Jail for thug who mugged British couple in Gozo

A thug who attacked a British couple in one of Gozo’s most picturesque villages has been jailed for five years. Sergio Andres Guzman Aguilar admitted robbing and assaulting Deborah Aitkenhead, 55, and Michael Dreadshaw, 58, in Xaghra. The 29-year-old fled with the woman’s jewellery after the attack in the early hours of Sunday morning. The […]

Man due in court after couple violently assaulted in Gozo

A man has been arrested after a British couple were violently assaulted in one of Gozo’s most picturesque villages. They suffered the shocking ordeal as they walked home to their flat in Xaghra early on Sunday morning. The attacker is reported to have thrown stones at the couple and wrestled the woman to the ground […]

Work begins to rebuild Gozo’s ‘most dangerous road’

Work has started to rebuild what has been described as Gozo’s ‘most dangerous road’. A huge trench around two metres deep has been dug as engineers begin to repair the main road between Nadur and Ramla Bay. The work is being carried out urgently after a number of ‘worrying’ sinkholes appeared in the road surface. […]

Waterpolo marathon to raise funds for Special Olympics Malta

A 24-hour waterpolo marathon in aid of Special Olympics Malta will be held this weekend. Organiser and former waterpolo player Tim Camilleri said he came up with the idea after Malta’s success at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games held in Abu Dhabi. He said: ‘The Special Olympics were a moving experience. It won […]

Biker killed in latest horror road accident in Gozo

A biker has been killed in the latest horror road accident in Gozo. Police said the crash happened on Qala Road in Ghajnsielem at around 7.30pm on Thursday night. The victim, 43, was riding his bike when it was involved in a collision with a Suzuki Alto driven by a 30-year-old woman from Nadur. The […]

Tragedy as man dies at Gozo’s most popular beach

A man has died after going for a swim at Gozo’s most popular beach. Eyewitnesses told 89.7 Bay the 50-year-old found himself in trouble in the rough sea at Ramla Bay. He was pulled to shore by lifeguards but sadly passed away on the sand. A double red flag, warning people that it was too […]

Unemployment in Malta and Gozo falls to a record low

Unemployment in Malta and Gozo has fallen to a new record low. The latest jobless figures are more good news for the Maltese economy, which is officially the fastest-growing in europe. In July, the number of people out of work and claiming benefit stood at 1,654 – a fall of nearly 10 per cent compared […]

Gozo tunnel is ‘still essential’, claim business chiefs

A fresh row has erupted over controversial plans for tunnel linking Malta and Gozo. Business leaders said it was ‘still essential’ for Gozo’s economic growth, claiming that the new ferry ‘should not replace the need for a tunnel’. But tourism chiefs have disagreed publicly for the first time, arguing that they ‘no longer see the […]

‘Inspiring’ mother dies six days after Gozo horror crash

Emotional tributes have been paid to a mother who has died six days after suffering serious injuries in a road accident in Gozo. Ivy Evison, 41, from Swieqi was described as ‘beautiful’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘amazing’ by heartbroken friends following news of her tragic death. She was a passenger in a jeep that was involved in […]

Two injured in latest horror crash on Gozo’s killer road

Two people have been rushed to hospital after a serious road accident in Gozo. The crash happened at around 3.45pm on Thursday on Mgarr Road in Ghajnsielem. It’s the fourth major collision on the road in two weeks. The accident involved four cars and a motorbike. The motorcyclist, 59, from Xaghra, is said to be suffering […]

WATCH: Malta Police gets 50 new patrol cars

New Maltese police cars

Malta Police have been given a boost after taking delivery of 50 new patrol cars. They’ll be used by district police across Malta and Gozo as part of a plan to modernise the service. Malta’s Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar said the entire 400-car fleet would be replaced over the next seven years. He told a […]

Gozo Channel’s fourth ferry ‘is here to stay’

Gozo’s fourth ferry ‘is here to stay’, according to Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana. The Nikolaus was initially chartered from a Greek shipping company for six months and arrived in June. Since then it has proved a huge hit with passengers, drastically reducing the queues at both Mgarr and Cirkewwa. Dr Caruana said that Gozo Channel […]

Nine people hurt in horror road accident in Gozo

Road safety campaigners have called for ‘drastic’ action after nine people were seriously hurt in a horror smash in Gozo. The head-on accident happened on Mgarr Road in Ghajnsielem in the early hours of Friday morning. The town’s mayor called for speed cameras to be installed on the road, which links Victoria to the ferry […]

Tragedy as scuba diver dies at Gozo beauty spot

A scuba diver has died after getting into difficulties at a popular diving spot off Gozo. The 56-year-old Swiss man was diving at Dwejra on Wednesday morning when he got into difficulties. Police said the man lived in Marsalforn and was diving with two friends when he found himself in trouble. Emergency services were called […]

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 […]

Malta’s climate will feel more like Tel Aviv by 2050

In 2050, Malta’s climate will feel more like Tel Aviv’s, according to a new climate change study. Scientists warned that people in Malta in the future could face the kind of extreme drought conditions that regularly hit the Israeli city. Hundreds of other major cities worldwide could be facing droughts, flooding, storms, and other climate […]