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Nadur Carnival Officially Kicks Off

Nadur Carnival Officially Kicks Off
Feb 5 2024 Share

The Organised Carnival of Nadur has officially kicked off, with festivities, costumes and floats already beginning to take to the streets of Malta’s sister island. 

The official celebrations will take place this upcoming weekend, with Sunday 4th February seeing celebrations at Pjazza San Pietru u San Pawl between 12:30pm and 5:00pm. 

In the mean time, the Maltese public will start making their way to Gozo to celebrate the jubilant time of year, with many showing off their bizarre costume ideas, their hard work on floats and much, much more. 

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Aidan Teases New Single Release This Friday

Aidan Teases New Single Release This Friday
Feb 5 2024 Share

Local musical sensation Aidan is teasing a brand new single, set to release this Friday at 7am. 

 

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With accompanying visual footage, Aidan is ramping up to kick off the new year following a very successful year in 2023. 

Aidan’s musical repertoire has only blown up the more time goes on, releasing hit after hit – and February 2024 is set to mark the return of Aidan.

Are you excited?

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Gozo Carnival Traditions Kick Off With Il-Kukkanja

Gozo Carnival Traditions Kick Off With Il-Kukkanja
Feb 5 2024 Share

The week of carnival is officially here, and celebrations in Gozo have already kicked off – with enthusiasts making their way to engage the traditional ‘kukkanja’.

‘Il-kukkanja’ sees people attempting to climb greasy poles, but most people think of the ġostra when this comes to mind. 

 

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However, il-kukkanja is a Neapolitan tradition which sees people traversing a pole, either horizontally or vertically, to achieve a prize. 

Originating in 1721 during the governance of the Knights of St John, the tradition in Malta was initiated under the leadership of Grandmaster Marc’ Antonio Zondardi. 

Have you ever tried this tradition?

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Jeremie Camilleri Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Pelin Kaya

Jeremie Camilleri Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Pelin Kaya
Feb 5 2024 Share

Jeremie Camilleri has pleaded guilty to the intentional murder of Pelin Kaya in January 2023, reversing his initial not guilty plea. The 34-year-old now faces a potential lifetime sentence in prison, pending sentencing by a criminal court judge. 

While the defense and prosecution, including the victim’s family, have reportedly reached an agreement, the details of a plea deal remain undisclosed. The guilty plea spares Kaya’s family the ordeal of traveling to Malta for court hearings.

Camilleri was arrested in Gżira after fatally striking Kaya with his BMW and subsequently assaulting her lifeless body, an incident captured by CCTV cameras. 

Eyewitnesses recounted him throwing stones at Kaya and resisting arrest, requiring police to use a taser. Camilleri, who claimed he “wanted to be famous” and identified as a “psychopath,” was found intoxicated with cocaine in his system at the time of the crime.

The victim’s sister expressed her anger on Instagram, while a family lawyer acknowledged that though the guilty plea cannot bring Kaya back, it at least spares the family from the emotional strain of court proceedings.

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