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  • Today's front pages - April 21, 2019

    Today's front pages - April 21, 2019

    The Sunday Times of Malta reports that Malta is one of three countries the Council of Europe has selected for a review of respect for democratic processes. The newspaper also reports that Air Malta is set to make a loss this year, and that a...

  • Murdered man was a Good Samaritan, community recalls

    Murdered man was a Good Samaritan, community recalls

    The Ivorian man murdered earlier this month had most probably been walking home after offering food and support to migrants at the Ħal Far centre when he was shot.  Lassana Cisse, 42, often checked in on his fellow countrymen at the open centre...

  • Easter blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill at least 207

    Easter blasts at Sri Lanka hotels and churches kill at least 207

    Update 12 at 9.50pm A series of eight devastating bomb blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on Sunday, killing at least 207 people, including dozens of foreigners. The attacks were the worst act...

  • Sleeping family locked in as burglars ransack villa

    Sleeping family locked in as burglars ransack villa

    The gang believed to be behind the burglary of dozens of apartments in the Sliema and St Julian’s area appear to have become more daring. Last week robbers broke into a Swieqi villa at night and locked family members asleep inside their bedrooms...

  • Easter Sunday: The Easter miracle

    Today’s readings: Acts 10, 34.37-43; Colossians 3, 1-4; John 20, 1-9. It is an intriguing truth that the Easter narrative about Jesus of Nazareth crucified, dead, but who is living has survived for such a long time. There are aspects of Jesus’...

  • ‘What Europe does for me – Why should I vote’

    ‘What Europe does for me – Why should I vote’

    The Europe Direct Information Centre in Gozo organised a discussion on ‘What Europe does for me – Why should I vote?’ in Victoria. The aim of the event was for Gozitan youths to raise their concerns/issues related to the EU and to raise awareness...

  • The relentlessness of joy

    The relentlessness of joy

    Easter blows us away with its surge of life, enthusiasm and joy. Coming with the shift from winter to spring in the northern hemisphere, what happens with Christ is reflected in nature, in the obstinate quality of all living things to not yield to...

  • La Stella Band in concert

    La Stella Band in concert

    The La Stella Philarmonic Society executed a programme of sacred music at St George’s Basilica in Victoria. The band, under the baton of Mro Noel Beck, interpreted a selection of sacred music which included classical compositions and three funeral...

  • Quotes and news - April 21, 2019

    On Palm Sunday, Pope Francis said: “Today, by his entrance into Jerusalem, he shows us the way. For in that event, the evil one, the prince of this world, had a card up his sleeve: the card of triumphalism. Yet the Lord responded by holding fast...

  • ‘Why I was born’

    ‘Why I was born’

    The Saturday series of lectures hosted at Il-Ħaġar museum, St George’s Square, Victoria, featured former Sunday Times of Malta editor Laurence Grech (pictured) explaining “Why I was born”. Mr Grech quipped that he was born “thanks to the war”. He...

  • Students take holistic approach

    Students take holistic approach

    The following articles and photos were submitted by students involved in EcoSchools Committees of schools taking part in the Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) programme. A greener tomorrow The alarming rate at which trees are being chopped...

  • Passion exhibition

    Passion exhibition

    A Passion exhibition, entitled Ħtija Tiegħi, organised by the Għaqda Dilettanti Ġimgħa l-Kbira – Għawdex is on show at St George’s Square, Victoria. The exhibition, open today between 9am and noon, consists of various works of sacred art and...

  • Challenge finds top maths pupil

    Challenge finds top maths pupil

    Daniel Grech from Gozo College’s primary school, Victoria, is the top Year 6 winner in this year’s edition of the High 5 Junior Mathematicians Challenge. Eric Briffa from De La Salle College is the Year 5 winner. The team challenge winners are...

  • Ġorġ Pisani remembered

    Ġorġ Pisani remembered

    An exhibition commemorating the 20th anniversary of the death of Gozitan poet and author Ġorġ Pisani was held at the National Library in Victoria. The exhibition comprised original manuscripts and printed works of the prolific author as well as...

  • Short course in digital marketing

    A 16-hour course entitled ‘Digital Marketing Strategy – Planning and Implementation’ is being held next month by Malta University Consulting Ltd at the University Residence in Lija. The course will consist of the presentation and discussion of...

  • More than 100 arrests in France as 'yellow vest' protests continue

    More than 100 arrests in France as 'yellow vest' protests continue

    French police said they arrested more than 100 "yellow vest" demonstrators in Paris on Saturday as clashes broke out with protestors taking to the streets for a 23rd week of anti-government marches. AFP journalists reported scuffles between police...

  • Colorado marks 20 years since the Columbine high school massacre

    Colorado marks 20 years since the Columbine high school massacre

    It has been 20 years since two heavily armed young men in dark trenchcoats entered a Colorado high school and launched a bloody attack that seared the word "Columbine" into the American psyche, forever transforming the debate on gun rights and...

  • Another massive cocaine haul: Customs seize 144kg at Malta Freeport

    Another massive cocaine haul: Customs seize 144kg at Malta Freeport

    More than 144kg of cocaine with a street value of just under €16 million were found hidden inside containers at the Malta Freeport on Saturday, in the fourth major seizure of the illicit drug in just two weeks.  The latest haul means Malta Customs...

  • Deborah Schembri made chair of foster care appeals board

    Deborah Schembri made chair of foster care appeals board

    Former parliamentary secretary Deborah Schembri has been appointed chairwoman of the board of appeal under the Foster Care Act, the latest in a number of government jobs for the lawyer. According to a notice in The Malta Government Gazette, Dr...

  • 'People with disability can also be leaders'

    'People with disability can also be leaders'

    If people with a disability were elected to Parliament, politicians would no longer do what they thought benefit disabled people as disabled people themselves would be making the decisions, according to Oliver Scicluna. “Policies and legislation...

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