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 […]

Can you name the Malta streets in these retro photos?

We don’t know about you, but we love poring over vintage photos of Malta on our award-winning Bay Retro page on Facebook. From grainy black and white shots of Valletta, Sliema and Hamrun in 1905 to Malta’s first tram service from Floriana to The Three Cities, we love taking a trip down memory lane. The question […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crime levels in Malta plunge 10% over three years

Crime in Malta has fallen by 10 per cent in just three years. Malta’s police chief announced the latest figures and revealed the past year saw crime levels drop by two per cent. Lawrence Cutajar said the police had made ‘a significant improvement’ in the fight against drugs, and that ‘all the murder cases committed […]

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 […]

Infrastructure Malta plants nearly 9,000 trees in a year

Malta’s main roads agency has revealed it planted nearly 9,000 trees across the island in the past 12 months. Infrastructure Malta said a total of 8,720 indigenous trees were planted in 40 different sites in 2019 as part of a €1 million scheme to make Malta greener. The agency said it was planning to extend […]

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 […]

Your incredible photos of Malta and Gozo this December

If there’s one month of the year when Malta sparkles that little bit more, it’s December – so it’s no surprise that we’ve been inundated with gorgeous photos this month. Our usual call for your best photos of Malta was met with hundreds of responses, and we’ve chosen just a few of our favourites to […]

Tragedy as man is killed in horror crash in Gudja

A  man from Mellieha has been killed in a horror road accident. Carmel Borg, 67, was hit by a Mercedes that was being driven by a 37-year-old man from Qormi. He dead at the scene. Malta Police said Mr Borg was run over at around 8.20pm on Saturday night while walking close to the entrance […]

Revealed: The 8 most beautiful roundabouts in Malta

Roundabouts can be beautiful – and these pictures prove it. A number of roundabouts in Malta have been given facelifts over the last few months, as part of the effort to make Malta a greener and cleaner place to live. Several junctions have been upgraded and transformed into little islands of calm amid a sea […]

Malta’s Christmas outdoor ice rink is here!

It’s time to get your skates on! Malta’s biggest outdoor ice rink has opened in Valletta, just in time for Christma. The attraction is part of the spectacular Fairyland Malta festival taking place in Tritons Square. Families have the chance to skate on the 900-square-metre rink. Children can also hop on to Santa’s magical carousel, […]

150 trees planted in Ta’ Qali by Eden Leisure employees

Malta’s leading hospitality and entertainment company has planted dozens of new trees in an effort to help the island become greener. Eden Leisure Group, which operates a number of succesful businesses including 89.7 Bay, Eden Cinemas and Cynergi Health & Fitness Club, planted more than 150 trees in a field in Ta’ Qali. Staff at […]

Malta Police promise more officers on foot patrol

Malta Police have hailed their new community support project in Mellieha as a great success. The force said it was now working to extend the policy other towns across Malta and Gozo. Police Commissioner Lawrence Cutajar said that the Mellieha pilot project was aimed at addressing issues which concern residents – such as traffic, illegal […]