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Big Turnout For Għar Dalam & Borġ In-Nadur Open Day

Big Turnout For Għar Dalam & Borġ In-Nadur Open Day
Apr 21 2024 Share

On Saturday, April 20th, numerous families visited Għar Dalam and Borġ in-Nadur in Birżebbuġa for an Open Day, which was free of charge for the entire day. Għar Dalam is Malta’s oldest prehistoric site, showcasing evidence of human presence dating back 7,400 years. The cave features well-preserved animal footprints and Victorian-style exhibits. Minister Owen Bonnici attended and interacted with attending families.

Borġ in-Nadur, located near Għar Dalam, is a Neolithic site excavated by Margaret Murray in the early 20th century. The site, situated between two valleys (Wied Żembaq and Wied Dalam), provides insights into Maltese prehistory.

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The Open Day offered family-friendly activities, including children’s activities, information on joining Heritage Malta, and books for sale. The event aimed to engage visitors and promote cultural heritage.

The significance of Għar Dalam lies in its role as the earliest known human habitation in Malta. Its cave formations, including stalactites and stalagmites, highlight the island’s geological history. Borġ in-Nadur’s location and excavation offer a unique perspective on ancient Maltese civilization.

The Open Day was part of efforts by Heritage Malta to raise awareness of Malta’s rich archaeological heritage. Families enjoyed a day of exploration and education, discovering the island’s ancient past in an accessible and engaging manner.

 

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Police Searching For Missing Person With Court Case

Police Searching For Missing Person With Court Case
Apr 21 2024 Share

The Malta Police Force is looking for a man by the name of Noel Porteli, who is wanted by Magistrate in relation to a pending court case.

The search warrant was issued to the police force’s social media page, with anyone with any information relating to the location of Portelli urged to kindly contact the police.

This can be done by sending a message via the Malta Police Force page or call the Police GHQ, even anonymously, on 21 224001 / 119 or at the nearest Police Station and quote number 7/2024.

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Local Skies Light Up For Malta International Fireworks Festival

Local Skies Light Up For Malta International Fireworks Festival
Apr 21 2024 Share

Yesterday saw the continuation of the Malta International Fireworks Festival at the iconic Grand Harbour in Valletta.

With the first pyrotechnic competition between Sliema’s Soċjeta Filarmonika Stella Maris and Munxar’s Sezzjoni Żgħażagħ Pawlini Munxarin, spectators were treated to the very best of this Maltese traditional craft.

 

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Videos of the spectacle show the various forms and colours local pyro-technicians have worked diligently to create, with fireworks being such a staple of Maltese festa culture.

The spectacle will once again take place today, the 21st, in Valletta. The celebration then proceeds to Marsaxlokk on April 26th, Nadur on April 27th, and Mellieħa on April 28th, before concluding with a final show in Valletta on April 30th.

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Three Young Men Ordained As New Priests

Three Young Men Ordained As New Priests
Apr 21 2024 Share

Three young men were ordained as new priests by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in Valletta’s St John’s Co-Cathedral.

The Archdiocese of Malta shared the ordination of Dun Malcolm John Saliba, Dun Karl Andrew Schembri and Father Rob Rizzo SJ.

‘Archbishop Charles Scicluna’s message to them’, the Archdiocese explained, ‘is that they not only preach ministries of healing, but that they be humble enough that they pray to Jesus everyday for their own healing and soulful renewal.’

Karl Andrew Schembri was interviewed by MaltaDaily for an M Files episode earlier this year.

The 28 year old explained his journey to joining the priesthood and how his life eventually led him to following this path.

 

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Congratulations to all three!

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