New Marsa Junction set to open at the end of June

Malta’s biggest road construction project for decades will be ready by summer. Infrastructure Malta said the €70 million Marsa Junction project will open by the end of June. The last beam out of 240 to support the seven flyovers was lifted into place on Monday morning. More than 210 concrete beams and 24 steel beams […]

Stunning drone shots show Malta’s beauty from above

Maltese aerial photographer Ryan Formosa has showcased some of the island’s most spectacular sights from above in a series of stunning pictures. He captured breathtaking drone images of some of Malta’s most famous landmarks over the past 12 months, including the Fairyland Malta at Triton Square and the man-made beach at Balluta Bay. From Marsaxlokk to […]

Malta’s biggest charity run is happening this weekend

Malta’s largest charity fun run will be held on Sunday with thousands of people expected to take part. Money collected during The President’s Solidarity Fun Run will be donated to The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. The fun run celebrates its 11th anniversary this year, with President George Vella heading the event. It starts at 10am from […]

Campaign to save Valletta’s skyline gets €3 million boost

The campaign to save Valletta’s stunning skyline has been given a massive boost. A €3 million contract has been signed to start work on the restoration of one of the capital’s most famous landmarks, St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral. The Prince of Wales was among those to make a donation to the fundraising appeal to save historic […]

Malta’s police chief Lawrence Cutajar resigns

Malta’s police chief has resigned after four years at the helm. Lawrence Cutajar had been under pressure for months following a number of scandals surrounding the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. He was appointed to the top job in 2016 and had served with the force since 1979, when he joined as a police […]

89.7 Bay hitmaker Ed Sheeran to take a break from music

Ed Sheeran has revealed he is taking a break from music after working ‘non stop’ for the past two years. The 89.7 Bay favourite said that he will return with more hits after he has spent time travelling, writing and reading, and when he has ‘lived a little more’. Ed, 28, said in a message […]

Neil Agius reveals aim to swim from Sicily to Malta

Maltese environment campaigner Neil Agius is set to embark on his toughest test yet – a swim from Sicily to Malta. The professional swimming coach, 33, has revealed he hopes to take on his next huge challenge in 2020. The distance between the two islands is 165km. During the summer, Neil swam around Gozo in […]

10 amazing photos of Malta’s ‘most stunning sunset of 2019’

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Malta has been treated to ‘the most stunning sunset of 2019’ after a miserable day of thunder and rain. Instagrammers in Malta got snap-happy with many sharing photos of the gloriois golden skyline as the sun went down on Monday evening. Here’s our round-up of the best pictures of Monday incredible sunset in Malta and […]

Malta named world’s second best diving destination

Malta has been crowned the world’s second best diving destination of 2019. The island scooped the silver award at the annual UK Dive Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Malta has been in the top three for the past five years, which is testament to its incredible scuba-diving credentials. The Maltese Islands boast an abundance […]

Outrage as paint is spilled over historic Valletta bastion

Police have launched an investigation after a long streak of white paint was splashed over one of Valletta’s historic bastions. The stain, which begins near the top of the bastion and trails all the way down to the ground, was discovered between the Siege Bell Monument and Fort St Elmo on Mediterranean Street. The city’s […]

Weather warning for Malta as another thunderstorm rolls in

A weather warning has been issued for Malta and Gozo with another thunderstorm expected to hit Maltese Islands. The Met Office in Luqa said that the thunder and lightning will continue all night until the early hours of Saturday morning. Heavy rain is expected in some areas on Friday afternoon with top temperatures reaching 23°C. […]

Rescued turtle released back into the sea at Gnejna Bay

A turtle which was rescued during the ferocious storms that hit Malta and Gozo in February has been released back into the wild. Crowds of schoolchildren clapped as the Janis the loggerhead turtle made her way down the sand and vanished under the waves at Gnejna Bay. Janis was found entangled in fishing line and […]

Malta Police seize cannabis worth €2 million in 10 months

Police have revealed the true extent of Malta’s growing drug problem. New figures released by the force on Sunday show an astonishing 3 kgs of cocaine were seized by officer in the past 10 months. Other drugs taken off the streets include 457 kgs of cannabis, worth as much as €2 million. The market for […]

Malta’s busiest road turns pink for breast cancer month

Malta’s busiest road has turned pink in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Kappara Flyover on the Regional Road was illuminated a bright shade on Thursday night to mark Pink October. It was among a number of Maltese landmarks that has turned pink to raise awareness of breast cancer, including the Hompesch Gate in […]

Car’s weight in rubbish collected from St Julian’s seabed

More than 60 volunteers have collected an impressive 1.5 tonnes of rubbish from the seabed off St Julian’s. The clean-up saw divers and snorkelers haul the weight of a car to the surface in just four hours. Organisers said the waste retrieved from St Julian’s Bay included: • Recyclable plastic: 72.6 kg • Plastic bottles: […]

Malta’s Budget 2020: How does it affect you?

Malta’s Finance Minister  has outlined the government’s spending plans for the year ahead. Edward Scicluna delivered his Budget Speech in Parliament in Valletta on Monday night. But how will it affect you? Here’s everything you need to know:   Wages Cost of living allowance increase of €3.49 per week An extra day of leave Special […]