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  • Leukaemia survivor will return as a nurse

    A woman who battled leukaemia four years ago will return to hospital to nurse people fighting similar conditions. “Instead of affecting me negatively, the ordeal pushed me into taking up nursing,” Janet Micallef said, sitting a few metres from...

  • Cowboy outgunned by the sheriff’s men!

    Driving through Gżira’s back streets may be a little less cheery these days as the popular wooden cowboy that has long stood in a corner was locked away in a scrapyard for not having the necessary permits. The statue, which for about 12 years...

  • A learning experience

    A direct flight from New York to Malta, if it had to operate, would take you 11 hours. As it is, with a couple of stops on the way, you would need around 20 hours to leave from JFK International and land in Luqa. However, it wasn’t the hours that...

  • Minimum standards for care homes

    As the government boasts of its efforts to raise the standard of services for the elderly in hospitals and homes, in many cases the situation on the ground is pathetic and deplorable. A correspondent writing on the horrors of ageing in this...

  • The French connection

    For many, France is a series of stereotypical images: the Eiffel Tower blinking its lights at midnight, a stretch of vineyards in Burgundy, the Gallic rooster emblazoned on the shirt of the national football team, and sweet-toothed people outside...

  • Weekly transport service since 1978

    France remains one of Malta’s top business partners. Products arriving from France include various imported commercial items such as automotive parts, fashion wear, food, manufactured products, chilled and frozen products, pharmaceuticals, luxury...

  • George Cross makes us proud

    I write this letter in memory of my parents, friends and other Maltese nationals who experienced World War II between 1940 and 1945. I am 84 years old and still remember what we Maltese went through during my boyhood years of nine to 14. We did...

  • It’s Le Mans man

    Did you know that Henry II was born in Le Mans, France? Or that the Musee de Tesse, the fine arts museum of the city, houses paintings by John Constable and Theodore Gericault? Of course you didn’t. Because what most people know about the French...

  • Hay Wharf

    I refer to the origin of the translation of Hay Wharf as Xatt it-Tiben, and the likelihood of it being named after Lord John Hay, Commander-in-Chief in Malta 1883-1887. Before Hay’s time the wharf was already being used for the storage of forage...

  • What’s cooking?

    Do you like to cook and enjoy French cuisine? Now you can combine both passions by joining one of Alex Bognor’s classes. Bognor provides you with a fantastic opportunity to learn and enjoy authentic French cuisine in Malta, using fresh local...