Ro­tar­i­ans get a colour­ful glimpse of life in Strait Street

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

The fas­ci­na­tion that Strait Street in Val­letta in­spires in visi­tors was am­ply ev­i­dent dur­ing a re­cent talk by Ge­orge Cini, who au­thored two books about this fa­mous street, to Ro­tar­i­ans at the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Ho­tel in St Ju­lian’s. The talk was or­gan­ised by Ro­tary Club La Valette Malta. Al­though most cities, par­tic­u­larly those close to sea­ports have streets of­fer­ing en­ter­tain­ment sim­i­lar to the kind Strada Stretta of­fered, the au­di­ence was in­trigued to learn how peo­ple found ways and means to make a liv­ing and sur­vive in Strait Street which pre­sented a world that was any­thing but a rose gar­den.

Apart from Mal­tese mem­bers, the event was also at­tended by Ro­tar­i­ans from Turkey, Swe­den and Aus­tralia who were vis­it­ing the is­land.

The Ro­tar­i­ans from Is­tan­bul ex­plained how they are rais­ing funds to pur­chase Braille type­writ­ers for stu­dents in the Turk­ish cap­i­tal. Ro­tary Club La Valette will be as­sist­ing in that cam­paign. Ro­tary is an in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion whose pri­mary aim is to bring busi­ness and pro­fes­sional peo­ple to­gether to pro­vide hu­man­i­tar­ian ser­vices.

The meet­ing was opened by David J. Dingli, pres­i­dent of Ro­tary Club La Valette to­gether with club sec­re­tary, Bryan Sul­li­van.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Ge­orge Cini’s book ‘Strada Stretta: Ak­tar dawl fuq it-triq li darba xegħlet ilBelt’ visit www.face­

Ge­orge Cini field­ing ques­tions dur­ing his re­cent talk to Ro­tar­i­ans on the history of Strait Street, at the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Ho­tel in St Ju­lian’s

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