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Announcements - September 25, 2018

Announcements - September 25, 2018

BORG. On Sunday, September 23, at Mater Dei Hospital, ALFRED of Ħamrun, residing at Ta’ Giorni, aged 66, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his sons Stephen, George, Clayton and their families, his sister Marlene, his brothers Charlie, Joe and Frankie and their families other relatives and friends. The funeral leaves Mater...

  • Recycling myths put to bed once and for all

    Recycling myths put to bed once and for all

    Can I recycle my old iPhone? What about polystyrene or cellophane? And do I really have to use all that water to clean all the shampoo out of its container before recycling it? These are among the dozens of questions being put to local NGO Żibel...

  • On the dot - August 27, 2018

    On the dot - August 27, 2018

    The Victoria Lines, starting from the Birguma side, are in a sorry state of neglect, with trees and shrubs blocking the passageway, rendering it unsafe. At the exit near the Għargħur valley, it is littered with rubbish left by people enjoying the...

  • What happened on... August 27

    What happened on... August 27

    10 years ago - The Times Wednesday, August 27, 2008 Prison director resigns Prison director Sandro Gatt has resigned and has asked to resume his duties within the police corps, a request which was accepted by the Justice Ministry yesterday. The...

  • Announcements - August 27, 2018

    Announcements - August 27, 2018

    ABELA. On August 24, GUŻI, aged 71. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Mary Jane, his children John, Simone and Mario and their spouses Pauline, Tony and Angela, his grandchildren Nathon, Sarah, Lianne and her husband Stephen, Lara and...

  • Turtle found dead with its shell shattered off Sliema coast

    Turtle found dead with its shell shattered off Sliema coast

    A female loggerhead turtle was found dead with its shell shattered in three places just off the coast of Sliema on Sunday afternoon. The marine reptile’s carcass was picked up by Transport Malta’s maritime section and brought in to St Julian’s,...

  • President’s engagements - August 26, 2018

    10am The President presides over the launch of the Rainbow Families Network, an initiative by the President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, together with the Malta Gay Rights Movement and the Rainbow Support Services at San Anton...

  • Pharmacies open today

    Regent Pharmacy, 70, Merchants Street, Valletta (2124 5135);Lister Pharmacy, 678, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun (2124 5627);St George’s Pharmacy, 21, Main Street, Qormi (2144 3045);Brown’s Pharmacy 32, Fleur-de-Lys Road, Birkirkara (2148 8884);O’Hea...

  • Announcements - August 26, 2018

    Announcements - August 26, 2018

    FARRUGIA – On July 28, at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh Scotland, to Francesca, née Camilleri, and Michael, God’s precious gift of a daughter. SOPHIA ELENA. Obituaries ATTARD. On August 25, GUIDO, of Gżira, residing in Senglea, aged 82, passed...

  • Appreciation: John Leonard Peel

    Alfred Conti Borda writes: The passing away of John Peel is poignant indeed. I had known John since the days when he was president of the Downs Syndrome Association in the 1990s. At that time I had asked him whether I could be their Santa Claus...

  • Appreciation: Joe Tabone

    Victor Calleja writes: I met Joe in the strangest circumstances, about two years ago, at the ungodliest hour of five in the morning. This turned out to be a most fruitful meeting and gave me just a small glimpse into a man with an enormous...

  • Xlendi Bay is out of bounds for bathing

    Xlendi Bay is out of bounds for bathing

    Gozo's popular Xlendi Bay is out of bounds for bathing until further notice, the Environmental Health Directorate within the Superintendence of Public Health said on Saturday. Information signs indicating the area have been fixed as indicated in...

  • Blood donations needed today, centre appeals

    Blood donations needed today, centre appeals

    Blood supplies have reached very low levels during the summer season, the National Transfusion Service said on Saturday amid a fresh appeal for donations. The centre urged the public to donate blood as soon as possible, preferably by today. In a...

  • Pharmacies open tomorrow

    Regent Pharmacy, 70, Merchants Street, Valletta (2124 5135);Lister Pharmacy, 678, St Joseph High Road, Ħamrun (2124 5627);St George’s Pharmacy, 21, Main Street, Qormi (2144 3045);Brown’s Pharmacy 32, Fleur-de-Lys Road, Birkirkara (2148 8884);O’Hea...

  • What happened on... August 25

    What happened on... August 25

    10 years ago - The Times Monday, August 25, 2008 Party culture fuelling demand for cocaine Cocaine is increasingly popular among Maltese youngsters especially due to the glamorous way it is portrayed in the media and be­cause it is used for...

  • Announcements - August 25, 2018

    Announcements - August 25, 2018

    JAMES – MONIQUE, née Borda, on August 14, in Lymington, Hampshire, at the age of 83. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband Stephen, her sons Dominic Whittome and his wife Catherine and daughter Cecilia, Christopher Whittome and his wife Portia...

  • Feasts

    TomorrowSt Julian, St Julian’sSt Dominic, Vittoriosa Our Lady of Loreto, GħajnsielemSt Bartholomew, GħargħurMarija Regina, MarsaSt Joseph, ManikataThe Conversion of St Paul – Safi

  • Żebbuġ dispensary gets a new lease of life

    Żebbuġ dispensary gets a new lease of life

    Żebbuġ residents will soon be able to receive nutritional health services at a public dispensary [berġa] in their town, Health Minister Chris Fearne said on Friday. The dispensary, which has just undergone renovation, already offers doctor and...

  • 21,000 plastic bottles collected at beer festival

    21,000 plastic bottles collected at beer festival

    Over 21,000 plastic bottles and 2,000 caps were collected through a fun initiative by recycling cooperative GreenPak and environmental NGO Żibel at the Farsons Beer Festival. With the support of the Farsons Foundation, GreenPak and Żibel came up...

  • What happened on... August 24

    What happened on... August 24

    10 years ago - The Sunday Times Sunday, August 24, 2008 Il-Bully runs the show in prison, inmates say Perry Toornstra, the Dutch inmate at the centre of prison guard abuse allegations – who es­caped and was recaptured – used prisoner Leli...

  • Announcements - August 24, 2018

    Announcements - August 24, 2018

    TABONE. On Thursday, August 23, at Mater Dei Hospital, Joseph, CEO of Hal Mann Vella Group, aged 49, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Mandy, his son Malcolm, his mother Doris and...