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  • Give organ donors the final say on transplants, urges support group

    Grieving relatives should no longer have the ability to overturn organ donors’ decisions, according to a transplant support group. Alfred Debattista, who heads Malta Transplant Support, an NGO, is calling upon the government to give organ donors...

  • Karting in Għajnsielem

    Karting in Għajnsielem

    The centre of the village of Għajnsielem was transformed into a racetrack last Sunday, where spectators enjoyed an exciting series of kart races, with the route taking the drivers around the village square and streets. Organised by the Island...

  • Confucius Institute Day

    The Confucius Institute (CI) at the University of Malta will hold a series of activities in De Vallette Square, Valletta, on September 27 from 10am to 2pm as a part of a global celebration taking place in similar institutes all over the world. The...

  • Events for your diary

    • Sisters of Charity of St Jeanne Antide will be organising a fundraising pasta buffet on October 10 at the University Residence (opposite Lija Primary School). Donation €10 for adults and €5 for children aged between five and 12. Tickets can be...

  • Scottish independence campaign battle draws warning to businesses

    The campaign battle over Scottish independence took a bitter turn yesterday when a senior Nationalist warned businesses such as BP that they could face punishment for voicing concern over the impact of secession. With the fate of the UK on a knife...

  • 150th anniversary of Gozo diocese

    On September 16, 1864, Blessed Pope Pius IX established Gozo and Comino as an autonomous diocese following repeated petitions by Gozitan priests and people, who had striven for 66 years to achieve this goal. On October 30, 1798, Saverio Cassar,...

  • Seminar on neuroanatomy, psychiatric disorders

    The University’s Department of Psychology is holding a one-day continuing professional development seminar on Neuroanatomy, Psychiatric Disorders and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5). The speaker...

  • The President’s engagements

    9am The President and Mr Preca visit Children with Cancer UK at Great Ormond Street, London. 10am The President and Mr Preca visit Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. 11.45am The President and Mr Preca visit the National Hospital Neurology and...

  • Iraq halts air offensive on IS-held areas

    Iraq halts air offensive on IS-held areas

    Iraq’s Shi’ite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said yesterday that he had ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, addressing a condition set by Sunni Muslim tribal figures to support his campaign against Islamic State...

  • Confiscated car destroyed over owner’s unpaid fines

    Confiscated car destroyed over owner’s unpaid fines

    A sports car that was confiscated by court order and sold at auction had to be returned to the government and destroyed after it emerged that €4,000 in registration fees incurred by the owner could not be waived. The law courts’ Asset Management...

  • Mosaic mural for hospital

    Mosaic mural for hospital

    A mosaic mural entitled Il-Ħajja Sabiha has been installed at the foyer of Tal-Ibraġġ Hospital in Victoria. It is the work of some 20 members of psychiatric support group Step Ahead, which is led by Pauline Camilleri, Jeanette Falzon and Marlene...

  • Youth vocations centre

    Youth vocations centre

    About 100 youths have registered their participation in the monthly meetings and weekend activities to be organised by the diocesan Vocations Centre in the forthcoming academic year. The youths attended Mass at the Seminary in Rabat led by...

  • Archbishop’s engagements

    9.15am The Archbishop presides over a Curia senior staff meeting at his residence, Attard. 6.30pm The Archbishop celebrates Mass at St Paul’s Bay on the first centenary of the arrival of the titular statue. Tuesday 6pm The Archbishop participates...

  • War is madness, says Pope

    War is madness, says Pope

    Pope Francis yesterday urged the world to shed its apathy in the face of what he sees as a third world war, intoning “war is madness” at the foot of a Fascist-era monument to soldiers killed in World War I. Francis’ aim in recalling those who died...

  • PL deputy leader joins orchestra board

    PL deputy leader joins orchestra board

    Labour deputy leader Toni Abela has been appointed as one of the members of the board of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr Abela confirmed the appointment when contacted yesterday, saying he had expressed a wish to sit on the board because of...

  • The power of intercession

    Today’s readings: Numbers 21, 4-9; Philippians 2, 6-11; John 3, 13-17. In his book The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran writes: “Some of you say that love and joy are greater than sorrow, and others say, ‘Nay, sorrow is the greater’. But I say unto you,...

  • San Ġorġ Preca musical in Malta

    San Ġorġ Preca musical in Malta

    A musical on San Ġorġ Preca, written and produced by the Gozo Don Bosco Oratory youths, is being staged at the Catholic Institute in Floriana on September 26 and 28. The music for Dun Gorg – il-musical is by Francesco Grech and lyrics by Mark...

  • Second consecutive summer sighting of compass jellyfish

    Second consecutive summer sighting of compass jellyfish

    Reported for the first time in Maltese waters at Ramla l-Ħamra last year, the compass jellyfish (Chrysaora hysoscella) has now been spotted at Żurrieq by Adrian Fabri. He submitted a report on the sighting to the Spot the Jellyfish database...

  • Announcements

    MICALLEF DOUBLESIN. On September 6, at Mater Dei Hospital, to Mariella née Busuttil and Kenneth, God’s precious gift of a daughter – MAYA, a welcome sister to Jamie. Thanks be to God. Special thanks to the staff at the maternity wing. PORTELLI. On...

  • The Simpsons silver anniversary marked

    Bart and Lisa Simpson, Chief Wiggam and son Ralph, bartender Moe and Apu from Kwik-E-Mart celebrate 25 years of The Simpsons in Hollywood. Those characters are performed by three actors – Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith and Hank Azaria – who...