Armed Robbery in Msida – Thief Escapes with Cash

Police were alerted about a robbery which took place at a convenience shop in Msida at around 23:00 last night. From preliminary investigations, Police have said that a hooded man, armed with a knife entered the shop, demanding the cash from two shop keepers, who are of Indian nationality, aged 30 and 34 respectively. The […]

Pope Francis to visit Malta and Gozo on May 31

Pope Francis will visit Malta on May 31. President George Vella confirmed the news on Monday morning. He said he hoped the visit ‘would bring with it divine blessing and national unity’. Prime Minister Robert Abela welcomed news of the visit on social media. He said: ‘This visit should be an opportunity for us to […]

Malta to London flights axed as Storm Ciara batters UK

Flights between Malta and the UK have been disrupted after Britain’s biggest storm in seven years swept across much of Scotland, England and Wales. Storm Ciara battered Britain with rivers bursting their banks, and gale force winds tearing down trees, cranes and a windmill. Eight Air Malta flights to London were cancelled because of the […]

Record number of tourists visiting Malta and Gozo

A record number of holidaymakers visited the Maltese Islands in 2019, according to new figures. More than 2.8 million tourists came to Malta last year, an increase of nearly 6 percent on 2018. The figures were published by the Office for National Statistics in Valletta on Wednesday. It said total nights spent by tourists went […]

Revealed: Malta now leads the world for gay rights

Malta is top of the world when it comes to gay rights. The island has been crowned the global leaders on LGBTIQ rights, with policies ranging from equal marriage to gender-neutral marking on identity cards. This year, Malta ranked more progressive on these fronts than all of the most liberal western and northern European countries, […]

Lidl Malta wins top employer award for 2020

Lidl Malta is officially a great place to work. The supermarket chain has won an international Top Employer award for the second year in a row for its ‘excellent working conditions’. The prestigious award was presented to Lidl by the Top Employers Institute, an independent organisation which is regarded as a global authority in best […]

Five, including 12-year-old boy, injured in Cospicua crash

Five people, including a 12-year-old boy, have been treated in hospital after a horror crash in Cospicua. The accident happened in Immaculate Conception Street in the town on Thursday night, police said. Police said the crash involved a Toyota Rav 4, driven by a 43-year-old woman from Paola, and a Toyota Vitz driven by a […]

Tributes paid to biker Mark Camilleri after Mellieha crash

Touching tributes have been paid to biker Mark Camilleri who died following a horror crash in Mellieha. The 46-year-old sustained serious injuries after a collision involving his motorcycle and a car on Mistra Bridge on Saturday. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Loved ones took to social media to pay respects to ‘one of life’s […]

Another 12,000 cars join the traffic on Malta’s roads

The number of cars, vans and lorries on Malta’s roads has reached a new record high. New figures show that 397,508 vehicles were registered in Malta by the end of last year, a increase of 12,000 compared to 2018. The National Office of Statistics in Valletta said 77% were passenger cars, 18% were commercial vehicles […]

Ferries could soon be running from Malta’s Balluta Bay

Ferries could soon be operating from Balluta Bay in St Julian’s. A proposal to build a jetty in the bay will be decided by planning chiefs next week. The application would allow Marsamxetto Steamferry Services to run a hop-on, hop-off ferry from St Julian’s. The company already operates ferry services between Valletta, Sliema and Cospicua. […]

Disused road in Msida becomes new green area

A disused road in Msida has been transformed into a green area with 460 new indigenous trees. The grove was formed on land previously occupied by a slip road connecting Regional Road and Msida Valley Road. This slip road, the site of numerous serious car accidents in the past, was cut off from the network […]

Unemployment in Malta and Gozo falls to a new low

Unemployment in Malta and Gozo has plunged to a new low, according to official figures. The jobless total stood at 1,642 in December – a fall of 7 per cent compared to the same month in 2018. The figures were released by the state employment agency JobsPlus. Meanwhile, EU statistics showed that the Maltese unemployment […]

Malta steps up measures against killer virus from China

Malta has announced a series of precautionary measures against a deadly virus that has killed 130 people in China. An isolation centre is being set up outside Mater Dei Hospital for mild cases of coronavirus. Health minister Chris Fearne confirmed that no cases of the killer virus have been reported in Malta. He said isolation precautionary […]

10 epic images of Tuesday’s jaw-dropping Malta sunset

Malta has been treated to the first breathtaking sunset of 2020. The sky glowed yellow, orange, red and purple as the sun went down and dozens of social media users were quick to capture pictures of Malta’s fiery skyline. Weather-wise, it’s set to stay rain free all week with temperatures reaching a mild 17°C by […]

Vandalism or accident? Wall collapses in Valletta gardens

Police have been asked to check CCTV footage after a 200-year-old staircase in Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens was badly damaged. A number of stone balustrades leading down to the Saluting Battery, run by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna were left smashed to pieces. The trust’s chairman Mario Farrugia branded it ‘senseless vandalism’. He blasted on Facebook: ‘A stretch […]

Malta ‘will soon be THREE months without heavy rain’

Malta has gone almost three months without any heavy rain, weather experts have claimed. Forecasters issued the warning with another dry week expected across the Maltese Islands. They said the unseasonably mild winter would continue into February. Andrea Muscat from Maltese Islands Weather said it would ‘soon be three months’ since the last decent downpour […]