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Purchase Of Ħamrun Music Society HQ Finalised

Purchase Of Ħamrun Music Society HQ Finalised
Jun 29 2024 Share

The Ministry for National Heritage, Arts, and Local Government has finalised the purchase of the headquarters of the San Gejtanu Music Association AD 1906 in Ħamrun, with an investment of €2.8 million.

This acquisition increases the number of music society headquarters owned by the government to eleven.

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This property joins ten other buildings used by various music societies, including the Marija Reġina Music Society in Marsa, Stella Levantina in Ħ’Attard, Circolo San Giuseppe Filarmonika Sagra Familja in Kalkara, Santa Liena Band in Birkirkara, Antoine de Paule in Raħal Ġdid, Stella Maris in Tas-Sliema, San Pietru in Birżebbuġa, Anici in Ħal Qormi, Santa Marija Filarmonica in Mosta, and Sant`Andrija in Ħal Lija.

The government now owns the primary buildings from which these societies operate. Additionally, other properties are under agreement with private owners through the Maltese Council for Arts.

These twelve societies faced serious eviction risks due to legal issues related to pre-1995 rental laws.

Minister Owen Bonnici highlighted the vital role of music societies in fostering cultural and social development within communities, noting that eviction would jeopardise their operations and existence.

He stressed the importance of taking proactive measures to protect these societies and sustain cultural diversity and expression.

Eric Fenech Sevasta, Director of Corporate Affairs at the Maltese Council for Arts, stated that these initiatives align with their strategy to support cultural development and preserve Maltese traditions.

The government is expected to invest a total of €19 million, considering both the already invested amount and future contracts for additional properties.

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Pick Pocket Steals Over €7K: Arrested At Malta Airport

Pick Pocket Steals Over €7K: Arrested At Malta Airport
Jun 29 2024 Share

Continuous investigations tied to a number of pick-pocketing crimes led to the arrest of a 41 year old Romanian woman on Thursday evening.

The woman forms part of a criminal circle that is internationally organised and commits pick-pocketing crimes on people gathered in touristic zones.

The criminals use the crowds to be able to steal the belongings of a person.

Investigations showed that between the 8th and 23rd of June of 2024, the woman had committed more than 20 thefts.

The targets were tourists, primarily in Valletta, Imdina and St Paul’s Bay, where the woman would steal wallets filled with money. Over €7,000 in cash were stolen in total.

The investigations led the police to establish the woman’s identity, with her being arrested on Thursday at the airport whilst attempting to leave the country.

The woman is being kept at the Floriana General Lockup and is expected to be taken to court today at around 1100hrs.

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Fabio Spiteri 5th In The World At Ultra Triathlon Championships

Fabio Spiteri 5th In The World At Ultra Triathlon Championships
Jun 29 2024 Share

Fabio Spiteri has done it again, placing as the 5th male overall in the world and in 1st place in his age group at the Pretzel Ultra Triathlon World Championships.

With only 7 hours of sleep in 4 days, Fabio completed the challenge with a total time of 92 hours and 4 minutes (19 hours personal best from 2022).

His 19km swim was achieved in 6 hours 13 minutes, his 900km bike ride in 45 hours 56 minutes and his 211km run in 38 hours and 44 minutes.

Well done Fabio!

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Who Do You Think Will Win Love Island Malta Season 2?

Who Do You Think Will Win Love Island Malta Season 2?
Jun 29 2024 Share

Here are your Love Island Season 2 finalists. Who do you think will take the grand prize home and be crowned winners of Love Island?

It’s down to Clinton & Tamika, Selwyn & Miriam, Kyonne & Ylenia and Matthias & Henrika. This comes after Racquel and Angel were eliminated from the villa after an internal voting between contestants.

Tell us what you think!

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