Enemalta issues apology after power cut across Malta

Enemalta has issued a public apology after a massive power cut hit Malta and Gozo. Thousands of homes, offices, shops and factories were left without electricity for more than three hours on Tuesday afternoon. The outage also caused chaos on the roads as traffic lights went out. The water supply and internet services were also […]

10 ways expats realise they’ve become Maltese

Malta is home to tens of thousands of expats from Britain, Australia, Canada, Italy, the United States and many more. But if you live here for more than a few months you’ll quickly pick up unique Maltese quirks, mannerisms and sayings. It’s strange but true. If you’re an expat, you’ll know you’ve suddenly become Maltese […]

Are we set for stormy weather in Malta this weekend?

We hate to break it to you but it looks like it’s going to be cloudy and wet this weekend in Malta and Gozo. Weather experts at the Met Office in Luqa reckon we’re in for a ‘miserable’ weekend with a chance of showers on Saturday and more rain on Sunday. Temperatures will also be […]

8 Autumn Walks To Love & Try In the Maltese Islands

  Malta isn’t always associated with walking, but the lack of exploration among the Islands misses a huge part of the countryside that makes Malta so stunning. There are some great walks where you could even take a stroll by the secluded coastlines, trek the dramatic cliff tops, or ramble the rugged countryside.   These […]

Malta gets another seabin to suck up rubbish

  Malta’s fourth seabin has been installed at Vittoriosa Waterfront. The floating device will help rid the yacht marina of rubbish, oil and other debris. Two workers from the Cleansing Department will be dedicated to emptying and maintaining the bins. Seabins were introduced in Malta last summer. Four have been installed so far – at […]

Colours of Malta! Benches get a traditional Maltese makeover

  Malta is famous for lots of things – food, culture, friendliness, history – the list goes on. But one thing it doesn’t get enough credit for is its love of colour. Traditional Maltese fishing boats are some of the most colourful in the world, featuring huge streaks of blue, red, yellow and green. You […]

One in seven of us in Malta is not Maltese

One in seven people in Malta is not Maltese, according to new figures from the EU. Eurostat revealed that 14 per cent of the people living in Malta were born overseas, compared to just 7.8 per cent on average in the EU. The situation in Luxembourg is the most extreme, with almost half the population, […]

Malta melts on the hottest week of 2019 so far

Malta is sizzling on the warmest week of the year as thousands flock to the island’s beaches to soak up the sun. Temperatures are expected to feel as warm as 43°C this week, marking the third heatwave of the summer in Malta and Gozo. The Met Office in Luqa issued a yellow weather alert on […]

More tourists visiting Malta and spending more

Malta is course to welcome a record number of holidaymakers in 2019. Latest figures show visitor numbers to Malta during the first four months of the year amounted to 667,90 – an increase of 3.1 per cent. They’re also spending more while they’re on holiday. Total tourism expenditure from January to April amounted to €444.5 […]

10 amazing images of Malta’s most colourful street

Imagine you’re walking through one of Malta’s most historic towns, taking in the sights and sounds. Then suddenly, you walk around a corner and boom! The sky is filled with colour. Light filters down through row after row of perfectly positioned rainbow umbrellas. You’ve found Malta’s so-called Umbrella Street, and it’s pure magic. The dazzling […]

Valletta gets a massive €250,000 spring clean

Malta’s capital city has been given a massive spring clean. More than €250,000 has been spent to keep Valletta looking its best. New street bins and ashtrays have been installed across the capital, once famously described by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott as ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’. Malta’s Cleansing Department also bought […]

Valletta gets a massive €250,000 spring clean

Malta’s capital city has been given a massive spring clean. More than €250,000 has been spent to keep Valletta looking its best. New street bins and ashtrays have been installed across the capital, once famously described by Scottish author Sir Walter Scott as ‘a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen’. Malta’s Cleansing Department also bought […]

Craig David ‘looking forward’ to Gozo Alive festival

Craig David has revealed he is ‘looking forward’ to performing at this year’s Gozo Alive. The singer will headline the festival in Victoria on Saturday 4 May before flying to Ibiza for a series of gigs on the Spanish party island. Craig is best-known for massive 89.7 Bay anthems such Seven Days, Fill Me In […]

Stunning colour images show life in Malta in the 1950s

These stunning Bay Retro colour photos provide a fascinating glimpse of Malta and Gozo in the 1950s – long before the holiday apartment building boom. The images feature all manner of goings-on, from the familiar scenes of Castille in Valletta to the more unexpected sight of fields where blocks of flats now stand in Xemxija. The jubilant Carnival […]

Here’s why Gozo is THE place to be this weekend

Gozo is the place to be this weekend, with three days of amazing events and family fun. The first ever Gozo Alive festival is happening from Friday to Saturday, with a host of activities in Victoria as well as in Marsalforn, Xewkija, Qala, Dwejra, Zebbug, Munxar and Xaghra. Award-winning London band Rudimental will perform in […]