And though she be but little, she be fierce. Shakespeare could very well have been thinking about the island of Malta when he wrote those words. Because we may be a tiny place, but boy are we mighty. From speaking in front of the United Nations to competing at critically acclaimed film festivals, the people of Malta have accomplished some pretty great things.
Here are seven Maltese individuals that prove just how mighty our tiny island really is;
1. Giorgia Borg
At just 11 years old, Giorgia is currently one of Malta’s mightiest voices. After auditioning for UK show Britain’s Got Talent, judge Alesha Dixon was so impressed that she used the Golden Buzzer on Giorgia, sending her straight to the semi-finals.
Giorgia may not have made it to the finals, but she has a bright future ahead of her… and even Simon Cowell thinks so!
2. Nigel Borg
18-year-old Nigel Borg addressed the Congress of United Nations in Switzerland about the importance of removing educational barriers for students on the autism spectrum.
3. Steve Zammit Lupi
From championing environmental awareness to being elected to the Ħaż-Żebbuġ local council at just age 23, Steve has served as an inspiration for many young locals and has proved that you’re never too young to make a change.
He may still be young but he’s had a mighty impact on our island.
4. Jamie Hayes
Jamie is a young bassist whose UK-based band Neon Islands is making waves in the indie music scene, headlining gigs at popular music events like Boiler Room and being picked up by BBC Radio’s program ‘BBC Introducing…’
Later this year, the band will be performing alongside some mega names like Bastille and George Ezra at the Isle of Wight music festival.
5. Angie Amato and Maxine Aquilina
After these two best friends lost their mothers to cancer, Angie and Maxine set up the charity organisation Jays of Sunshine. The girls visit the children and young patients at the Rainbow Ward at Mater Dei, hoping to be a bright ray of sunshine in what can often be a rather cloudy time in the lives of these patients and their family.
They’re bringing brevet, happiness, and might to those who need it most.
6. Archbishop Charles Scicluna
Outspoken Archbishop Charles Scicluna garners intense criticism in Malta’s politically-tense climate, with his highly-acclaimed international work combating the pervasive issues of child abuse within the Catholic church flying under the radar.
7. Miguel Bugeja
Despite being diagnosed with leukaemia at three years old, young Miguel is determined to follow his dream of becoming a professional boxer. Miguel’s nannu started training him at the tender age of five. Once his nannu passed away, boxing was one of the most important things left that reminded Miguel of his beloved grandfather.
That’s one mighty fighter.
A staple brand of all Maltese homes is celebrating all things mighty with the launch of a brand new line of snacks
Trusted by people all over the island as a hallmark of fresh quality products, Lamb Brand is launching a new range of snacks that will keep you going and help accomplish all your mighty feats.
Mighty Nuts are packed full of nutrients and energy and come in larger, resealable packets to help maintain freshness and portion size for snacking on the go.
The Mighty Nuts snack range comes in a variety of tasty combinations
From fruit and nut to cashews and pistachios and a hot and spicy mix, there’s something for everyone.
We’ve got a load of Mighty Nuts freebies to give out to some lucky Lovin readers. Just in time for the summer months, we’ve got 10 beach towels to give out. And if you’re still going be working through the summer, we have a whole load of coffee mugs to give away.
Just tag a friend in the comments below and you could get your hands on some freebies!