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  • Malta’s built environment

    Benjamin Tabone Grech, chief operating officer at Engel & Völkers Sara Grech, trained as an architect in the UK and spent some time working in Berlin, Germany. This experience is proving valuable now that he is working in the local real estate...

  • Paperless solutions

    Nowadays we value information more than ever, especially the speed of access and its effective use. With electronic filing solutions and document scanning technologies, this has become easy and affordable for any business size and sector. Scanning...

  • A cost too high

    High-rise buildings can have a damaging impact on the environment and are too costly to maintain, says Astrid Vella, Coordinator of Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar. There is no doubt that the Malta Environment and Planning Authority’s revised...

  • Garden delight

    Villa Bologna in Attard forms part of a series of sumptuous country houses built in the mid-18th century by the Maltese nobility. Constructed in 1745, the design of this villa has been attributed to Domenico Cachia, Capomastro della Fondazione...

  • Convenient and secure banking

    HSBC Malta customers now benefit from free personal internet banking, following HSBC Malta’s decision to remove the annual subscription fee as from January 2, this year. “We removed the annual subscription fee connected with HSBC Malta’s personal...

  • Wise investments

    As any experienced investor will tell you, the surest way to high returns is to diversify your portfolio with a range of assets, including shares, cash and property. With property being one of the best investments you can make, it’s always a good...

  • Work hard and play hard in Las Vegas

    The old adage that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas doesn’t quite ring true for the Frank Salt Real Estate team that travelled to the glitzy American city for an incentive exercise to round off 2013. After all, the trip included brainstorming...

  • Reputation and experience

    Since the start of the building boom in the mid-1960s, Satariano’s project department has worked closely with every major construction project in Malta. Due to Satariano’s reputation and experience within the industry, developers, investors,...

  • Secret signing in Malta of final Italian armistice during World War II

    An almost unknown event of World War II was the secret second signing of the Italian armistice document on board HMS Nelson in Malta’s Grand Harbour on September 29, 1943. This event was the culmination of a series of negotiations that had began...

  • Dawn of a new era for Malta

    The Maltese were looking forward to a period of stability under the French. But Napoleon Bonaparte had other ideas. Our forefathers believed too much in the power of signed papers. Clearly, the Maltese were speaking a different language from that...

  • Fans keep Zapatista flame burning 20 years after revolt

    Mexican insurgent group that sparked 1994 battle that claimed at least 140 lives became an early symbol for supporters of the anti-globalisation movement The picturesque colonial town high in the mountains in southern Mexico is filled with relics...

  • Events that shook the Maltese islands in two short years

    Malta’s long and arduous process leading to statehood could only have happened if it no longer formed part of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, and subsequently, Italy. But one might ask: If Lampedusa forms part of the province of Agrigento in...

  • China marks Mao’s birthday

    Top Chinese leaders bowed three times before a statue of Mao Zedong on the 120th anniversary of his birth yesterday in carefully controlled celebrations China celebrated the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China, yesterday, but...

  • Chairman’s great educational point

    In a remote part of China, the day starts at the Democracy Elementary and Middle School with a pre-dawn jog, some revolutionary songs and then an activity long-since forgotten at other schools: reciting quotations from Mao Zedong’s Little Red...

  • US President Franklin D. Roosevelt visits Malta on December 8, 1943

    The third important visit by a wartime leader in Malta in 1943 was by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who arrived in Malta on December 8. His Douglas C 54 aircraft, escorted by 20 Lightning P-38s and Supermarine Spitfires, landed at Luqa...

  • The Malta Mounted Infantry in the Second Anglo-Boer War

    Following my article ‘Pembroke: from war symbol to spacious modern town’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 15), I received feedback from several readers keen on learning about further military exploits connected to Malta and especially with...

  • Maltese temples bear superb testimony to Neolithic culture

    The prehistoric temples of Malta and Gozo have been described as “architecture in its purest and most original form”. They are sometimes called megalithic, meaning “of large stones”. But the temples are much more than that: they are the remains of...

  • Morality and sexuality in Maltese society in the late Middle Ages

    When one analyses today’s permissive society with regard to standards of morality, one might conclude that present-day Malta has plummeted to unprecedented decadence. Scholarly research on Maltese social history during the late Middle Ages has...

  • Shaken, stirred or straight up?

    Many Americans this week have been toasting the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a 14-year ban on the sale and production of alcoholic beverages that turned booze-smuggling thugs into celebrities and otherwise-law-abiding citizens...

  • Mabel at War

    On the 25th anniversary of Mabel Strickland’s death, Victor Aquilina gives a glimpse of her life, focusing on her work as editor of Times of Malta during World War II. It is not without good reason that Mabel Strickland is often regarded first as...

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