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  • Powerful quake strikes off Papua New Guinea

    An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG) this morning, triggering a tsunami alert for several Pacific islands though that was subsequently wound back to cover just PNG and the neighbouring Solomon Islands. The United States...

  • Staff safe as car blows up near Italy's Tripoli embassy

    Staff safe as car blows up near Italy's Tripoli embassy

    Staff at the Italian embassy in Tripoli are all safe after a car bombing in the Libyan capital, Italy's foreign ministry has said. It said the explosion was "in the vicinity of the Italian and Egyptian embassies" in Tripoli. The ministry said last...

  • Malta newspapers review

    Malta newspapers review

    The following are the top stories in the Maltese newspapers today. The Sunday Times of Malta reports that Air Malta is planning cost-cutting measures worth €6 million, which may include job cuts and a wage freeze, following the government’s failed...

  • Top EU job for PM? ‘I’m happy here,’ he says

    Top EU job for PM? ‘I’m happy here,’ he says

    Tongues have been wagging in Brussels over a potential socialist bid to replace Donald Tusk as President of the European Council when his term expires in May. But of the potential replacements being mentioned so far, the one that has surprised...

  • Young dock worker steps into his late father’s shoes

    Young dock worker steps into his late father’s shoes

    An 18-year-old who has just lost his father to leukaemia is following in his dad’s footsteps at the dockyard, literally and metaphorically. Luke Pisani wears his father’s shoes at the Palumbo Malta Shipyard, where he has just been taken on as an...

  • Investigation on Bartolo payment

    Investigation on Bartolo   payment

    The government’s internal audit department has launched an investigation into a payment made to a contractor on the orders of Education Minister Evarist Bartolo. Last Sunday this newspaper revealed that in October 2015, Mr Bartolo ordered a...

  • Stamp collectors review year

    Stamp collectors review year

    The Gozo Philatelic Society recently held its annual general meeting at Il-Ħaġar museum, Victoria. Secretary Antoine Vassallo presented a report on activities held last year and members discussed ways to promote the hobby. At the end of the...

  • Gozo Tourism Awards

    Gozo Tourism Awards

    Jean Pierre Grech, owner and chef patron of Zafiro Restaurant, won the Gozo Tourism Worker of the Year Award 2016, and the Gozo Young Tourism Worker of the Year Award was won by Moira Debrincat, head chef at Brookies Restaurant. The 2016 Gozo...

  • New archpriest for Għarb

    New archpriest for Għarb

    A programme of activities was held to mark the installation of Għarb’s new archpriest Mgr Trevor Sultana on January 14. The Visitation and Precursor bands accompanied him in a procession to the parish church. Matthew Bajada, a youth from the...

  • Call for more University academics to upload research on online repository

    Call for more University academics to upload research on online repository

    While presenting a copy of his recent four-volume publication Island Studies to the University Library, University pro-rector Godfrey Baldacchino called on University academics to upload their research output on the Open Access Repository at the...

  • Literary resource centre opened

    Literary resource centre opened

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo (left) last Tuesday inaugurated the Doris Vella Literacy Resource Centre at Sannat Primary School. The centre has a collection of 1,500 literacy and educational resources including big books, research reference...

  • Students’ robots gear up for ‘The Big Challenge’

    Students’ robots gear up for ‘The Big Challenge’

    The first edition of ‘The Big Challenge’, in which robots built by students from Mcast, Savio College, the University of Malta and Middlesex University’s Malta campus will compete in an obstacle course at the 2017 Malta Robotics Olympiad, which...

  • Marsascala PN club marks 25th anniversary

    Marsascala PN club marks 25th anniversary

    The PN Club in Marsascala hosted its annual New Year drinks reception, during which PN leader Simon Busuttil unveiled a commemorative plaque marking the club’s 25th anniversary.

  • New Cathedral archpriest installed

    New Cathedral archpriest installed

    Mgr Joseph Sultana was last Sunday installed as archpriest of the Gozo Cathedral. After leading morning prayers at the parish of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Xagħra, his home village, he paid a visit to Leone Band Club prior to...

  • Oxford University professor impressed at IMLI’s progress

    Oxford University professor impressed at IMLI’s progress

    Prof. Francis Reynolds, professor emeritus at University of Oxford, recently complimented the International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), hosted by the University of Malta, Msida, for the progress and development it had achieved over the years.

  • €25,000 for L-Istrina from AX Holdings

    €25,000 for L-Istrina from AX Holdings

    Once more AX Holdings has pledged its full support towards L-Istrina by a donation totalling €25,000. The company donated €20,000, which were partly collected from employees, and topped up by management. The other €5,000 were collected over summer...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of St Anthony the Abbot will be celebrated today in Xagħra. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass at 8.30am. Victory Band will play marches at 9.30am. The saint’s statue will be taken out of the church at 10am to St...

  • EFL teacher wins award

    EFL teacher wins award

    Paula Morgan recently won Link School of English’s 18th annual EFL Teacher’s Award, which is based on feedback received from students through questionnaires. School director Roger De Gaetano said Morgan, who has been teaching English as a foreign...

  • Chinese evening course

    The University of Malta’s Confucius Institute is offering to the public an eight-week evening course in Chinese language and culture at basic and intermediate levels. The elementary course will run every Tuesday from February 7 to March 28 and the...

  • How Trump’s climate change actions may affect everyone

    How Trump’s climate change actions may affect everyone

    Over 95 per cent of scientists believe that climate change is taking place and our survival depends on world leaders taking concrete steps to slow it down. Factual data, such as that presented below, cannot be denied, and yet US President Donald...

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