The World Health Organization (WHO) stated on Monday that drowning is among the leading causes of death among people aged between 1-24 and the third leading cause of unintentional injury deaths, claiming more than 236,000 lives each year. On World Drowning Prevention Day, the WHO aimed to raise awareness about preventable drownings. “Every year, hundreds […]


Lebanon’s music festivals made a modest comeback with a performance in the Roman ruins of Baalbek at the weekend, marking the very first show of the country after the financial crisis. Under the title of “Baalbek Nights Return,” conductor Lubnan Baalbaki – whose first name means “Lebanon” and whose last name means “from Baalbek” – […]


Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) President Tony Zahra on behalf of the Council and members, salutes the memory of trade unionist Tony Zarb.   Accordingly, MHRA remembers Tony Zarb as a pioneer of trade unionism who devoted his whole life and all its energy to the fight for a better world for the working class, […]


As shoppers pay more for anything from coffee to ketchup, some retailers have started to cut or cap the price of hundreds of products as they compete for customers and set themselves up to do battle in negotiations with major packaged food makers. Eurostat said on Friday that eurozone inflation for food, alcohol and tobacco […]


Starting this Monday, May 2, the monthlong daylight fast of Ramadan will be celebrated with the three-day Eid al-Fitr, which in Turkish is colloquially referred to as Şeker Bayram, or the holiday of sweets The three-day religious celebration of Ramadan Bayram – also known as Şeker Bayram – which begins on Monday, May 2, and […]


A new musical about the life of the great Italian master Michelangelo Merisi di Caravaggio plans to open in the Mediterranean Conference Centre in September, making it the venue’s first in-house production. Caravaggio The Musical, which has been in the works for two and a half years, will tell the story of the artist at […]


‘Retirement planning can be a cause of anxiety due to people not knowing how much money they will need to maintain their standard of life during their retirement years, and not knowing how to secure that income.’ This was stated by Sandra Magro, Manager at BOV’s Investments Centre during a seminar organised entitled ‘Encouraging Motivation […]

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