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  • Gaining momentum as distribution depot

    Gaining momentum as distribution depot

    Over the years Malta has acquired a solid reputation in the transportation logistics industry thanks to its high level of service and ideal geographic positioning. Malta is already one of the leading transhipment pivots for maritime trade in the...

  • The importance of aftersales and customer service

    The importance of aftersales and customer service

    Having had an influential presence in the maritime industry for more than a century, Sullivan Shipping Agencies Limited has evolved into a dynamic and modern logistic provider, placing its customers’ requirements at the forefront of all its...

  • Recognising growth

    Recognising growth

    Thomas Smith’s commitment to providing industry-leading services in air freight and logistics was celebrated when the freight forwarding division received the coveted silver award by Lufthansa Cargo. The award is given out on the basis of...

  • Solidarity on the road

    Solidarity on the road

    Forthy-seven cyclists participating in the Alive 2015 Cycling Challenge for Cancer have found important support from Express Trailers who offered to transport the athletes’ bicycles and cycling equipment by container from Malta to...

  • Alfons Maria Hili: a prelate endowed with wisdom, prudence and pastoral zeal

    Alfons Maria Hili: a prelate endowed with wisdom, prudence and pastoral zeal

    Gozo, in spite of being a small island and often omitted from maps of the Mediterranean, is proud of its heroes and patriots. One of these is Alfons Maria Hili, a man who loved Gozo and the town of Victoria, and a priest who devoted his life for...

  • The western, eastern, Italian fronts in the latter half of 1915

    The western, eastern, Italian fronts in the latter half of 1915

    At the same time as the Gallipoli campaign was being fought, the Allies, particularly Britain, France and their imperial troops, were fighting on the western front, trying to hold the German advance and also recapturing lost territory. There were...

  • Pet talk

    Pet talk

    Last weekend, on a particularly hot Saturday morning, I stopped for a badly-needed refreshment at my favourite snack bar. The tiny place was characteristically busy, with regulars enjoying an early lunch and others like myself simply rehydrating...

  • Bulgaria joins the war with Central Powers, Salonika campaign starts, Malta as nurse of the Mediterranean

    Bulgaria joins the war with Central Powers, Salonika campaign starts, Malta as nurse of the Mediterranean

    When the Ottoman Empire entered the war on October 28, 1914, both the Central Powers and the Entente recognised the strategic importance of Bulgaria. The price of Bulgaria’s participation on either side was Macedonia. As Serbia had secured most of...

  • After 145 years, Corradino’s longest prison term surpassed

    After 145 years, Corradino’s longest prison term surpassed

    Until recently, the longest term of an inmate in Maltese prisons since 1800 was that of John Naylor of the 88th Regiment of Foot, The Connought Rangers, who was imprisoned for 26 years and 360 days. On March 6, 1843, William Martin, a doctor and...

  • Above everything else

    Above everything else

    Flight gives us the means to travel and experience exceptional views and a sense of freedom, says Trevor Darmanin, flight instructor with Malta School of Flying and Malta Wings. Most children dream of being pilots one day. What makes flying...

  • Valletta: more than a port of call

    Valletta: more than a port of call

    Location, history, culture, warm hospitality and efficient support services are helping Malta’s cruise industry grow, says Stephen Xuereb, CEO, Valletta Cruise Port. The Grand Harbour has maintained a strategic importance for centuries. What are...

  • On the battlefield

    On the battlefield

    They say history repeats itself. And last month, it looked like Waterloo, in Belgium, was the scene of another battle as more than 100,000 people descended upon one of the most famous battlefields in history. However, no deadly fire was exchanged...

  • Flying in business class

    Flying in business class

    No other European country can boast the growth that Malta has achieved in its aviation register, says Stanley Bugeja, managing director, DC Aviation Limited. There is a general acknowledgement that Malta needs to attract higher quality visitors.

  • In for the long-haul

    In for the long-haul

    When did your passion for plane spotting start? My passion for aviation started at a very early age. My mother used to teach at the Luqa primary school and during lunch break, she used to take me to the airport to watch the arrival of the Air...

  • Battle of Britain owed to a few heroes

    Battle of Britain owed to a few heroes

    Tomorrow marks the 75th anniversary of a momentous occasion during World War II. It is likely to be the last Memorial Day at which the remaining members of the ‘few ’ will be fit enough to take part In the midst of World War II, Prime Minister...

  • Spitfire soars to £3m sale record

    Spitfire soars to £3m sale record

    The last Spitfire of its kind has sold for a record price at auction – with the multimillion-pound profits donated to charity. The restored Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk1A P9374 sold for £3,106,500 at Christie’s in London – the highest ever paid...

  • Remembering Srebrenica

    Remembering Srebrenica

    Today marks 20th anniversary of a massacre when Bosnian Serb forces slaughtered 8,000 Muslim men and boys and buried them in mass graves Two of the most violent conflicts of the 20th century can trace their origins in the Balkans; perhaps there is...

  • The Busbesija secret

    The Busbesija secret

    Il-Busbesija, in the limits of Mosta, has been in the news on and off for some time. The area was built up as a 3.7-inch heavy anti-aircraft (HAA) static gun position just before the start of World War II or soon after. The planners made the basic...

  • Malala call on children’s education

    Malala call on children’s education

    Nobel prizewinner Malala Yousafzai has called for world leaders to aim higher on children’s education ahead of her 18th birthday on Sunday. In a speech at the Oslo Education Summit, she urged world leaders to set goals that were “worth working...

  • EU 'must rebuild fish stocks'

    EU 'must rebuild fish stocks'

    Europe is consuming more fish than its waters can provide, leaving it reliant on other parts of the world to supply almost half its seafood, a study has found. If the European Union was to rely only on its own seas to meet demand this year, the...

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