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  • Carnival vignettes of the 1920s

    Carnival vignettes  of the 1920s

    Carnival provides an opportunity for revellers to assume a new personality, albeit for a day or two; a chance to jest, play the fool or poke fun. The options and opportunities for children are myriad and exciting, more so today than ever before...

  • Fast food station

    Fast food station

    NomNomL-IstazzjonBirkirkaraTel: 9951 5105 Food: 6/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 8/10Value: 7/10Overall: 7/10 We live in a chaotic country. Half a million rowdy bipeds jostle for space, attention and opinion on a sliver of land no larger than a proper...

  • Lavish South Africa

    Lavish  South Africa

    Re-purposing is on-trend. China’s Alila Yangshuo Hotel was a sugar mill. Amsterdam’s Conservatorium was a bank. The Inn at Cuckolds, in Maine, US, used to be a fog signal station and lighthouse keeper’s home. Stockholm’s bijou Art Nouveau Miss...

  • Electoral system under the lens

    Electoral system under the lens

    Austin Bencini:Malta’s Hybrid Electoral System. A Constitutional Review Kite Group This work by constitutional scholar Austin Bencini is a must-have for all those who are experts in the field but also for the ordinary reader who has an interest in...

  • All about books: literary events at the Campus Book Fest 2019

    All about books: literary events at the Campus Book Fest 2019

    The Campus Book Festival, organised by the National Book Council in collaboration with Għaqda tal-Malti – Università, is now in its sixth edition, and from its inception it has aimed at providing a space for Maltese publishers and authors to...

  • Leading book on Maltese Trust Laws

    Patrick J. Galea:The Trust Laws of Jersey and Malta: A civilian interpretationJersey and Guernsey Law Review Ltd, 2018, ix + 322. Patrick Galea, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Laws, University of Malta, has published a very learned,...

  • Au revoir Karl

    The rumours had been circling for some time. He had been notably absent from a couple of important events and he hadn’t walked out to give his customary bow at the last Chanel Couture show which took place in January, electing to send out his...

  • Parisians wake up to coffee-fuelled urban mushroom magic

    Parisians wake up to coffee-fuelled urban mushroom magic

    From a container wafts the sweetly pungent odour of coffee grounds which, far from being discarded as waste, are being lucratively recycled to produce oyster mushrooms. Grounds, which Parisian brasseries throw out daily by the tonne, are perfect...

  • Breaking down another barrier

    Lawrence Schimel: Meta Mmur Għand Sieħbi Carlos This is a story narrated by a little boy who has a best friend called Carlos and a brother called Will. He loves going over to Carlos’ house because he can play with toy soldiers and leave them lying...

  • From scale models to real ones

    From scale models to real ones

    An uncle who used to gift him with scale models fuelled Marcus Harrison’s love of classics, says Joseph Busuttil from the Old Motors Club. As a small boy born in England to a Maltese mother, Marcus Harrison had the best of both worlds. There were...

  • Dhalia awards reception

    Dhalia awards reception

    Dhalia Real Estate Services celebrated another successful year in style with a series of presentations followed by a reception at the Westin Dragonara Resort, St Julian’s. CEO Alan Grima spoke about the theme of the event, technology, and how it...

  • Endangered – more than just a buzzword

    Endangered – more than just a buzzword

    We might soon lose the Maltese Skate (Leucoraja Melitensis). Why? You guessed it, because of us humans. This endemic species is critically endangered. Where it lives (60m to 600m depth) is trawled for shrimp, red mullet and prawns, meaning it’s a...

  • Myth debunked: Did Einstein fail maths?

    You see your friend looking down at their feet walking towards your usual secondary school lunch time spot. With a disappointed face they tell you that they’ve failed their maths exam. What better way to console a friend than by telling them that...

  • Photo of the week - February 24, 2019

    These shiny golden baubles are the eggs of a Coreid bug. Their glint may help camouflage them among dewdrops on the leaf surface.

  • In good company

    In good company

    Seat has won the ‘Company of the Year 2018’ award given by El Periódico de Catalunya for its performance results last year. Seat president Luca de Meo accepted the award at an even held in Barcelona’s Llotja de Mar, which was attended by the...

  • Museum piece

    Museum piece

    The Fiat 500 Serie F, acquired by the famous Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2017, was seen by the general public for the first time last week. The car will be on show in The Value of Good Design exhibition that tells the story of industrial...

  • Sport engineered neo-performance

    Sport engineered neo-performance

    Peugeot Sport recently announced it would be developing a top performance range of electric production vehicles. As a prelude to this new product line, Peugeot has presented a world first at the Geneva International Motor Show – the electrifying...

  • New unveiling for SsangYong Motor

    New unveiling for SsangYong Motor

    The Korean Automaker SsangYong Motor will be unveiling the highly anticipated it’s all-new Korando at the 89th Geneva International Motor Show between March 7-17. This international event is one of the world’s largest motor shows and has grown...

  • Straight-A student

    Straight-A student

    Many years ago, a team of local reporters together with representatives from Kind’s - Auto Sales went up to Brussels to test-drive the first generation of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. Back then, there was a lot of huffing and puffing about the new...

  • The Tabloid wins top Sunday buffet lunch award

    The Tabloid wins top Sunday buffet lunch award

    The Tabloid Restaurant was awarded Blue Riband Restaurant at this year’s WRMC (Wines and Restaurants of Malta.com) Awards, confirming it as one of the top Sunday buffet lunch venues in Malta. The Tabloid at AX The Palace hotel, Sliema, is well...