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  • More of lens

    More of lens

    Whether you’re reading this because you want to take better pictures with your digital camera or because you want to get into photography as an art, it will help you understand the basic principles of a good photograph and hopefully, get you...

  • It’s all play with clay

    It’s all play with clay

    You would think that keeping what you know to yourself is the best way to protect what you’re good at. This is surely not the case at Alka Ceramics, Ta’ Qali, a company that not only produces outstanding ceramics for both local and overseas...

  • Power to yachting

    Power to yachting

    Mastering the art of boat handling, whether sail or motor, is a big challenge. Whether you are an experienced sailor, would like to start learning how to sail or are already a sailor but would like to sharpen your skills, Malta Sailing Academy...

  • Let’s stop illegal tobacco

    Let’s stop illegal tobacco

    On eve of World No Tobacco Day, report confirms sustained rates of illegal tobacco trade across the EU, worth more than €11 billion in lost tax revenue The scale of the illegal trade in cigarettes remains sizeable in the European Union, with a...

  • A learning experience

    A learning experience

    A direct flight from New York to Malta, if it had to operate, would take you 11 hours. As it is, with a couple of stops on the way, you would need around 20 hours to leave from JFK International and land in Luqa. However, it wasn’t the hours that...

  • Minimum standards for care homes

    As the government boasts of its efforts to raise the standard of services for the elderly in hospitals and homes, in many cases the situation on the ground is pathetic and deplorable. A correspondent writing on the horrors of ageing in this...

  • Welcome to Malta

    Malte Accueil is an active association for French expats and Francophiles. Set up three years ago, Malte Accueil has developed into a happy and lively group, doubling its number of members in the last year. The association is animated by...

  • Remembering the French

    Remembering the French

    That Malta has inherited a potpourri of cultures from different civilisations in the Mediterranean and beyond is not disputable. Even if our genetic timbre has remained 95 per cent Sicilian, including a notable North African variety, we cannot...

  • Brother Robert Pace – a unique, gifted and disarmingly selfless personality

    Brother Robert Pace – a unique, gifted and disarmingly selfless personality

    Records found in history books are a combination of facts and happenings. One can say that these occurrences changed and shaped the story of people’s lives. In fact, there are moments in a human life in which the spirit of solidarity and altruism,...

  • Memories of 400th celebration of anniversary of Great Siege victory

    Memories of 400th celebration of anniversary of Great Siege victory

    The old siege-battered city of Birgu, nestling behind the towering walls of the castle of St Angelo, gained worldwide fame following the ignominious departure of the Ottomans and the chanting of the Te Deum on that memorable September 8 in 1565.

  • Mount Saint Joseph retreat house: an evolving religious, social reality

    Mount Saint Joseph retreat house: an evolving religious, social reality

    Presently the peace enveloping the Jesuit-run Mount St Joseph retreat house is threatened, due to plans for a shooting range very close by. Retreat houses, like schools, form an integral part of Jesuit history. One may wonder what they were...

  • False pregnancy

    False pregnancy

    Last week Arya was brought to the clinic because she had gone off her food. Arya is a two-year-old white and orange Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is usually a delight to watch interacting with her owner because of the powerful bond that exists...

  • A pastor who gave his life for the poor

    A pastor who gave his life for the poor

    Salvadorian Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified today, 35 years after he was murdered out of ‘hatred for his faith’ Across Latin America, murdered Salvadorian Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero has long been revered by many as ‘the voice of...

  • Collective memory of a nation

    Collective memory of a nation

    A recent contribution in Times of Malta underlined the importance of the collective memory of our nation state on the 450th anniversary of the epic siege of 1565. Its positive outcome has left its indelible mark on European history. It was after...

  • City of the siege marks start of an epic battle

    City of the siege marks start of an epic battle

    Vittoriosa, the city of the iconic Great Siege of Malta, marks the first day of this epic encounter on May 18, 1565, with a fitting commemoration in memory of the Knights and the thousands of Maltese people who sacrificed their lives to defend the...

  • Leslie Cole – a war artist in Malta

    Leslie Cole – a war artist in Malta

    While conducting research on World War II and St Augustine’s church in Valletta, I accidentally stumbled upon two paintings, one in oil on canvas, connected to life on the island during those turbulent and devastating years. The artist, then...

  • By the waters… we sat down and wept

    By the waters… we sat down and wept

    It was bizarre. We were standing next to a swimming pool, overlooking St Paul’s Bay, and hearing how Christians are suffering for their faith – from a patriarch from Damascus, a sister from Lebanon and an archbishop from Nigeria. This could only...

  • St John Bosco: the father of poor youth

    St John Bosco: the father of poor youth

    Fabian Mangion recounts the life and mission of the Salesian Order’s founder as his relics arrive in Malta today as part of his birth anniversary celebrations John Bosco was born 200 years ago, on August 16, 1815, to peasant parents in Becchi,...

  • Glorious 10th of May – Turning point in the air war over Malta

    Glorious 10th of May – Turning point in the air war over Malta

    Seventy-three years ago to date, a Sunday, the skies over Malta witnessed the most climactic air battle which finally turned the tide of the air war over Malta during World War II, signalling if not the beginning of the end, certainly the end of...

  • Using logic to dispel misconceptions regarding St Paul and St Publius

    Using logic to dispel misconceptions regarding St Paul and St Publius

    There are still number of misconceptions regarding St Paul and St Publius. Frans Said seeks to settle once and for all some of the most important controversies surrounding these two important saints in Malta’s history and traditions. The date of...

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