Malta-Gozo air ambulance to get a major upgrade

Malta’s air ambulance is to get a major upgrade. The new service will be launched next month with a modern helicopter replacing the current one, as well as a new back-up aircraft. The air-ambulance service is used daily to transport patients from Gozo General Hospital to the helipad at St Luke’s Hospital. Dr Nadine Delicata […]

Malta’s police chief Lawrence Cutajar resigns

Malta’s police chief has resigned after four years at the helm. Lawrence Cutajar had been under pressure for months following a number of scandals surrounding the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. He was appointed to the top job in 2016 and had served with the force since 1979, when he joined as a police […]

6 reasons to visit Malta’s Skyroom Cocktail Bar and Grill

The Skyroom in Sliema has returned to its former glory as Skyroom Cocktail Bar and Grill, bringing a shot of old glamour and elegance to Malta. If you love delicious food, great company, live music, stunning views and a glass of your favourite drink, this is the place for you. You can even book a […]

WATCH: Gozo Channel suspends ferry due to bad weather

Gozo Channel has suspended all ferry services between Malta and Gozo until further notice as gale-force winds batter the Maltese Islands. The ferry operator said that its team had managed to keep services running throughout the night and Tuesday morning despite the stormy weather. Dramatic footage posted on Facebook by Gozo MP Chris Said showed […]

Maltese nurse who hid camera in toilet fined €5,500

A nurse who hid a camera inside a women’s toilet at Malta’s Mater Dei Hospital has been fined €5,500. Alexander Borg, 28, from Fgura was also placed on probation for three years by the court in Valletta. He admitted the charges last week. The court said it took note of his confession, apology and early […]

Maltese woman seriously injured in Coast Road crash

Malta Police have launched an investigation after a woman was seriously injured in a car crash on the Coast Road. The accident happened at about 11.30pm on Sunday night. The 22-year-old driver from Mġarr is said to have lost control of her Volkswagen Polo and crashed into a barrier. She was rushed to hospital by […]

Rescued turtle released back into the sea at Gnejna Bay

A turtle which was rescued during the ferocious storms that hit Malta and Gozo in February has been released back into the wild. Crowds of schoolchildren clapped as the Janis the loggerhead turtle made her way down the sand and vanished under the waves at Gnejna Bay. Janis was found entangled in fishing line and […]

Malta’s emergency helpline restored after lightning strike

Malta’s national emergency helpline has been restored after it was knocked out by this morning’s thunderstorm. The 112 number was out of action for around three hours following a lightning strike. A Home Affairs Minstry spokesman had told 89.7 Bay: ‘The ministry is appealing to the public that, in the case of an emergency, to […]

Could Malta eventually have more cars than people?

Malta could soon have more cars than people, if new figures are anything to go by. The number of vehicles on Malta’s roads now stands at an astonishing 394,955, according to National Statistics Office in Valletta. That’s an incredible rise of 12,350 in just a year. To put things into perspective, the human population in […]

Dramatic pictures of Monday’s thunderstorm across Malta

A weather warning has been issued in Malta as thunder and lightning batters the Maltese Islands. The alert from the Met Office in Luqa warns of heavy rain and strong winds across Malta and Gozo. The warning, issued on Monday morning, added: ‘Isolated thundery and gusty showers will affect the Maltese Islands.’ Social media users […]

Ryanair launches huge flash sale on Malta flights

Winter is coming to Malta with the clocks set to turn back this weekend and the nights turning darker and cooler. But if you fancy a cheap getaway this November, Ryanair has launched a flash sale with cracking deals on flights to top European destinations from Malta. The flights are one-way and are only available for […]

Tell your Maltese nanna to lay off pastizzi for a while

Your Maltese nanna might need to lay off the pastizzi for a while. Nearly one in every three people over 65 in Malta is obese, shocking new figures have revealed. The island’s spiralling obesity crisis – fuelled by junk food, poor diets and sedentary lifestyles – means that Malta’s older generation is among the fattest […]

Tanker wrecked off Qawra could become new diving spot

A tanker that ran aground in Qawra last year could soon become a diving attraction. The Hephaestus was stranded on the rocks near Qawra Point after a freak storm in February 2018. And now there are plans to scuttle the 60-metre vessel off the coast of Gozo. The Professional Diving Schools Association of Malta has […]

Armed Forces of Malta to host Open Day on Saturday

The Armed Forces of Malta will hold their annual Open Day this Saturday. The popular event is a great day out for the family and will be held at the AFM’s air base at Kirkop this year. On display will be aircraft and other equipment used by all the branches of the army, including guns, […]

British mugging victims thank ‘professional’ Gozo Police

A British couple who were mugged in a quiet Gozo village have praised the police for the professionalism. Deborah Aitkenhead, 55, and Michael Bradshaw, 58, were robbed and assaulted by a thug as they walked home at night in Xaghra on September 22. Police arrested their attacker within hours after searching CCTV footage from Xaghra […]

Has Malta become too crowded? Have your say!

You’re not imagining it – Malta really is busier and more crowded than ever. The population has soared to a record high in the past decade, according to new figures published by the National Statistics Office. They show St Paul’s Bay is officially the largest town in the Maltese Islands with a population of almost […]