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  • The ancient celebration of San Lorenzo-a-Mare

    The ancient celebration of San Lorenzo-a-Mare

    The people of the medieval city of Vittoriosa today celebrate the liturgical feast of St Lawrence with unbridled fervour and dedication, following in the ingrained tradition of their forefathers when Spanish galleys, berthed in Porto delle Galere,...

  • Maltese in uniform serving the Crown and its allies

    Maltese in uniform serving the Crown and its allies

    Our small island is renowned to have produced excellent seamen, soldiers and gunners. Even before Napoleon ousted the Order of St John from Malta, the Royal Navy employed numerous Maltese in its service. Like countless others, many paid the...

  • A unique painting of a 1783 Gozo event

    A unique painting of a 1783 Gozo event

    Ask any Maltese to associate Gozo with one particular date, and the answer will almost inevitably be Santa Marija, August 15th. That is a date which, on a religious plane, celebrates the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven, but which, over the...

  • From mere survival to universal restoration

    From mere survival to universal restoration

    Next Thursday, the Society of Jesus celebrates 200 years since its restoration by Pope Pius VII, 41 years after its suppression. Fr Robert Soler SJ discusses the slow and complex process that gradually led to the society’s renewed recognition by...

  • Teething problems

    Teething problems

    A friend of mine brought in an adorable four-month-old puppy named Johnny. A small-sized dog sporting a rough, fawn liver and tan coat and long thin legs, which are well-proportioned to his slim body. When you look at Johnny, you cannot be sure...

  • Can I still neuter my dogs and microchip them for free?

    Can I still neuter my dogs and microchip them for free?

    Neutering is a good thing for your dogs for several reasons and microchipping will help ensure your dog will be returned to you if lost and found. Dogs Trust Malta offers free neutering and micro-chipping packages to people on benefits, farmers...

  • Pet obesity awareness month

    Veterinarians and clinics have teamed up for a common cause – to boost pet obesity risk awareness. The main aim of the campaign, run by Royal Canin and supported by Animal Rights Parliamentary Secretary Roderick Galdes, is to educate pet owners...

  • Divided they shall remain

    Divided they shall remain

    A United Nations peacekeeping force was deployed in divided Cyprus in 1964 and remains there till this very day, patrolling the ‘Green Line’. Ray Bugeja spoke to some of the actors on the Turkish-Cypriot side. A sad episode in the history of...

  • The outbreak of World War I

    The outbreak of World War I

    The origins of World War I can be traced in the ethnic and political situation of the Balkans. In 1912, a war broke out between Italy and Turkey over the latter’s African possessions. Turkey lost and was forced to hand over Libya, Rhodes and the...

  • Revisiting the memories of Birgu’s medieval Collachio

    Revisiting the memories of Birgu’s medieval Collachio

    The Birgu Collachio is being restored to its original state when this medieval maritime city welcomed the Order of St John in 1530. As the city prepares for the 450th anniversary of the epic Siege of 1565, when Grand Master Jean de Valette...

  • On board

    On board

    What constitutes a commercial yacht? A yacht qualifies as a commercial yacht when it is more than 15 metres in length, not more than 3,000 gross tonnes in weight, and does not carry cargo or passengers exceeding 12 in number. Moreover, a...

  • Supporting life sciences

    Supporting life sciences

    DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, announced that 15 more certified life sciences stations are going live this year, primarily in the Americas and EMEA regions. Adding to the existing Thermonet...

  • A corsair of action

    A corsair of action

    Malta’s strategic location, right in the middle of the watery periphery of two large continents, has often played a significant role during various periods in history. Among these, we find that our islands’ ideal bearings served as a formidable...

  • A charitable effort

    A charitable effort

    Given the huge logistical implications in transporting 45 cyclists, bicycles and other equipment needed for a 10-day cycling challenge across eastern Europe, only a fully-fledged logistics partner such as Express Trailers could come in and...

  • Attrans adds more trucks

    Attrans adds more trucks

    Established in 1976 by Philip Attard, Attrans Limited is today a leading transport company on the island. Now in its second generation and led by Philip Attard Jnr., Attrans prides itself in offering a wide range of services to various...

  • Innovative solutions

    Innovative solutions

    Sullivan Shipping Agencies Limited, a well-known name in the local shipping and maritime industry, has totally rebranded itself in an exciting move to launch its new services. The result is a clever balance between the company’s strong maritime...

  • Anyone averse to change cannot survive

    Anyone averse to change cannot survive

    Thomas Smith has been operating for more than 150 years. How has the market changed? The market has changed enormously, even in the 30 years I have been heading Thomas Smith, let alone in the previous 135. Essentially, the market is now more...

  • Transport and Logistics Awards

    Applications are open for the first Transport and Logistics Awards, organised with HSBC Bank Malta’s support. The awards aim to recognise outstanding achievements by transport and logistics companies and individuals operating in Malta. “For the...

  • A reputable flag of choice

    A reputable flag of choice

    Since time immemorial, vessels have been engaged in various trading activities across the world. Due to the vital impact which shipping activities have on our everyday lives, the regulation of vessels became inevitable and is in fact a topic which...

  • Growing competition between world powers drives formation of alliances

    Growing competition between world powers drives formation of alliances

    In 1882, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy formed the Triple Alliance. The three countries agreed to support each other if attacked by either France or Russia. France felt threatened by this alliance. Britain was also concerned by the growth in...

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