fashion gala

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Iconic Maltese fashion designers Charles & Ron have taken a touch of Maltese flavour to Washington D.C. in the United States, showcasing not one but two dresses worn by Lydia Abela.

Hosted by Diplomacy and Fashion the black-tie event is the first of its kind, celebrating the designers of First Ladies and Gentlemen of the World whilst advocating for sustainable fashion and the role of fashion in diplomacy.

During the show, models rocked two Charles & Ron-designed dresses previously worn by Lydia Abela, who is the wife of Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela. One was a replica of Abela’s Independence Day 2021 celebration dress while the other is an evening dress worn in New York for a Fashion 4 Development banquet held in honour of the United Nations General Assembly.

The iconic duo were also recently in New York for the New York Fashion Week, taking Maltese & Mediterranean design to a whole new level whilst unveiling their Spring/Summer 2023 collection.

What do you think of the dresses?


“You are a true champion”; Malta mourns the loss of 20-year-old Nicholai Peresso

"You are a true champion"; Malta mourns the loss of 20-year-old Nicholai Peresso
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Earlier today, Malta’s social media channels were flooded with tributes for 20-year-old Nicholai Peress, who tragically died at 20 years old.

His father, Charles Peresso, took to Facebook to post a heart-breaking tribute to his son, revealing that just one day before, he had the word “Dad” tattooed on him. “Your life on this earth was cut short, but you left a mark on everyone who knew you. Your strength, courage, and your kindness will never be forgotten”, Peresso wrote.

Friends, family and acquaintances shared their sentiments following the tragic news, sharing nothing but positive words about the young man, many looking back at their exchanges with him at the gym.

Peresso’s brother Neil also shared a few words, stating: “As brothers we always bonded over long talks and whenever we talk about a recent argument with a friend he always finishes off by telling me that he forgives.”

“If he’s watching, I’m sure he’s happy, and if anyone has had a bad relationship with him or had an argument before he left us, let it be known the you are forgiven for anything you ever done/said to him,” he wrote.

RIP Nicholai.