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  • British island of St Helena gets ready for guests

    British island of St Helena gets ready for guests

    Plans to develop tourism in one of Britain’s most far-flung outposts are proceeding fast. Following news that air services will begin to St Helena next year comes an announcement that a new hotel is to open on the remote South Atlantic...

  • Keeping it in the family

    Keeping it in the family

    Alan and his nephew John Montanaro share more than just family ties. They talk to Sandra Aquilina about comedy and their next production, Completely Hollywood (Abridged). When did you discover that you could make people laugh? JOHN – My...

  • Emirates premieres film about aeroplane history

    Emirates premieres film about aeroplane history

    Emirates has hosted the in-flight premiere of National Geographic film Living in the Age of Airplanes onboard one of its double-decker A380 planes. The film, intended for IMAX, giant screen, digital and other specialty cinemas, celebrates how...

  • Klezmer workshops by a master

    Klezmer workshops by a master

    In an interview with Iggy Fenech, the London-based fiddle player and folk writer Chris Haigh talks about Klezmer music, his work with Morcheeba and Riverdance, and the Klezmorimalta Foundation’s upcoming workshop. Although few people can describe...

  • Holidaymakers lose €3bn to online booking scams

    Holidaymakers lose €3bn to online booking scams

    Fraudsters conned British holidaymakers out of €3 billion last year through a series of internet-based scams and deceptions, a report shows. Criminal groups have targeted online booking firms to swindle cash from unsuspecting customers, many of...

  • Making the pieces fit

    Making the pieces fit

    Mosaic artist Paulene Attard is showing her latest exhibition of works at the church of Santa Maria ta’ Doni in Rabat this month. She tells Jo Caruana about the laborious process and the works of art that come out of it. We all find our creative...

  • Modern peace can’t hide the horrors of recent past

    Modern peace can’t hide the horrors of recent past

    Visiting the temples of Angkor Wat and notorious Killing Fields of Pol Pot’s regime leaves blogger Sue Grech Cumbo admiring the locals’ resilience. If you're one of those travellers who rate a place by its people, unspoilt landscape and history,...

  • Lecture about Ħal Millieri

    Lecture about Ħal Millieri

    Anthony Bonanno is delivering a lecture about Ħal Millieri on Thursday at 6.30pm at Din l-Art Ħelwa, Valletta. Bonanno will take a quick journey down memory lane to recount two episodes in the history of the Annunciation Church of Ħal Millieri.

  • ‘Can’t beat ’em? Eat ’em’ stance on reef’s lionfish

    ‘Can’t beat ’em? Eat ’em’ stance on reef’s lionfish

    In a reef just off the popular USS Kittiwake dive site in Grand Cayman, hunters armed with spears seek out lionfish: an invasive species so destructive that authorities want them caught and served up as a tasty dish. With their striking pectoral...

  • An understated dignity and depth

    An understated dignity and depth

    Still AliceDirector: Richard Glatzer, Wash WestmorelandStarring: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart101 mins; Class 18;KRS Releasing Ltd It has happened to most of us at some point that halfway through a conversation we can’t quite...

  • Sailors, Morocco and the 70s

    Sailors, Morocco and the 70s

    Romee Strijd and Juan Betancourt are the faces of the Stradivarius spring campaign, featuring a tale of romance that highlights love as one of the brand’s key values. A series of images take viewers on a journey shared by a tender, loving couple...

  • Enjoy a grand day out in this most royal borough

    Enjoy a grand day out in this most royal borough

    There is something absolutely magical about Kingston, an air of grandeur that stems from its royal past that dates back to pre-1066 England, when the Saxons still ruled England and the Normans were building a name for themselves in continental...

  • Where legend and magic collide

    Where legend and magic collide

    Seventh Son is another movie release based on a successful fantasy-based series of books. The series, b­y Joseph Delaney, was inspired by various ghost stories that the author learned about his home village of Stalmine. “I used to teach in...

  • Femininity is timeless

    Femininity is timeless

    Versace’s new Eros Pour Femme is an alchemy of tempting bright and feminine notes with Sicilian lemon, Calabrian bergamot and pomegranate grains to amaze and seduce. A refined accord of lemon and jasmine, the fragrance conveys an authentic and...

  • Good omens

    Good omens

    Ed eats Il PirataPaceville StreetSt Julian’sTel: 2137 5827 Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 6/10Value: 8/10Overall: 7/10 The wave of Italian and Sicilian restaurants that are spreading around the island is rolling in quite steadily. If you’ve been...

  • Doesn’t reach heady heights

    Doesn’t reach heady heights

    The Divergent Series: InsurgentDirector: Robert SchwentkeStarring: Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Theo James119 mins; Class 12;KRS Releasing Ltd Previously, on Divergent: in a post-apocalyptic Chicago, its population has been divided in-to...

  • Chance within reach

    Chance within reach

    Chanel has launched Chance in a new size and new limited editions, three bottles that can be held in the palm of one’s hand. Chance, Chance Eau Fraîche and Chance Eau Tendre are yellow, green and pink. Chance is a floral fragrance. The soft and...

  • A cook’s travels

    A cook’s travels

    Whenever I have cooked abroad as guest chef, I have returned with my own repertoire immeasurably enriched with new recipes, unusual techniques and previously unfamiliar ingredients. My stay in Colombia, for example, was invaluable, coinciding with...

  • Strikingly no-holds-barred

    TrashDirector: Stephen DaldryStarring: Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura111 mins; Class TBA;KRS Releasing Ltd A man clearly in distress. The police are at his door. He manages to evade them for a while in a desperate escape and chucks his...

  • Little bit diva, little bit retro

    Little bit diva, little bit retro

    Chamilia has unveiled its spring 2015 collection to add to its collectible charms offerings, featuring a cheery music theme, bright colours and unique charm beads to add to bracelets, necklaces or earrings. The collection is focused on the music...

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