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  • A new alliance

    Taiwanese shipping line Evergreen is joining the CKYH alliance, in which Cosco, K Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin are members. The alliance will be operational on the container trades between Asia and Europe, including the Mediterranean region and it...

  • Keeping the faith

    Keeping the faith

    In the old days, the sea played a prominent role in peoples’ lives, especially to island inhabitants. It was a source of livelihood for fishermen, a fortuitous space for pirates, a bridge to other countries for travellers, merchants, diplomats,...

  • Green cargo on board

    Green cargo on board

    Shipping plays an increasingly vital role in the exchange of goods in a globalised world. In fact, in the past decade, the demand for global shipping has steadily risen as international trade has increased. However, like any other means of...

  • Oil and gas logistics specialists

    Oil and gas logistics specialists

    Malta’s central position in the Mediterranean, right on the sea passage between the east and the west, has served us well through history. In terms of our position specifically for oil and gas related logistics, the area in which Medserv...

  • A painful exit for the Bali de Mesmes

    A painful exit for the Bali de Mesmes

    Life became routine for Jean-Jacques de Mesmes and Françoise Prevost, until one day, King Louis XV summoned the ambassador to Versailles in connection with his diplomatic duties. Prevost assured him she would spend the interval fretting over his...

  • Bohemian rhapsody

    Bohemian rhapsody

    When Esther Huy and Noel Cuschieri set the date, they knew that they wanted a different wedding from the usual, with the focus being on bringing close friends and family together in an eco-friendly celebration. The bride remembers the day. Our...

  • Not married but very married

    Not married but very married

    Neil Falzon and Roderick Vassallo got married in Portugal, but in Malta their married status is not legally recognised. Alison Bezzina asks why they feel that making it official is important. Almost two years ago, a couple of hopeless romantics...

  • Want a happy marriage?

    Want a happy marriage?

    It takes work to have a healthy marriage, but it is possible. Simonne Pace finds out from family therapist Karen Bishop that couples seem to face their toughest hurdle at the beginning of married life. Here are some of the challenges she faces...

  • That special ring

    That special ring

    Specialising in internationally certified diamonds and pearls, Vascas has established itself as one of the leading jewellers in Malta. They offer a complete range of branded jewellery in precious metals, precious/semiprecious stones and a wide...

  • A vintage dress of dreams

    A vintage dress of dreams

    Women seem to enter a parallel universe when it comes to wedding dress shopping. Perfectly sensible ladies, who would balk at spending more than €100 on a party dress, happily part with ten times that amount for the ‘dress of their dreams’. But...

  • Darling, let’s get a pre-nup

    Darling, let’s get a pre-nup

    Is agreeing on who gets what in case of break-up a wise move? Or does it signal a death knell for the upcoming nuptials? Helen Raine speaks to the experts. Pre-nuptial agreement. The very phrase is redolent of celebrities making absurdly huge...

  • What happens after the I Do

    What happens after the I Do

    What’s next after your fairy-tale wedding is over and you’ve driven off into the sunset? Jo Caruana discusses the evolution from dating to married with one young couple who recently tied the knot, and shares some tips on making the ...

  • Aisle do’s and don’ts

    Aisle do’s and don’ts

    Bad wedding etiquette has been the bane of many a party thrower, or guest, but Tilly Mannersworth has sage advice for dealing with the ‘Humungous Handbagger’, inappropriate attire and matrimonial missiles. I think some people have mistaken...

  • Worries on your wedding day

    Worries on your wedding day

    The special status afforded to your wedding day means that there is a lot of pressure to make sure everything is perfect. David Schembri spoke to wedding planners and married couples to see which worries are worth the while, and which are plain...

  • Married at The Villa

    Married at The Villa

    Tastefully renovated and overlooking Balluta Bay, The Villa is a spectacular building with some lovely period features. At The Villa, one can host intimate events, as well as larger ones like weddings. There are three main outdoor terraces, one of...

  • Making your day unique and personal

    Making your day unique and personal

    Many couples want their wedding day to be personal to them, however not many couples have the time or resources to plan all the details. Hiring a wedding stylist is the solution to this problem. Elaine Zarb, of Elegant Impressions, explains the...

  • Location, location, location

    Location, location, location

    Finding that special venue for the most important celebration of your life may be quite a stressful affair. Stephanie Fsadni asks Edmond Bonett, director of sales at The Xara Palace Relais & Chateaux, for some tips. When a couple decides to get...

  • A perfect setting

    A perfect setting

    A majestic villa offering gardens, contemporary marquee and fabulous rooms for beautiful photography, Villa Arrigo has built up a tradition of fine weddings and settings for prestigious events over the last 25 years. The team of professionals at...

  • The last wild night

    The last wild night

    It’s supposed to be the last wild night of your single life before you – supposedly – get hitched for life. But how crazy does it get? How much can people handle? And what do people dread the most? Iggy Fenech investigates. When it comes to the...

  • A timeless beauty

    A timeless beauty

    Pronovias creations, a sought-after brands for wedding and cocktail dresses, exceed the expectations of a bride who wants to mark the most special day of her life by looking at her best. With the new wedding season now round the corner, Pronovias...

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