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    ABELA. DAVID died tragically on February 27, aged 51. He leaves to mourn his great loss his loving family, relatives and friends. Mass praesente cadavere will be cele­brated tomorrow, Monday March 27, at 2pm at Tal-Ibraġ church, followed...

  • Kolbe at Catholic Institute

    Kolbe at Catholic Institute

    The rock opera Kolbe, staged at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre, Victoria, several times, will now be staged at the Catholic Institute Theatre in Floriana on April 22.  The initiative was taken after the Franciscan Conventual Friars expressed their...

  • Joyce Muscat

    Mgr Charles Vella, writes: It is never easy to talk or write about a person so dear to her family and to all those who came to know her. Joyce was a dear person to her husband Richie, her three sons and to so many relatives and friends. For...

  • Thank God for Franceso!

    Thank God for Franceso!

    Monday, March 13, 2013, was a historic date for the Catholic Church, for Christianity and for the world. On that day, only few knew Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s mettle. There were those who saw in him a Pope who would move the Church into a...

  • Church Schools Sports Day

    Church Schools Sports Day

    The annual Sports Day for Gozo Church Primary Schools was held at the Gozo Sports Complex in Victoria. More than 650 students took part. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech presented medals to the winning teams.

  • Pharmacies open today

    Regent Pharmacy, 70, Merchants Street, Valletta (2124 5135);Brown’s Pharmacy, 706, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun (2123 8623);Evans Pharmacy, 96/98, St Sebastian Street, Qormi (2148 7020);Pharmaplus, Ganu Street, Birkirkara (2149 2958);Brown’s...

  • Quotes and news

    Josef Mayr-Nusser (1910-45), an Italian who had refused to take the oath of loyalty to Hitler was beatified as a martyr at the cathedral in Bolzano. The celebration was presided over by Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the...

  • Fun walk in aid of Puttinu Cares

    Fun walk in aid of Puttinu Cares

    More than €800 were raised during a fun walk in aid of Puttinu Cares last Sunday. The walk was organised by the Victoria Scout Group. Joining the group were their families, supporters and friends, including pets. Members of the Xagħra Scout Group...

  • Gaulitana: the week ahead

    Today: A recital, entitled Violin and Poet… A Capella, by violinist Reggie Clews and poet Alfred Grech at the Rotunda Church Museum, Xewkija, at 7.30pm. Friday: A violin and piano recital, Romanticism and Beyond, featuring the Gran Duo Italiano at...

  • Coming up

    • To mark Freedom Day, the Police Band, under the direction of Superintendent Mro Anthony Cassar, will give a concert at Independence Square, Victoria, today at 7.30pm • The picturesque Lunzjata Valley on the outskirts of Victoria and Kerċem will...

  • Suspected burglars arrested in Santa Venera

    Suspected burglars arrested in Santa Venera

    Two suspected burglars were arrested this evening in Santa Venera after residents on Triq il-Ferrovija called police after hearing unusual sounds on their roof.  Police said they were called to the area at around 7.15pm, with officers spotting two...

  • Turkey could hold referendum on EU accession - Erdogan

    Turkey could hold referendum on EU accession - Erdogan

    President Tayyip Erdogan said today that Turkey may hold a second referendum on whether to continue with European Union accession talks, following a planned vote on April 16 that could give him sweeping new powers. "Right now we are holding a...

  • Unit to recover organised crime proceeds stuck in limbo

    Unit to recover organised crime proceeds stuck in limbo

    A unit set up in 2015 to trace and recover the proceeds of organised crime has not become operational, this newspaper is told. Justice Minister Owen Bonnici described the establishment of the Asset Recovery Bureau as another important step in the...

  • With healthcare bill dead, US Republicans turn to taxes

    With healthcare bill dead, US Republicans turn to taxes

    After failing to repeal Obamacare, Republicans in the US Congress quickly pivoted yesterday to President Donald Trump's next priority: overhauling the federal tax code, but their plan has already split the business community. Division among...

  • Nine out of 10 theatre spaces are outside Valletta

    Nine out of 10 theatre spaces are outside Valletta

    Ninety per cent of the 78 theatre spaces in Malta and Gozo are located outside Valletta, the first audit of theatres unveiled yesterday shows. Only 37 per cent of theatres are public with the majority – 45 per cent – belonging to the Church, while...

  • Why was UNESCO report on MCC project not made public, eNGO asks

    Why was UNESCO report on MCC project not made public, eNGO asks

    Plans to restore the Mediterranean Conference Centre have been marred by authorities' failure to provide complete information about the works to be carried out, an environmental NGO has said.  In a statement, Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar said that...

  • Poor sound quality ruined our exams, say foreign language SEC students

    Poor sound quality ruined our exams, say foreign language SEC students

    Updated 7.45pm - Added student comments  Students sitting for their Italian SEC exams are up in arms after poor acoustics meant many could not understand what was being said during the exam's listening comprehension component.  White noise and...

  • How much did this eternal flame monument cost?

    How much did this eternal flame monument cost?

    The government has failed to give a breakdown of costs related to the new ‘Monument for the Maltese people’, originally designed as an abstract work of art commemorating former Prime Minster Dom Mintoff. Questions sent to the chairman of the Grand...

  • Thousands march in London to protest against Brexit

    Thousands march in London to protest against Brexit

    Thousands of people marched through London today to protest against Britain leaving the European Union, just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the bloc it joined 44 years ago. The...

  • We're not interested in one-sided coalitions, says Alternattiva Demokratika

    We're not interested in one-sided coalitions, says Alternattiva Demokratika

    Alternattiva Demokratika is not interested in one-sided coalitions in which small political parties end up being gobbled up by their larger partners, AD chairman Arnold Cassola said today.  Prof. Cassola said that while coalitions in more advanced...

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