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Having Dual citizenship: an unmixed blessing?

By Prof. Maurice Cauchi & Dr Edwin Borg-Manché   |   While most citizens welcome the option of possessing a second citizenship, and many are even prepared to spend millions to possess one, recent events in Australia have highlighted the problems which a second citizenship can unwittingly lead to. Several members of the Federal Parliament have had to resign on finding out that, unbeknown to them, they had also a foreign citizenship through birth in another country or…
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APPRECIATION: Fr Joe Pulis, SDB (1932-2017)

Fr Joe Pulis SDB (1932-2017) On Monday, 28th August, 2017, with great sadness, we learned of the death of Fr Joe Pulis, SDB, two days short of his 85th birthday. He passed away at Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne after a short illness. A Requiem Mass for the repose of his soul was celebrated at St Margaret Mary's Church in Brunswick North. Fr Joe was born in Sliema, Malta, on 30 August 1932. He was a member of…
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APPRECIATION: John Zammit (1926-2017)

John Zammit (1925-2017) John Zammit was born on 20 May 1926 in the town of Paola, Malta. His was a very happy life until the age of 14, when war broke out and Malta became a country under siege. From 1940 to1942 it was under constant bombardment. John witnessed the loss of many lives − none more sad than that of his grandparents, whose house was flattened in one of the many attacks. These painful memories…
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Fr Claude Borg mssp passes away aged 91

The Missionary Society of St Paul, the Maltese Community Council of Victoria and the Maltese community in Australia mourn the loss of Fr Claude Borg mssp, who passed away peacefully on Saturday 17th June at the Uniting Mulluana Residential Care, Blacktown in Sydney on 17 June 2017, aged 91 years. Former chaplain to the Diocese of Parramatta Maltese community, Fr Claude Borg was aged 91 and in his 71st year of profession and 65th year of his missionary…
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APPRECIATION: Anthony “Tony” Paul Zarb (1935-2017)

The Maltese community in Melbourne mourns the sad loss of Anthony Paul Zarb, affectionately known as Tony Zarb. He was a loving husband, loyal brother, dedicated father, proud grandfather and adoring great-grandfather and earned an enduring respect from friends and all who knew him. Tony was a prominent member of the Maltese community in Melbourne. In 1998 Tony became the president of the Maltese Salesian Past Pupil Association and, for the next eight years, he steered…
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