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  • Following the tracks of the Malta Railway

    Following the tracks of  the Malta Railway

    A chance encounter and a promise made in London in the 1980s induced a man’s endeavour to keep the memory of the Malta Railway alive. Paul Galea, a former TV director, met Brigadier Bernard L. Rigby, the author of the book The Malta Railway, at a...

  • Malta Customs video game spreads across Europe

    Malta Customs video game spreads across Europe

    A locally produced video game designed to showcase the work done by Customs officials is making waves across Europe, with the EU Commission translating it into five different languages. Nothing to Declare allows players to interrogate passengers,...

  • Maltese bird breeders clinch top prizes at European event

    Maltese bird breeders clinch top prizes at European event

    Maltese bird breeders won top prizes at the coveted Annual World Show organised by the Confederation Ornithologique Mondiale, netting the best results since Malta started competing in 1998. The 42 Maltese breeders clinched 25 medals: 10 gold,...

  • What happened on... January 18

    What happened on... January 18

    10 years ago - The Sunday Times Sunday, January 18, 2009 IVF laboratory at Mater Dei has everything but patients Mater Dei Hospital has a fully-equipped IVF laboratory, The Sunday Times has learnt. However, it is not being used because the costly...

  • Announcements - January 18, 2019

    Announcements - January 18, 2019

    Obituaries BONETT. On January 16, at Mater Dei Hospital, PAUL of Floriana, aged 88, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. Loved and remembered by his sons Pierre and Lijie, Adrian and Eveline, his grandson Nicola Paul, his...

  • Praying for society through art

    Praying for society through  art

    An Indian Catholic priest is inviting the public to immerse themselves in his “spiritual art” and get in touch with their inner selves. Fr A. Sahaya Belix, who is currently displaying 20 of his colourful paintings at Ir-Razzett tal-Markiż Mallia...

  • What happened on... January 17

    What happened on... January 17

    10 years ago - The Times Saturday, January 17, 2009 Utility bills workings – Model ‘correct’ but data not verified An independent study found that the model used to draw up the new energy bills was correct but when it was compiled the data’s...

  • Announcements - January 17, 2019

    Announcements - January 17, 2019

    BONETT. On January 16, at Mater Dei Hospital, PAUL of Floriana, aged 88, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. Loved and remembered by his sons Pierre and Lijie, Adrian and Eveline, his grandson Nicola Paul, his brothers...

  • Malta Maritime Museum to expand by 500 square metres

    Malta Maritime Museum to expand by 500 square metres

    The Malta Maritime Museum in Vittoriosa will increase the total area of its public museum and exhibition space, and extend its online outreach with the digitisation of 2,600 objects from its collection. The total area of visitors’ facilities,...

  • What happened on... January 16

    What happened on... January 16

    10 years ago - The Times Friday, January 16, 2009 Lecturers approve collective agreement University of Malta and Junior College academic staff yesterday approved a draft collective agreement, ending their long-drawn dispute with the...

  • Announcements - January 16, 2019

    Announcements - January 16, 2019

    BORG. On January 14, at Casa Serena Home, St Paul’s Bay, MARY, née Ferriggi, of Rabat, widow of Sammy, aged 88, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Paul and his wife Connie and...

  • Ramblers’ walks this week

    Ramblers’ walks this week

    Anybody wishing to sample the walks organised by the Ramblers’ Association of Malta may join any one of them. The full winter programme of walks may be accessed on the association’s website. However, it is important that those deciding to join...

  • Archaeology and identity

    The discipline of archaeology is historically bound to identity, be it national, ethnic or otherwise. Such a bond is inherently political, so archaeology also becomes a political activity. As one of the most recent developments in archaeology –...

  • Malta Marian stamps at Il-Ħaġar

    The Gozo Philatelic Society has set up a new exhibit in their showcase on level -1 at Il-Ħaġar, Pjazza San Ġorġ, Victoria, in parallel with the special Marian Diocesan Year exhibition Sub Tuum Praesidium, open till February 14. Full sheets of the...

  • What happened on... January 15

    What happened on... January 15

    10 years ago - The Times Thursday, January 15, 2009 Ombudsman lambasts authorities, consultants Hospital waiting lists remain “shrouded by a thick veil of unaccountable criteria” according to the Ombudsman. The system used by the public health...

  • Announcements - January 15, 2019

    Announcements - January 15, 2019

    BORG. On January 14, at Casa Serena Home, St Paul’s Bay, MARY, née Ferriggi, of Rabat and widow of Sammy, aged 88, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She leaves to mourn her loss her children Paul and his wife Connie and...

  • Calls for protection of 18th century palazzo’s garden

    Calls for protection of 18th century palazzo’s garden

    The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage is calling for the protection of a garden that once formed part of the servants’ quarters of a scheduled 18th century palazzo in Żejtun. Developers are seeking to build 20 residential units and underlying...

  • Citrus Festival boosts NGOs

    Citrus Festival boosts NGOs

    Hundreds of people flocked to the annual citrus festival held on Sunday at the public gardens of San Anton Palace, in Attard. Visitors turned up at the Palace well before the 10am opening time of the event, a spokesman for the President’s office...

  • Gozo Channel operating around Comino due to strong gale

    Gozo Channel operating around Comino due to strong gale

    Gozo Channel had to re-route its ferries around Comino on Monday due to the current weather conditions. The company said that delays were expected.  The Met Office is forecasting a west northwest wind becoming force 8 locally and force 9 - a...

  • Augustinians keep old tradition alive

    Augustinians keep old tradition alive

    Two new-born piglets joined other animals of all shapes and sizes to be blessed in Rabat on Sunday, the oldest tradition of its kind in Malta. The annual blessing of the animals is organised by the Augustinian community at St Mark’s church on the...