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  • It's 'The Munsters'! Paris catwalk's arch Lurch

    It's 'The Munsters'! Paris catwalk's arch Lurch

    Gigantic monocles and a new look that had more than a touch of Lurch from "The Munsters" gave the Paris catwalk an arch American air Sunday. Balenciaga's red-hot designer Demna Gvasalia, whose ironic eye has skyrocketed sales, sent out a bolt of...

  • The right to, what?

    The right  to, what?

    The judgment of the Court of Appeal (Inferior Jurisdiction) in the case of Robert Galea v Major John sive Vanni Ganado et (41/2017/1) will surely send shockwaves throughout the legal community for the way it highlights the constitutional absurdity...

  • Japan okays research using human cells in animals

    Japan okays research using human cells in animals

    Japan has given the green light to a controversial research process involving implanting animals with human stem cells that could eventually help grow human organs for transplant inside animal hosts. The decision by the education and science...

  • Concorde: technical feat, financial fiasco

    Concorde: technical feat, financial fiasco

    The Concorde airliner first took to the skies 50 years ago promising a revolution in air travel with its technical prowess and supersonic speed. But just 34 years later and with only 14 planes ever entering commercial passenger service, the...

  • Does cannabis cure cancer?

    Does cannabis cure cancer?

    For thousands of years people have used cannabis for recreational, ritualistic and medicinal purposes. In the modern era, the latter property excites a lot of people, and there is no shortage of wild claims about the supposed medical benefits of...

  • Roman holiday

    Roman holiday

    The wonders of Rome are legendary. I have yet to meet someone who has never heard about the majestic Coliseum, the Roman Pantheon or the Catholic bastion that is the Vatican City. Perhaps it is this notoriety which tends to generate a sense of...

  • The Glarac Association loses its life president

    The Glarac Association loses   its life president

    This year the HMS Glorious, Ardent and Acasta (Glarac) Association lost one of its founder members, first chairman, archivist and life president, when David Woodcock passed away after a long illness. His was a very tough battle which he fought...

  • ‘High stakes, big rewards’

    ‘High stakes, big rewards’

    Beppe’sSannat, Gozo Food: 9/10Service: 9/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8.5/10 I don’t visit Gozo often enough. Every time I toy with the idea of visi­ting for a day, I find myself applying the Goldilocks principle to my thought process. I...

  • Forever at sea

    Forever at sea

    The ashes of Captain Alan Everett, who had made Malta his home after serving for many years as a Master Mariner in the Merchant Navy, were last month scattered at sea in the Malta-Gozo channel in accordance with his wishes. Capt. Everett passed...

  • Carnival company

    Carnival company

    Last Sunday’s article described the carnival costumes worn by the children of Prof. and Mrs Peter Xuereb in the late 1920s. In this article we take a look at how their youngest child, Mafine, celebrated carnival with her friends almost 20 years...

  • No stone left unturned

    Horatio C. R. Vella: Żebbuġ of Gozo. Its People, Inscriptions and HistoryŻebbuġ Local Council, Gozo 2018; 624 p. Żebbuġ of Gozo is a monumental work by Prof. Horatio Vella that covers the history of the village of Żebbuġ in the northwest of Gozo...

  • How we whitewashed carnival

    How we whitewashed carnival

    My mother was never a fan of carnival: she always claimed it gave her the creeps, which meant that the task of ferrying us around on carnival weekend fell to my father who, like the true blue Gozitan he is, would take us up to Nadur. Having lived...

  • Chocolate and happiness: Keys to a long life?

    Chocolate and happiness: Keys to a long life?

    One day, something which you have done forever becomes difficult or impossible to do. Perhaps we forget something and cannot remember what it was. Or we get hurt and it takes us longer to recuperate, or worse still, we never recuperate completely.

  • Origin of surnames

    Arnold Cassola:I Maltesi di Vittoria e Scoglitti (1628-1846), Malta-Siracusa, Morrone Editore, 2018126 pages One of the newer research interests of Arnold Cassola is the field of demography, which includes onomastics. In recent years he has been...

  • Frank Salt Real Estate’s AGM reception

    A vibrant reception immediately followed Frank Salt’s annual general conference, which was held at the AX The Palace in Sliema. Celebrations were the order of the day to mark the company’s 50th year. Frank Salt Real Estate staff mingled and...

  • Rapper Owen Leuellen wows students

    Believe in yourself and chase your dreams was rapper Owen Leuellen’s message this morning to students attending St Joseph Primary School in Sliema. Malta’s X-Factor runner-up took to the stage, then visited students in their classrooms while...

  • Mapfre Group presents gift to blood donors

    Mapfre Group presents gift to blood donors

    During January, 16 employees from both Mapfre Middlesea and Mapfre MSV Life donated blood to the National Blood Transfusion Unit. The scope of this initiative was to ensure that those in need of a blood transfusion would have a sustainable and...

  • Checks are forever

    Checks are forever

    The grown-up print with infinite wearability, checks are this season’s answer to smart dressing. Shrunk down and blown up, they’re placed to add structure to relaxed silhouettes, sophistication to off-duty essentials and spice to 9-5...

  • Malta supports global campaign offering Pope Francis $1 million to go vegan for Lent

    Veggy Malta has joined a major global campaign backed by a host of celebrities, environmentalists and scientists, which is calling on Pope Francis to go vegan for Lent to help fight climate change with diet change. In return, Million Dollar Vegan...

  • Westin Dragonara Resort receives Green Key award

    Westin Dragonara Resort receives Green Key award

    The Westin Dragonara Resort has received its official Green Key certification, achieving yet another standard of excellence. As positive environmental credentials are becoming more important to travellers when trying to decide on a place to stay,...