Xarolla Windmill to receive €10,000 investment into restoration project

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One of Malta’s most beloved landmarks, the Xarolla Windmilll in Zurrieq, is will receive an investment to go towards its restoration.

The windmill sustained significant damage during the heavy windstorm which hit Malta on March 19th, suffering damage to its structure. Minister for Public Works and Planning Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi took to Facebook to share that restoration works have started and, through work with the Manufacturing and Services Directorate, is expected to be restored by the end of 2022.

Zrinzo Azzopardi expressed his enthusiasm in eventually welcoming locals and tourists once restoration works are done.


Local platform tapgo pledges to usher in ‘a new era of events’ with the best ticket rates in Malta

Local platform tapgo pledges to usher in 'a new era of events' with the best ticket rates in Malta
Apr 14 2022 Share

Pledging to usher in a new era of events, tapgo is Malta’s newest event ticket platform, calling themselves ‘the freshest e-ticketing platform on the island’.


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Boasting the best rates on the Maltese Islands for both event organisers and attendees, tapgo offers a simple, user-friendly platform which makes ticket purchasing cheap and easy. From clubbing & festivals to arts & theatre, food, sports, music and everything in between, the local ticket platform pledges ‘to provide consumers and promoters better ways to buy and sell tickets online.’

Their website states that ‘[tapgo’s] aim is to facilitate the ticketing process for all of our users, via a user-friendly platform. Sustainability is also at the core of our day to day running, as we are committed to undergo our operation in an eco-friendly manner.’

So bid your frustrations farewell and say hello to the new era of events. Meet tapgo.mt.


Crash victims rushed to hospital after Regional Road crash; heavy traffic reported

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Two women, a 57-year-old and a 48-year-old, along with a 12-year-old girl were rushed to hospital after a car crash in Regional Road, St. Julian’s.

Their condition is currently unknown after they were rushed to Mater Dei for urgent medical attention when one vehicle overturned.

The accident occurred at 7.45am right before the Regional Road tunnels and traffic authorities have since closed off the road with heavy traffic reported in the area.

More on this story as it develops.


Zika virus may be on brink of ‘explosive outbreak’, researchers warn

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Researchers have warned of the possibility of a new Zika virus outbreak, with a single mutation potentially triggering what has been called ‘an explosive outbreak’.

The Zika virus disease is caused by transmission, primarily from Aedes mosquitoes and symptoms include fever, headaches, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle or joint pain and malaise.

The Zika emergency in 2016 saw thousands of babies born with brain damages after their mothers contracted the disease, with scientists from the United States warning that the world should remain alert in the face of potential new mutations.

The insects transmitting the Zika virus can be found across Asia and the Americas, except Canada and Chile, where temperatures are not warm enough for them to survive. The disease is generally mild but can have ‘catastrophic consequences’ for babies in the womb, with risk of microcephaly (unusually small head) or damage to the brain tissue if the mothers contracts the virus.