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Domvs Romana, National Museum Of National History & St Paul Catacombs Open Day

Domvs Romana & National Museum Of National History Open Day
Apr 1 2024 Share

Heritage Malta is hosting an engaging day of exploration on April 7th, inviting visitors to delve into the captivating world of Roman Malta at the Domvs Romana in Rabat, discover the remarkable collections at the National Museum of Natural History in Mdina as well as St Paul’s Catacombs, all open to the public for free.

The Domvs Romana provides a fascinating insight into the private lives of ancient Roman aristocracy through its well-preserved mosaics and artefacts, offering a glimpse into family dynamics, fashion, education, entertainment, and culinary practices of the era.

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Notable exhibits include marble statues depicting Emperor Claudius and his family.

Meanwhile, the National Museum of Natural History, situated within the impressive Vilhena Palace, offers an immersive journey through the natural world, showcasing remarkable specimens such as a mummified Nile crocodile and the fossilized remains of prehistoric creatures found in Malta’s rocks.

St Paul’s Catacombs, on their part, are some of the most prominent features of Malta’s early Christian archeology, dating from the third to the eighth centuries CE.

The event will feature various family-friendly activities, information stands about Heritage Malta memberships, and book stalls. All attending children will receive a small gift.

Admission is free for all, with no pre-booking required, and the sites will be open from 09:00 to 17:00.

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Judge Frank Caprio Goes Viral With Emotional Message

Judge Frank Caprio Goes Viral With Emotional Message
Apr 1 2024 Share

Former Municipal Court Chief Judge Frank Caprio from Rhode Island gained nationwide affection through his immensely popular television series, “Caught in Providence.”

However, in December 2023, he delivered a heartbreaking revelation, announcing his battle with pancreatic cancer. Despite his ongoing struggle, Caprio recently shared a heartfelt message, emphasizing the importance of embracing the present moment.

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His emotional video has garnered nearly 4 million views, resonating deeply with viewers across the country. Despite his health challenges, Caprio remains active online, receiving recognition at events like the Providence College Friars basketball game and sharing personal anecdotes, endearing himself to many.

 

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During a recent interview with Astrid Rivera of Univision, Caprio’s tone turned somber as he reminded us of life’s unpredictability. He urged viewers to cherish what they have, emphasizing kindness and family care.

Caprio’s poignant words carry particular weight given his battle with cancer, serving as a poignant reminder of life’s fragility. His message instills a sense of urgency to express love and appreciation to those closest to us, resonating deeply with audiences.

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Roberta Metsola Praises Maltese Team Work Ethic At EU Level

Roberta Metsola Praises Maltese Team Work Ethic At EU Level
Apr 1 2024 Share

Speaking during the MEP Business Dialogue, organised by the Malta Chamber of SMEs in collaboration with the European Parliament in Malta, European Parliament President Roberta Metsola praised the ‘excellent’ Maltese team who worked with her for her election contestation.

 

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She called the Maltese her little arsenal, which 15 forming part of the cabinet of 40.

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Metsola explains how the Maltese train her in the same way she trains them, with a six month rotation of University and High School students who shadow her during or after their studies.

If they’re really good they get hired directly by Metsola, the EP President revealed. She also went on to explain that the Maltese work ethic is immensely praised and cherished, given that the Maltese now run an institution of around 11,00 people.

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Sliema Public Parking Attendants Asking For €2 Raises Concerns

Sliema Public Parking Attendants Asking For €2 Raises Concerns
Apr 1 2024 Share

People are raising concerns over parking attendants reportedly asking for €2 for the space to be used, despite it being a public parking.

Information sent to this newsroom have relayed information that cones are allegedly being placed in the middle of the entrance as the attendants supervise the entrance.

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When challenged, the attendants reportedly replying confrontationally with: “don’t pay if you don’t want. So we’re staying here for nothing?”

Some drivers are refusing to park as they fear their car would sustain damages. This is not the first time this same parking has raised alarms, with a similar report by The Malta Independent in 2020 detailing how attendants asked for up to €3 to €5 for the space to be used.

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