Lifestyle

September 14, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

MHRA: Valletta is becoming too loud, not fitting as a high end destination

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to misleading and inaccurate comments recently made by Valletta Mayor Alfred Zammit in the media about the impact of late night music in Valletta. Whereas MHRA supports the concept of having commercial activity in Valletta, the way it is currently being carried out is causing a lot […]
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August 26, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

BOV launches first start-to-finish online home loans solution in Malta

Bank of Valletta plc (BOV) has become the first local financial institution to offer its customers a “holistic digital journey” when applying for a home loan. While customers may still opt to visit a branch at any point during their home loan application process, the new online home loans solution, accessible through a revamped landing […]
3min 390
August 25, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Popular English Names You Had No Idea Were Actually Greek

Every couple who is expecting a child at some point has to face the difficult task of choosing a name for their new born, whether it be a girl or a boy. It may be surprising, but many of the most popular English names are actually Greek. But what are their Greek origins? Ancient Greek […]
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August 11, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

UK restaurant lets customers know carbon footprint of their meals

The menu at The Canteen in southwest England doesn’t just let diners know how much a dish costs. They can also check its carbon footprint. The carrot and beetroot pakoras with yogurt sauce are responsible for just 16 grams of carbon dioxide emissions. The aubergines with a miso and harissa sauce with tabbouleh and Zaatar […]
5min 673

August 11, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Malta | Bank of Valletta puts workplace pensions on agenda at MHRA quarterly seminar

Bank of Valletta has built a long-term partnership with the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA). Through this alliance BOV supports MHRA and its members by sharing industry insights, analysing financial instruments and identifying how they can benefit MHRA’s members and their employees. During the latest Quarterly MHRA Seminar, held on 22nd July 2022, Claire […]
4min 634

EU Court Rules ‘Feta is Greek’ in Denmark Cheese Violation

The European Union’s highest court reiterated this month that feta cheese was Greek after it found that Denmark was violating EU law by allowing its dairies to export white cheese as feta. Denmark has allowed local companies to export white cheese products labelled as feta for decades. The decision was a win for Greece, which […]
2min 329


Drowning among leading causes of death for kids, young adults: WHO

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 […]
3min 446

Lebanon celebrates modest return of music festivals

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” – […]
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Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association salutes the memory of trade unionist Tony Zarb

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, […]
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