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Although Malta may have the smallest economy of any European Union nation, that doesn’t mean it’s not mighty. Sometimes good things come in small packages. The International Monetary Fund classifies Malta’s highly industrialized and service-based economy as advanced. Malta is also a member of the European Union and the Eurozone, having formally adopted the euro …

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Like many European nations, six years ago, Cyprus was on the brink of economic ruin. But unlike many of its neighbours, Cyprus’ economy has recovered and is currently thriving. This cycle of tough times followed by extraordinary growth is a familiar narrative in the economic history of Cyprus—demonstrating a resilience that makes Cyprus very attractive …

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UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has announced that 2019 will be marked as the Year of Tolerance. Though the name might be different, many are viewing 2019’s celebrations as an extension to last year’s observances of the Year of Zayed, which marked the 100th anniversary of Sheikh Zayed’s birth. This year is …

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There’s more than just a four-day weekend to celebrate this UAE National Day. Falling on Sunday, December 2, National Day marks the day seven Emirates came together to form one nation in 1971. This year’s celebrations promise to be extra special because 2018 has been marked as the Year of Zayed after Sheikh Zayed bin …

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The past year has been a milestone year in the UAE for many reasons, but none more significant than the simple fact that 2018 has been the Year of Zayed. 2018 marked 100 years since the birth of the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan. Sheikh Zayed is one of the country’s …

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St. Kitts and Nevis is a small country in the midst of a big-time boom. In the past week alone, the country has announced record cruise ship calls, celebrated the islands’ young entrepreneurs, and strengthened diplomatic relations. Not bad for a place that’s only around 261 kilometres square. Speaking in the capital, Basseterre, last week …

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If there’s one thing Canada is known for it’s snow and cold weather. But this large country actually enjoys all four seasons—winter, spring, summer, and fall. And the best place to experience the seasons is in the capital city, Ottawa. Yes, winter can be brutal in Canada. But in Ottawa, the city chooses to celebrate …

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While Dominica might look the part of a tropical island, it doesn’t come with all the usual trappings—meaning this tiny Caribbean nation is more breathtaking nature and spectacular scenery than pool parties and booze-cruises. While much of the island is filled with lush tropical forest, the capital, Roseau, is the urban heart. With streets lined …

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Named after Saint Lucy of Syracuse, the tiny Caribbean nation of Saint Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman. And speaking of namesakes, the capital city Castries comes from the French word Carénage—meaning safe anchorage. But what’s in a name anyway? For Castries—lots. It’s one of the most popular cruise …

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