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You can now enjoy Maltese pastizzi and Kinnie in Yokohama, Japan

You can now enjoy Maltese pastizzi and Kinnie in Yokohama, Japan
May 30 2022 Share

If you’re in Japan and you’re missing some classic Maltese delicacies, then you will be delighted to know that a pastizzeria has just opened up in the country’s second largest city.

The recently opened ‘Shibuya Arrowin’ (Pastizzi Specialty Store) is now offering locals and tourists alike in Yokohama the chance to bite into a crunchy traditional pastizz. 

But that’s not all as the shop is also offering up Cisk or Kinnie for the foodies to wash it down. The Menu also shows what seems to be a Maltese Ftira on offer, rounding up the selection of traditional Maltese goods.

The ‘ricotta pastizz’ costs around ¥230, which is just around €2, whereas the ftira costs around ¥1,000 – approximately €7.50. Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan, but one can already find Maltese pastizzi and other traditional goods in Tokyo.

But it seems as though Maltese cuisine is making quite a hit in Japan as the expansion of this little business is now enthusiastically sharing our local favourites. 

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Coach overturns into Gozitan valley

Coach overturns into Gozitan valley
May 30 2022 Share

A coach driver was hospitalised after the vehicle he was driving overturned into a valley in Gozo. 

The accident occurred around 8am in Triq it-Tigrija in Nadur, Gozo, but thankfully no passengers were reported to have been on the bus at the time. 

Only the driver was on board, and he was unfortunately taken to hospital to assess his status. His condition is still pending after he was taken to Gozo General Hospital. More information as the story progresses. 

Photo Source: ONE News. 

Man dies after falling one-storey in Kercem, Gozo

Man dies after falling one-storey in Kercem, Gozo
May 30 2022 Share

Police were informed early this morning at around 0830hrs that their assistance was needed in a field in Triq Ghar Irma, Kercem, Gozo. 

Police convened on site immediately, and preliminary investigations showed that a 74-year-old resident of Rabat, Ghawdex fell a height of around one storey into a field from a small road alongside the field.

A medical team was called for assistance, but the man was unfortunately deemed dead on site. An inquiry has been opened, with investigations still ongoing. 

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Tributes pour in for late trade unionist Tony Zarb

Tributes pour in for late trade unionist Tony Zarb
May 30 2022 Share

One of Malta’s top trade unionists, Tony Zarb, was announced to have passed away on Sunday at the age of 68. After his son announced the news, tributes poured in commemorating his hard work to give a voice to the underdog. 

Zarb was awarded ‘Gieħ ir-Repubblika’ in 2015, and served as a general secretary of the General Worker’s Union between 1998 and 2015. Zarb was one of the Nationalist Party’s biggest critics, opposing even Malta’s joining of the EU. 

His son Elton posted to social media to announce the passing, saying that he had no word for this truly difficult moment. The tributes were continued by Prime Minister Robert Abela himself, who said that Zarb’s values placed the underdog and the worker first. 

The General Worker’s Union also posted its own tribute to Zarb, describing him as a person who will never be forgotten due to his work. Secretary General of the organisation Josef Bugeja also said that, on a personal note, he is dumbfounded at the loss and has no words to say about Zarb. 

‘I personally learned a lot from Zarb. I lost a friend who I was raised alongside with’ said Bugeja. The Labour Party also issued its own condolences, followed by Nationalist Party leader Bernard Grech. ‘A person who, agree or disagree with him, always worked for the betterment of worker conditions on the island’ said Grech. 

Rest in Peace Tony. Condolences to all your family.

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