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EVENTS: Cultural tour in Senglea

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Today Wirt iż-Żejtun in collaboration with the Senglea Historical Society (SHS) organised a cultural tour in Senglea, the tour was lead by Mr Joseph Abela, the President of the SHS. A group of over 50 persons attended this tour which … Continue reading

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EVENTS: Qrendi Cultural Tour

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On the occasion of the liturgical feast of St Catherine, members and friends of Wirt iż-Żejtun paid a visit to two churches dedicated to St Catherine, one at Mqabba and the other at Qrendi.  These visits were then followed by … Continue reading

NEWSLETTER – September 2018

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NEWS: Symposium 2018 website

Wirt iż-Żejtun has just launched the Symposium 2018 website.  This website will feature information about this year’s symposium “The Maltese Village”.

Besides information about the speakers, the website includes the abstracts of the papers which will be presented and will include the programme.  Those interested in attending and getting a price reduction on the symposium publication can register on-line.  The symposium will be held at the Gran Salon, at the National Museum of Archaeology in Valletta.

The website also includes a blog which will feature information and photography on the Maltese Villages.  Register online to follow this blog and keep yourself updated about the symposium news.  The website can be accessed by clicking here.



ENVIRONMENT: Wirt iż-Żejtun clean-up @ Wied iż-Żrinġ

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Today the 22nd April is Earth Day and around the world a number of people in various communities commemorated this day by volunteering in a clean-up action.  This clean-up campaign was also held in Malta in various localities on the … Continue reading


NEWS: Proposal for a new Fuel Station in Żejtun

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Few weeks after the closure of the successful campaign by Wirt iż-Żejtun on the proposed extension of the Bulebel Industrial Estate, we are again being faced with further development proposals which if approved will take up further green open space … Continue reading


ENVIRONMENT: The fauna and its habitat at Buleben

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The renown nature photographer Guido Bonnet has sent us some beautiful photographs of fauna which is usually found in habitats identical to that in the rural area of Buleben. Running clockwise from top left corner: Żrinġ – living in humid … Continue reading


ENVIRONMENT: “Land of high-grade agricultural value”

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“On the basis of an initial agricultural assessment carried out by the Department of Agriculture, the designated industrial land has been identified as being land of high-grade agricultural value.” This was reported in the preamble to policy SMZN 02 in … Continue reading


ARCHITECTURE: Vernacular Buildings at Buleben

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Most often we consider iconic buildings to  form the essence of our architectural heritage and we fail to give any value to our vernacular buildings. These range from what we consider the common domestic buildings in our towns and villages … Continue reading


ENVIRONMENT: Maquis Habitat

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Maquis or Makkja in Maltese is the terrestrial habitat following the garigue.  It is characterised by an evergreen shrub community, with shrubs reaching a height ranging from one to three metres.  Among the trees found in local maquis there are the … Continue reading


ENVIRONMENT: The Timeline of Bulebel Industrial Estate

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(LONG READ) A lot is being said about Bulebel Industrial Estate, however it is worth putting in black and white the development timeline of this industrial area on the island. Following Independence, the Maltese government, through the assistance of the … Continue reading