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  • Most of Parliament building's stone fails safety test

    Most of Parliament building's stone fails safety test

    Almost two-thirds of the stone cut from a Qala quarry to clad the new Parliament building in Valletta failed rigorous tests and a safety certification cannot be issued, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. CFF Filiberti, the Italian company,...

  • Maltese newspapers review

    Maltese newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that most of the stone slabs for the new parliament building have failed tests of their strength. MaltaToday says fishermen have complained that...

  • Most of Parliament stone fails safety test

    Most of Parliament stone fails safety test

    Almost two-thirds of the stone cut from a Qala quarry to clad the new Parliament building in Valletta have failed rigorous tests and a safety certification cannot be issued, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. The Italian company responsible for...

  • Driver to ‘blame’ for Paqpaqli car crash

    British businessman and multimillionaire Paul Bailey is to bear the primary responsibility for causing the supercar crash which injured 23 people during the Paqpaqli Għall-Istrina motor show event in October, an inquiry has concluded. Led by...

  • Inquiry highlights shortcomings

    Inquiry highlights shortcomings

    October’s charity event Paqpaqli Għall-Istrina spiralled into one of the island’s worst motoring incidents after a supercar spiraled out of control injuring 23 people, three critically. Kim Dalli reports on the main findings of the inquiry...

  • Toni Abela is Muscat’s nominee for European Court of Auditors

    Toni Abela is Muscat’s nominee for European Court of Auditors

    Labour deputy leader Toni Abela will be Malta’s nominee for the European Court of Auditors, the government said yesterday. The 59-year-old lawyer was nominated by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to replace Louis Galea when his term expires in the...

  • OPM excuses Falzon: ‘he was defending himself’

    OPM excuses Falzon: ‘he was defending himself’

    Michael Falzon was exercising his right to defend himself, the Office of the Prime Minister said in reaction to the former parliamentary secretary’s verbal attack on the Auditor General. Dr Falzon used an interview on Xarabank last Friday to...

  • Suncrest staff party

    Suncrest staff party

    AX Holdings recently held a staff party at the Seashells Resort, Suncrest Hotel, Qawra.

  • Mass for journalists

    Mass for journalists

    To mark the feast of St Francis of Sales, patron saint of journalists, the Gozo Journalists Association held a Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Victoria. It was concelebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and Mgr Carmelo Scicluna...

  • Franks staff party

  • Ecumenical service

    Ecumenical service

    An ecumenical prayer service was held at St Augustine Church, Victoria, to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It was led by (from left) Fr Loreto Tabone, representing the Bishop of Gozo, St Andrew’s Church minister Kim Hurst, St Paul’s...

  • Hilltop Gardens clinical centre opens to residents, public

    Hilltop Gardens clinical centre opens to residents, public

    The Hilltop Gardens Retirement Village in Naxxar has opened its clinical centre, offering a 24-hour GP service and bringing a number of specialists and physicians under one roof. During a celebration held at Hilltop Gardens and attended by a...

  • Pigeon show

    Pigeon show

    The Gozo Pigeon Show was held at Xewkia primary school by the Rabat Racing Pigeon Society. Competitors exhibited 195 pigeons, which were adjudicated by a panel composed of Andre Scerri, Joe Saliba, John Catania, Manuel Sammut and Bertram Debono.

  • Awards night

    Awards night

    The Scout Association of Malta held its annual awards night for adult members. Chief Scout George Cassar commended the time given by these members to scouting and for being excellent role models to youth members. The total volunteer time among...

  • School foundress remembered

    School foundress remembered

    Pupils at St Francis School, Victoria, attended Mass to mark the 64th anniversary of the death of the school foundress, the venerable Mother Margherita Debrincat. It was celebrated at the Franciscan Sisters’ chapel by the school’s spiritual...

  • Fino celebrates 80th anniversary, rewards employees

    Fino celebrates 80th anniversary, rewards employees

    “High standards in quality, work ethic and respect for workers are pillars on which Fino has built and sustained its brand for the past 80 years,” said chairman Joseph F. X. Zahra during a commemorative event to celebrate the company’s anniversary...

  • Talk on 19th century obituaries

    Talk on 19th century obituaries

    The first of this year’s series of lectures organised by Wirt Għawdex was entitled ‘Waking the dead. Nineteenth-century obituaries as a mirror of Maltese social class’. In the lecture, Michael Refalo (right) spoke about impressively long and...

  • Resort receives global family club award

    Resort receives global family club award

    The Westin Dragonara Resort has been awarded a global award for its Westin Family programme by Starwood Hotels & Resorts. In a competition, open to all Westin hotels, teams were asked to submit their most recent family initiatives. As part of the...

  • Finders keepers, but not always

    Finders keepers, but not always

    Two drones, a hearing aid, a butcher’s knife and even a juice extractor were among some of the unusual items which in recent weeks were handed over to the police by law-abiding citizens. The temptation to have them for keeps must have been...

  • Vocal master classes with Miriam Gauci

    Vocal master classes with Miriam Gauci

    Soprano Miriam Gauci will run a series of master classes from March 28 to 30 between 1 and 3.30pm and 4.30 to 7pm at the Gozo Ministry Hall, St Francis Square, Victoria. They form part of the 10th edition of the Gaulitana music festival. The...