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MALTA DIARY:   Urine, umbilical cords, chicken heads and necks – popular natural cures in the past – pretty distasteful!

  ALBERT FENECH  e/mail –  Facebook:    As we have seen in recent days, today’s medications very much depend on what the World Health Organiation decrees, backed...
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Malta Diary   Searching for the soul – “the ultimate layer underneath the skin”   Ray Piscopo’s paintings of haunting qualities

  ALBERT FENECH  e/mail –  Facebook:  Professor Oliver Friggieri, a Maltese poet, novelist, literary critic and philosopher who relentlessly promoted the Maltese Language, sadly passed away recently on...
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Malta Diary   The island of Comino – small but with a history during various eras   Last week it had a population of three but sadly now down to two

ALBERT FENECH  e/mail –  Facebook:  The Maltese Archipelago, probably one of the smallest in the world, consists of five islands, Malta, Gozo, Comino, Filfla and St Paul’s...
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Malta Diary   Good urban planning – or a subterfuge for spirits, humanoids and secret sects? Maybe it was just plain commonsense?  

  ALBERT FENECH  e/mail – Facebook:    The island of Malta is riddled with underground tunnels and the two islands of Malta and Gozo abound with caves,...
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Malta Diary A history of plagues and epidemics over many decades – restrictions are endemic in the DNA of the people of the Maltese Islands

ALBERT FENECH   e/mail –  Facebook:   Yep, Christmas is coming and we should be hearing the tinkling of bells and the rustling of holly and ivy –...
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Malta Diary Touches of sanity in today’s eyesore concrete jungle -archaeological sites and buildings now Scheduled and cannot be destroyed or altered in any way  

 ALBERT FENECH  e/mail –  Facebook:   I have written it before and repeat, if my great grandparents and grandparents were to be resurrected today and placed anywhere in...
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Malta Diary Intricate, precious and a labour of love – but very sadly dying out The art and skill of hand-woven Malta and Gozo cotton lace

 ALBERT FENECH   e/mail –   Facebook:    In Maltese, the word “bizilla” primarily means an intricate handmade lace weave in a significant pattern. However, the word...
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Malta Diary The Royal Naval Bighi Hospital – one of the best in Europe during its era Now an interactive Esplora science and technology museum and a major attraction

 ALBERT FENECH e/mail: salina46af@gmail,com Facebook: Villa Bighi is one of the most iconic buildings on the inner rim of the majestic Valletta Grand Harbour. The central original villa...
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MALTA DIARY:   TripAdvisor awards high certificate to four Malta military sites – added to a number of previous recognition awards  

  ALBERT FENECH e/mail –   Facebook:    Last year a number of major sites in Malta and Gozo all received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor...
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Malta Diary; Speak, see and hear no evil – but how superstitious are we really – is it inculcated in the Mediterranean character?ta Diary;

  ALBERT FENECH   e/mail –   Facebook:    My younger brother Edward was aged about four at the time. Unlike me, with my dark hair and...
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