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  • Come, all ye faithful!

    Come, all ye faithful!

    These are the days when we will frequently hear the carol O Come, All Ye Faithful, a translation of the Latin hymn Adeste, fideles. According to the Benedictine monk Dom John Stéphan there are indications that John Francis Wade composed both the...

  • Photographers’ collective

    Photographers’ collective

    A collective photographic exhibition – Frammenti – was inaugurated at the Citadel Cultural Centre in Victoria. Eight photographers – Anthony Grech, Justin Micallef, Anthony Scicluna, Amanda Cassar Torregiani, Maggie Bajada, Paul Scicluna, Alex...

  • Dementia caregiving in the community

    A short course on caring for people with dementia in the community will start next month at the University Residence, Robert Mifsud Bonnici Street, Lija. This course, run by Malta University Consulting Ltd in collaboration with the University of...

  • Quotes and news - December 16, 2018

    In a recent statement, the bishops of England and Wales said: “We join with the presidents of the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of the EU to call on politicians to work towards an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement. “A UN...

  • Christmas in Xagħra

    Christmas in Xagħra

    A Christmas market was organised in Xagħra last Sunday. A re-enactment featured the Knights of Malta accompanying the Grand Master holding the statue of Baby Jesus which he later placed in a crib set up in front of the church. The bandu, heralding...

  • Teaching pupils about water conservation

    Teaching pupils about water conservation

    A book aimed at pupils entitled Kurjużata H20 on the importance of water conservation, written by Kim Dimech and Dr Tanya Muscat, was recently launched by the Education Ministry’s National Literacy Agency at San Ġorġ Preca College Valletta Primary...

  • Home’s residents entertained

    Home’s residents entertained

    St Anne Home residents at Gozo General Hospital were treated to a Christmas performance, including carol singing, entertainment by Joe Demicoli (pictured) and a sketch by Marlene Debono with the performance of Gemma and Roseanne. The event was...

  • How educators mediate social change

    How educators mediate social change

    Maltese educators’ own identity and the implications of their visions and positions on social diversity on their teaching and administrative practices in schools was the subject of research conducted by Louise Chircop, who recently graduated with...

  • Live crib at Għajnsielem

    Live crib at Għajnsielem

    The 10th edition of Betleħem f’Għajnsielem was inaugurated last Sunday by Gozo Minister Justyn Caruana and blessed by Għajnsielem archpriest Frankie Bajada,. The inauguration started with a band march by St Joseph Band of Għajnsielem. More than...

  • Research improves suspect recognition

    A researcher at the University of Malta recently designed a system that automatically retrieves the identities of suspects portrayed in sketches described by witnesses to a crime, through the comparison of such sketches with traditional...

  • Valletta 2018 hands over the baton

    Valletta 2018 hands over the baton

    L-Aħħar Festa – the Valletta 2018 official closing event – is currently underway in St George’s Square. The official closing ceremony took place in Valletta’s St George’s Square, where Valletta 2018 chairman Jason Micallef passed on the baton to...

  • Kremlin should take the lead on rap music, not shut it down, Putin says

    Kremlin should take the lead on rap music, not shut it down, Putin says

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday the Kremlin should play a leading role in Russian rap music and in youth culture, rather than trying to shut it down. His comments follow a spate of concert cancellations by venue owners and local...

  • UN climate talks deadlocked over carbon credit issue

    UN climate talks deadlocked over carbon credit issue

    United Nations' climate talks to agree on the rules of the 2015 Paris Agreement became deadlocked late on Saturday over the monitoring of carbon credits to reduce emissions, in marathon negotiations which have already overrun. Although a text of...

  • Kenyan warriors hunt cash not lions in Maasai Olympics

    Kenyan warriors hunt cash not lions in Maasai Olympics

    Young Kenyan warriors are no longer pursuing lions to show off their hunting prowess and bravery, they are competing for cash prizes in javelin throwing at the Maasai Olympics instead. "We have changed the outdated lion hunting culture, as there...

  • Substantial number of people visit MUŻA during open day

    Substantial number of people visit MUŻA during open day

    A substantial number of people on Saturday visited MUŻA, Malta’s first national community art museum, and one of Valletta 2018’s flagship projects. The museum, which aims to put the community at its centre is today open to the public for...

  • New judiciary agreement to remain under wraps

    New judiciary agreement to remain under wraps

    The Justice Minister is insisting that a new agreement regulating the salaries and perks of members of the judiciary should not be published as it “will have substantial adverse effects on the conduct of negotiations by or on behalf of the...

  • ‘National security project’ put under Tourism Ministry

    ‘National security project’ put under Tourism Ministry

    The government is refusing to explain why a new multi-million project aimed at enhancing national security through the use of new technology has been put under the political direction of Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, despite it having nothing to...

  • Charter launched to promote migrant integration

    Charter launched to promote migrant integration

    Measures to help promote migrant integration were launched in a new charter on Friday.  They include measures for migrants to have easier access to the services provided by the Integration Unit and aim to facilitate migrant access to Maltese and...

  • Animals safe as large blaze breaks out at British zoo

    Animals safe as large blaze breaks out at British zoo

    Updated 4.40pm "Visitors were evacuated immediately and the zoo's response team worked alongside the emergency services to help bring the situation under control," the zoo said in a statement. "The zoo's teams are now assessing the situation.

  • A panto in the dark

    A panto in the dark

    Samuel has been to several pantos, but being blind, he has not always been able to follow all that was going on. This year the tables have turned. He will be the star of a panto – the first of its kind – where all the audience will start off on...

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