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PA Approval Of Apartments Near Ġgantija Sparks Outrage

PA Approval Of Apartments Near Ġgantija Sparks Outrage
Nov 10 2023 Share

The Planning Authority has granted approval for a 22-apartment block and 20 basement garages near Ġgantija Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Xagħra, Gozo, despite UNESCO’s request for a heritage impact assessment. 

The decision, with seven votes in favor and one against from NGO representative Romano Cassar, occurred less than 200 meters from the temples. 

Cassar insisted on conducting the heritage impact assessment before making a decision and emphasized the project’s landscape impact. The Planning Authority argued that neither the Superintendent of Cultural Heritage nor the UNESCO World Heritage Sites Technical Committee objected to the building’s volume and massing.

The development, located 157 meters from the temples, has faced objections from hundreds, citing potential impacts on Ġgantija’s World Heritage status.

Moviment Graffitti shared the news, highlighting that the PA ‘ignored the request by UNESCO to carry out an evaluation of the impact on the historical site before a decision is taken.’ 

‘It is absurd and totally unacceptable that we have arrived at a point where even prehistoric temples of our country are under threat from this unhinged infrastructural development’, wrote the activist group.

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Over 10,000 In Queue To Buy Ed Sheeran Tickets

Over 10,000 In Queue To Buy Ed Sheeran Tickets
Nov 10 2023 Share

As soon as tickets for Ed Sheeran’s concert in Malta went live, the ticket queue has grown up to almost 15,000 waiting to get their own place in the arena. 

Standing ticket prices are going for €100 to €150, with seated tickets going at €200 and €250. 

People are reporting over an hour waiting time for them to arrive on the website. The internationally acclaimed artist is set to perform on the 26th of June 2024, accompanied by Calum Scott as special guest. 

The event is proudly supported by Visit Malta and The Ministry for Tourism, highlighting the significance of this concert in showcasing Malta’s cultural and entertainment appeal on a global stage. Hon. Minister Clayton Bartolo stated that Ed Sheeran’s concert is a testament that Malta has become a staple for all artists worldwide. 

Will you be buying tickets?

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Ella Portelli Shines At Miss Universe El Salvador

Ella Portelli Shines At Miss Universe El Salvador
Nov 10 2023 Share

Ella Portelli is currently representing Malta at Miss Universe El Salvador, the 72nd edition of the competition. 

Welcomed to the event red carpet and other events, Ella got the opportunity to connect with other representatives from all over the globe, taking a few snapshots with Miss Canada and Miss Lebanon amongst others. 

Enjoying her time in El Salvador by hitting some of the local beaches and professional photoshoots, we can’t wait to see Ella take to the big stage!

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Matt Blxck Treats Mum With Private Flight After Cancer Battle

Matt Blxck Treats Mum With Private Flight After Cancer Battle
Nov 10 2023 Share

Following her first round of radiotherapy, after having gone through yet another three years of immunotherapy prior to that, Matt Blxck’s mum was treated by her son with a private jet ferry flight. 

 

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The two embarked on an adorable flight to enjoy their time together after such a difficult ordeal for his beloved mother. 

Matt documented the experience on social media, showcasing the plane and its amenities whilst also ticking another goal off the bucket list for him and his mother. 

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