Maltese beauty spot gets a big autumn clean up

Another Maltese beauty spot has been given a makeover just in time for autumn. Hhundreds of kilos of waste were collected in just a few hours during a clean-up event at Ghajn Rihana near Burmarrad. The valley and stream is situated between Mosta and Bidnija near the Victoria Lines and is a popular spot for […]

More tourists visiting Malta and spending more

There’s more good news for the Maltese economy. Malta received a record number of visitors in August, according to the latest figures. A number of new flight routes to Malta helped to boost overseas arrivals. The number of tourists visiting the Maltese Islands increased by 6.7 per cent, taking the tally to 338,758 visitors. Spending […]

20 epic drone shots of Malta from above

  We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Malta is without question one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Talented aerial photographer Alex Turnbull has captured all of the colours of Malta with a series of incredible drone shots. From the bustling heart of Valletta to the sandy beach at Golden Bay, […]

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 […]

10 places to see amazing street art in Malta

Malta’s murals have become a real talking point with beautiful big designs brightening up tired spaces and bare walls across the island. The first piece of public street art was produced in 2005 and new paintings and street art designs are popping up all the time in places like Msida, St Julian’s, Sliema, Mosta, Fgura, […]

Malta to plant more than 6,700 trees this year

More than 6,700 trees will be planted in Malta this year as part of a €1 million project. Transport minister Ian Borg announced that indigenous species would be planted in 31 different locations across Malta by the end of 2019. They include Saqqajja Hill in Rabat, the Marsa Junction, Sir Alexander Ball Gardens in Safi, […]

New supermarket price war is shaping up in Malta

Shoppers in Malta could soon benefit from cheaper prices at the checkouts. Malta is set to be the next front line in the supermarket price war. The battle for bargains is shaping up after news that one of Italy’s biggest discount retailers is heading to Malta. Eurospin is said to be aiming to open five […]

Malta gets another 40 brand new buses with free wi-fi

Malta Public Transport is investing €9 million on 40 new buses. They’ll be fitted with free wi-fi and USB charging ports to allow passengers to stay online during their journeys, as well as low flooring and extra luggage space. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg said the island’s modern bus fleet now stands at 435, the […]

Malta’s prettiest fishing village gets a €4 million breakwater

Work has started on a new €4 million breakwater at Malta’s most picturesque fishing village. Fishermen in Marsaxlokk have crying out for a sea barrier for decades to protect their boats from the winter storms. Malta’s transport minister said the start of work on the project was good news for everyone in Marsaxlokk. Ian Borg […]

Horses banned from Malta’s streets on summer afternoons

Traditional Maltese horse-drawn carriages have been banned from the streets during hot summer afternoons. The new law on ‘karozzini’ came into force on Friday in a major victory for animal rights campaigners. It means that horses will now be kept off the streets from 1pm to 4pm, when temperatures are in Malta are at their […]

Malta bus passengers up by 1.5 million in six months

The number of passengers using Malta’s buses has soared in the first six months of the year. Figures covering January to June saw a jump of 1.5 million compared to the same period in 2018. Malta’s transport minister Ian Borg revealed a total of 26,500,868 passengers used public transport during the first half of 2019. […]

Maltese business offered helping hand to grow overseas

HSBC has launched a new scheme to help Maltese companies grow overseas. The bank said its ‘global reach’ made it ideal for ‘ambitious businesses’ looking to expand and take advantage of ‘new horizons’. It said its €250 million HSBC International Business Fund would help take Maltese businesses to the next level. HSBC Malta chief executive […]

The Malta Airshow could return next year

There are fresh hopes that the Malta Airshow will make a roaring return next year. The Malta Aviation Society, which organised the event for 25 years, said it is in ‘advanced talks’ with the Ministry of Tourism about the 2020 event. The organisation’s Facebook followers were urged to ‘watch this space’. The last air show took […]

Malta sees the largest population increase in the EU

Malta’s population is growing faster than anywhere else in Europe, according to official figures. There are almost 100,000 more people living in Malta now than there were in 2006. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said the total population of Malta and Gozo at the end of 2018 stood at 493,559, up by 3.8% when […]

Footbridge to be built over one of Malta’s busiest roads

A footbridge is to be built across one of Malta’s busiest roads to make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. Transport Minister Ian Borg said the new bridge over Corradino Hill in Paola would provide safer and easier access to MCAST for thousands of college students. The plans were unveiled on Tuesday morning by Infrastructure […]

President of Malta nominated for top Commonwealth role

The President of Malta has been nominated for a new role within the Commonwealth. George Vella has been asked to act as patron of the new Commonwealth Centre of Excellence. The proposal was suggested during a meeting in London with the Commonwealth Secretary-General Baroness Scotland. The centre, which will be based in Malta, will help […]