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  • Breast cancer research talk

    Malta Café Scientifique and the University Research Trust are organising a talk entitled ‘Surviving and thriving: breast cancer research in Malta’ tomorrow at 7.30pm at The Palace, Valletta. Research by the Breast Cancer Research Group is being...

  • 25th anniversary of Pope’s visit marked by choir concert

    25th anniversary of Pope’s visit marked by choir concert

    A concert by the Gresham Preparatory School Choir, UK, under the musical direction of Nathan Waring, was held by the JP2 Foundation at Our Lady of Loreto church, Għajnsielem, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of St John Paul II’s visit to Gozo.

  • Dive into marine biology during three afternoons

    Dive into marine biology during three afternoons

    A series of short, intensive marine biology courses will be held in July and August by the AquaBioTech Group. The course consists of eight hours of lectures and snorkelling or scuba diving sessions spread over three afternoons. The lectures will...

  • Times of Malta word game

    Times of Malta word game

    Kenneth Abela of Naxxar is the winner of the last word game series. He won a voucher of €150 to spend at any of the Scholl Foothealth Centre outlets located in Sliema, Valletta, Mosta, Fgura and Victoria. The winner was presented with his prize by...

  • Irish back gay marriage in ‘social revolution’ shift

    Irish back gay marriage in ‘social revolution’ shift

    Irish voters backed same-sex marriage by a landslide in a referendum marking a dramatic social shift in the traditionally Catholic country, government ministers and opponents of the Bill said yesterday. Final results were not expected until later...

  • Young scientists contest winners

    Young scientists contest winners

    Two teams from Gozo College’s primary school, Victoria, and a team from St Theresa primary school, Kerċem, were the top three teams in this year’s NSTF Primary School Contest for Young Scientists.

  • Talk on baroque links between Malta, Rome

    A hitherto unexplored connection between the building of the baroque church of Santa Maria della Vittoria in Rome and the Hospitaller Order of Malta is the subject of an illustrated talk to be given by Denis De Lucca at the Italian Cultural...

  • St Rita’s feast

    To celebrate the feast of St Rita, Mass and prayers for the elderly will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7pm at the Buskett chapel, Verdala. Masses next Sunday will be said at 8 and10 am. The 11am Mass will be attended by President...

  • Quadruplets joy for 65-year-old

    A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticised by medical professionals because of her age, RTL television has reported. Annegret Raunigk gave birth to a girl, Neeta, and three boys –...

  • Nadur painting restored

    Nadur painting restored

    A painting of St Francis of Paola at St Peter and St Paul basilica, Nadur, has been restored by Fr Charles Vella. Although the painting’s date and artist are unknown, according to tradition it was donated to Nadur parish church by the Gozo matrice...

  • School celebrates Green Flag award

    School celebrates Green Flag award

    Pupils and students at St Joseph School, Blata l-Bajda, celebrated winning the Green Flag for the fifth consecutive time, 10 years since winning the award for the first time. The flag, awarded by Nature Trust Malta as part of the Ekoskola...

  • Events for your diary

    • International speaker Polly Higgins will discuss the threat and international law regarding ecocide, and leadership on recognition of environmental destruction as a crime: on Wednesday at 7.30pm at Bottegin, Palazzo Xara, Rabat; on Thursday...

  • Shi’ite militias advance on IS insurgents near Iraq’s Ramadi

    Shi’ite militias advance on IS insurgents near Iraq’s Ramadi

    Shi’ite Muslim militiamen and Iraqi army forces launched a counter-offensive against Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi yesterday, a militia spokesman said, aiming to reverse potentially devastating gains by the jihadi militants. The fall of...

  • BOV staff donation to Arka Foundation

    BOV staff donation to Arka Foundation

    Bank of Valletta Gozo regional manager Horace Laudi is pictured presenting a €500 donation from the bank’s staff to Fr Michael Galea to assist in the running of Arka Foundation. The foundation needs about €233,000 annually.

  • Mcast students’ educational visits

    Mcast students’ educational visits

    Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology students on the electrical and electronics engineering foundation course took part in various educational visits aimed at exposing them to existing technologies in industry and helping them to better...

  • The President’s engagements

    8.30am The President meets Layla Brassesco at San Anton Palace. 9am The President presides over a Board of Appeal meeting of the Malta Community Chest Fund at San Anton Palace. 9.30am The President receives representatives from Europa Donna Malta,...

  • Greek PM: we’re on final stretch towards deal with lenders

    Greek PM: we’re on final stretch towards deal with lenders

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said yesterday his government was on the final stretch of negotiations with its international lenders on a cash-for-reforms deal that would not involve further pension cuts and harsh austerity. After four months...

  • Blessed by his Spirit

    Today’s readings: Acts 2,1-11; 1Corinthians 12,3-7.12-13; John 20,19-23. We are living a very particular moment in history when we badly need to share a common outlook and perspective at least on a set of issues that are vital for to safeguard our...

  • St John Bosco relics in Gozo

    St John Bosco relics in Gozo

    A casket containing the relics of St John Bosco was taken to Gozo last Sunday at the end of a four-day visit to the Maltese islands. The relic is currently touring the world as part of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Don Bosco’s...

  • Gunning down silence at Il-Busbesija

    Gunning down silence at Il-Busbesija

    Grain fields at il-Busbesija heights, not far from the Mġarr-Mosta roundabout, are at present full of yellow stubble as farmers wonder whether they should risk planting next year’s crop. These golden fields are now the target for a plan to build a...