Materdei Emergency Department awarded national Worker of the Year award!

The job of those who work within the Emergency Department offers its own special kind of merit. Whoever does the job, does it without need for validation … but it’s still amazing to hear that people who save others’ lives on a daily basis have gotten the nation wide recognition that they deserve. Only yesterday, […]

Under-discussed stresses of birthdays in Malta

Once a year, all eyes are on you as you celebrate yet another year alive. And for such a joyous occasion, it completely baffles me why year after year, birthdays only seem to become more and more stressful. Realising you’re eating 5000 calories everyday “I mean it’s nearly my birthday, I should really treat myself […]

Gozo Channel switches to its winter timetable

You know Christmas is coming when Gozo Channel switches to its winter timetable. The ferry operator’s new schedule for the ‘low season’ started on Tuesday. It said ferries will run at 30-minute intervals during the morning rush and then every 45 minutes across the day. Extra services will operate on Fridays at 11.35am from Mgarr […]

Streets of Ghadira covered in sand following spells of heavy wind

Following this week’s spells of heavy wind, streets adjacent to Ghadira were almost completely covered in sand. Drivers were advised to drive with caution throughout most of the day, as strong winds were forecast from Thursday to early Friday morning of this week. And although Christmas is right around the corner, the upcoming weather is […]

On your marks for Malta’s annual Santa Swim for charity

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and what is more joyful than watching hundreds of Santas jumping into the sea to raise cash for the worthiest of causes? Dozens took to the chilly sea in Valletta’s Grand Harbour last year to help raise money for charity. The money raised at this year’s Santa Swim […]