Ongoing Works On Triq Ta’ Wara S-Sur In Belt Victoria

Ongoing Works On Triq Ta' Wara S-Sur In Belt Victoria
Jan 30 2024 Share

The Minister for Gozo and Infrastructure, Clint Camilleri, visited the ongoing reconstruction work on the Triq ta’ Wara s-Sur (Back Street) in Victoria, Gozo, with a value of €1.5 million. 

In this street, new services are being installed, including new water mains on each side of the road, a new drainage system, new water connections to irrigate farmers’ fields, rainwater harvesting systems, and telecommunication ducts. 

New benches are also being installed, pavements are being strengthened, and the road surface is being completely resurfaced.

Minister Clint Camilleri mentioned that the work on the Triq ta’ Wara s-Sur is progressing well, with the services section of the road in the residential area already completed. He explained that two new water mains have been installed on each side of the road, a new drainage main, new connections for all residences, and a stormwater culvert that will lead towards Marsalforn Road so that, as the Marsalforn Road works begin, the stormwater culvert can be connected to the same road. 

As Carnival approaches, the road surface in part of this street will be completed and opened to the public, followed by continued work on the remaining part of Triq ta’ Wara s-Sur.

Minister Camilleri also revealed that a new junction will be created in this area to permanently alleviate the bottleneck in Rabat. 

This new junction will be one of several new junctions and alternative roads to be created in Rabat. Following this road, work will commence on Triq George Pisani, a new road that will also provide an alternative route for those heading to Marsalforn. “The aim of this project is to reduce traffic from the center of Rabat as much as possible,” concluded Minister Clint Camilleri.


Dar San Ġużepp To Welcome First Elderly Residents Soon

Dar San Ġużepp To Welcome First Elderly Residents Soon
Jan 30 2024 Share

Minister for Gozo and Infrastructure, Clint Camilleri, recently inspected the progress of the St. Joseph Home project in Għajnsielem, which is nearing completion. 

The final touches, including mechanical and electrical systems, finishings, and furnishings, are expected to be concluded in the coming weeks.

Anticipated to open in March, the St. Joseph Home will be home to the initial group of 120 elderly residents. Minister Camilleri expressed satisfaction with the timely completion of the project, emphasizing that applications for residency will soon be open to all Gozitans interested in becoming residents.

The facility, spanning over three floors, will feature 120 rooms with en-suite bathrooms across four levels, offering picturesque views of the countryside and the sea. Committed to the highest standards and accessibility, the home will provide ample social spaces and outdoor areas for relaxation.

Natalie Briffa Farrugia, Chairperson of Vassallo Group, encouraged prospective residents and their families to apply for residency in this state-of-the-art facility, emphasizing its commitment to delivering superior services and accommodations for the elderly in Għajnsielem.

Minister Camilleri concluded by affirming that the St. Joseph Home would not only commence operations but would set a benchmark as a premier facility, ensuring the utmost quality and standards for the well-being of Gozitans and the residents it will serve.


Malta Has A Favourite Pokemon… And It’s Charizard

Malta Has A Favourite Pokemon... And It's Charizard
Jan 30 2024 Share

According to a survey by The Toy Zone, Charizard was deemed to be Malta’s most preferred Pokemon. 

With around 1,016 Pokemon breeds in the Pokedex, The Toy Zone analysed up to date Google data to find which Pokemon is searched at the most stand out rate in every country in 2023. 

Despite Malta’s preference for the fire Pokemon, Pikachu still emerges as the main hero in more countries (six) than other in Europe. 

Do you have a favourite Pokemon?


More Than 1 In 20 Gżira Residents Identified As LGBTIQ+ In 2021

More Than 1 In 20 Gżira Residents Identified As LGBTIQ+ In 2021
Jan 30 2024 Share

In 2021, Gżira in Malta emerged with the highest percentage of non-heterosexual individuals in its population, as 5.4% identified as gay, lesbian, or with other non-heterosexual orientations. 

According to data provided to MaltaToday by the National Statistics Office, out of a total population of 9,442, this equates to 509 LGBTIQ+ people in Gżira, with 102 being Maltese citizens and 407 non-Maltese residents. 

Following Gżira, other north harbour localities, namely St Julian’s (4.6%), Msida (4.2%), and Sliema (4.2%), also showed substantial percentages of non-heterosexual residents. 

St Paul’s Bay had the largest overall LGBTIQ+ population in Malta, totalling 1,009, but this represented 3.6% of its total population, ranking it fifth in concentration. 

Bormla, in the south harbour, had the highest percentage of Maltese LGBTIQ+ individuals, comprising 2.3% of its population. The census highlighted the concentration of foreign LGBTIQ+ people in affluent north harbour localities and a higher percentage of Maltese LGBTIQ+ individuals in less affluent harbour areas. 

Overall, the census recorded 11,073 LGBTIQ+ people in Malta in 2021, with 5,349 being Maltese citizens and 5,724 from other countries. The Malta Gay Rights Movement (MGRM) welcomed the results but suggested that the figures might only represent the “tip of the iceberg,” especially among older Maltese individuals who may be reluctant to declare their sexual orientation.