Record number of cruise ship passengers visit Malta

Malta’s booming cruise liner industry has sailed to a new record. The number of sea-borne holidaymakers arriving in Valletta’s Grand Harbour soared by 21 per cent last year, according to figures published on Tueasday. The Office for National Statistics said a total of 765,696 cruise passengers came to Malta in 2019. Most were aged between […]

Malta’s first all-electric bus takes to the streets

Malta’s first all-electric bus has taken to the streets. The new vehicle was unveiled as part of efforts to cut emissions and improve air quality across the Maltese Islands. Konrad Pule from Malta Public Transport said the bus operator supported moves to address the climate emergency. He said: ‘These electric buses are not only fitted […]

Malta’s petitioning for Jasmine to return to the X Factor Malta

It seems like two days later, Malta is still reeling from Jasmine being voted off from the X Factor. A petition has been doing the rounds online, asking people to sign up, so that Jasmine makes her well deserved return to that X Factor stage. The creator of the petition writes: This is a show […]

11 Problems those who work in retail during January sales in Malta understand

We are half-way through January, but we still have to deal with the capitalist riots that are sales – especially those post-Christmas sales that are still going on. Here are 11 problems anyone who’s ever worked in the wonderful world of retail can relate to… When people stick the sales stickers on things that aren’t […]

Brace yourselves: Second flu outbreak in Malta set to hit one in four of us

If you’ve just got over that stubborn cold and you’re thinking ‘aah, it’s finally all over for this winter season’, you might want to think again. Speaking in parliament on Monday, health minister Chris Fearne warned that the next flu strain is expected to hit the Maltese islands sooner than you think. Health experts have […]

Malta might be getting a national Wheelchair Basketball team soon

Noel Aquilina, founder of the Malta Wheelchair Basketball Associationis, is currently working towards getting Malta a national Wheelchair Basketball team. Noel has always held a passion for basketball. Despite being born with Spina Bifida, and losing part of his limb nine years ago, he still strives to thrive withing the world of sport. ‘Society might […]

Dates revealed for this year’s hilarious Nadur Carnival

The dates of this year’s Nadur Carnival in Gozo have been revealed. The ‘organised’ event will be held on Sunday 16 February from midday in the town’s main square. The famous ‘spontaneous’ Carnival will take place from Friday 21 February until Tuesday 25 February. Nadur Local Council confirmed the dates on social media.   What […]