“Never-Ending Construction Site”: YouTuber Dismantles Malta in Review Video

 - Local - Sep 2 2023 SHARE ON:
"Never-Ending Construction Site": YouTuber Dismantles Malta in Review Video

A recently-uploaded YouTube video posted by creator Alex Mark Travel has been making the rounds online, with the travel vlogger absolutely dismantling Malta in an unfiltered review video.

Taking to the online platform to review the island, Alex tells his followers to avoid Malta, criticising the island’s “never-ending construction”, garbage-ridden neighbourhoods with “mini dumps”, weak transport infrastructure, lack of green spaces and so much more.

“So, should you come to Malta in 2023? My answer is no,” the YouTuber says as he strolls across Malta’s Qawra-Bugibba area.”I think this is the place in Europe with the biggest number of cranes and construction sites per capita”, Alex says as he walks across the Bugibba promenade, before he goess on to shine a light on the fact that “half of the roads are closed.”

“If you plan on moving and have an option for some first-world countries, take the first world country option,” he says, going on to say that Malta is a promise land for people coming from poor countries. “The salaries here are not keeping up with the prices”, the YouTuber says before comparing Malta with places like Tenerife.

Many took to the comments to share the travel creator’s sentiments, with the video currently standing at 23,000 views.

Do you agree with Alex?


6 Maltese Tourists Hospitalised After Head On Collision In Sicily

 - International - Sep 1 2023 SHARE ON:
6 Maltese Tourists Hospitalised After Head On Collision In Sicily

Six Maltese tourists in Sicily were involved in a head-on collision with a car on via Peppino Impastato between Pozzallo and Modica, resulting in injuries. 

Three men and three women were hurt in the incident, with one woman sustaining a broken hip and others experiencing injuries such as a broken jaw, fractured elbow, and fractured shoulder. 

The car they collided with, a Volkswagen T-Roc, had a driver and two passengers. The car’s front passenger suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to the Cannizzaro di Catania hospital.

Three of the injured Maltese individuals were taken to the Ragusa hospital, including a woman with an elbow fracture who requires air ambulance transport back to Malta, a man with a fractured shoulder, and another man in stable condition. 

The remaining three were admitted to the Modica hospital, with one woman needing hip surgery, while one man has been discharged. Discussions are ongoing between Maltese and Italian health authorities to arrange for the injured woman’s return to Malta via air ambulance. 

The Maltese Embassy in Rome and the consul in Catania are in constant contact with the affected tourists.



Sam Christie Officially Releases Album: ilysmbidkhttybikydlmb

 - Music - Sep 1 2023 SHARE ON:

Local singer and song-writer Sam Christie has officially released his full album, titled ‘ilysmbidkhttybikydlmb’. 

Following the release of ‘the pop song’ from the album, the highly anticipated album release has dropped on Spotify and other streaming platforms. 

Speaking to MaltaDaily, Sam explained how the album came about during the COVID-19 pandemic, and is an album about relationships, feeling isolated and addiction. 


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‘The record draws upon inspirations from modern artists as well as heritage acts, from the lyrical wordsmithery that is Bob Dylan to the hooky melodic songs of The 1975.’

It was produced and mixed by long-time friend and multi-instrumentalist Chris Vella, who has worked with the likes of James Arthur and Bastille, and then mastered by Jordan Timms, whose credits include Dua Lipa. 

‘The album includes features from Maltese rapper Milo Banks, and Netherlands-based Pete Galea on drums and percussion.’

Have you given it a listen?


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Nina The 3 Flipper Turtle Released Back Into The Sea

 - Local - Sep 1 2023 SHARE ON:
Nina The 3 Flipper Turtle Released Back Into The Sea

Yesterday, 31st August 2023, Nina the turtle was released from Gnejna Bay in the presence of Parliamentary Secretary for Fisheries Alicia Bugeja Said.

Nina was rescued on 8th December 2022 after getting entangled in marine debris. As a consequence, it could not dive and was then hit by a boat.

The entanglement with the rear flipper caused a lot of damage, and was the cause of the flipper amputation.

However Nina started responding to treatment and adapted very quickly to having only 3 flippers.

The video was shared by Wildlife Rescue Team Malta, with the volunteers who helped Nina recover having wildlife handling permits and training. 


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