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Photographer captures photos of empty St. Julian’s streets on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Julian's Streets St. Patrick's Day
Mar 18 2021 Share

St. Julian’s is usually brimming with drunken revellers and partygoers alike on St. Patrick’s Day pre-pandemic, photos of which made the rounds on social media yesterday but this year something different and just looking at it gave us the chills.

Local photographer Owen Michael Grech captured stunning photos of the barren streets of St. Julian’s on St. Patrick’s Day, with not one reveller in sight as people find themselves (hopefully) inside their homes sticking to the protocol and measures issued by the Health Authorities.

As sombre as it may be, the raw photos of St. Julian’s triggered a certain nostalgic feeling us. Here’s hoping we’ll be back to normal some time soon and in the meantime, STAY SAFE.


Destiny overtakes France & Switzerland to make Malta new Eurovision favourite

Malta's Destiny the new Eurovision favourite
Mar 18 2021 Share

Chukunyere and her team revealed her electro-swing banger “Je me casse” on Monday to rave reviews from locals and foreigners alike with her current odds standing as low as 37/10.

“Je me casse” has seen an astronomical surge in popularity since its launch and shows no signs of stopping. Could we be seeing a Eurovision Valletta 2022 soon?


Zabbar tree collision leads to grievous injuries

Zabbar Tree Collision leads to grievous injuries
Mar 18 2021 Share

Yesterday evening, a 35-year-old woman from Bormla lost control of her Honda Accord and crashed into a tree in Council of Europe Road Zabbar.

The incident occurred on Wednesday evening at around 7PM where the driver was accompanied by a 38-year-old man from Bormla.

A medical team was called onto the scene and an ambulance took the two to Mater Dei, where they were certified to have sustained grievous injuries.

Civil protection officials were also called onto the scene while district police are currently investigating the matter.


€600,000 extension for CPD headquarters, Xemxija and Hal Far stations

Mar 17 2021 Share

With a €600,000 investment, the Civil Protection Department (CPD) is extending two main stations, as well as its Kandja headquarters. Set to be completed next year, the project will extend the Hal Far and Xemxija stations. Green-lit 10 moths after CPD complained it was not allowed to carry out such work through simple notification orders unlike other companies, the project was given the go ahead.

Director Emanuel Psaila spoke on Wednesday to a news conference, stating that last May he had expressed concerns with the prime minister about unequal treatment. The CPD has seen its workload increase with provision of COVID-19 related services. It currently employs 250 people. Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri said the government ensured best possible equipment and facilities for CPD and investment in training personnel.