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Malta Diary ‘Drake is in his hammock and a thousand miles away….’ The Maltese in the fabric of the British Royal Navy and the British Merchant Navy

 The opening stanza of the poem ‘Drake’s Drum’ heading this piece, written by Henry Newbolt at the turn of the 20th Century, was one of the first poems I...
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Malta Diary Deaths and tragedies last year; fireworks expected in 2017 2016 goes out with a bang and 2017 comes in with a bang

  Looking at the past year in retrospect, many Maltese and Gozitans will gladly say goodbye. It was certainly a tumultuous year pockmarked by deaths, accidents and some international...
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MALTA DIARY: The antithesis of the straight and narrow – Valletta’s Strait Street – but now being restored to the path of virtue

  Malta’s capital city Valletta was built in the 16th Century by the French Knight Grandmaster Jean Parisot de la Valette who unfortunately died before witnessing the final completion...
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Malta Diary When a roll of bread was classed to be more important than a gold ring! Malta’s invaluable archaeological national heritage

Besides former Prime Minister Dominic Mintoff (this is the Centenary Year of his birth) and internationally-famed tenor Joseph Calleja, together with Sir Themistocles (Temi) Zammit these indubitably make up...
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MALTA DIARY: Prostitution, erotica and escorts – once confined to Strait Street and other “red light” areas now run rife on the internet and social media pages!

The former media baron and magnate Lord Thomson (former Canadian owner of “The Times” of London and countless owner of radio and tv stations throughout the world before the...
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