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  • Parents’ anger at all-night dance competition

    An international dance competition, organised by dance director Felix Busuttil, had children performing between 8.30pm on Monday and the early hours of Tuesday to the consternation of upset parents. Called the Malta International Dance and...

  • Elusive sound of silence

    Horns hooting, bells clanging, people arguing. If the Maltese racket makes you sometimes feel like you are living in the noisiest place on earth, do not blame yourself, because you are... almost. A report issued earlier this year by the European...

  • Oh phone home!

    Home (2015)Certified: UDuration: 94 minutesDirected by: Tim JohnsonVoices of: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Steve Martin, Matt L. Jones, Brian Stepanek, April LawrenceKRS Releasing Ltd Oh (Jim Parsons) is an extraterrestrial who is adept...

  • Piano and cello recital in aid of two charities

    Italian pianist Michelangelo Carbonara and his South Korean cellist wife, Kyung Mi Lee, will be giving a recital of works by Fryderyk Chopin, Carl Reinecke, Joseph Vella and César Franck at the Kempinski San Lawrenz Hotel, Gozo, on April 18.

  • Medical tourism: new economic niche

    A combination of ventures that are either in the pipeline or at the planning stage suggests the government is attempting to incubate a new economic niche: medical tourism. If the idea takes shape, it will be an important development in the effort...

  • Should we still name and shame?

    About seven years ago, the Labour media ethics committee had proposed not to publish the names of people charged in court before they are found guilty. This surely was a just and Christian proposal that should have been adhered to at least since...

  • Borg in-Nadur ‘apparitions’

    It was recently announced that the Church investigation into reported Marian apparitions at Borg in-Nadur is expected to be concluded in the near future. What the Church’s decision will be is still unknown. The decision of the local bishop about...

  • Festival a platform for children to express their musical talent

    The International Spring Orchestra Festival, which runs from Tuesday to April 11, will be free for children aged 15 years and younger. Artistic director and founder of the festival Karl Fiorini said that this initiative was aimed at instilling...

  • Let the birds fly

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat wants us to believe that in allowing spring hunting we would be treated equally to our fellow European citizens. I ask him to treat us better and be more positive by speaking out in favour of living not killing, flying...

  • Villa needs to be saved

    On the beautiful Sunday morning of March 29, my wife and I went on an organised tour of Villa Hookham Frere and its environs, in Guardamangia, during an open day event. It was an almost two-hour long, very rich, extremely informative and...