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  • A reputable flag of choice

    A reputable flag of choice

    Since time immemorial, vessels have been engaged in various trading activities across the world. Due to the vital impact which shipping activities have on our everyday lives, the regulation of vessels became inevitable and is in fact a topic which...

  • Growing competition between world powers drives formation of alliances

    Growing competition between world powers drives formation of alliances

    In 1882, Germany, Austria-Hungary and Italy formed the Triple Alliance. The three countries agreed to support each other if attacked by either France or Russia. France felt threatened by this alliance. Britain was also concerned by the growth in...

  • A distinguished prelate and great benefactor of the poor

    A distinguished prelate and great benefactor of the poor

    From among the members of a community in every town and village, there will always emerge some individual who distinguishes himself from the masses. These people achieve prominence because of some unusual contribution they give to society. History...

  • Caring for diabetic pets

    Caring for diabetic pets

    Last week I faced one of those occasions where the patient was brought in to the clinic on a makeshift stretcher and in a total state of collapse. This time, it was Blackie. Blackie is a neutered eight-year-old female Labrador cross with no...

  • To shave or not to shave

    The temperature reached over 31oC this month and as it continues to rise many will shed clothes until they are in T-shirts and shorts or just swimwear. But what about dogs and cats? Nature has provided that animals reduce the thickness of their...

  • Police force reform and appointments till Independence

    Police force reform and appointments till Independence

    After the 1919 June riots, Colonel Harry William Morrey Bamford of South Africa Demobilisation in London was contracted to serve as the commissioner and he started his duties on July 19,1919. In his report to the lieutenant-governor dated August...

  • The only Gozitan police officer to die on duty – Santo Cassar (1867-1914)

    The only Gozitan police officer to die on duty – Santo Cassar (1867-1914)

    Since the Malta Police Force was founded in its present form in 1814, a total of 19 police officers have died while on duty – two inspectors, two sergeants and 15 constables. One of the constables was PC 201, Santo Cassar. Cassar suffered grievous...

  • Hold on to that feeling

    Hold on to that feeling

    “Cherish every moment, it goes so fast.” If I had got a euro for every time I’d heard that, I’d be building a swimming pool in my back garden. And when I hadn’t slept properly for months and was fed up with milky spit-up down my back and mashed...

  • The idiot’s guide to obnoxious parenting

    The idiot’s guide to obnoxious parenting

    There has been no shortage of material written to guide parents through child rearing and development. As a young woman as yet uninitiated into the circle of motherhood, there’s very little wisdom I could hope to pass on about what makes a good...

  • How not to throw the baby out with the bathwater

    How not to throw the baby out with the bathwater

    What happens once the stork flies away? Iggy Fenech chats to Trinity Camilleri Burlo’ about becoming a mother and learning to handle a newborn baby at first hand. There are many landmark moments in the course of a person’s life, like – in no...

  • Sink or swim

    Sink or swim

    You don’t have to look far for a drowning story. In June alone, several stories hit the headlines: a British five-year-old drowned in a hotel pool in Cyprus; a Russian boy died on holiday in Antalya, Turkey; and Cally Simpson, a Scottish...

  • Bang bang, you’re dead

    Bang bang, you’re dead

    When was the last time you had a pillow fight, slid down the stairs on a mattress, wrestled your child to the floor or let them pin you down and return you to a cardboard box prison? The answer is probably “too long ago”. Horseplay with kids has...

  • Planning their perfect day

    Kids’ parties have become more and more sophisticated, as parents try to deliver the perfect experience to their little ones. But, as Alison Bezzina finds out, planning a fun day for the little ones need not involve the tactical expertise of Sun...

  • Parents have their say

    Krista Sullivan (mother of five-year-old Ayden) “Whenever I throw a party for my son Ayden (five), I always make sure to prepare a little cupcake for each and every child at the party. When we come out with Ayden’s big cake, we hand each child a...

  • Celebrating parents

    Celebrating parents

    Greta Psaila Savona, now a mum of two young children herself, lost her beloved mum Liliana to cancer in 2007. She shares some of the many memories that now live on as legacies of this much-loved mother and grandmother. • “If I could say one thing...

  • Botticelli drawing sells for a record £1.3m

    Botticelli drawing sells for a record £1.3m

    A drawing by Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli has sold for a record £1.3 million at auction. The 15th-century Study for a seated St Joseph, his head resting on his right hand fetched £1,314,500 at Sotheby's in London.The auction house said it...

  • Fairy tale wedding for Belgian prince in Rome

    Fairy tale wedding for Belgian prince in Rome

    A royal wedding in one of Rome's oldest churches was held for Prince Amedeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch von Wolkenstein.  The wedding was held in the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere that dates back to the 4th century AD and houses...

  • Malta Police Force set up 200 years ago

    Malta Police Force set up 200 years ago

    The earliest records of policing in Malta date back to the Arab rule (AD870- 1091) when the sahib el-xurta was responsible for maintaining public order. During the Aragonese period, in 1283, this work was strengthened with the establishment of the...

  • Kittens

    Kittens

    Last week, I had one of those special clinic sessions where my primary client was a young girl of about seven. The patient was a kitten she had found outside and, although she came to the clinic accompanied by her parent, it was clear that my...

  • Play biting and bite inhibition training

    Play biting and bite inhibition training

    When those needle-like teeth make contact with your skin and your puppy bites hard, you start understanding the need for bite inhibition training. We call it play biting, especially in puppies, because it is mostly a play behaviour not meant to...

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