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  • CHALLENGE(ING) TIMES

    The representatives of probably the most law-abiding segment of the population, the federated coven of conservationist bird killers, have successfully piloted what is generally referred to as a "challenge" against the police. From my limited...

  • The art in the Sliema festival

    Ever since The Sliema Street Art Festival came to an end some two weeks ago, it’s been a constant barrage of whining and myopic complaints on all media, including online. The proverbial cherry on the cake appeared on the print version of this...

  • Levelling the law: the two faces of feminine ingenuity

    TheatreThe Merchant of VeniceSan Anton Gardens It has been over 20 years since MADC last put up The Merchant of Venice at San Anton Gardens as their traditional annual Shakespeare production; and a new airing of one of the Bard’s best crafted and...

  • An everyday hero

    TheatreKappillan ta’ MaltaFort St Elmo The staging of historical fiction and its adaptation into a play script is not an easy task, especially when presenting it to an audience which is more than a little familiar with the setting and half of...

  • The Rock is Hercules

    Hercules (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 98 minutesDirected by: Brett RatnerStarring: Dwayne Johnson, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Ian McShane, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Aksel Hennie, Reece Ritchie, Rebecca Ferguson, Joseph Fiennes, Steve Peacocke, Peter...

  • One night of lawful anarchy

    The Purge: Anarchy (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 103 minutesDirected by: James DeMonacoStarring: Frank Grillo, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, Zoë Soul, Michael K. Williams, Justina Machado, John Beasley, Jack Conley, Noel Gugliemi,...

  • 1,000 pupils in Catch the Drop competition

    Awareness about water conservation is on the increase especially among primary and secondary students. This is evidenced by the participation of 963 pupils in a children’s drawing and painting competition on water shortage at Il-Fiera l-Kbira at...

  • Pavement obstruction

    Those walking along the upper seafront at Ta’ Xbiex Terrace are unable to use the pavement, from the point opposite Villa Brigadoon to the Italian ambassador’s residence, because it is always occupied by people on deckchairs, mostly on Saturdays...

  • Divided they shall remain

    A United Nations peacekeeping force was deployed in divided Cyprus in 1964 and remains there till this very day, patrolling the ‘Green Line’. Ray Bugeja spoke to some of the actors on the Turkish-Cypriot side. A sad episode in the history of...

  • Complaints backlog

    I have just read the article entitled ‘Resident loses right to appeal San Ġwann development’ (July 26). I have been complaining to Mepa for five years about illegally-built garages now spewing exhaust fumes through open windows right opposite our...