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  • What’s the story?

    What’s the story?

    AnnapurnaTriq Santu WistinPacevilleTel: 7768 4974 Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 5/10Value: 6/10Overall: 6/10 I often refer to us humans as monkeys that have the ability to tell stories. It is a rather simplistic view of thousands of years of...

  • UK poet Rod Mengham at Campus Book Festival

    Rod Mengham: Grimspound (Carcanet, 2018; p. 57) British poet, literary critic and translator Rod Mengham will be this year’s international guest at the Campus Book Festival, organised by the National Book Council in collaboration with Għaqda...

  • Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak

    Madagascar battles killer measles outbreak

    Frangeline is aged two but weighs no more than a four-month-old - the terrible result of her battle with measles, which is cutting a deadly swathe through Madagascar. Widespread malnutrition and low rates of immunisation on the Indian Ocean island...

  • Sliema grew with the ferries

    Sliema grew with the ferries

    Compared with the rest of Malta, Sliema is, relatively speaking, a new town. Except for Fort Tigné and St Julian’s Tower there were few buildings of note on the peninsula extending from Mrabat Hill to Tigné Point and its polygonal fort, the...

  • Divorce: how to move on and heal

    Divorce: how to move on and heal

    When Sharon Cusens, a divorced mother of three – Janine, 18, Mark, 17, and Elisa, 14 – finally decided that her marriage was over, she dreaded having to tell her children and had to find a way how to give them the courage needed to face the...

  • The rape of Malta

    The rape of Malta

    This article has been coming for a long time but after the Manoel Island fiasco, I think I’ve finally found the right words to write. A few short weeks ago, a foreign friend of mine who has been living in Malta for five years began passionately...

  • Support, credibility and agility

    Support, credibility and agility

    In the automotive business, you have to be agile and change whatever you are doing from one day to the next, says Citroën CEO and Autobest Manbest (MANager Best) of the year Linda Jackson. Following a comparative test of six finalists, the new...

  • Ticking all the boxes

    Ticking all the boxes

    The 508 was first launched in 2010 and it actually replaces two previous models namely the 407 and the 607 and comes in a sedan styling as well as a shooting break estate. This second generation of the 508 sets a new benchmark both for the brand...

  • Geneva Motor Show: EVs to hypercars and back

    The automotive industry is in turmoil. It is facing technology-driven disruptions such as diverse mobility, autonomous driving, electrification and connectivity. Electrification in particular is a major issue. Legislators are unilaterally forcing...

  • The most tender of interpretations

    The most tender of interpretations

    Chanel has unveiled a new interpretation of the Chance Eau Tendre fragrance as an Eau de Parfum. Chance, a floral fragrance with a joyful character, was launched in 2002 – a surprising bottle, full of curves and a name that is almost a perfect...

  • Longing for spring

    Longing for spring

    It’s that time of year when one longs for spring to arrive. It’s no doubt a time for women who are willing to take risks, original women who like strong emotions. With Parfois opening its doors at Malta International Airport’s departure lounge,...

  • New menu at The Orchard restaurant

    New menu at The Orchard restaurant

    The Orchard restaurant has landed a new menu introducing multiple flavours. This restaurant, located in the heart of Naxxar, is known to offer an upscale dining experience to guests. Thanks to an exceptional style of service, the restaurant has...

  • Malta’s first DOK andIĠT wines appreciation event

    In a first-of-its-kind event, 10 wineries will be uniting to host a wine appreciation spectacular, celebrating the reds, whites, rosés and sparkling wines that illustrate the uniqueness of the Maltese territory under the labels DOK Malta, DOK Gozo...

  • If machines could watch football

    If machines could watch football

    One out of every two people watched part of the FIFA World Cup last year. Yet in spite of the sport’s popularity, there is no robot that could sit next to you on a weekend afternoon, sip on a cold beer, and contemplate your team’s woes and...

  • Myth debunked: The Mona Lisa Effect

    The ‘Mona Lisa Effect’ refers to the impression that the eyes of a person in an image seem to follow the viewer as they move in front of it. Two researchers from the Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology at Bielefeld University...

  • Photo of the week - March 10, 2019

    Photo of the week - March 10, 2019

    Fun fact: octopuses have three hearts, nine brains and all species have venom (mostly non-deadly). They even have blue blood due to a copper-rich protein in their blood that is more efficient than hemoglobin for transporting oxygen at lower...

  • The Boat premiere

    The Boat premiere

    Malta-made film The Boat opened at Eden Cinemas on February 22 with a star-studded red-carpet premiere attended by leading local personalities, as well as actor/producer Joe Azzopardi and director/producer Winston Azzopardi. A glitzy after party...

  • Opium, rat hair, beaver anal secretions – and other surprising things you might find in food

    Opium, rat hair, beaver anal secretions – and other surprising things you might find in food

    Diners in France recently got more than they bargained for when poppy seed baguettes were found to contain a dose of opium that could take postprandial napping to a new extreme. Other than narcotics, there are a host of surprises lurking in...

  • 'Glamping': Dubai's new take on desert camping

    'Glamping': Dubai's new take on desert camping

    Just over 100 kilometres from Dubai's skyscrapers, Mohammed al-Kaabi strolls through the tranquil desert with his friends as the sun sets. Kaabi, 27, hails from a long line of Emiratis, a people with a centuries-old bedouin history tied...

  • Woman's Day: Celebrating progress

    Woman's Day: Celebrating progress

    In no region of the world today do women and men have equal social, economic and legal rights, write daughter and father duo Ciara and Colm Regan Ciara writes: My parents often tell a story about my sister and I from our childhood. They laugh...