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 […]

Man charged over series of armed robberies across Malta

A suspected robber who allegedly threatened to blow up his victims if they called the police, has appeared in court in Valletta. Allister Camilleri, 39, from Marsa was arrested after six hold-ups in Qormi, Sliema, Tigne, Gzira and Iklin. The court heard that the first attempted robbery took place in Qormi on January 7. Other […]

Prime Minister’s daughter reveals his hilarious nickname

By any standards, Malta’s new Prime Minister has had a hectic first week in office. But Robert Abela’s adorable seven-year-old daughter has stolen the media spotlight from her father once again after revealing he has a nickname. Giorgia Mae, who went viral on Bay’s social media on Tuesday for her enthusiastic waving from the Palace […]

More than €1 million raised for Malta’s charities in three hours

More than €1.3 million has been raised in the first three hours of Malta’s national annual charity telethon on Boxing Day. The money will be donated to charities and good causes. President George Vella, who heads the Malta Community Chest Fund, said he was confident the 12-hour fundraising event would be ‘another big success’. He […]

Malta’s drivers warned ‘just one’ drink is too many

rivers in Malta have been reminded of the risks of drinking and driving this Christmas and New Year. The latest festive awareness campaign from Transport Malta reinforces the message that when it comes to drink driving, ‘the best approach is none’. A Transport Malta spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘Unfortunately, a number take risks because they believe that […]

Tragedy as Malta police officer dies after choking on food

A Maltese police officer has tragically died after choking on his food. PC Ryan Tonna, 36, reportedly started gasping for breath while eating in a restaurant. The father-of-one, who worked with the police drugs squad, was having a meal after running a marathon in the Italian city of Pisa when he passed away. A Red […]

Hailstorm transforms Malta into a winter wonderland

Where did that come from? Malta has taken a bit of a battering after a shower of hailstones rained down on parts of the island. Things seemed fairly normal before the hailstorm brought an almighty crashing sound onto roofs and people started running to their windows to see what was going on. The shower experienced in […]

Instagram goes down for hundreds of Maltese users

Hundreds of Instagram users in Malta and Gozo have complained that the photo sharing app is not working. Most reported that the news feed was not loading, while others said their stories and logins had been affected. Users in North America, Britain and parts of Europe have also complained of problems. It’s reported the photo-sharing app […]

On your marks for Malta’s annual Santa Swim for charity

‘Tis the season to be jolly – and what is more joyful than watching hundreds of Santas jumping into the sea to raise cash for the worthiest of causes? Dozens took to the chilly sea in Valletta’s Grand Harbour last year to help raise money for charity. The money raised at this year’s Santa Swim […]

Stormy weather damages Malta to Gozo water main

Gale-force winds and ferocious waves have hit the Malta to Gozo water main. The Water Services Corporation confirmed that the stormy weather had damaged the underwater pipe halfway between Marfa and Comino. A spokesman said: ‘Despite the damage, the corporation will ensure that until the necessary repairs are done, the water supply in Gozo will be […]

Malta gets a new road linking Mriehel and Qormi

Work has begun on a new road linking Canon Road in Qormi with the Mriehel Industrial Estate. Infrastructure Malta said it started building the new route on Monday. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said the new stretch of road, extending over half a kilometre, would ‘make life easier for workers and residents in the Mriehel […]

Number of cruise liners visiting Malta soars by a third

The Grand Harbour in Valletta has enjoyed one of its busiest summers on record. The number of cruise ships berthing in Malta soared by more than a third between July and September, according to new figures from the National Statistics Office. It said 122 cruise liners visited Malta this summer. That was 27 more calls […]

Sta Venera footballer collapses on the pitch at Ta’ Qali

A football player has been admitted to hospital after he collapsed on the pitch during a football match at Ta’Qali. Mun Law received immediate treatment from the Malta FA paramedic on duty at the Centenary Stadium who used a defibrillator to treat the Yau Mun Law who is the captain of Santa Venera Lightnings. The […]

Lightning hits Malta and Gozo with more thunder forecast

Keep your umbrella handy for the next few days. We’re likely to see more rain and thunder across Malta and Gozo this week, according to the weather experts. Forecasters have warned more stormy weather is heading towards the Maltese Islands as a fresh wave of thunderstorms make their way across the Mediterranean. They said heavy […]

Charming watercolour paintings capture Malta’s spirit

Mdina is hosting a stunning exhibition of watercolour paintings by Maltese artist Paul Caruana this weekend. Depicting real-life and fictional figures, the charming nostalgic artworks on display at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina until Sunday are guaranteed to make you smile. Paul told 89.7 Bay his latest collection features a host of colourful characters drawn […]

Malta’s most spectacular yacht race starts this weekend

It’s one of the most spectacular events of the year in Malta. The 40th edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race starts this weekend in Valletta’s stunning Grand Harbour. The race brings together the crème de la crème of the sailing world in one place to battle it out on Malta’s seas. Royal Malta Yacht […]