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  • What happened on... March 13

    What happened on... March 13

    10 years ago - The Times Friday, March 13, 2009 Aid agency pulls out of detention centres An international aid organisation, one of many which protested its expulsion from Sudan, has ironically stopped offering its services in the detention...

  • Announcements - March 13, 2019

    Announcements - March 13, 2019

    Obituaries ARRIGO. On March 11, EDGAR, aged 70, passed away peacefully comforted by the rites of Holy Church. He leaves to mourn his loss his beloved wife Alice, his daughters Anita and her husband Robert Grech, Julia and her husband Mark...

  • Best place to celebrate spring at nature reserves

    Best place to celebrate spring at nature reserves

    Spring is just a few days away and the annual migration of birds over the Maltese islands has started. Visitors to BirdLife Malta’s nature reserves have, in fact, already admired a few migratory species. The first small flocks of barn swallows...

  • 100 years from the birth of Emvin Cremona

    100 years from the birth of Emvin Cremona

    A highly illustrated talk on Emvin Cremona will be presented by Fr Julian Cassar tomorrow at 10.30am and repeated at 7pm at The Courtyard, Hilltop Gardens in Naxxar. Cremona was born in 1919 and died in 1987, leaving behind a treasure of...

  • Non-stop round-Malta challenge in aid of charity

    The Malta Challenge, a non-stop 150km trek around Malta’s coast, is being held by Trail Makers in aid of Id-Dar tal-Providenza. The trek starts on March 23 at 7am from the parking lot of the Siġġiewi home and end on Sunday, March 24, at around...

  • Ramblers’ walks this week

    The Ramblers’ Association is holding its midweek walk tomorrow around the Mosta countryside. The meeting spot is Tarġa Gap next to Mcast at 2pm. The walk of four hours will follow the Victoria Lines to Dwejra on to Wied il-Qlejja (Chadwick Lakes),...

  • Gale-force winds leave Malta looking rubbish

    Gale-force winds leave Malta looking rubbish

    Updated at 10.10am Gale winds reaching Force 8 on the Beaufort Scale bellowed through Malta in the early hours of Tuesday morning, sending clothes, garbage and even drainpipes flying. The strong winds caused rubbish collectors particular...

  • What happened on... March 12

    What happened on... March 12

    10 years ago - The Times Thursday, March 12, 2009 Close down illegal gaming arcades Gaming arcades violating the conditions of their licence should be considered illegal and closed down until the government finalises the legislation to regulate...

  • A Mediterranean saint for Christians and Muslims

    In a region of the eastern Mediterranean known as the Levant, agricultural communities of Jews, Christians and Muslims, for at least the last 800 years, have largely shared and jointly venerated three important holy figures: Jewish Elijah,...

  • Announcements - March 12, 2019

    Announcements - March 12, 2019

    Obituaries FELICE. On March 12, at Mater Dei Hospital, MARIA of Balzan, passed away peacefully at the age of 90, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She will be greatly missed by her husband Joseph, her children Anton and his wife Marthese,...

  • Mdina’s curiosities

    Mdina’s curiosities

    Photographer Daniel Cilia will present a series of his photos capturing Mdina’s curiosities on Tuesday at 6.30pm at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, Villegaignon Street, Mdina. The event will be followed by refreshments. Space is limited. A...

  • Growing and using organic products

    Growing and using organic products

    Organic products is the theme of the next meeting in the Magic Box series, which is celebrating its sixth anniversary. It will be held on Tuesday at 6.30pm at the Italian Cultural Institute, Valletta. Guest speaker, Sonia Sanò Suraci, who hails...

  • On the dot - March 11, 2019

    On the dot - March 11, 2019

    A white van with CCF markings (registration plate available) is often seen passing through Attard at about 7.45am en route to the Mrieħel bypass. Siren on, vehicles have no other option to make as it drives past at speed. Last week, the van also...

  • What do you do if you find a dead animal?

    What do you do if you find a dead animal?

    What do you do if you stumble across the carcass of a domestic animal in the countryside? The answer would appear to be 'nothing', unless you found the dead animal on a named street. This is what happened to a man who found a dead dog in a bag in...

  • Finding art residencies

    Tracy Prince (right), a historian and research professor at Portland State University’s American Indian Teacher Programme, currently in Malta as a US Fulbright scholar, will deliver a talk entitled ‘Art residencies, fellowships and fundraising’...

  • What happened on... March 11

    What happened on... March 11

    10 years ago - The Times Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Malta keeps VAT-free food and medicine Malta has won an intensely-fought battle at the EU to keep foodstuffs and medicine free of VAT in what is being seen as a major victory for the island. A...

  • Appreciation: Lino Gauci Borda

    Joseph Busuttil, on behalf of the Malta Old Motors Club, writes: The recent passing away of Lino Gauci Borda leaves a significant and irreplaceable void in all those who crossed his path, briefly or longer, as he wended his way through a colourful...

  • Announcements - March 11, 2019

    Announcements - March 11, 2019

    Obituaries DEBONO. On March 9, at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre, JANET nèe Engerer, from Ta’ Xbiex, passed away peacefully at the age of 63, comforted by the rites of Holy Church. She will be greatly missed by her husband Anthony, her children...

  • Shop in aid of Island Sanctuary

    Shop in aid of Island Sanctuary

    The proceeds of all sales at Shop4All Stationery, Toys and Gifts of Fleur De Lys Road, Birkirkara, today, will be donated to Island Sanctuary Malta. The initiative, which is aimed at promoting charitable awareness, is endorsed by Justin Schembri...

  • President’s engagements - March 10, 2019

    10am The President presides over the launch of the St Ignatius College Art Exhibition entitled ILMA, part of the HSBC Catch the Drop campaign, at San Anton Palace. 11am The President visits Careers Day organised by Business and Professional Women,...