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  • Guided walk at Foresta 2000

    Bank of Valletta staff and their families recently went on a guided walk of Foresta 2000 at Marfa Ridge in Mellieħa, hosted by Birdlife Malta’s reserves warden Ray Vella. Mr Vella led the participants along trails through areas of steppe, garrigue...

  • Franciscan centenary

    Members of the Franciscan friary in Għajnsielem last Monday celebrated the centenary of the Maltese Franciscan province with a concelebrated Mass and Te Deum led by Fr Raymond Camilleri. The Franciscans have been present in Malta since the 15th...

  • Celebrate St George’s Day with Hank’s

    To celebrate St George’s Day, Henry J. Beans is holding a party on Wednesday at 8pm. Football enthusiasts can watch the first leg of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals while toasting to St George’s Day with a range of offers at Hank’s. The...

  • ESU debating academy

    A group of 16-year-old sixth form students recently took part in the English-Speaking Union Malta’s Debating Academy, during which they engaged in a series of debates to practise public speaking based on well-researched, objective positions on...

  • Bank renews its support to Dinja Waħda programme

    Bank of Valletta has renewed its support for the Dinja Waħda programme run by Birdlife Malta in local primary schools. The bank has been supporting it since 2007. The programme offers teachers a child-friendly guide with a range of practical,...

  • Spiritual reflections

  • US Ambassador supports YWCA Malta’s scheme

    To support YWCA Malta’s furnishing homes scheme, US Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley presented a sofa to Dar Qalb ta’ Gesu for the comfort of the residents. Through the scheme, YWCA collects good-quality furniture and furnishings to...

  • Teaching the love of learning

    Immaculate Conception Secondary School Tarxien, which forms part of St Jeanne Antide College, has the highest percentage of students who decide to further their studies after compulsory education, beating all other State, Church and independent...

  • Sacred art exhibition

    Humanitas is the title of a sacred art exhibition being held at the Seminary in Victoria during Holy Week. The exhibition was set up by Manuel Farrugia of Victoria and opened by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. The exhibition is open until today from 9am...

  • MEP candidate visits St Patrick’s Hotel

    Former prime minister and MEP candidate Alfred Sant recently paid a visit to St Patrick’s Hotel in Xlendi, where he said hotels in Gozo could only benefit when the EU will start taking tourism more seriously, ensuring regional growth takes place...

  • Ukraine calls truce for Easter

    The Ukrainian government said it will not attack pro-Russian separatists over the Easter weekend as its US ally threatened Moscow with new sanctions if it fails to persuade the militants to surrender. The Kremlin denies having control over gunmen...

  • Educational visit to London

    St Ignatius College’s Girls’ Secondary School, Ħandaq, recently held a four-day educational visit to London for its Form 3 science, arts and business studies students which provided a multitude of holistic learning experiences. The students toured...

  • Art exhibition

    A small collection of works of art by some of Malta’s leading 20th century artists is being exhibited at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum in St George’s Square, Victoria. They include works by Josef Kalleya (1898-1998), Giuseppe Briffa (1901-1987),...

  • Putting the fun into fundraising

    Drama Outreach Project is holding another fundraiser at the Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s on April 30. DO Project was set up in 2013 with the aim to offer underprivileged children in developing countries the chance to learn drama and English...

  • Air strike kills 13 militants in central Yemen

    An air strike killed 13 suspected al-Qaeda militants in the central Yemeni province of al-Bayda yesterday, security and tribal sources said. “An air strike targeted cars that suspected al-Qaeda militants were in and killed 13 of them in the...

  • PN and Civil Unions Bill

    What is your verdict on the PN’s first year in opposition? I think it is too early to judge. It clearly needs reorganisation and establishment of identity. Christina Meli, 26, BA (Hons) History of Art. After around 25 years in government, I think...

  • A week in France

    Six students from Gozo College’s Girls’ Secondary recently spent a week in a school in Poitiers, France, as part of the Comenius project Robotics and the Industrial World, funded by an EU grant. During the week at Lycée Pilote Innovant, the girls...

  • Events for your diary

    • The Bank of Valletta Philatelic Club is holding a meeting on Tuesday at 6pm at Fatima Sanctuary Convent, Guardamangia. For more information, call 7931 5509. • Volunteers of the Lay Missionary Society are holding an activity to raise missionary...

  • Search for Malaysia plane could end within a week

    The current underwater search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, focused on a tight 10-km circle of the sea floor, could be completed within a week, Australian search officials said yesterday. Malaysia said the search was at a “very...

  • Mcast has top young scientist

    Juan Sarcia, an engineering student at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, won the top prize at the Contest for Young Scientists during the recently held NSTF Science Expo. His winning project involves real-time monitoring of fuel,...

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