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  • Easy like Monday at lunchtime

    Easy like Monday at lunchtime

    Iċ-ĊimaSt Simon Street, Xlendi, GozoTel: 2155 8407 Food: 7/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 9/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 We have it easy. Well, many of us do. I sat on the third floor of a charming restaurant in Xlendi and looked across at the cliffs and...

  • Remembering a young soldier who died in the Great War

    Remembering a young        soldier who died in the Great War

    This is the last of the centenary years of World War I (1914-1918). The effects of that tragic conflict are still felt among the nations that were caught up in it. Memories will start to fade, of course, but a promise was made to the soldiers who...

  • Don’t tickle me pink

    Don’t tickle me pink

    I went to Gozo a couple of weeks ago and as usual, once I had gotten settled in, I realised that I had left half of my health and beauty necessities at home. One reprimanding best friend later, I went to the nearest supermarket in search of razors...

  • The Unexplained in Maltese

    The Maltese version of the best-selling collection of ghost stories, The Unexplained, has finally been published, thanks to an encounter at a murder site. Author Vanessa Macdonald – who is also a journalist – had gone to Ħal Far in June 2010...

  • Men should get into the habit of examining themselves

    Men should get into the habit of examining themselves

    ‘Movember’ is the time when men grow their moustaches to raise awareness on men’s health issues. Jennifer Grech writes about a recent study published in the British Journal of General Practice. Contrary to traditional teaching, painful testicular...

  • From tragedy to democracy – the consequences of World War One on Malta

    From tragedy to democracy – the consequences of World War One on Malta

    The First World War, whose end a century ago is being marked today, had a profound impact on Malta even though the island was not a direct participant. The best-known consequence of the First World War was that Malta was dubbed ‘The Nurse of the...

  • Healing diaspora

    Lou Drofenik: The Reluctant Healer Horizons 2018 Lou Drofenik’s name has become well-known in Maltese literary scene and especially for her eloquent womanist and even feminist voice that passionately echoes the embodied frames of mind of many...

  • The Armistice and the reaction in Malta – November 11, 1918

    The Armistice and the reaction   in Malta – November 11, 1918

    During the last weeks and months of 1918, nearly all the Central Powers and their allies were exhausted fighting against the Allied Powers. While the latter were in a similar situation, they were more determined to defeat their enemies, especially...

  • Revisting history

    Mark Camilleri: A Materialist Revision of Maltese History: 1919-1979SKS, 2018. Though facts exist objectively, historical facts do not. The difference is constituted by the element of interpretation. While the world is made up of the entirety of...

  • Twinkle twinkle Giant Star

    Twinkle twinkle Giant Star

    Stars light up our night sky from vast distances across the cosmos, with up to six thousand stars visible on any one night to the naked eye from a dark location. These stars form just a fraction of the estimated 300 billion stars making up just...

  • Myth Debunked: Will the sun explode one day?

    Contrary to giant stars, our sun is a relatively small star and will never undergo a supernova explosion. Supernova explosions can only happen in massive stars with the ability to burn subsequently heavier elements, creating the entire repertoire...

  • Photo of the week - November 11. 2018

    Photo of the week - November 11. 2018

    The Eagle nebula, a location of star formation in our galaxy, 7,000 light years away. Captured by Michael Nolle from San Lawrenz

  • Alfa Romeo Raduno graces National Aquarium square

    Alfa Romeo Raduno graces National Aquarium square

    Motors Inc. held the official Alfa Romeo Raduno in Qawra featuring 50 astonishing Alfa Romeo models from different periods of the Italian brand’s glamorous history. The cars on display were meticulously selected to showcase the pure aesthetic and...

  • Dixcart volunteers at Dar tal-Providenza

    The staff at Dixcart Management Malta Limited rolled up their sleeves and spent a day volunteering at Dar tal-Providenza in Siġġiewi as part of the company’s corporate and social responsibility programme. Apart from car washing, laundry duties...

  • Group’s dress down day raises €10,000 for Puttinu  

    Group’s dress down day raises €10,000 for Puttinu  

    Vassallo Group CEO Pio Vassallo presented €10,000 collected during the group’s annual dress down day to Dr Victor Calvagna on behalf of Puttinu Cares. The presentation took place at the Rainbow Ward in the Oncology division of Mater Dei Hospital.

  • Fabulous rose-themed event held at Villa Arrigo

    Fabulous rose-themed event held at Villa Arrigo

    A pioneer in natural beauty and multi-awarded brand, Korres launched its trademark Wild Rose collection in Malta with a fabulous, rose-themed event held at Villa Arrigo, San Pawl tat-Tarġa. This iconic collection activates radiance with the power...

  • Air Malta aims for winter passenger record

    Air Malta aims for winter passenger record

    Air Malta is setting its sights on extending its record passenger growth numbers into the winter season with the start of its winter flight schedule. On the back of unprecedented passenger traffic during the summer months, the airline’s strategy...

  • Vassallo Group helps out at Dar tal-Kleru

    Vassallo Group helps out at Dar tal-Kleru

    Despite adverse weather conditions, a good number of employees from different companies within Vassallo Group participated in the yearly traditional corporate social responsibility event which was held at Dar tal Kleru, a retirement and care home...

  • MAC takes matte to the max

    MAC takes matte to the max

    MAC’s iconic matte lipsticks made the brand famous. For winter, one loves this va-va-vampy shade of darker than dark red. It stands out on the runway and simmers on the street with a perfectly matte finish that is seriously long-lasting. For a...

  • Family clinic opens its doors

    Family clinic opens its doors

    The Sweet Valley Clinic, in Balzan, the brainchild of Emma Bondin Beck, opened its doors last Tuesday with a celebratory function to toast family, friends and clients. The clinic is born out of a desire to break away from the traditional, cold...