IN PICTURES: This is How The Ferry Terminals In Cospicua and Sliema are going to Look Like

  Two Identical Projects are currently underway in Cospicua and Sliema. Infrastructure Malta is creating two new landing sites, with sheltered waiting areas,  as well as safer embarkation ramps, for those commuting between Cospicua, Valletta and Sliema.       The first phase, is the laying of underwater pillars (pictured below, in Cospicua). These pillars […]

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. […]

Police arrest two suspected drug dealers in Gozo

Police have arrested two suspected drug dealers in Gozo. They were stopped as they drove their car off the Gozo Channel ferry at Mgarr Habour on Thursday night. Police said they discovered ‘several sachets of suspected cocaine and other drug paraphernalia’ in the vehicle. The two men are aged 21 and 23 and live in […]

Electric cars to go free on the Gozo Channel ferries

You’ll be able to use the Gozo ferries for free soon – if you drive an electric car. The week-long special offer to celebrate Santa Marija has been announced by Gozo Channel. The idea is to encourage more Maltese drivers to switch from petrol to electric-powered cars. Gozo minister Justyne Caruana welcomed the scheme, which […]

Gusty winds set to hit Malta and Gozo all week

Gusty winds are set to sweep across Malta and Gozo for the rest of the week. Weather experts said winds reached Force 8 in some areas on Monday However, Gozo Channel comfirmed that the ferry service between Malta and Gozo remained unaffected by the rough seas. Andrea Muscat from Maltese Islands Weather said on Monday afternoon: […]

New poll shows massive support for Malta-Gozo tunnel

Growing numbers of people are in favour of a Malta-Gozo tunnel, with new polling revealing that around 60 percent support the proposed link. The survey found that 63 percent of those questioned by Malta Today agree with the construction of a tunnel, with opposition running at 24 percent. Support for a tunnel is even stronger in Gozo, where 66 […]

Gozo ferries ‘running on time’ despite strike action

Gozo Channel has told 89.7 Bay ferry services between Malta and Gozo have returned to normal despite strike action. Harbour workers employed by a sub-contractor at the Mgarr ferry terminal walked out on Monday morning, disrupting crossings between the islands. The employees walked out in a dispute over pay at 6am, forcing Gozo Channel to cancel […]

More of us than ever are going to Gozo

It seems Gozo is more popular than ever. The number of people travelling between Malta and Gozo has soared to a new record, according to official figures. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said a whopping 1,535,414 passengers crossed the sea between April and June. That’s an increase of 8.5 percent when compared to the […]

Mosta man faces jail for Gozo ferry bomb hoax

A man who claimed there was a bomb hidden on a Gozo ferry is facing jail. Ronald Mallia, 30, from Mosta, admitted ‘making a false threat’ in a hoax telephone call to the police last week. Inspector Antonello Grech said the call had ’caused chaos’ and brought traffic to and from Gozo to a standstill, harming the […]

Gozo Channel boosts morning ferry schedule

Gozo Channel has announced it will run extra ferry services next week. It’s boosting the morning timetable to cope with demand – and because one of the company’s ships will be out of action for four days. The Malita, which was launched in 2002, will be at the dry dock for routine maintenance work. The […]

Gozo attracts record visitor numbers in 2017

Gozo attracted a record number of visitors in 2017, according to new figures. The number of passengers crossing between Cirkewwa and Mgarr soared to an impressive 5.4 million last year. More than 1.5 million cars also used the Gozo ferries in 2017, up from 1.3 million just two years ago. The Office for National Statistics […]

Two thirds of Maltese ‘support a Gozo bridge or tunnel’

Almost two thirds of Maltese support plans for a bridge or a tunnel to Gozo. More than 62 per cent of people backed proposals for a permanent link between Malta and Gozo, according to the most recent gauge of public opinion. The survey asked 600 people ‘Are you in favour of linking Malta by a […]

New record as more of us than ever visit Gozo

Record numbers of us are visiting Gozo, according to new figures. A total of 1,415,326 passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo between April and June. That’s an increase of 7.3 per cent compared to same time a year ago. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said the highest number of passengers was recorded in April […]