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Horace Gauci reportedly replaces Mario Mallia as St Albert College headmaster

Horace Gauci reportedly replaces Mario Mallia as St Albert College headmaster
Sep 19 2022 Share

Following the letting go of former headmaster Mario Mallia from St Albert the Great College, it was revealed by close reliable sources from within the school that Rector Aaron Zahra has reportedly appointed educator Horace Gauci as the new headmaster.

Sources also confirmed that the new head master is allegedly presently at school and has started work. Our sources also informed us that there don’t seem to be any plans to make Horace official headmaster anytime soon to avoid media turmoil. MaltaDaily is also informed that all staff, MUT, Ministry of Education, DQSE and Secretariat for Catholic Eduction are all aware of Gauci being the new headmaster as this was discussed earlier today in a meeting between the staff and the aforementioned authorities.

This comes after the Malta Union of Teachers releases a statement expressing distrust at rector and board of the college choosing the new personnel for the school. 

The rector and board cancelled a meeting last minute with the MUT and its lawyers as they attempted to find a way forward as the school reopens in a few days. However, following the meeting cancellation, the MUT stated that it is willing to support the Dominican Order on condition of the rector and board resigning or being removed from office. 

Meanwhile, the situation at the college remains critical as empty promises are reportedly being made to educators and no preparations for the new scholastic year are being made. 

More information as this story progresses. 

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Everything you should know about Queen Elizabeth’s funeral

Everything you should know about Queen Elizabeth’s funeral
Sep 19 2022 Share

The reign of Queen Elizabeth II will be given the official send-off today, Monday 19th of September at 11am in the UK. The funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey, where the queen married Prince Philip in 1947, and where she was crowned in 1953. 

This will be the first monarchs funeral to take place at Westminster Abbey since the 18th century, and the first state funeral since Winston Churchill’s in 1965. 

With livestream broadcasts on BBC and other international platforms, this is a one of a kind funeral which many alive today have not witnessed up until now. 

The queen’s body lay in state in Westminster Hall, the oldest building in the Houses of Parliament. At 10:44, the coffin was set to travel across Parliament Square to Westminster Abbey. 

The service will be held there, with a walking procession taking place afterwards, carrying the coffin past Buckingham Palace to Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner. From there the coffin will travel to Windsor Castle, the queen’s chief residence outside of London. 

The Queen will be interred next to her husband in the King George VI memorial chapel, which is named after her father. The palace has not released a formal guest list for the funeral, but reports indicate that around 500 VIP guests are expected. 

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President George Vella pays respects to Queen ahead of funeral

President George Vella pays respects to Queen ahead of funeral
Sep 19 2022 Share

President of Malta George Vella, accompanied by his wife Miriam, paid their respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Hall ahead of the funeral which is set to take place later today. 

The President said in a statement uploaded to social media that this was a beautiful moment wherein ‘a large number of world leaders and members of the public stood in close proximity of the coffin with respect to honour Queen Elizabeth II for the last time.’

The Queen had a very special connection to Malta, being the only place outside of the UK to ever call home. The funeral is set to begin on Monday the 19th of September at 11am in the UK. 

 

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This will be the first monarch’s funeral to take place at Westminster Abbey since the 18th century. It will also be broadcast on many media platforms worldwide for the public to follow along. 

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Siggiewi’s San Nikola square lit up with lantern spectacle

Siggiewi’s San Nikola square lit up with lantern spectacle
Sep 19 2022 Share

The lantern spectacle held in Siggiewi’s San Nikola Square returned to the village for the proper summer 2022 send off. 

Forming part of the activities of ‘Festa Għeneb’ (Feast of Grapes) on the 18th of September, the heart of the village was lit up by the ‘Grupp Armar Siġġiewi’. 

 

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The spectacle formed the sigil of Siġġiewi, extending the spectacular church lights down the rest of the road for both locals and tourists to see and bask at. 

The artistic design was built through a whopping 1900 lantern, which were methodically placed to create the desired aesthetic.

The Festa Għeneb itself, held activities which also included the showcases of classic cars, artisan work, traditional ‘għana’ song and music amongst others. 

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