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Malta is a party to the 1988 UN Convention, but needs to enact better legislation to meet the Convention's requirements.
Malta is not a producer or importer of precursor chemicals.
Malta is a party to 1961 UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961, as amended by its 1972 Protocol.
www.hri.org /docs/USSD-INCSR/96/Europe/Malta.html   (733 words)

 Malta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Malta has been inhabited since around 5200 and a significant prehistoric civilisation existed on islands prior to the arrival of the Phoenicians who named the main island Malat meaning safe haven.
Malta played an important role during World War II owing to its proximity to Axis shipping lanes and its people’s bravery led the awarding of the George Cross now seen on its flag.
Roman Catholicism is established by law as the religion of Malta; however full liberty of and freedom of worship is guaranteed and number of faiths have places of worship the island.
www.freeglossary.com /Malta   (1153 words)

Malta took on the tradition of the British armed services which are to this very day, all voluntary.
Malta also made it clear that its policy of neutrality also means that it does not want to serve as a military base or join a military alliance.
It is up to Malta to decide on if and how it want to participate in the rapid reaction force and the EU cannot oblige Malta to take part in all the operations of the rapid reaction force.
www.geocities.com /armedforcesofmalta/pgNews/AFM_SOLDIERS_IN_EU.htm   (1760 words)

 Malta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In Malta it is frequently flown by any one, without restriction, as a sign of loyalty, and abroad by the Maltese emigrant communities, particularly in Australia, Canada and the United States.
Shields of arms carved in wood and stone may be found all over Malta dating from before the arrival of the Knights of Saint John, notwithstanding the latters domination of these islands and their continuous erosion of the rights of the Maltese, during their 250 years of rule here.
This was the Malta flag for centuries and the augmentation of our national flag with the unique distinction of the George Cross, by the British Government, while Malta was still a colony, although an honour, was viewed by some as an alien addition to Malta's ancient flag.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/mt.html   (1153 words)

 Malta Military Tattoo display parade   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Malta Military Tattoo, a parade display of Maltese and foreign military bands, will be held in the main streets in Valletta between 1830CEST and 2200CEST on Saturday 14th October.
The Malta Military Tattoo 2006 is being held as part of the Malta Historic Cities Festival, organised by the Ministry for Tourism and Culture in association with the Malta Tourism Authority.
The military bands include the Gloucestershire Corps of Drums from England, the Concord Drum and Bugle Corps from England, the Tannoura Whirling Dervishes Troupe from Egypt, the Fanfara Dei Bersaglieri from Italy, the Malta Police Precision Team, the Malta Police Canine Section, the Malta Police Band, and the Armed Forces of Malta Band.
www.maltamedia.com /news/2005/oa/printer_11893.shtml   (264 words)

 Sovereign Order of Malta - Official site
The role of the Order was to participate in the military defence of the sick, the pilgrims and the territories that the Crusaders had conquered from the Moslems.
In 1565 the Knights, led by the Grand Master Fra' Jean de la Vallette (after whom the capital of Malta, Valletta, was named), defended the island from attack and the Great Siege carried by the Turks (which lasted over three months).
In 1800 the British occupied Malta, but although the sovereign rights of the Order in the island of Malta had been recognised with the Treaty of Amiens (1802), the Order was never allowed to return to Malta.
www.orderofmalta.org /storia.asp?idlingua=5   (868 words)

 Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Note: Though without a territory since 1798, the Sovereign Military Order of Malta still regards itself, and is regarded by the states that give it diplomatic recognition¹, as a sovereign state.
John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta [SMOM]) now functions as a Roman Catholic charitable organization with limited diplomatic status as a "sovereign entity", complete with passports, coinage (via the world's smallest national mint), license plates, ITU amateur radio license prefix (1A) and a post office.
the Knights of Malta); as a feudal fief
www.worldstatesmen.org /Malta_knights.htm   (1361 words)

 Armed Forces of Malta - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The AFM was formed upon Malta becoming a republic in 1974, when 1 Regiment Royal Malta Artillery was renamed as 1 Regiment, AFM.
It was raised again, this time as the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia in 1889; this regiment was considered to be the successor to the Maltese Chasseurs of the early 19th century.
Initially on the British Establishment, in 1951 it was transferred to the Malta Territorial Force before becoming part of the Malta Land Force on Malta's independence in 1970.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_of_Malta   (790 words)

 Malta Map Road Map of Malta Gozo Maltese Islands Mediterranean Europe
The size of Malta is about 27 km long by 14.5 km width, taking just over an hours drive between its two furthest points.
Air Malta is its official airline which hosts flights to a number of European and Middle Eastern cities.
Malta's valuable military position was coveted by many, and it 1814, it became a British colony.
www.holiday-malta.com /map   (336 words)

 Wikinfo | Malta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Under its 1964 constitution, Malta initially retained Queen Elizabeth II as sovereign of Malta and a governor general exercised executive authority on her behalf, but on December 13, 1974, Malta became a republic within the Commonwealth, with executive authority vested in a Maltese president.
The president appoints as prime minister the leader of the party with a majority of seats in the Maltese parliament, the House of Representatives.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Malta   (903 words)

 Sovereign Military Order of Malta - The Maltese Cross   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The eight-pointed cross is a symbol used by the knights to denote the eight obligations or aspirations of the knights.
The other famous military order, the Knights Templar wore a red cross on a white background until they were disbanded and their property and wealth passed to the Knights Hospitaller.
The current Sovereign Military Order of Malta is probably the most valid direct descendant of the original order, but this is the time where there is the most doubtful continuity.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/smom).html   (2790 words)

 Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a sovereign entity according to international law, but is actually used as a classic example of an entity which is sovereign (like a country) but is not a country.
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta is a sovereign entity in international law, with diplomatic missions to 92 countries and permanent missions to the UN, the European Commission and other international and multinational organisations.
Aegean Sea, Malta, etc. And it has at least 2 territories: The Palace of Via Condotti in Rome and the Fort Saint Angel given by the government of Malta a few years ago.
flagspot.net /flags/smom.html   (2721 words)

 my-malta-dotcom; Malta -- George Cross
German planes were striking Malta - night and day - with an unimaginable amount of deadly arsenal in an attempt to annihilate this British military base that was constantly getting in the way of their naval attempts to supply Rommel's North African campaign.
Fuel was restricted to military action and heavily rationed, the population was on the brim of starvation, and even ammunition was running out, so much that Anti-Aircraft (AA) guns could only fire a few rounds per day, then wait like sitting ducks as the enemy unleashed its fiercest on the Islands.
The German airforce (the Luftwaffe) had superior aircraft until late in the day, when Spitfires were finally sent to Malta, and German pilots were the best ever seen in the skies, with their unnecessary daring and brute determination, but British figher pilots had no intention of yielding one bit.
www.my-malta.com /interesting/GeorgeCross.html   (687 words)

 Sovereign Military Order of Malta in the United Kingdom
The Order of Malta is an international charity that is meeting the challenges of the 21st century.
Founded as the Order of the Hospital in 11th century Palestine, the knights (and dames) of Malta are part of a millennial Christian tradition of service to humanity, first in the Middle East, then in Europe and around the world.
Based in London, the British Association of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (BASMOM) directs hospital works throughout the United Kingdom, where it is one of the largest providers of assisted care.
www.orderofmalta.org.uk   (444 words)

 Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta - Wikipedia, the free ...
The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, better known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta or SMOM, remains a Catholic order which claims sovereignty under international law and has been granted permanent observer status at the United Nations.
The full official name is Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (in English) or Sovrano Militare Ordine Ospedaliero di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme di Rodi e di Malta (in Italian).
In ecclesiastical heraldry, the Order of Malta is one of only two Orders whose insignia may be displayed in a clerical coat of arms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sovereign_Military_Order_of_Malta   (1408 words)

 Knights of Malta
At Rhodes they set up a military dictatorship and for the first time were a sovereign territory.
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) was a major military force in the Mediterranean until their defeat by Napoleon in 1789.
Nevertheless, in December of 1969 an exclusive meeting was held in the Rome office of Count Umberto Ortolani, the Ambassador of the Order of Malta to Uruguay, who has been called 'the brains' behind the fascist P-2 Masonic Lodge, which had been established in the mid-1960s.
www.io.com /~patrik/malta.htm   (551 words)

 Sovereign Military Order of Malta
The only surviving order of military chivalry in the world today is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
The full name of the order is the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes, and of Malta.
The Knights of Malta finally established their headquarters in their palace in Rome, where it is today.
sio.midco.net /mapstamps/som.htm   (264 words)

Malta was banned from receiving US military aid in 2003 after refusing to sign an “Article 98” agreement, which is bilateral agreement binding Malta not to hand over US soldiers to the ICC, which prosecutes war criminals, among other crimes.
The Americans claimed Malta felt “pressured not to sign” the agreement fearing it might endanger its EU candidacy, according to a 2004 joint report by the defence and state departments.
In return, Malta is also negotiating with the US on a Proliferation Security Initiative which would allow US officials to board Malta-flagged ships suspected of transporting WMDs.
www.maltatoday.com.mt /2006/10/08/t6.html   (668 words)

 Sovereign Order of Malta - Official site
The Sovereign Order of Malta is a sovereign subject of international law.
The Order - which is based in Rome, in via Condotti - has its own Government, an independent magistracy, bilateral diplomatic relations with 96 countries and is granted the status of Permanent Observer in many international organisations, such as the United Nations.
It is exercised by the Magistral Courts of First Instance and of Appeal, composed of judges appointed by the Grand Master and the Sovereign Council from Order members of legal expertise.
www.orderofmalta.org /struttura.asp?idlingua=5   (311 words)

 malta map and information page
Malta, a country composed of three major islands, is located in the Mediterranean Sea, just 58 miles south of Sicily, Italy.
With sparse areas of fertile land, its shipping and port facilities are economically important, but it's tourism that provides the major financial impact.
The Malta pages are currently being revised, but you can find additional information about the history of the country here.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/europe/mt.htm   (283 words)

 Order of Malta® Federal Association, USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This is the official site of the Federal Association of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (commonly known as the "Order of Malta").
Members of the Order seek to glorify God through his or her work with the sick and the poor and witness of the Catholic faith.
There are three national associations in the United States: the Federal Association is based in Washington, DC; the American Association is based in New York; and the Western Association is based in California.
www.smom.org   (226 words)

 Order of Malta - News - Maltese Association
The Foundation for the Study of the Military and Naval History of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, the Sacra Militia, organised a seminar which was held at Casa Lanfreducci in Valletta, on the 18th and 19th November.
Prof Robert Dauber - Knights of Rhodes and Malta in the national navies of Europe between the 14th and the 19th centuries.
A reception, organised by the President and Council of the Maltese Association in collaboration with HE the Ambassador of the Order to the Republic of Malta, Dr Silvano Pedrollo, was later held at St John's Cavalier.
www.orderofmalta-malta.org /1.shtml   (2350 words)

 Sovereign Military Order of Malta
Seven years later [the Knights Hospitaller] were given the island of Malta by the Emporer Charles V of Spain.
The Soveriegn Military Order of Malta is a sovereign entity according to international law, but is acctualy used as a classic example of an entity which is sovereign (like a country) but is not a country.
[cos98] report:" Aircraft of the independent sovereign order of Malta, based in Rome, have occasionally carried the order's cross insignia on the fusalage, retaining standart Italian roundels on the wings".
www.fotw.us /flags/smom.html   (2697 words)

 Accidents - Military
The following is a list, divided by decades, of a number of military tragedies, accidents, or simple mishaps that are known to have occurred at any of the airfields/landing strips in Malta, or to Maltese-registered or Malta-based aircraft.
It is based on my own records/research, a list compiled by a friend of mine, records held by the Malta Aviation Society, and a series of articles which appeared in a Maltese language Sunday paper, as well as letters/articles which occasionally appear in the press, and publications of the Malta Aviation Museum.
For completeness, he died prematurely at 47 and is survived by his wife, daughter and a grandson he never knew.
www.aviationinmalta.com /Default.aspx?tabid=392   (463 words)

 Malta Military Tattoo
Thereafter, the word was used as reference to the last military call at the time of curfews.
During the eighteenth century, drummers could be seen criss-crossing the streets of Dutch villages, beating their drums, telling the soldiers it was time for them to get back to their barracks.
The world's greatest military Tattoos are held in Edinburgh Castle of Scotland, Oslo in Norway, Stockholm in Sweden, Hamina in Finland and the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, the world's largest indoor show.
www.maltamilitarytattoo.org /4.htm   (215 words)

 Sovereign Military Order of Malta
The Sovereign Military Order of Malta, with its legacy of 900 years of service to the sick and the poor, enthusiastically supports this Special Session as one dedicated to those we try to serve.
The UN must take the lead in drawing that plan together, so that it may be a clear call for all nations and peoples of good will.
We know that the aid provided by one community is a drop of water in an arid desert, but we are proud to renew our commitment to eliminate this disease.
www.un.org /ga/aids/statements/docs/smomE.html   (851 words)

 Malta Military service age and obligation - Military   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Malta Military service age and obligation - Military
Home > Malta > Military > Military service age and obligation
Definition: This entry gives the minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service or be subject to conscription.
www.indexmundi.com /malta/military_service_age_and_obligation.html   (70 words)

 Medical History, & Military Architecture in Malta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It is not intended to be a comprenhensive account of medical history in Malta but simply to include a few images collected by the author.
The reason is simply that in the few images presented here - the two are almost inextricably linked in terms of geography, architecture and history.
As with all other images and text on this website, the material here is copyright of the author, unless otherwise stated, and cannot be legally reproduced or copied electronically or in any other way without the explicit consent of the author.
www.agius.com /malta/medhist.htm   (280 words)

 Sovereign Military Order of Malta - Naval Flags
A gonfanon was flown on the ceremonial galley of the Grand Master.
I came across images of part of a series of stamps issued by the Order of Malta (SMOM) concerning signals used by the Order's Navy.
While only the first set of four seems to be entirely focused on flag signals, I thought I would pass all eight images in the hope that the old-fashioned (Italian?) inscriptions can be deciphered.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/smom~.html   (304 words)

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