Music Festival to Support Andrea Calleja’s Medical Journey

 - Events - Aug 29 2023 SHARE ON:

In a heartwarming display of community support and musical camaraderie, a much-anticipated Music Festival is set to take center stage this Saturday, September 2. The event will unfold within the energetic embrace of the San Ġwann football ground, and its sole purpose is to raise crucial funds in aid of Andrea Calleja’s life-altering medical procedure in Thailand. This procedure offers hope for Andrea to regain his independence after a life-changing incident.

Andrea Calleja, a resilient 31-year-old, faced an unexpected and tragic twist of fate during an adventurous activity known as The Grid last October. The event, held in the picturesque surroundings of Għajn Tuffeħa, took a turn for the worse, leading to a devastating spinal injury for Andrea. This accident left him partially paralyzed, altering the course of his life in an instant.

The heartening initiative, spearheaded by the community-driven Tiki Taka Bar & Diner, in collaboration with the San Ġwann FC Football Nursery and Mayor of San Ġwann, Trevor Fenech, stands as a testament to the strength of collective empathy. The festival itself serves as a powerful reminder that compassion and unity can transcend even the most challenging of circumstances.

The lineup for this musical extravaganza reads like a local talent showcase, brimming with the artistic richness of the region. The festival promises an unforgettable evening with captivating performances by prominent acts including Kapitlu Tlettax, Liston Bongailas, Street Elements, and the much-acclaimed Different Minds band.

Admission to the festival is free, but attendees are encouraged to contribute to the Andrea Calleja Fundraising efforts. These donations will directly contribute to funding Andrea’s much-needed medical procedure and the ensuing steps on his journey toward reclaiming his independence.

Door will open from 7:30 p.m., inviting music enthusiasts, friends, family, and compassionate souls from across the region to come together for an evening that transcends mere entertainment.


It’s Finally Here! Bay Easy 100.2 is Malta’s Newest Radio Station

 - Local - Aug 28 2023 SHARE ON:
It's Finally Here! Bay Easy 100.2 is Malta's Newest Radio Station

Today, Malta welcomed its newest radio station as 89.7 Bay’s sister station, Bay Easy 100.2 officially launched on the island’s air waves.

After weeks of anticipation, Bay Easy went live across Malta & Gozo on FM, DAB+ Digital Radio, Online and on Smart Speakers across the country simultaneously with a new host of presenters ready to guide you through your day.

The station took to social media early today to announce its host of easy going presenters Pierre Cordina, Natalie Haughton, Ben Glover, Albert Galdes, Tim Allen, Angie Greaves, Paul Carlin and Paul Hayes.

With a roster of familiar faces and new presenters and a pledge to play a mix of the most popular hits of all time, Bay 100.2 ushers in a new era of Bay Radio so if you were already a fan… it’s time to tune in.

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Gozo Highspeed Cancel Trips Due To Sea Conditions

 - Local - Aug 28 2023 SHARE ON:
Gozo Highspeed Cancel Trips Due To Sea Conditions

Gozo Fast Ferry released an important announcement pertaining to trip cancellations for their Gozo Highspeed service. 

The schedule was disrupted due to unfavourable sea conditions, with the last departure from Valletta taking place at 16:45 and the last departure taking place at 17:45. 

‘Tomorrow, we will resume normal operations’, the service explained. ‘Thank you for your understanding.’


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Malta’s Eastern Region To Become Cultural Region For 2024

 - Culture - Aug 28 2023 SHARE ON:
Malta’s Eastern Region To Become Cultural Region For 2024

The Eastern Region will be designated as the Cultural Region for the year 2024, and for this purpose, the Eastern Regional Council together with the Local Councils within it are expected to organise various cultural activities throughout the upcoming year.

The Division of Local Government is allocating a quarter of a million euros to the Eastern Region for this purpose.

This was announced by the Minister for National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government, Owen Bonnici, and the Parliamentary Secretary for Local Government, Alison Zerafa Civelli.

Minister Owen Bonnici emphasiSed that this is an investment not only in more cultural activities in the various towns and villages, but ultimately in the artists and creators themselves who possess so much talent.

He recalled that the Eastern Region will be the second region to have a cultural calendar after the Southern Region successfully inaugurated a cultural calendar for the current year. In total, this year alone, 14 cultural activities were organised, and it is planned to hold 9 more cultural activities in the remaining months in the South of the country. 

Minister Bonnici stressed that this undoubtedly contributes significantly to the enhancement of the cultural fabric.

From her end, Parliamentary Secretary Zerafa Civelli highlighted the success that this scheme brought to the localities within the Southern Region and explained that the cultural activities and initiatives that were organised will contribute to the appreciation of Maltese culture and its preservation for future generations.

“In the same way, there is no doubt that the Eastern Region will present an excellent cultural calendar. The Cultural Regions scheme is continuously growing, promoting Maltese culture and its unique cultural heritage in various localities around the country,” emphasised Parliamentary Secretary Zerafa Civelli.

Permanent Secretary Joyce Dimech explained that through the Cultural Region of the year, we have the opportunity to implement substantial parts of the cultural strategies of the six regions that will be launched later this year.

“This demonstrates the positive result when there is strong collaboration between various entities and sections. Therefore, I would like to thank all those involved in this project,” said Ms. Dimech.

The President of the Eastern Regional Council, Anthony Chircop, stated that the title of Cultural Region will serve as a platform showcasing the unique identity of the Eastern Region. “We are committed to implementing sustainable initiatives with active community involvement. In the cultural program, we will honor our roots and historical traditions, while celebrating the diverse heritage that forms our foundation. We will also celebrate diversity and emphasize the bond between generations and cultures,” explained Mr. Chircop.

The localities within the Eastern Region that will be part of the Cultural Region include Birkirkara, Pembroke, Swieqi, Pieta, Għargħur, Ħal Lija, Imsida, Ta’ Xbiex, St. Julian’s, Sliema, Iklin, and Gżira.


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