Instagram’s plan to make you a nicer person online

There’s something about a screen that can turn normal polite people into obnoxious monsters. Trolling is as much a part of internet life as social media but that doesn’t mean something shouldn’t be done about it. Now, Instagram is rolling out new anti-bullying software in a bid to reduce harmful comments on its platform. How […]

Malta’s airport breaks another passenger record

Malta’s airport welcomed a record 3.2 million passengers in the first half of 2019, according to new figures. Bosses announced the results on Tuesday, which reveal an increase in passenger traffic of nearly 6 per cent compared to the same time last year. Airport chief executive Alan Borg said he expected to welcome around 7.2 […]

10 things we just know will happen tonight at The Isle of MTV!

Bebe Rexha

We’ve been through a couple of Isle of MTV editions by now, and while year after year we look forward to seeing new artists perform on our island, some things just never change. 1. Get ready for the longest queue of your life to use the loo No doubt about it. Let’s do the math […]

One in seven of us in Malta is not Maltese

One in seven people in Malta is not Maltese, according to new figures from the EU. Eurostat revealed that 14 per cent of the people living in Malta were born overseas, compared to just 7.8 per cent on average in the EU. The situation in Luxembourg is the most extreme, with almost half the population, […]

Footbridge to be built over one of Malta’s busiest roads

A footbridge is to be built across one of Malta’s busiest roads to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Transport Minister Ian Borg said the new bridge over Corradino Hill in Paola would provide safer and easier access to MCAST for thousands of college students. The plans were unveiled on Tuesday morning by Infrastructure […]

President of Malta nominated for top Commonwealth role

The President of Malta has been nominated for a new role within the Commonwealth. George Vella has been asked to act as patron of the new Commonwealth Centre of Excellence. The proposal was suggested during a meeting in London with the Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland. The centre, which will be based in Malta, will help […]

Man due in court over bumper drugs haul in San Gwann

Malta Police have seized a bumper haul of cocaine and cannabis after an anti-drugs operation in San Gwann. More than 23kg of cannabis and 100g of cocaine were found in a car during a swoop by armed officers on Monday. Around €45,000 in cash was also discovered in the vehicle, near Mater Dei Hospital. The suspect, […]

Malta melts on the hottest week of 2019 so far

Malta is sizzling on the warmest week of the year as thousands flock to the island’s beaches to soak up the sun. Temperatures are expected to feel as warm as 43°C this week, marking the third heatwave of the summer in Malta and Gozo. The Met Office in Luqa issued a yellow weather alert on […]

Italian Olympic swimming hero rescues drowning man

An Italian Olympic swimmer has been hailed a hero after he rescued a drowning man off the coast of Sardinia. Filippo Magnini, 37, was relaxing with his girlfriend when he heard cries for help and launched into action. The former world champion swimmer stepped in to save Andrea Benedetto, who had reportedly been floating on […]

This is what the Isle of MTV artists have been up to in Malta!

With the Isle of MTV concert just a few hours away, Bebe Rexha and Ava Max have already done their fair share of island exploring in the past few days. But what have they been up to? Well, both of them took the time to see Malta by sea. View this post on Instagram Instagram […]