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  • Murders in Malta, 1672 – the great scam

    What a great story to stumble across! The adrenalin rose to amber alert. On my part, I believed that all I required was some collateral research to fill in the details and reconstruct some context – like the family name of the noble victims, of...

  • Playmobil employees honoured

    Playmobil Malta recently honoured 48 of its employees with Long Service Awards during a ceremony showing the company's appreciation and recognition. “We are here today to recognise years of dedication and commitment. Seeing so many of you this...

  • Quadruple murder in Malta in 1672

    Twelve persons were put to death in Malta in 1672 following the murder by a 19-year-old girl of her father, her mother and two infants. A pamphlet, printed in Bologna, records in great detail this gory Maltese drama. Though anonymous, the author...

  • Lampedusa’s strong and long-standing relationships with Malta

    Malta and Lampedusa are geographically twin islands in the central Mediterranean, with Lampedusa being some 86 nautical miles to the south-west of Malta. Both islands have in recent days become witnesses to their waters becoming the graveyards of...

  • Go deep

    Sinking to the bottom has never been as pleasurable as in Malta. Or rather, in Gozo, since the sister island has some of the best dive sites in the world. You wouldn’t imagine that such a small island could hold so many underwater treasures – it’s...

  • Close the deal

    Yes, you might have carried out a successful due diligence and brushed up your technical jargon, but at the end of it all, what usually helps you clinch a deal are first impressions – how you look and what you are wearing. Most management manuals...

  • A female touch

    Equality? Thankfully, it has happened – from office to home, the sexes enjoy equal rights and share the same aspirations and expectations. And that is how it should be. There is just one area, though, where the odds are heavily stacked against one...

  • It’s time to go out

    Do you feel like an adventure? Of course you do. You want to recapture the spirit of history book travels, conquer the seven seas, travel to the darkest corners of Africa (without going all Colonel Kurtz) and do a bit of pirateering on the side.

  • A time for everything

    Truly anti-magnetic Omega recently announced the creation of a watch that is resistant to magnetic fields greater than 1.5 tesla (15,000 gauss), far exceeding the levels of magnetic resistance achieved by any previous watch and solving a problem...

  • Seconds helpings

    Let’s rewind to our childhood years. Can you remember watching at least one action movie where the main protagonist suavely moves his arm closer to his face, presses a button on his wristwatch and speaks to someone? We loved it. And we always...

  • A history of time

    Clocks are one of the oldest human inventions. Although the origins of the mechanical clock are not known, church records and early references to mechanical clocks indicate that such mechanisms were first set up in monasteries and other places of...

  • Wheels of fortune

    There are various instances when stran­gers come up to us, unknown and unannounced. People stop us as we’re taking our legs for a walk to ask us for directions, because they are lost, or because they think we are a long-lost friend from primary...

  • Time on your side

    Picture it: 1999. Some of you (the lucky ones) will not remember it because you were too young. The others will recollect the doom and gloom of Y2K and the black clouds threatening a global meltdown. And yet, for a small group of people gathered...

  • Driving to victory

    Held between October 11-13, this year’s edition of the Mdina Grand Prix was yet another successful showcase for beautiful vintage cars and thrilling racing. This year’s event was supported by Chopard and Edwards, Lowell Co. Limited. Chopard has an...

  • You do

    Step out of the car and slowly make your way up the grand staircase, beautifully decorated with candles and flowers. You are greeted with a glass of champagne, make a toast to your future, and join your guests on the terrace overlooking Balluta...

  • Around your world

    Jewellery’s magical ability to carry memories has long been an important aspect of getting married. Wedding jewellery is a beautiful, personal, meaningful, valuable and symbolic joy that endures. Throughout the years, wedding rings have symbolised...

  • A warm front

    So you’ve had a bad flight, the airline food has settled on your stomach like a lump of worry, and you’re bracing yourself for an elbow fight for the last luggage trolley. What you don’t need right now is a customs officer asking you whether...

  • Aisle say

    One minute they’re holding their baby daughter in their arms, and the next they are giving her away. Two fathers share an emotional moment with Veronica Stivala. Father of the bride: Frank PaceWedding day: May 5, 2012Church: Balzan parish...

  • Get inspired

    There’s no denying that in today’s world weddings can cost an arm and a leg. But then, weddings have a lifelong significance and therefore many justify breaking the bank to celebrate. Souvenirs, or as they are referred to in some countries,...

  • Hair of the matter

    What or who inspired you to pursue a career as a hairstylist? I have always been interested in the fashion industry, especially in hairdressing. When I was 16, I followed my first hairdressing course and one year later, I signed up for a...

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