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  • ‘I was happy to see Maltese flag go up’

    Hugh Hurrell was sad to see the Union Jack lowered but glad that the Maltese were hoisting their own flag with its symbolic cross of bravery on top of a long white mast at the Independence Arena in Floriana, 50 years ago. “We changed into our...

  • Jesuit priest recalls e-mail from beheaded journalist

    Fr Paul Pace was shocked like many others by the brutal murder of American photojournalist James Foley at the hands of Islamic extremists. But for the Jesuit priest the tragic story also brought back memories of Mr Foley’s “touching words” of...

  • The storm rages on big screen

    Into the Storm (2014)Certified: 12ADuration: 89 minutesDirected by: Steven QualeStarring: Richard Armitage, Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Alycia Debnam Carey, Arlen Escarpeta, Jeremy Sumpter, Nathan Kress, Max Deacon, Kyle Davis, Scott...

  • In Betweeners go Down Under

    The In Betweeners 2 (2014)Certified: 15Duration: 96 minutesDirected by: Damian Beesley and Iain MorrisStarring: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison, Joe Thomas, Emily Berrington, Freddie Stroma, David Field, Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Tamla...

  • Apple dumplings

    Ingredients350g shortcrust pastry4 cooking apples, peeled and cored55g brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling25g butterPinch of ground cinnamonPinch of ground ginger55g dried apricots, chopped25g toasted hazelnuts, choppedEggs, beaten for...

  • Derby win lifts City and Agius

    Floriana 0Valletta 2Elford-Aliyu 64; Nafti 85; Valletta are finally off the mark as last night the champions needed two second-half goals to see off rivals Floriana and chalk up their first victory of the season. It was far from a comfortable...

  • Fenech maintains Stripes’ perfect start

    Birkirkara 1Fenech 90+;Naxxar Lions 0 Paul Fenech was the toast of the town yesterday as the battling midfielder hit a last-gasp goal that enabled Birkirkara to overcome a stubborn Naxxar side and maintain his team’s perfect start to the...

  • Crucifixion and challenges

    I refer to the challenge by Fr Joe Borg in The Sunday Times of Malta (August 24). He asked me on behalf of my audience (!) to name at least one person who “acted as part of a concerted conspiracy to ensnare the Church in a political quagmire”.

  • Lord’s warning

    A simple reminder of the Lord’s own words as a contribution to the current debate on ‘so-called’ Islamophobic homilies. Gospel of St John, chapter 16: “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. They will put you out of the...

  • Regularising investments with the Inland Revenue

    In the context of states’ growing efforts to fight tax evasion through concrete measures, the exchange of information network through bilateral and multilateral agreements between tax authorities is ever on the increase and the obligation to...