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Next stop: Gozo! Carnival mayhem returns with one massive party weekender

Next stop: Gozo! Carnival mayhem returns with one massive party weekender
Jan 9 2023 Share

Now that Christmas and New Year’s are behind us, partygoers’ sights turn to the next big national celebration and what a jam-packed weekend is in store: it’s carnival time!

The colourful country-wide celebrations return in full force in 2023 with a jam-packed weekender at Rabat’s Aurora, which will be converted into a mega club for two massive nights.

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Malta’s leading events brand, G7 Events, will be taking over the iconic location on Friday, bringing the G7 Fridays vibe to Gozo carnival whilst Elevated & TL Events will host a ‘Heroes and Villains‘ themed night on Saturday.

With a line-up of Malta’s best local DJs including Debrii, Koroma, Miggy, D-Rey Cleaven, Kieren, Gabii, Nagem, Moore, Sar and more, your carnival weekend could not look better.

Get your block weekend ticket, covering both nights, and sort your carnival weekend ASAP!

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Supermarket opens ‘slow check out lane’ to battle loneliness

Supermarket opens ‘slow check out lane’ to battle loneliness
Jan 9 2023 Share

It’s 2022 and everyone is moving at rapid speed in a world with ever-increasing responsibilities and demands. 

However, many have raised alarms that this lifestyle is leaving many people feeling tremendously lonely and disconnected from people. To combat this, Jumbo supermarkets, a chain in the Netherlands, decided to take on the challenge.

In 2019, the chain opened its first ‘Kletskassa’, or ‘chat check out’, in Vlijmen in Brabant. The idea was to offer customers the choice of a slow lane where chatting with the employee is encouraged should one not be in such a hurry. 

Jumbo received such positive feedback about their concept that in September 2021 they pledged to spread them nationwide, with the aim of opening 200 new ones. 

Chief commercial officer of Jumbo Colette Cloosterman-van Eerd said that many people, especially the elderly, sometimes feel lonely. Many employees jumped at the opportunity at working the chat stands, striking conversations with customers with all walks of life. 

‘It’s a small gesture, but very valuable, especially in a world that is digitising and accelerating.’ 

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Satirist charged for threatening to ‘carpet bomb’ River of Love

Satirist charged for threatening to ‘carpet bomb’ River of Love
Jan 9 2023 Share

Matthew Bonanno, the owner of satirical news site ‘Bis-Serjeta’, has been charged withe threatening evangelical group River of Love with ‘carpet bombing.’ 

On January 4th 2022, Bonanno posted to Facebook, following the news of Paulina Dembska’s murder by Abner Aquilina, that River of Love should be treated exactly like ISIS.

In a response, a commenter said, ‘I don’t think malta can afford a sustained aerial bombing campaign on Żebbuġ. PS not to say it shouldn’t try.’

Bonanno replied saying: ‘And Żebbuġ is pretty nice. Relocate River of Love to Buġibba, then carpet bomb. Two birds with one stone.’ 

Bonanno revealed that police have served him with a court summons for misusing electronic equipment to threaten the commission of a crime in relation to the comment. 

The criminal complaint was filed by head pastor Gordon Manche at the Sliema police station. If found guilty, Bonanno and the commenter could be fined up to €50,000 or jailed for up to a year. 

The comments came days after Dembska’s murder at the hands of Aquilina, who reportedly attended one of the group’s prayer sessions the night before her murder. 

Bonanno has launched a crowdfunding campaign seeking to raise funds to finance his legal battle. He states tat the comments are clearly satirical and hyperbolic in nature and a reaction to the shocking crime. 

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CCTV shows car intentionally driving over restaurant plant pots

CCTV shows car intentionally driving over restaurant plant pots
Jan 9 2023 Share

CCTV footage released by Siġġiewi teahouse and destination restaurant Marilu’s shows a car intentionally driving over three plant pots. 

The car can be seen driving past, reversing and then running over the plant pots as one of the vehicle passengers laughs. 

The restaurant shared the video via social media, saying that they worked really hard to give Maltese aesthetics the importance they deserve.

 

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‘We kept all the old features at 66-68, Pjazza San Nikola and studied its history. From being “tas-superjura”, “tas-Sagristan”, to having a small shoe shop. It’s the small things too, like getting old Maltese hwat and investing in plants to decorate our facade with respect to our marvellous pjazza and the stunning chruch.’ 

The post goes on to express heartbreak at the vandalism, revealing that they will report this to the police. ‘We don’t know these people, if you do please let us know’ they said. 


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