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  • Photo of the week

    Photo of the week

    This is a transmission electron micrograph (TEM) of Zika virus, which is a member of the family Flaviviridae. Virus particles are 40 nm in diameter, with an outer envelope, and an inner dense core. (United States Department of Health and Human...

  • A touch of glass for your big day

    A touch of glass for your big day

    Mdina Glass, Malta’s pre-eminent producer of handmade glassware is no stranger to weddings. For many years, couples planning their big day have been heading over to the Ta’ Qali outlet for wedding favours and mementos, or to order tailor-made...

  • There’s no place like paradise

    There’s no place like paradise

    Be it a wedding for 20 or 500 guests, the Paradise Bay Resort Hotel can definitely make it a day to remember as its catering and banquet facilities are second to none. Moreover the hotel’s professional and capable staff will assume responsibility...

  • The don’ts of saying ‘I do’

    The don’ts of saying ‘I do’

    It sounds like a simple formula: months of planning plus a lot of cash and a hefty dose of true love equals the perfect wedding day. If only it worked like that. The reality is that no matter how wonderful your spouse-to-be is and how intricate...

  • Guests to history

    Guests to history

    One would probably spare only a few moments of consideration at the receipt of a wedding invitation. However, for Baron Igino de Piro d’Amico Inguanez, these endearing solicitations were cherished so much that he kept a collection of them,...

  • Marrying the old with the new

    Marrying the old with the new

    From floral crowns and antique chairs to handmade decorations, couples are walking up the aisle in vintage style, designer Ela Saliba tells Melanie Vella. The fusion of shabby chic, vintage and rustic wedding themes celebrates the intricacies of...

  • When Stefan met Tutzi

    When Stefan met Tutzi

    The calamity of choice is that the most innocuous of words or gestures could change the rest of your life. That is also its great fortune. And, I think, with all the important choices we can make in our relationships, there’s something profoundly...

  • Organiser or best man?

    Although nowadays many opt to hire a wedding organiser, there are still those who tend to rely on their best man, who is probably one of the groom’s closest friends. Some couples see the organiser fee as an extra cost which they can do without,...

  • Making your wedding a treasured memory

    Every bride and groom want a special wedding, different from others’. The question is how do you turn a wedding into something truly special. Db Catering and Events would be a very good start. It offers all the answers to your questions, from the...

  • Groom, groom shake the room

    Groom, groom shake the room

    You’ve been preparing for your big day for months, running from one venue to the other, chasing your caterers, sending out invites, receiving eager well-wishers and ironing out any family misunderstandings before they had time to erupt into...

  • Say Yes wedding fair

    For some, a wedding proposal comes easy, while for others it’s complicated. But both hope for the same reply – yes! A wedding proposal kicks off a new phase in life, which will eventually lead to the big day. The run-up to the wedding can be a...

  • Paradise found

    Paradise found

    Close your eyes. Think of one thing: Thailand. Many envisage happy locals, pristine beaches lined with coconut trees, mouth-watering curries and virgin rainforest with monkeys busy chattering and swinging from a playground of branches. After...

  • Exposing time and place

    Exposing time and place

    Photos of traditional trades, village cores, chapels and endemic plants form part of an exhibition aimed at raising awareness on the importance of safeguarding our heritage An exhibition focusing on disappearing aspects of Malta aims to not only...

  • Answers remain elusive

    Answers remain elusive

    Two years after Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared, answers remain elusive with international investigators yet to arrive at a conclusion over what happened to the jet. The international team looking into the aircraft’s disappearance said...

  • At a higher risk of poverty

    At a higher risk of poverty

    Women need to think ahead when it comes to making their career choices. Working fewer hours or opting for lesser-paid jobs or precarious work due to family responsibilities is leading to a gender wage gap and is increasing their risk of poverty.

  • Mothers at work

    Mothers at work

    On March 8, 1857, garment workers in New York City marched and picketed, demanding improved working conditions, a 10-hour day and equal rights for women. Their ranks were broken up by the police. Fifty-one years later, on March 8, 1908, their...

  • Securing human rights

    Securing human rights

    The human rights agenda in Malta has been developing and strengthening for over 60 years and continues to do so. Renee Laiviera discusses the initiatives being taken by the government to reinforce the national equality structure by transforming...

  • A holistic treatment for your pets

    A holistic treatment for your pets

    Homeopathic medicine is increasingly gaining popularity as an alternative or complementary treatment to conventional medicine. Stephanie Fsadni gets to grips with its basic principles and why it can work on pets as much as on humans. Homeopathic...

  • The sinking of HMS Glorious and the Maltese men who lost their lives while serving on it

    The sinking of HMS Glorious and the Maltese men who lost their lives while serving on it

    When the news reached Malta that HMS Glorious had been sunk by the German battleships Sharnhorst and Gneisenau, many families felt the pain of the tragedy that war brings with it. World War II had just begun and Malta had suffered its worst naval...

  • Italy considers capturing Malta during invasion of Abyssinia

    Italy considers capturing Malta during invasion of Abyssinia

    On December 31, 1935, Italian aircraft operating over southern Abyssinia bombed the Swedish Red Cross unit near Dolo and another unit at Daggah Bur on January 4, 1936. In the first raid, 50 people were killed. The wounded were flown to Addis...

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