16 things that would happen if Friends was set in Malta …

Have you ever watched Friends and wondered what it would be like if all of them lived in Malta instead? It would probably go something like this … 1. The show would be named Hbieb instead of Friends, and the opening credits would be taken around the Triton fountain in Valletta. 2. Chandler would work […]

Last month was the second coldest EVER in Malta

We all felt the cold last month – and now it’s official. February was the second coldest month ever recorded in Malta, according to the latest weather data from the Met Office in Luqa. Forecasters said temperatures plunged to a frosty low of 3°C at one stage between February 23 and 24. A Met Office […]

Europe’s first underwater restaurant opens for business

Now there’s another great reason to visit Norway – having dinner five metres below sea level. Europe’s first underwater restaurant has opened for business on the southern tip of the country. And it’s already a hit – with more than 7,000 customers booked in to eat among the fish. Called ‘Under’, the restaurant looks like […]

Malta tops Ryanair’s list of top summer hotspots

If you want guaranteed sunshine this summer – head to Malta. That’s the advice from Ryanair as it reveals its hottest destinations for 2019. Malta topped the budget airline’s list of hotspots where British tourists can enjoy ‘a proper summer’. In its latest online travel guide, Ryanair says about the Maltese: ‘They may speak English […]

Plans for light railway in Malta move forward

Plans for a light railway network across Malta have moved a step forward. 89.7 Bay has revealed that Transport Malta has formally submitted an application to trademark the name ‘Metro Malta’. The legal paperwork was filed at the European Union Intellectual Property Office last week. The move came just hours after the Prime Minister said […]

10 incredible images of Malta’s original railway

Would trains help to solve congestion on Malta’s roads? The idea of building a railway or metro network is back in the news in Malta but few realise that thousands Maltese commuters used trains more than 100 years ago. The track ran from Valletta to Mdina via Floriana, Hamrun, Msida, Santa Venera, Birkirkara, Balzan, Attard […]

Malta is ‘one of the world’s most generous nations’

We have a good reason to smile in Malta today! Malta has officially been named as one of the happiest and most generous countries in the world. That’s according to the latest edition of the World Happiness Report, which ranked Malta as the fifth most charitable nation on Earth. In terms of happiness, the Maltese […]

Rihanna is hailed as ‘an icon’ by her new Royal fan

Prince Charles has praised Rihanna as a ‘global style icon’. The Prince of Wales said Barbados-born Rihanna was one of a number of hugely influential women from the island – including the Governor General and the nation’s Prime Minster. Charles, 70, was speaking in Barbados during a tour of the Commonwealth Caribbean’s Commonwealth nations. He […]

Massive €32 million cocaine bust at Malta Freeport

Cocaine with a street value of €32.4 million has been seized at the Malta Freeport. The drugs were discoevered hidden inside four containers. The haul was made after customs officers scanned 12 containers from South America which were bound for an unnamed EU state. Four of the containers, which were loaded with fruit, were flagged […]