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Ex-PM calls for metro link between Malta and Gozo

One of Malta’s former prime ministers has called for a light railway system to be built to link Malta and Gozo. Dr Alfred Sant said a metro network, similar to the London Underground, Glasgow Subway or Newcastle Metro could be a better option for Malta in the long run. The government is pressing ahead with […]

Maltese hero policeman reveals extent of injuries

A Malta Police traffic officer who almost died in an alleged hit-and-run incident has revealed the extent of his injuries. Hero PC Simon Schembri from Paola spent three weeks fighting for his life at Mater Dei Hospital after being knocked down by a car in Luqa. His lower right arm had to be amputated and […]

Man injured as balcony collapses in Sliema

A man has been rushed to hospital after a balcony collapsed in Sliema. Police said he was working on the balcony when the accident happened. Emergency services were called to the scene in Mrabat Street at about 11.45am. The man, who is Italian, fell the height of one storey. The Malta Independent newspaper reported that […]

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 […]

Malta traffic expert calls for double-decker buses

Malta should introduce double-decker buses, according to a leading traffic management expert. Despite the bendy buses fiasco, urban planning consultant Bjorn Bonello called for double-deckers to takeover some of the busiest bus routes in Malta. He told The Malta Independent that double deckers could help to reduce traffic congestion as they are able to carry more […]