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  • Debt-ridden supermarket chain facing liquidation

    Debt-ridden supermarket chain facing liquidation

    D More Holdings, which owns the debt-ridden More Supermarkets chain, is facing liquidation after an attempt to place the company under administration failed, The Sunday Times of Malta has learnt. According to the Companies Act, once a company is...

  • Special handstamp

    Special handstamp

    The committee set up by the Gozo Ministry to coordinate the season’s activities had a commemorative cancellation designed by Anthony Grech used at the Victoria Post Office. The Milied f’Għawdex handstamp highlights the essentially religious...

  • Managing imprinting disorders

    In an interview with Patricia Camilleri for University Matters on Campus FM 103.7, Jean Calleja Agius recently discussed imprinting disorders (IDs), a group of rare congenital diseases affecting growth, development and metabolism with a lifelong...

  • The President’s engagements

    7.30am The President presides over the weekly management meeting at San Anton Palace, Attard. 9.15am The President receives parents of students who attend Mariam Al-Batool School on a courtesy call at San Anton Palace. 10am The President attends a...

  • Air strikes, clashes near two Libyan oil ports

    Forces loyal to Libya’s recognised government yesterday conducted air strikes on targets near the eastern oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es-Sider to stop an advance by a rival force, officials said. The clashes are part of a wider struggle in the...

  • Malta second highest for deaths by strokes

    Malta second highest for deaths by strokes

    Almost one-fifth of Maltese die within one month of being admitted to hospital after suffering a stroke, according to a report, which is the second highest rate in Europe. Only Latvia ranks lower – 19 per cent compared with Malta’s 18.8 per cent –...

  • Focus on sexual health

    Youth Gozo was held on the last weekend of November. The yearly set of events, organised by GUG (Gozo University Group) in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ this year focused on sexual health, with a Gozitan dimension. On Friday several Gozitan...

  • French Ambassador at St Martin’s College

    French Ambassador at St Martin’s College

    French Ambassador Michel Vandepoorter visited St Martin’s College to celebrate the first bilingual programme for French native speakers in Malta which was set up this year at Chiswick House School and St Martin’s College. Vandepoorter, accompanied...

  • Announcements

    SAMMUT. On December 13, JOSEPH, from Valletta, aged 88, peacefully went to meet the Risen Lord, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his sisters and their spouses, nephews and nieces, relatives and friends. The...

  • Air traffic system failure identified

    Air traffic system failure identified

    The chaos that hit British airports on Friday was sparked by an unprecedented systems failure, it was disclosed yesterday. Air traffic control company Nats has given its first detailed explanation of the problem at its national centre in Swanwick,...

  • AD deplores use of inquiries for political purposes

    AD deplores use of inquiries for political purposes

    Alternattiva Demokratika chairman Arnold Cassola yesterday deplored the Prime Minister’s use of an inquiry into the death of a migrant to score political points and challenged him to release all unpublished inquiries. Although it was positive that...

  • Traditional crafts exhibition

    Traditional crafts exhibition

    Trophies were distributed last Monday to prize winners among the participants in the Exhibition of Traditional Crafts organised by the Gozo Agricultural, Industrial and Cultural Society at the Exhibition Hall of the Ministry for Gozo from December...

  • A fait accompli at Santa Luċija

    A fait accompli at Santa Luċija

    The ‘public consultation’ exercise conducted earlier this week in connection with the proposed elderly people’s residential home in an outside development zone (ODZ) area in Santa Luċija allows one to draw some interesting conclusions, as normally...

  • Abraham Galea

    Joseph Busuttil writes: The recent passage to pastures new of this eminent psychiatrist should not be allowed to fade away without highlighting some of the major milestones he brought about in the mental health field. Throughout his lengthy...

  • US Congress limps to end of raucous post-election session

    The US Congress, hobbled all year by partisan infighting, was struggling to pass basic measures such as funding the government and extending popular tax breaks. With its back up against a midnight deadline yesterday for paying for government...

  • MEP Sant queries threat of asbestos

    Alfred Sant has recast the spotlight on the fate of hundreds of European Commission employees, including 50 Maltese, still working in an asbestos-ridden building. The Labour MEP asked the Brussels executive whether it had a definite date by when...

  • The gift of prophecy

    Today’s readings: Isaiah 61, 1-2.10-11; 1 Thessalonians 5, 16-24; John 1, 6-8.19-28 The existential restlessness that has always characterised humanity – and that in this present time marks all aspects of life – can easily take hold of us and...

  • Mcast three-day open activity

    Mcast three-day open activity

    A three-day open activity at Mcast (Gozo) was organised recently for secondary students, parents and members of the public. Mcast guides took charge of the activity during which visitors were shown around the various technical laboratories and...

  • A waste free event

    A waste free event

    Nature Trust Malta held the annual Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) seminar and awards ceremony at Gozo College Sannat Primary and Special Unit. Two schools – Sannat Primary and St Francis Victoria – were awarded their first Green Flag...

  • George Fenech

    Peter and Carlos Calamatta write: With the passing away of George Fenech of Tumas Group, Malta has lost one of its greatest entrepreneurs. I, and all my family, have lost a dear friend and mentor. When I embarked on a landscaping career in the...