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The Grima Murder

Tony and his wife Anna were very hardworking farmers, who lived off their land in Dingli. On a very cold afternoon, Tony was returning from a very rewarding meeting, as he had sold all...

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Cain’s Sin

The following murder we are about to witness shows the brutal death of a young ten-year-old boy who lived in the village of Żabbar. Joseph Deguara was assassinated on the 12th of April 1908...

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Maltese Children’s Traditional Rhymes

The first nursery rhymes (taqbiliet), and songs are sung to the children while they are still in the cradle, then later, as they rock on their parents knees, playing with a baby rattle (ċekċieka),...

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A Tale of Immorality

This account presents two couples who started off as friends but as time progressed they became the worst of enemies, who could not bear the sight of each other. Its fulcrum occurred precisely a...

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Where do Maltese Nicknames come from?

One often hears that in many Maltese and Gozitan villages, most people are much better known by their nickname (laqam) rather than by their Christian name or surname. Nicknames have been used in the...

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The Case of Ninu Xkora

Ninu Xkora has become a legend and part of our Maltese folklore. This man was hanged as he had killed his daughter’s lover, a thirty year old man who was seducing Xkora’s fifteen year...