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  • Malta and World War I – January-May 1917

    Charles Debono, curator of the National War Museum, takes readers back a century to the first few months of 1917 through some of the most significant or poignant wartime stories appearing in local newspapers of the time. Collections for welfare of...

  • Urethral plugs: a critical emergency

    This week, Dante’s problem finally cleared up. Dante is a seven-year-old ginger tom-cat who was rescued off the streets with a broken hip, nursed back to health and adopted by a loving family complete with nine other cats and a dog. His owners...

  • Maltese comedy is going stateside

    As well-loved actor and comedian Chris Dingli gets ready to take his five-star-rated show Bad Dad across to North America, he’s asking readers for help. He tells Jo Caruana why. Chris Dingli is easily one of Malta’s most best-known comic actors.

  • The big hoax

    Following an article that appeared in this newspaper last Sunday about a new film linking the MMR vaccine to autism, consultant paediatrician Victor Grech explains why the claims are utterly false. Massive research (at the taxpayers’ [our!]...

  • Vintage is the new vogue

    I remember the first time I showed my vintage finds to my mother and her less than enthusiastic reaction. I had happened upon a tiny shop while I was ambling around the vicinity of school during some free lesson and, true to character, what...

  • Celebrating books, celebrating inclusion

    As the world marks Libraries Day, Malta Libraries CEO and national librarian Cheryl Falzon offers an overview of the programme the NGO has created to help mark the occasion. Inclusion and diversity are this year’s themes as book worms unite to...

  • Misleading travel booking websites

    Complaints related to online travel services are now among the most common ones lodged with the European Consumer Centres. An increasing number of consumers are facing problems concerning misleading information when booking their holiday using an...

  • Consumer Claims Tribunal decisions – cruise complaint

    A consumer and her husband booked a 10-day summer cruise which cost over €2,000. The problem with the cruise was the cabin they were given. The consumer claimed that during the night she could not sleep because of the intolerable noises and...

  • Public warning statement issued by director general within the MCCA

    Josephine Borg, director general (consumer affairs) at the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority, has issued a public statement in accordance with Article 8 of the Consumer Affairs Act (Cap.378), in which she said that: Mr Franz ...

  • Trade protectionism threatens global economy’s broad-based upturn – Reuters poll

    The global economy is in a broad-based upturn with core inflation at last on the rise, according to a majority of economists polled by Reuters, but the worldwide gains remain under threat from trade protectionism. Those findings come as the...