The Nadur Spontaneous Carnival Is Back

Jan 3 2024 Share

The Nadur Carnival is officially back with an organised carnival taking place on the 4th of February and a spontaneous carnival between the 9th and 13th of February. 

The beloved carnival sees thousands making their way to the festivities, as funnies and attractions fill up the locality. And of course, people attend with their most outlandish and creative costumes.

The Nadur Local Council Mayor Edward Said released the official poster of the events, painted by Artists Joseph Engerer, already captivating the atmosphere that the event is set to create.

Both the Organised and Spontaneous Carnival are staged in collaboration and lasting help of the Ministry for Gozo and the Directorate for Cultural Heritage.

@g7eventsmalta and MaltaDaily are also supporting the 2024’s Nadur Carnival.


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New Footage From Inside The Japan Airlines A350

Jan 3 2024 Share

As the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism investigates, survivors share harrowing experiences. Smoke-filled cabins, emergency evacuations, and chaos mark the ordeal. 

Despite the tragic collision, a former pilot describes the evacuation as a miracle. Passengers recount moments of fear and uncertainty, emphasising the challenges faced during the incident.

Japan faced a double blow as a massive fire erupted at Tokyo’s Haneda airport, following a New Year’s Day earthquake tragedy.

In a shocking video, a Japan Airlines A350 bursts into flames after colliding with a coastguard plane on the runway.

The domestic Japan Airlines Flight 516, carrying 379 people, collided with a coastguard Bombardier Dash-8 at 5:47 pm local time. All passengers and crew from the Airbus A350 were evacuated safely, while the coastguard plane’s pilot survived, but five crew members tragically lost their lives, according to public broadcaster NHK.

Aviation experts highlight the challenges of night landings at busy airports. The collision’s cause is under scrutiny, with investigators examining the positioning of the two aircraft. Flight Radar 24 notes the coastguard plane lacked a modern ADS-B transponder, raising questions about accurate position reporting.

Video Credit: NHK / NBC


Planet Hollywood Malta Shuts Its Doors For Good

Jan 2 2024 Share

A nostalgic chapter came to an end as Planet Hollywood Malta, nestled in the Bay Street Shopping Complex, bid farewell to its patrons on January 1st. The closure announcement was made through a heartfelt Facebook post, expressing gratitude for the cherished memories, infectious laughter, and joyous moments shared around their tables.

In the post, the establishment conveyed a sincere appreciation to its patrons, stating, “Farewell, dear patrons, for now.” The sentiment echoed a bittersweet goodbye to an era of entertainment, food, and ambiance that defined the Planet Hollywood experience.

Planet Hollywood Malta, the first and only outlet of the franchise in the country, had found a home in Bay Street Shopping Complex back in 2019. Over the years, it became a hub for locals and visitors alike, offering a unique blend of Hollywood glamour and culinary delights.

As the doors closed on this iconic venue, its departure leaves behind a trail of memories and a void in Malta’s dining and entertainment scene. Patrons and fans of the Planet Hollywood brand now reflect on the times spent in this vibrant establishment, cherishing the laughter and joy that marked an unforgettable era at Bay Street.


Neglected Horse Dies of Hunger & Thirst on New Year’s Day

Jan 2 2024 Share

On New Year’s Day, volunteer Korin Farrugia brought attention to the heartbreaking circumstances at a horse rescue shelter, shedding light on the somber reality of animal abuse. The dire situation unfolded as a horse, already in a state of severe malnutrition and thirst, collapsed on the ground. Despite dedicated efforts to save its life, the decision was made to let the suffering creature go.

The distressing details revealed the extent of the horse’s suffering—its body ravaged by starvation and dehydration. The attending veterinarian discovered stones, glass, and wood in the animal’s stomach, a testament to its desperate attempts to consume anything in a bid for survival.

In a poignant reflection, Farrugia expressed the difficulty in finding adequate words to describe the cruelty inflicted upon the horse. The emotional post conveyed a hope for eventual accountability for those responsible, despite the harsh reality that justice may remain elusive. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for awareness, compassion, and stringent measures to protect vulnerable animals from such heart-wrenching neglect and abuse.

“Thank you the the special people and vet who on New Year’s Day didn’t spend the day as planned with family but here fighting to try and save his life. I will never be able to thank you enough”, Farrugia wrote.