Armed Forces of Malta mourns after diver’s tragic death

The Armed Forces of Malta is in mourning following the tragic death of one of its most talented soldiers. Devastated former colleagues of Christine Gauci posted heartbreaking tributes on social media following news of her death on Saturday. The 35-year-old from Victoria, who was an experienced scuba diver, passed away after a diving expedition with […]

More new recruits join the Armed Forces of Malta

Malta’s armed forces have welcomed 48 new recruits to Luqa Barracks. The group will spend the next five months learning the basics of military life as well as exercises in team-building, leadership, motivation and physical training. The new recruits were selected after passing a fitness test, written assessment and medical. On their first day they […]

Armed Forces of Malta to host Open Day on Saturday

The Armed Forces of Malta will hold their annual Open Day this Saturday. The popular event is a great day out for the family and will be held at the AFM’s air base at Kirkop this year. On display will be aircraft and other equipment used by all the branches of the army, including guns, […]

Joy for drivers as ‘Malta’s biggest bottleneck’ is solved

A road once dubbed ‘Malta’s biggest traffic bottleneck’ has been re-opened following a €4.4 million widening scheme. Work on the Tal Balal Road, which connects San Gwann and Naxxar, also included improved lighting, street furniture and new safety barriers. Thousands of motorists use the road every day, travelling from Burmarrad, Naxxar, Mosta, Iklin and Birkirkara […]

Missing swimmer found safe and well in Gozo

The search for a missing swimmer off the Gozo coast has been called off after he was found safe and well. Kenny Davidson, 27, from Aberdeenshire in Scotland, was discovered asleep in his car in Marsalforn. Concern for his safety sparked a major air and sea search after he was last seen clinging to a […]

Boat crash off Maltese coast leaves two in hospital

A man from Swieqi is in a critical condition after two boats collided near St Paul’s Island. Malta Police told 89.7 Bay the 58-year-old was on a dinghy with his wife when the vessel collided with a cabin cruiser. The woman passenger was taken to hospital and treated for minor injuries. The driver of the […]

Malta reaches EU deal to relocate 65 migrants

Malta has allowed a group of 65 illegal immigrants rescued off Libya to come to Valletta. They were picked up from a rescue ship in the middle of the Mediterranean. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said that all 65 would be relocated to other parts of the EU, following talks with the European Commission. The migrants […]

Swimmers rescue ‘drowning’ tourist off Maltese coast

A tourist has been rushed to hospital after getting into difficulties in the sea off Malta. The French holidaymaker, 83, was trying to cool off from the 32°C heat when she was spotted in distress at a bay near Cirkewwa. She was rescued by fellow swimmers who called the emergency services. Police told 89.7 Bay they […]

Malta marks 40 years since UK forces left the island

Special ceremonies have been held to mark 40 years since the British military left their base in Malta. The anniversary parade in Vittoriosa was attended by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Adrian Delia. They were greeted by an Armed Forces of Malta guard of honour to celebrate the national […]

Six great things to do in Malta this weekend

Give your sofa the finger and uncover a new side to Malta and Gozo this weekend. Start your weekend off on the right foot with the best Friday, Saturday and Sunday activities, from balloon rides to musicals, we’ve got you covered. Ready? Let’s get started!   1. Hot air balloon ride across Gozo The first-ever […]

Horror as man dies after being swept out to sea in Sliema

A man has drowned in front of horrified crowds at one of Malta’s busiest resorts after being swept into the sea by a large wave. The 26-year-old had gone down steps close to the water’s edge by the promenade in Sliema when he was pulled under the water and dragged out to sea. Shocked tourists […]

Malta honours the fallen of the First World War

Special ceremonies have been in Malta to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War. The President of Malta led tributes at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the Armistice. Dozens of wreaths were laid during a ceremony at the monument in Floriana following a two-minute silence […]

Malta’s armed forces launch Movember mission

Members of the Armed Forces of Malta are on a new mission – to grow moustaches for Movember. Maltese soldiers, sailors and air personnel are doing their bit for the campaign by leaving their facial hair alone for the entire month of November. Movember aims to raise awareness about men’s health conditions, including mental health, […]

Rough sea claims two lives off the Maltese coast

Malta Police have urged people to stay back from the rough sea after powerful waves claimed two lives within a matter of hours. A woman drowned off the coast of Gozo after finding herself in difficulties. Police said the 55-year-old from Germany was diving at il-Kantra near Mgarr ix-Xini when she was overwhelmed by the power […]

Army rescues adorable turtle off the Maltese coast

The Armed Forces of Malta are used to saving lives on an almost daily basis. And now they’ve rescued a turtle after it was spotted in trouble off the Maltese coast. A naval patrol boat was sent to help the creature after a member of the public reported seeing it in distress in the sea […]

Malta’s armed forces to launch new recruitment drive

The Armed Forces of Malta are preparing to launch a campaign to attract to more new recruits. Malta’s home affairs minister Michael Farrugia said the extra soldiers, pilots, engineers and sailors were needed ‘to cope with the increased demands on today’s armed forces’. He made the announcement as he addressed a passing out parade ceremony […]