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  • 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...

  • A distinguished prelate and great benefactor of the poor

    A distinguished prelate and great benefactor of the poor

    From among the members of a community in every town and village, there will always emerge some individual who distinguishes himself from the masses. These people achieve prominence because of some unusual contribution they give to society. History...

  • Caring for diabetic pets

    Caring for diabetic pets

    Last week I faced one of those occasions where the patient was brought in to the clinic on a makeshift stretcher and in a total state of collapse. This time, it was Blackie. Blackie is a neutered eight-year-old female Labrador cross with no...

  • To shave or not to shave

    The temperature reached over 31oC this month and as it continues to rise many will shed clothes until they are in T-shirts and shorts or just swimwear. But what about dogs and cats? Nature has provided that animals reduce the thickness of their...

  • Police force reform and appointments till Independence

    Police force reform and appointments till Independence

    After the 1919 June riots, Colonel Harry William Morrey Bamford of South Africa Demobilisation in London was contracted to serve as the commissioner and he started his duties on July 19,1919. In his report to the lieutenant-governor dated August...

  • The only Gozitan police officer to die on duty – Santo Cassar (1867-1914)

    The only Gozitan police officer to die on duty – Santo Cassar (1867-1914)

    Since the Malta Police Force was founded in its present form in 1814, a total of 19 police officers have died while on duty – two inspectors, two sergeants and 15 constables. One of the constables was PC 201, Santo Cassar. Cassar suffered grievous...

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