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  • A learning experience

    A learning experience

    The Malta Photographic Society is a non-profit organisation run by volunteers that caters for anyone interested in practising the art of photography. The society offers its members a wide variety of activities including a number of competitions...

  • Shooting stars

    Shooting stars

    I have always been fascinated by astrophotography but never found the courage to go in the middle of nowhere for an entire night to take shots. So when the editor asked me for a photography tutorial I thought to myself, “What would I want to read...

  • Location, location, location

    Location, location, location

    As part of a two-way project between Banif Bank (Malta) plc and the Mcast Institute of Art and Design, students studying location photography were commissioned by the bank to present a set of digital photos for each location that the bank is...

  • Malta’s WWII resistance was an inspiring example

    Malta’s WWII resistance was an inspiring example

    For the landings in Sicily on July 10, 1943, all the Allied commanders set up their headquarters in Malta, including that of the Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower. The airfields, which a few months earlier resembled derelict...

  • Maltese poets in the sixteenth century

    Maltese poets in the sixteenth century

    Gregorio Xerri was not the only Maltese writing verses at that time. Another early Maltese poet, Pasquale Vassallo, a Dominican friar from Ħaż-Żebbuġ more or less contemporaneous with Xerri, is known to have dedicated lascivious poems to several...

  • Gregorio Xerri’s poem for the Great Siege of 1565

    Gregorio Xerri’s poem for the Great Siege of 1565

    A thick and precious manuscript volume which had belonged to my father is all written in the autograph hand of one of Malta’s most gifted sons: Gian Francesco Buonamico, described by Count Giovan Antonio Ciantar as “an expert astronomer,...

  • The Royal Malta Artillery – honoured on the battlefield

    The Royal Malta Artillery – honoured on the battlefield

    In 1938, The Royal Malta Artillery (RMA) consisted of one regiment of 500 all ranks, commanded by a lieutenant-colonel. By the spring of 1942 it had expanded to two coast defence regiments, two heavy anti-aircraft (HAA) regiments, one light...

  • Past laws regulating the oldest profession in Malta

    Past laws regulating the oldest profession in Malta

    Since British rule, prostitution itself has not been illegal, but certain activities connected with it were and are still prohibited. In the 19th century, as a consequence of the overwhelming popularity of prostitution, venereal disease was...

  • Police headquarters transferred to Floriana 60 years ago

    Police headquarters transferred to Floriana 60 years ago

    Since its establishment in 1814, the police department used various buildings as police general headquarters. In 1814, the police commandant Francesco Rivarola had his office in the first law courts building in Valletta, the Klistanija (today...

  • Challenges facing women today

    Challenges facing women today

    International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements but the truth is they may still encounter many difficulties. Stephanie Fsadni asks the opinion of four women from different walks of life on the matter. • Carmen Cocks Age: 64Occupation:...

  • Younger female role models needed for better equality at work, finds poll

    More younger female role models are needed, according to a business group which found that most people who inspire workers are either dead, approaching retirement or almost exclusively male. Businessmen and politicians also featured strongly in a...

  • Who does more in the home: men or women?

    Who does more in the home: men or women?

    More than a list of simple instrumental tasks, housework is a complex set of interpersonal exchanges between couples, maintains Jennifer Grech In the past couple of months, if not years, I have spent a lot of time thinking about housework and...

  • Finding empowerment through voluntary work

    Finding empowerment through voluntary work

    The theme chosen by the United Nations to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day is ‘Equality for women is progress for all’. The UN believes countries perform better, register progress and draw on a complete range of talent and skills...

  • Monument to the ‘hidden’ woman

    Monument to the ‘hidden’ woman

    If we had to have a monument to honour the millions of women who do not hit the headlines with some extraordinary achievement, we could have one which highlights their hidden qualities. Though many may claim femininity to be stereotypical, the...

  • Making it in a man’s workplace

    Making it in a man’s workplace

    Fiona Ciantar has no qualms about having chosen a traditionally male career path and she is glad to say that she never felt discriminated against because of her gender. She tells Stephanie Fsadni her story. Although giving mimosas on International...

  • In the spirit of Pankhurst

    In the spirit of Pankhurst

    The world has changed a bit since 1911, what with computers, rockets, human livers being grown on bits of glass, easyJet, that sort of thing. It’s changed a bit, specifically, for women too. Back in 1911, when the first official International...

  • Dance with the Divas

    Dance with the Divas

    Yada’s eagerly awaited biennial show is back. Divas promises to be bigger than ever, as the company celebrates its 30 years of success. Paying tribute to extraordinary female voices throughout the generations, from Aretha Franklin to Mariah Carey...

  • 30 years on the road across Europe

    30 years on the road across Europe

    Parnis England Trucking is this year celebrating 30 years of operation. The idea behind the company which started official operations in 1983 was that of Stephen Parnis England, at the time working for W.J. Parnis England to gain business...

  • Remote warehousing

    Remote warehousing

    Aramex is a provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions. The range of services offered by the company includes international and domestic express delivery, freight forwarding, integrated logistics solutions, information and...

  • From sea to plate

    From sea to plate

    Bluefin tuna lives in the Mediterranean sea but is consumed almost entirely in one single country: Japan. Data shows that 80 per cent of Mediterranean bluefin tuna is exported to Japan for use in sushi and sashimi. However, shipping tuna...

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