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  • The President’s engagements

    10am The President and Mrs Vella visit the cloistered nuns of St Ursula Monastery, St Ursula Street, Valletta. 12.30pm The President receives a courtesy call by members of the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector, at the Palace, Valletta. 3.30pm...

  • Pharmacies open today - May 19, 2019

    Floriana Dispensary, 29, Vincenzo Dimech Street, Floriana (2123 3034);National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun (2122 5539);Drugshop Dispensary, De La Cruz Avenue, Qormi (2144 3221);The Local Dispensary, Canon K. Pirotta Street, Birkirkara...

  • Announcements - May 19, 2019

    Announcements - May 19, 2019

    Obituaries BONNICI. On Saturday, May 18, at Mater Dei Hospital, JOSEPH, director Paolo Bonnici Ltd., aged 99, passed away peacefully, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his nephews and nieces, his sister-in-law...

  • Things to do today - May 19, 2019

    Things to do today - May 19, 2019

    • Enjoy the annual Dwejra festival in Dwejra Bay, Gozo. • Join a tour of Villa Frère’s gardens. https://shop.heritagemalta.org. • Listen to a National Youth Band performance in Mdina at 10.30am. • See Charles & Ron and David Catalan’s latest...

  • €7m social housing plans in Valletta

    €7m social housing plans in Valletta

    Around 180 dilapidated apartments in Valletta are to be patched up, fixed or repurposed as housing for senior citizens or disadvantaged families. Money for the works comes in part from EU regional development funds, with the project forming part...

  • Family fun day

    An event for the whole family in aid of charity is being held tomorrow at the Marsascala promenade. Visitors will get to know the works of Passi and Beyond, what is happening in their projects, while at the same time enjoy different activities for...

  • National Youth Band at Mdina

    The National Youth Band will march through the streets of Mdina tomorrow, from 10.30am, to celebrate the #MusicInMalta Project. The band is made up of young musicians from different band clubs around the island. Their first concert took place on...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Floriana Dispensary, 29, Vincenzo Dimech Street, Floriana (2123 3034);National Pharmacy, 17, St Mary Street, Ħamrun (2122 5539);Drugshop Dispensary, De La Cruz Avenue, Qormi (2144 3221);The Local Dispensary, Canon K. Pirotta Street, Birkirkara...

  • XTERRA weekend at Majjistral

    XTERRA weekend at Majjistral

    XTERRA Malta, part of the European XTERRA Race Series, takes place in the nature reserve of Majjistral on Saturday. The crystal blue waters of Golden Sands Bay, the breathtaking cliff-edge trails and the family atmosphere that the organisers bring...

  • Dwejra festival

    Dwejra festival

    The annual Dwejra festival set in the picturesque Dwejra Bay in Gozo will this year focus more on children, with activities like bouncy castles and fun games. Hampers containing house needs could be won throughout the day. Different kinds of food,...

  • What happened on... May 18

    What happened on... May 18

    25 years ago - The Times Wednesday, May 18, 1994 Malta’s Neolithic temples in ‘perilous state’ ‒ study The façade of one of Ġgantija’s neolithic temples in Gozo is in a state of near collapse, the government has been warned. The left wall of the...

  • Announcements - May 18, 2019

    Announcements - May 18, 2019

    Obituary TABONE – JOE, aged 79, has passed away to eternal life in Albany, USA, on May 14. He leaves to mourn him his beloved wife Sharon, his daughter Ashley and husband Don and their children, his son Sean and his in-laws as well as his brothers...

  • Workshop and storytelling for kids

    Workshop and storytelling for kids

    Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum in Mdina will house a spring plant and pollinator workshop and storytelling sessions for children aged six to 12 on Saturday from 2 to 4pm. Children will experience apiculture up close and will learn about...

  • Oldest illustration of former Garzes tower discovered in Italy

    Oldest illustration of former Garzes tower discovered in Italy

    A sketch of the the Garzes Tower, that had been built in 1605 in Mgarr, Gozo, has been discovered by Prof. Arnold Cassola in an old manuscript in Italy. The hand painted illustration, which goes back to 1611 - only six years after it had been...

  • Kite festival of diversity brightens capital’s skies

    Kite festival of diversity brightens capital’s skies

    The blue skies over Valletta’s Triton Fountain were punctuated with colour on Friday morning as some 200 children descended on the square to fly their kite as part of the second Kite Festival. Organised by the Malta Foundation for the Wellbeing of...

  • Child magazine out on Saturday

    Child magazine out on Saturday

    Young Giorgia Borg became an overnight sensation after performing on the popular TV show Britain’s Got Talent. Her successful participation was, however, not just a matter of luck but the result of years of singing lessons and stints at various...

  • French garrison at Fort St Angelo

    During their two-year presence in Malta, the French army was billeted in Valletta and the surrounding fortifications, especially during the blockade which took place between September 1798 and October 1800. Members of the Historical Re-enactment...

  • Students celebrate Lasallian anniversary

    Students celebrate Lasallian anniversary

    Over 2,000 students thronged the gymnasium of De La Salle College in Vittoriosa on Wednesday, the feast day of St John Baptist de la Salle. The Lasallian community worldwide is this year celebrating the 300th death anniversary of de La Salle,...

  • Misia Sert, the forgotten queen of Paris

    Misia Sert, the forgotten queen of Paris

    She entertained poets and painters, was a muse to artists like Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec and bankrolled ballet when it ran into dire straits. So why do so few know of the extraordinary queen of Paris, Misia Sert?  Misia Sert was a gifted pianist...

  • Villa Frère garden tours

    Villa Frère garden tours

    Villa Frère was created by British diplomat, poet, scholar and philanthropist John Hookham Frère, after the demise of his wife in 1831, as a means of comfort for his sadness. From this garden, which enjoyed wide open views spanning from Mdina to...