• Swimming pools on ridges in Gozo?

    Swimming pools on ridges in Gozo?

    On two occasions in this column I had commented about planning application PA1822/14 proposing the construction of a dwelling with a swimming pool on a ridge along Marsalforn Road, Xagħra. The application is objectionable for various reasons, some...

  • Kunċizzjoni dumping

    Kunċizzjoni dumping

    This recreational area at Kunċizzjoni, limits of Rabat, is constantly used as a dumping ground. Rabat local council has been alerted so as to consider taking some measures to try to prevent further dumping on site.

  • Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising 10th anniversary event at Golden Sands

    Cystic Fibrosis Fundraising 10th anniversary event at Golden Sands

    CF (Cystic Fibrosis) Fundraising organised its 10th anniversary event at the Radisson Golden Sands, Għajn Tuffieħa. The money raised – €25,000 – will go towards research for a cure to this life-threatening condition.

  • Imġiebaħ nature walk

    Imġiebaħ nature walk

    Birdlife Malta held a nature walk to Imġiebaħ Valley. It started at Selmun Palace and proceeded along the path in the garigue above the valley leading to the first apiaries were the first beehives were built. Participants then followed the pathway...

  • Bay Street inaugurates Retail Lounge on Level 2

    Bay Street inaugurates Retail Lounge on Level 2

    Bay Street in St George’s Bay hosted a reception to inaugurate the newly refurbished Retail Lounge on Level 2. Among distinguished guests hosted by the owners, directors and managers of Bay Street were Spanish Ambassador José Pons, Economic...

  • Winter constellations

    Winter constellations

    The night sky in December sees the late summer/autumn con­stellations stand out soon after sunset. It also welcomes some familiar winter constellations as well as the bright planet Jupiter – which rises by late evening around the last two weeks of...

  • Żejtun youths help Ursuline Creche

    Żejtun youths help Ursuline Creche

    Żejtun Organisation to Empower You youths collected canned food and other products in aid of the Sliema Ursuline Creche. More than 300 kilos of food were collected from Ġebel San Martin zone and Falconer Street in Żejtun in around 120 minutes.

  • Curriculum developed to promote resilience

    A pan-European curriculum de­signed to empower vulnerable pupils at risk of leaving school early, absenteeism, disengagement, bullying, social exclusion and marginalisation is set to be presented at a seminar on December 16. The curriculum was...

  • Conference on the family

    The National Federation of Past Pupils and Friends of Don Bosco in Malta is organising a conference on ‘The vocation and mission of the family in the Church and contemporary world’ – which was the central theme of the Synod of Bishops held last...

  • Upcycling celebration at Victoria primary

    Upcycling celebration at Victoria primary

    Upcycling – the process of transforming waste or unwanted products into new materials – was the theme of various activities held as part of a celebration open day at Gozo College’s Victoria Primary School. The activity was organised with the...

  • International Journal of Emotional Education

    Topics such as cultural issues in social and emotional learning, addressing the needs of minority students with challenging behaviour, and teaching kindness in schools are tackled in the latest edition of the International Journal of Emotional...

  • 650,000 meals for children

    650,000 meals for children

    Technogym will be donating 650,000 meals to children in some of the poorest countries as part of its Let’s Move and Donate Food campaign, being held at the Milan Expo. The aim of the campaign is to convert physical movement into meals for children...

  • Two-day expedition in Gozo

    Two-day expedition in Gozo

    Thirty St Aloysius’ College scouts and ventures, and 24 Eighth Swieqi girl guides and rangers took part in an annual two-day expedition in Gozo. They hiked through Għarb, Gordan Lighthouse, Żebbuġ, Xewkija, Ġgantija, Sannat, Kenuna Tower,...

  • CHOGM and youths

    CHOGM and youths

    Will solutions proposed by the Commonwealth bring about the international changes needed? With 53 member states, the Commonwealth can implement large-scale changes on a global level. Although the solutions presented at CHOGM have been innovative...

  • Abseiling raises €7,500

    Abseiling raises €7,500

    Around 600 people raised €7,500 during a 34-hour abseiling marathon in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza. The marathon, held at the Mosta bridge, was organised by the Mosta Scout Group, with the collaboration of the Mosta council and RTK. The sum will...

  • Sacred art exhibition

    Sacred art exhibition

    Gozitan artist Aaron Formosa is displaying 20 sacred art paintings at an exhibition entitled Light of the World at the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria. It is open today from 9am to 1pm and closes tomorrow.

  • Einstein comedy first activity at Esplora

    Einstein comedy first activity at Esplora

    A comedy about Albert Einstein’s life and achievements was the first activity at the Esplora interactive science centre at Villa Bighi, Kalkara. Tangram Theatre Com­pany from the UK performed several hour-long shows comprising physical theatre,...

  • Evviva Cecchetti!

    Evviva Cecchetti!

    Only once in a lifetime can one celebrate a golden anniversary of a special occasion – and it was truly an honour to host the achievements of Tanya Bayona’s dreams and vision when introducing the Cecchetti Method to Malta in 1965. It was a...

  • St John Bosco monument unveiled

    St John Bosco monument unveiled

    A monument by artist John Grima was unveiled by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech in front of St John Bosco Oratory chapel, Victoria, to mark the 50th anniversary of the building and the end of the bicen­tenary of the saint’s birth. It is also dedicated to...

  • Students visit European Parliament

    Students visit European Parliament

    A group of 25 San Andrea Senior School students took part in a five-day trip to Brussels. They visited the European Parliament chamber where plenary sessions are held and met MEPs Roberta Metsola, Therese Comodini Cachia, Miriam Dalli, Marlene...