Malta’s SkolaSajf Programme Set To Return On 1st July 2020

  Education Minister Owen Bonnici this morning confirmed that the Summer School programme SkolaSajf is set to start as scheduled, on the 1st July 2020. Minister Bonnici said however, that the number of applications has gone down significantly, with 3,000 applications received as opposed to the usual 10,000. Malta’s educational institutions have been closed since […]

10 Gorgeous Photos Of St Paul’s Bay Over The Years

  Over the years, St Paul’s Bay was the go-to village for Summer getaways, and I am sure that if we had to ask around about their favourite summer memories, St Paul’s Bay would definitely feature. St Paul’s Bay is now one of the largest resorts on Malta’s north coast, but it knows its humble […]

Revealed: Malta now leads the world for gay rights

Malta is top of the world when it comes to gay rights. The island has been crowned the global leaders on LGBTIQ rights, with policies ranging from equal marriage to gender-neutral marking on identity cards. This year, Malta ranked more progressive on these fronts than all of the most liberal western and northern European countries, […]

Maltese modeller brilliantly recreates Valletta’s ‘lost gem’

With its stunning architecture, it was once of one of the most beautiful buildings in Malta. Things changed in 1942, when the majestic Theatre Royal in Valletta was devastated during a wartime air raid. But now one of Malta’s most talented model makers has recreated the iconic building’s glory days in miniature. Robert Zammit from […]

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 […]

More of us than ever are using Malta’s buses

More of us than ever are using Malta’s buses, according to new figures. A record 58 million commuters caught the bus last year, that’s a rise of seven percent or four million passengers over 2018. The impressive increase in passenger numbers was announced by Malta’s transport minister in Parliament. Ian Borg told MPs that the […]

Never-before-seen photos show Malta 150 years ago

This is how Malta looked when your great great great great grandmother was alive. These never-before-seen images, which were unearthed at an auction, give a fascinating insight into life in Victorian Malta. The incredible snaps include views of Pieta Creek, several decades before St Luke’s Hospital was built on the hill. The amazing photographs were […]

89.7 Bay is crowned Malta’s number one again

89.7 Bay has once again been crowned Malta’s number one radio station. Official research shows Bay cemented its position at the top spot with an impressive audience reach of 20.78%. The independent survey was carried out in November 2019 and commissioned by the Broadcasting Authority. The research showed that 89.7 Bay continues to dominate radio listening […]

Malta hosts some of the world’s hottest male models

Malta is playing host to some of the world’s hottest men this week. More than 40 contestants from Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas have gathered on our island for the Mr Tourism World 2020 contest. Wayne Cassar will represent Malta in the fourth annual edition of the international competition, which will takes place at […]

Malta’s number one visitor attraction of 2019 is crowned

Fort Rinella has been crowned the number one visitor attraction in the Maltese Islands of 2019. The museum in Kalkara was praised by TripAdvisor reviewers as ‘an excellent day out’ and ‘unique’. The coastal battery was built in 1878 by the British Army. It housed the world’s biggest gun to defend Malta against enemy attacks […]

Malta-Gozo tunnel set to move another step closer

Controversial plans for a tunnel linking Malta and Gozo are expected to take a major step forward this week. The start of the bidding process for the massive €300 million project, will reportedly be launched on Monday. MaltaToday reported that ‘companies or consortia interested in bidding for this mega project will be invited to prove […]

Revealed: Malta’s worst car parking hall of shame

We’ve all had moments in places like Sliema, Mosta, Bugibba and Valletta where we’ve found it impossible to find a parking space. But hopefully not many of us have ever ended up in a situation quite as sticky as these humiliating pictures. The photos uploaded on social media show a choice selection of hapless parkers who have […]

Malta’s most popular baby names are revealed

Malta’s most popular baby names have been revealed. Emma topped the list, which recorded names given to babies born in Malta over the past 12 months, retaining the spot it has held for four years. Mia came second with Olivia in third place. Abbie, Elizabeth, Eve, Lottie, Lucy and Scarlett all popped up as new […]

Valletta ‘one of the best-value city breaks’ in Europe

Valletta has been ranked as one of the best-value city breaks in Europe. Malta’s capital city was found to be significantly less expensive than the likes of Edinburgh, Paris, Berlin, Rome and Barcelona. Post Office Travel Money surveyed the price of 12 typical items across 36 European cities. The list included the cost of things […]

How Christmas in Malta has changed over the decades

Malta is abuzz with all the festive feels now that Christmas is only a few weeks away. As the old song goes, ‘It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year’, and the streets of Valletta, Mosta, Hamrun, Sliema, Birkirkara and Victoria are sparkling brighter than usual. We’ve had a look through the Bay Retro archives […]

These kids are helping to make Malta green and clean

School pupils from across Malta and Gozo have been rewarded for helping to keep our islands green and clean. Children from 92 primary and middle schools celebrated their achievements at the annual BirdLife Malta nature awards. The charity’s ‘Dinja Wahda’ education scheme aims to help children protect and appreciate the environment as well as learning […]