Volunteers Clean Up Paradise Bay Removing 700 KG Of Rubbish

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On Saturday morning, volunteers, including members of NGO Coast is Clear and approximately 60 individuals from the Filipino community group English Church of Christ (INC), joined forces to clear approximately 700 kg of plastic, polystyrene, and fishing equipment from Paradise Bay.

Throughout the morning, volunteers filled about 80 bin bags, totaling around 550 kg, with debris gathered from the well-visited area in Mellieħa. Additionally, they removed 150 kg of rope and retrieved 15 large jerrycans (20-liter fuel containers) from the bay.

The majority of the debris consisted of plastic bottles, polystyrene packaging, ropes, and fishing lines, while volunteers also discovered deceased animals such as seagulls, eels, and a turtle, presumably ensnared in fishing nets.

Although much of the waste appeared to have been washed ashore from the sea, volunteers approximated that approximately a quarter of it originated from litter left behind by visitors to the area or was the consequence of illegal dumping.


Maxine Pace Becomes First Woman To Win Mużika Mużika

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Maxine Pace has become the first ever woman to win the prestigious Mużika Mużika festival with her song  Mhux Tal-Aħħar which reflects about the themes of grief and loss as a tribute to her late mother.

Last night, “Mhux Tal-Aħħar” secured 106 points, earning the top spot. Kantera’s “Vjaġġ Sabiħ” came in second with 90 points, while Cliff Zammit Stevens’ “Fil-Qrib” placed third with 83 points.

This was the fourth edition of Mużika Mużika with the first ever winner being Glenn Vella with “Ħarsa Biss” back in 2021. The 2022 edition was won by Kurt Calleja whilst 2023 was won by renowned Maltese artist Gianluca Bezzina.

Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government Owen Bonnici was present at the festival sharing a photo with the night’s winner Maxine Pace and the beautiful trophy given to her created by Carisma.


Maltese Persons Injured After Two Separate Incidents

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A man and a girl where both taken to Mater Dei on Saturday evening in two separate incidents. The girl is in critical condition whilst the man is suffering from grievous injuries.

On Saturday evening, the initial incident occurred when a 14-year-old girl lost control of her bicycle and fell. According to authorities, the accident occurred around 7pm on the outskirts of l-Aħrax tal-Mellieħa. Magistrate Giannella Camilleri Busutti was informed of the case and has opened an inquiry.

The second incident occurred on Triq il-Parsott, Mosta, at 9:15 pm. Authorities reported that a 22-year-old man from Birkirkara lost control of his BMW while driving and collided with private property. He was accompanied by an 18-year-old woman residing in Gżira.

A medical gave both the man and girl first aid on site before taking them to Mater Dei. Police investigations are currently ongoing.


Things to do on St. Patrick’s Day

Things to do on St. Patrick's Day
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St. Patrick’s Day brings a kaleidoscope of green, festivity, and camaraderie to the Maltese Island. It’s a day when traditions blend with modern buzz, offering an array of activities for everyone to enjoy. Today, we’re at the Big G’s/Quencher’s area from some green-painted festivities, here’s how the day will go down:

Kickstart the day by heading to church to offer thanks for the splendid sunny day that graces this special occasion. It’s a moment of reflection and gratitude, setting a positive tone for the festivities ahead.

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After your spiritual start, make your way to Hungry Horse for a hearty late breakfast or lunch. It’s crucial to line your stomach before diving into the day’s libations. With a satisfied appetite, you’re ready to embark on the spirited part of the celebration.


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Initiate the celebrations with a standard Vodka WooWoo, the perfect concoction to get the ball rolling. The big red drink may not be beer but it is an absolute Big G’s must.

Next, head over to Quenchers for a beer marathon. Spend the afternoon there, sipping on a variety of brews, each telling a story of craftsmanship and tradition. It’s an ideal spot to soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the company of friends.

Amidst the celebrations, don’t forget to capture the moment with a squad selfie, everyone decked out in green, embodying the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. It’s a snapshot of joy, friendship, and celebration that you’ll cherish.

As the evening progresses, take a story of your favourite DJ dropping bangers, capturing the essence of the night’s exhilaration. It’s these moments that amplify the festive vibe, creating memories that resonate.

Lastly, with a day packed full of festivities, consider taking Monday off. It’s a wise move to ensure you have time to recuperate and reflect on the wonderful experiences of St. Patrick’s Day.

Celebrate responsibly and immerse yourself in the joyous traditions and modern twists that make St. Patrick’s Day unforgettable.