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  • Seaweed could help climate change in a most unexpected way

    Seaweed could help climate change in a most unexpected way

    Demand for food is increasing rapidly – the global population is expected to reach 11.2 billion by 2100. To keep up with the additional mouths to feed, intensive farming practices have maximised production, but often at the expense of the...

  • Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?

    Measles: should vaccinations be compulsory?

    Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County in New York State, authorities there have declared a state of emergency, with unvaccinated children barred from public spaces, raising important questions about the responsibilities of the state and...

  • Eviction by retirement? - Carlos Bugeja

    Throughout the years, it has been a staple in our Law of Lease that a property rented must be utilised according to the use for which it is rented. By way of example, a property rented as a garage cannot be transformed into a snack bar without the...

  • Fibre in your diet

    Fibre in your diet

    The Mediterranean diet has been identified by many studies as a healthy one for all ages. The diet is high in fibre, and many of its health benefits have been linked to the fibre-rich foods. What adds value is that fibre is found in many naturally...

  • Gio Domenico Ottonelli on lechery in Malta

    Gio Domenico Ottonelli on lechery in Malta

    Not one of the biographies of Gio Domenico Ottonelli mentions the fact that this complex and influential opinion maker spent part of his life in Malta. Yet in one of his lesser-known works published in 1646, Ottonelli repeatedly refers to his stay...

  • The first statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Malta

    The first statue of Our Lady of   Mount Carmel in Malta

    The Oratory of Our Lady of Mount Carmel has for centuries been a well-known landmark in Old Theatre Street, Valletta. When one looks inside, one is immediately struck by the statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel that surmounts the main altar. One is...

  • Vintage dreams

    Vintage dreams

    And Mercedes-Benz Classic made a dream come true for all visitors of the 24th Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance. Two vintage models of the 300 SL Gullwing (W 198) with successive chassis numbers were on display in a separate exhibition area of the...

  • ‘Korma police, arrest this naan’

    ‘Korma police, arrest this naan’

    Shakinah5, Ġorġ Borg Olivier StreetMsida Food: 7/10Service: 8/10Ambience: 10/10Value: 8/10Overall: 8/10 The blossoming of spring brings with it many changes. Wardrobe rotations are in full swing, allergies start to flare up, bunnies make more...

  • Appreciation: Passion for old vehicles

    Appreciation: Passion for old vehicles

    Joseph Busuttil, on behalf of the Malta Old Motors Club, writes: The recent passing away of Lino Gauci Borda leaves a significant and irreplaceable void in all those who crossed his path, briefly or longer, as he wended his way through a colourful...

  • Precious classic pearls from Poland

    Precious classic pearls from  Poland

    The Maltese and the people of Poland have quite a lot in common. The red and white colours make up the flags of both countries. Similar to the Maltese, the Poles have long-standing and deep Catholic roots. Malta and Poland have a history of...

  • Engine care

    A dirty engine quickly raises doubts about its mechanical condition. And that is why cleaning and care of the engine bay is always the first step in vehicle care work. To commence a thorough vehicle cleaning, you should undertake to treat the...

  • Victor Fenech: Poet adventurer

    Victor Fenech has been one of our leading authors since Malta’s Independence, and a very active member of Moviment Qawmien Letterarju, an association of young authors who in the late 1960s and in the ’70s did much to make a young Maltese...

  • One foot in prose, the other in poetry

    Fr Gioele Galea’s Tħabbat Xtaqtek is a piece of mystical literature, and a truly unique work in the history of Maltese literature. Written in the form of a diary, it is structured as a meditative act, situating itself something in between a prayer...

  • Raising a toast

    Raising a toast

    Richard Dodderidge Blackmore’s classic romance Lorna Doone: A Romance of Exmoor is celebrating its 150th anniversary. What better way to find out more about the author and his romantic world than by visiting the famous literary north...

  • Historic results

    Historic results

    Seat posted the best results in its history in 2018 after increasing its operating profit by 33.4 per cent and reaching a record figure of €254 million. According to the results presented yesterday by the Volkswagen Group, Seat closed the year...

  • It’s time we banded together

    It’s time we banded together

    I must have first watched the film Gia, an HBO biographical film about ill-fated model Gia Marie Carangi at the age of 19 or 20. The story was somewhat simple in format: small town girl finds fame as a model, starts leading a life of excess, gets...

  • Great little car

    Great little car

    There are various ongoing discussions on whether Malta should take the road to mobility using alternative fuels. But beyond the talk, are we ready for it? We recently drove the new Renault Zoe Dynamique for a weekend, and although the car itself...

  • Porsche presents Cayenne Coupé

    Porsche presents Cayenne Coupé

    Porsche is extending its Cayenne family. An even sportier vehicle has been added to the third generation of this highly successful SUV range – the Cayenne Coupé. “The Coupé includes all the technical highlights of the current Cayenne, but has an...

  • Proud progress

    Proud progress

    Under the watchful eye of Johng-Sik Choi, President and CEO of SsangYong Motor Company and Pawan Kumar Goenka, managing director of Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, South Korea-based automobile manufactures, SsangYong unveiled their highly anticipated...

  • Sporty, elegant, exclusive

    Sporty, elegant, exclusive

    BMW consistently continues to pursue the brand’s current model offensive while developing an innovative vehicle concept for the premium compact segment. During the annual results press conference, BMW AG CEO Harald Krüger will announce the...