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  • Young baritone excels

    Young baritone excels

    Baritone Charles Buttigieg, 19, gave an outstanding performance at Our Lady of Loreto church in Għajnsielem. Accompanied on the organ by maestro Stephan Camilleri, Buttigieg sang Schubert’s Ave Maria, I’ll walk with God and Non ti scordar di me,...

  • Re-enactment of French invasion of Gozo

    Re-enactment of French invasion of Gozo

    In the largest re-enactment event ever organised in Malta and Gozo, re-enactors from 17 countries portrayed episodes of Gozo’s history to mark the 220th anniversary of the arrival of the French to the islands under General Napoleon Bonaparte. The...

  • Restoration works on six historic sites

    Restoration works on six historic sites

    Restoration work will soon begin on six historic sites under a special scheme launched by the Gozo Ministry. The sites were selected from among 13 submissions put forward by local councils. The cost of the works will amount to over €50,000. The...

  • Beekeepers get support

    Beekeepers get support

    Għawdex Art Il-Għasel, a honey and bee festival, was held at Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria. Those who visited the festival were able to enjoy honey goods, beekeeping classes and an interactive arts and crafts station. The event, organised by...

  • Students celebrate Eucharistic Day

    Students celebrate Eucharistic Day

    Around 400 students attending the Gozo College Rabat Primary School celebrated Eucharistic Day. Mass was celebrated at Fontana parish church beautifully decorated for the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Leading the congregation was Fontana...

  • For your diary

    ■ Today, Fontana celebrates the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a Pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am, with the participation of the Chorus Urbanus directed by Mro John Galea. Xagħra archpriest, Mgr Carmelo Refalo, will...

  • UWC Malta scholarships awarded

    UWC Malta scholarships awarded

    Two Maltese students have been awarded scholarships to attend schools affiliated to the United World College (UWC) in Victoria, Canada, and Wales, UK, respectively, as from August. Julia Sciberras McCormick from G.F. Abela Junior College will...

  • Eleventh Sunday in ordinary time: Revolutionary patience

    Ezekiel 17, 22-24; 2 Cor. 5, 6-10; Mark 4, 26-34. In the way we normally judge reality, it is easy to become cynical and to believe more in the determinism of the systems and mechanisms of society and politics than in the hope of possible new...

  • Malta hosts eTwinning European seminar

    Celebrating cultural diversity through digital literacy in eTwinning was the theme of a three-day eTwinning European Seminar held recently in Malta. The seminar was attended by 55 teachers, of which 28 came from Poland, Portugal, Georgia, Czech...

  • They discovered they were naked

    They discovered they were naked

    And God asked: “Who told you that you were naked? Have you been eating from the tree I forbade you to eat?” (Gen 3:9) The loss of innocence! What is innocence? How do we lose it? More than faultlessness, innocence is bliss – the joy of living...

  • Top Faculty of Arts students

    Top Faculty of Arts students

    The six best students reading for a degree at the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta who will be graduating in November, have been included on the Dean’s List and presented with awards by Bank of Valletta. Speaking at the presentation...

  • Quotes and news

    Louis Raphael I Sako, the Chaldean Catholic patriarch, appealed to Catholics and other Christians in Iraq to revive all their energies to rebuild the Christian communities in Iraq. Sako will soon be appointed cardinal. In a letter to bishops,...

  • German couple get married on swing 14m above the ground

    German couple get married on swing 14m above the ground

    A couple in eastern Germany have held a wedding ceremony with a difference - after getting married in a swing dangling from a motorcycle atop a tightrope 14 metres above the ground. German news agency dpa reported that a pastor standing in a cage...

  • Greek PM Tsipras survives no-confidence vote

    Greek PM Tsipras survives no-confidence vote

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras survived a no-confidence motion in parliament on Saturday, setting the stage for the signing of a historic accord with neighbouring Macedonia to settle a long dispute over its name. The motion brought by the...

  • 'National trail' proposed for Victoria Lines

    'National trail' proposed for Victoria Lines

    The Victoria Lines could be developed into a national heritage trail. Friends of the Victoria Lines Trail have suggested the creation of a long-distance trail on a national scale that would be managed by a government body. “It would be something...

  • Pro-life groups to discuss IVF law concerns in Sunday meeting with President

    Pro-life groups to discuss IVF law concerns in Sunday meeting with President

    Pro-life groups staunchly opposed to amendments to existing IVF laws will meet with President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca on Sunday morning to highlight their “grave concerns” about the legal changes on the cards. Representatives from the Gift of...

  • Watch: Moscow taxi ploughs into pedestrians, eight hurt

    Watch: Moscow taxi ploughs into pedestrians, eight hurt

    Updated 8.55pm A taxi drove into a crowd of pedestrians near Moscow's Red Square on Saturday, injuring eight people including two Mexicans in the city for the soccer World Cup which Russia is hosting, officials and eyewitnesses said. The incident...

  • Woman injured in traffic collision by Għadira Bay

    Woman injured in traffic collision by Għadira Bay

    A woman was hospitalised on Saturday evening after she was involved in a head-on collision between a van and a car by Għadira Bay. The crash happened at around 6.15pm on Triq il-Marfa, police confirmed, and involved two moving vehicles and one...

  • LSEs discover they have to pay €250 for mandatory course

    LSEs discover they have to pay €250 for mandatory course

    Learning Support Educators (LSEs) were unaware that they would have to pay €250 for a mandatory 10-week course, it has emerged. According to a circular sent to all college principals and heads of schools last week by the government’s Institute for...

  • SLAPP suits outside EU are governed by national laws, says Timmermans

    SLAPP suits outside EU are governed by national laws, says Timmermans

    European Commission vice president Frans Timmermans has confirmed that vexatious judgments from countries outside the EU “remain governed by national laws”. In a letter to MEPs from different political groups who have proposed EU laws to address...