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NEWS: Wirt iż-Żejtun dedicates 2016 to Maestro Carlo Diacono

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At the end of the Annual General Meeting, held yesterday, Perit Ruben Abela, Wirt iż-Żejtun President, informed  the members that this year is going to be dedicated to Maestro Carlo Diacono, 140 years since his birth. Born at Zejtun on … Continue reading

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NEWS: Remembrance Day

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Wirt iż-Żejtun today celebrated remembrance day of Żejtun citizens who during their life, through their work or talent,  set a good example to other citizens.  This is the second year in which this day was celebrated. After attending the 9:00am mass at … Continue reading

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PERSONALITIES: Archbishop Emanuel Gerada

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Born in Zejtun in 1920, he was educated at the Lyceum, the Archbishop’s seminary and University. He was ordained priest, by bishop Emmanuel Galea in 1 August 1943 and in 1964, he was awarded a licentiate in theology. He then … Continue reading

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PERSONALITIES: Maestro Carmelo Baldacchino

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The Żejtun born Maestro Carmelo Baldacchino has turned 96.  Maestro Baldacchino today lives with his family in Sydney, Australia. He started his musical career at the age of 14 when he started to learn his favourite instrument, the cornet at … Continue reading

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PERSONALITIES: Generoso Abela

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Today is the fifteenth anniversary from the death of master-mason Generoso Abela, known as iż-Żonqri. Generoso or Rożu as he was called, was one of the talented craftsmen product of Zejtun, who through his work honoured our town.  He was … Continue reading