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  • Ukraine measles outbreak kills 11, infects 30,000

    Ukraine measles outbreak kills 11, infects 30,000

    Eleven people have died and more than 30,000 have been infected this year in a major outbreak of measles in Ukraine, the European country worst hit by the disease, Kiev said Monday.  The latest victim was a nine-year-old girl who died from...

  • A truly inclusive society requires political restraint

    A truly inclusive society requires political restraint

    Terrible tragedies test leaders to the full. Anyone watching from afar must be impressed with the way in which Jacinda Ardern has dealt with the aftermath of the Christchurch horror. Ardern has kept her shocked population regularly updated, walked...

  • Your skin plays a role in your food allergies

    Your skin plays a role in your food allergies

    Food allergies are on the increase worldwide, ranging from minor inconvenience to possible sudden death, and leading to warnings of an “allergy epidemic”. The most severe form of allergic reaction – anaphylaxis – can occur repeatedly or without...

  • The hare, the tortoise and the Easter egg hunt

    “Breaking news! Breaking news! The tortoise beats the hare in a hair-raising race! Incredible but true! The tortoise takes the trophy!” Paskal, the Easter Bunny, wakes up to this shocking news. It’s even more shocking because the defeated hare...

  • Brexit: what happens next?

    Brexit: what happens next?

    It’s been a turbulent few weeks in the Palace of Westminster and while Britons may all be bored silly by the sight of MPs arguing about what they think the people actually want, the drama shows no sign of stopping. What’s happened so far Since MPs...

  • Fra Mudest, the jolly friar

    Fra Mudest – a jolly friar who always ends up in a pickle – is a household name in children’s literature and many a generation has grown up laughing out loud at the antics of the friar. Penned by Charles Casha, they were first published as...

  • Celebrating trailblazer on heritage and justice

    Celebrating trailblazer on heritage and justice

    Maurice Caruana Curran: Guardian of Heritage and JusticeEdited by Ann Gingell Littlejohn, Anthony Bonanno and Joseph Galea Debono(Malta: BDL, 2018), pp. 352 Judge Maurice Caruana Curran (1918-2015) lived until his late 90s, enjoying a long and...

  • Dealing with no shows

    Dealing with no shows

    There was nothing particularly remarkable about the facts in the case of Reactilab Limited vs Caroline Debattista (1038/2018GM – decided on March 12). It was the typical debt-collection dispute, plenty of which are heard by our courts every day.

  • Kicked into the long grass

    It took 25 years for Frans Ciappara to revisit Giovanni Nicole Muscat’s riveting story of 300 years ago. This is most welcome. Ciappara’s first essay in 1993 had drawn out of the long grass the fascinating figure of Muscat (1735-1803). It was a...

  • Bargain bookfair

    The Salesians of Don Bosco are organising a bargain bookfair of thousands of rare, new, old and second-hand books, with an exclusive selection of Melitensia at St Patrick’s Salesian School, St John Bosco Street, Sliema between tomorrow and...

  • The heroism of Captain Andrew Moynihan

    The heroism of Captain Andrew Moynihan

    In Gordon Caruana Dingli’s article ‘Moynihan House bites the dust’ (Times of Malta, March 2) and Prof. Joseph Galea’s letter to the editor ‘Save Moynihan House’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 10), both correspondents made impassioned pleas for...

  • Burger that stole my heart

    Burger that stole my heart

    Bandit205, St Joseph High Street, ĦamrunTel: 2701 0079 Food: 9/10Service: 7/10Ambience: 7/10Value: 9/10Overall: 8/10 The main pull when planning a holiday genuinely tends to be the cuisine. I went to Vietnam in search of the perfect Hieu Tieu...

  • Musing on Ta’ Xbiex’s origin and past…

    Musing on Ta’ Xbiex’s origin and past…

    On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Ta’ Xbiex as a parish, it is interesting to look at the locality’s origins and history. First and foremost the locality’s name, etymology and the relationship between the two, or its ‘borgata’, remains an...

  • Let’s bring our workers back

    Let’s bring our workers back

    A few weeks ago, the news broke that a group of Turkish workers were going to in essence be imported to Malta in order to work on the site formerly occupied by the Fortina Hotel. So far, so golden. What was less than golden were further reports of...

  • Charles & Ron to exhibit in Washington

    This Saturday, local designers Charles & Ron will be representing Malta at Fashion Night Ignites at Perry Belmont House in Washington DC, an event that aims to bring together diplomacy, fashion and philanthropy in a mission to support global...

  • Four simple food choices that help you lose weight and stay healthy

    It’s difficult to lose weight. And it’s even harder to keep it off. Many people achieve short-term weight-loss only to return to their previous lifestyle choices – and their previous weight – over time. This can lead to yo-yoing between weight...

  • Be fit to have healthy kids

    Be fit to have healthy kids

    If you are planning to have a baby soon, there is a lot to do as, surely, you want to have the healthiest baby possible. Although no one can promise you an easy pregnancy and a healthy baby, this article covers some important things you can do to...

  • Sliema grew with the ferries – Part 2

    Sliema grew with the  ferries – Part 2

    The barklori protested against the threat to their livelihood posed by the new ferries of The Sliema Valletta Ferry Service Company set up by Julius (Giulio) Goldseller; they demonstrated in front of the Governor’s Palace in Valletta on May 25,...

  • The search for another earth

    The search for another earth

    Earth is the cradle of humankind, but one can’t stay in a cradle forever. The famous words of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, a Russian rocket scientist born in the 19th century, were perhaps once seen as the mere utterings of science fiction. Tsiolkovsky...

  • Myth debunked: Can I contribute to astronomical knowledge from my own home?

    It is a common misconception that astronomical observations can only be carried out from extensively large observatories with extremely expensive telescopes and complicated control systems. Although such professional setups are indeed best...