International Kite Festival Returns To Gozo This Weekend

  In this digital age, many children miss out on the simple joys of flying a kite. It’s like having a little bit of happiness on the end of a string, perhaps the ultimate carefree pastime…     But don’t worry, Gozo will be giving you the chance to experience the joys of kite flying […]

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 […]

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 […]

Revealed: The 10 safest places to live in Malta and Gozo

The safest places to live in Malta and Gozo have been revealed. Fontana in Gozo once again has the lowest crime rate in the Maltese Islands, according to the latest figures. Only eight offences were reported in the small town in 12 months, five of which were for ‘minor criminal damage’. Gozo topped the league […]

Malta named ‘one of the most expensive places to live in’

Malta has been named one of the most expensive countries to live in. Malta was ranked as the 25th priciest place in the world in a new survey – behind Canada, the United States, Germany and Britain. Money saving website Go Banking Rates crunched numbers from more than 150 countries to find the nations where […]

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-Gozo air ambulance to get a major upgrade

Malta’s air ambulance is to get a major upgrade. The new service will be launched next month with a modern helicopter replacing the current one, as well as a new back-up aircraft. The air-ambulance service is used daily to transport patients from Gozo General Hospital to the helipad at St Luke’s Hospital. Dr Nadine Delicata […]

10 little things you can do to help Malta’s environment

There aren’t many people unfamiliar with the effect climate change is having on our weather in the Maltese Islands. Here in Malta and Gozo, we’re experiencing increasingly hotter and drier summers as well as stormier winters according to the Met Office in Luqa. The environment is a big issue on almost everyone’s minds and the […]

20 places around the world named after Malta

Wherever you go in the world, you’re more than likely to bump into someone from Malta. For example, there are more people with Maltese heritage living in Australia as there are living in Malta. And with millions of people located around the globe with an affinity to Malta, it’s likely you’ll find some places that […]

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 […]

New pedestrian subway and café planned in Floriana

The area around Malta’s iconic Porte des Bombes is to get a massive makeover as well as new pedestrian subway. It will replace the old 1960s underpass which currently connects four of the busiest bus stops on the Maltese public transport network. The new subway will include a café, public toilets, bike racks and other […]

Malta celebrates another huge rise in tourist numbers

There’s been another rise in the number of holidaymakers coming to Malta. New figures show tourist arrivals in November numbered 191,698 – an impressive increase of 8.3 per cent when compared to the same month in 2018. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said 40 per cent of tourists to Malta were aged between 25 […]

Never-before-seen photos show Malta 150 years ago

This is how Malta looked when your great great great great grandmother was alive. These never-before-seen images, which were unearthed at an auction, give a fascinating insight into life in Victorian Malta. The incredible snaps include views of Pieta Creek, several decades before St Luke’s Hospital was built on the hill. The amazing photographs were […]

Malta’s biggest fireworks festival is ‘back with a bang’

Prepare to be dazzled in 2020. The Malta International Fireworks Festival is back with a bang and promises to be bigger than ever this year. The Malta Tourism Authority has confirmed that the 19th edition of the festival will take place from April 18 to 30. Each night promises to be an amazing display of colour and […]

Iconic Maltese landmark looks spectacular from above

These stunning drone images capture one of Malta’s most iconic landmarks as you’ve never seen it before. Taken by Franco Tabone Photography and sent to us at 89.7 Bay, these awesome images of the Triton Fountain were taken on Saturday 28 December. They also show off Fairyland Malta in Triton Square all its festive glory. Tens of […]

Malta prepares to welcome 2020 – but will it stay dry?

Final preparations are under way for New Year’s Eve celebrations across Malta and Gozo – but wear a thick coat and take your umbrella with you if you’re going out. Revellers heading out to enjoy the festivities in the streets of Valletta or Victoria can expect breezy weather as the clocks strike midnight, according to […]