10 ways expats realise they’ve become Maltese

Malta is home to tens of thousands of expats from Britain, Australia, Canada, Italy, the United States and many more. But if you live here for more than a few months you’ll quickly pick up unique Maltese quirks, mannerisms and sayings. It’s strange but true. If you’re an expat, you’ll know you’ve suddenly become Maltese […]

Travel in style! First look at Malta’s new ePassport

Malta’s new-look passport has officially been launched. A number of new features have been introduced – including intricate images of famous Maltese landmarks, customs and traditions, which pay tribute to Malta’s history and culture. The pictures include The Citadel in Victoria, Maltese Carnival celebrations and the Manoel Theatre in Valletta. The encrypted imagery, combined with […]

‘We will remember them’: Malta marks Remembrance Sunday

This weekend marks Remembrance Sunday in Malta, when we honour those who have lost their lives in war. Thousands of red poppies are sold each year in the build-up to the day to commemorate the war dead, while Malta will fall silent at 11am in tribute. Remembrance Sunday is always held on the second Sunday […]

This Gozo beach is crowned one of the world’s best

A Maltese beach has been crowned one of the best in the world. Ramla Bay in Gozo was named among the seven most beautiful red sand beaches by US-based Travel and Leisure magazine. It said: ‘Ramla Bay lies on the northern coast of Gozo and its beachfront is coloured a burnt, orange-red, a particularly striking […]

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 […]

Furious tourist brands Malta’s stormy weather ‘a disgrace’

You may have had to moan about room service or the cleanliness of the hotel swimming pool on holiday but what about the weather? One upset holidaymaker has done just that after she complained that Malta’s stormy weather this weekend was ‘a disgrace’. Janet Wilson, who is on holiday in Malta from the UK, went […]

Are we going to have a Maltese team in Italy’s Serie C?

MFA’s President Bjorn Vassallo says this is a possibility After yet again two disappointing turnouts by the Maltese National Football Squad in the EURO 2020 qualifiers experts are pleading the MFA to find an immediate solution. In an interview with NET TV’s Replay, Malta Football Association president Bjorn Vassallo revealed that there are ongoing talks […]

How will a no-deal Brexit affect you in Malta?

Malta has set up a special Brexit helpline amid growing concerns that the island will be hit hard if Britain crashes out of the EU at the end of the month. The service on 153 has been launched to help Maltese people and businesses with close ties to the UK prepare for the possibility of […]

10 things about ‘old Malta’ you probably miss today

Malta has changed so much over the years. While progress is always a good thing, several Maltese landmarks and icons have sadly vanished. We’ve raided the award-winning Bay Retro photo archives to celebrate Malta’s recent history. Here are 10 things about ‘the old Malta’ that are gone but not forgotten. Check them out.   1. […]

20 images of Malta’s ‘most beautiful sunset ever’

This was the incredible view of sunset over Malta that some described as the ‘most beautiful’ they had ever seen. Scores of people took to social media to share their snaps of a warm orange glow over Malta as the sun sunk beneath the horizon. Instagram users said the scene was the ‘most incredible’ and […]

8 Autumn walks you’ll love in the Maltese Islands

Malta isn’t always associated with walking but this misses a huge part of the countryside that makes Malta so stunning. There are some great walks in the Maltese Islands and you could take a stroll by the secluded coastlines, trek the dramatic cliff tops or ramble the rugged countryside. These walks are great for an autumn Sunday afternoon as the […]

Plans for pier at Malta’s Blue Lagoon are scrapped

Controversial plans t0 build a pier next to Malta’s Blue Lagoon have been scrapped. The new yacht mooring platform was proposed outside the swimming zone between Comino and the Kemmunet islet. The Ministry of Gozo had wanted to build a 660sq.m pier and resurface 915sq.m of an existing road leading to it. However the Cultural […]

A little bit of Malta in the heart of Japan’s capital city

If you ever happen to be roaming the streets of Tokyo, you can’t miss Maruta – Japan’s number one Maltese cuisine food specialist. Yep you heard that one right. Takashi Takamiya opened his Maltese restaurant after spending six months in Malta. It was love at first sight for Takashi as he adores Malta’s cuisine and […]

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, […]

Malta gets another seabin to suck up rubbish

  Malta’s fourth seabin has been installed at Vittoriosa Waterfront. The floating device will help rid the yacht marina of rubbish, oil and other debris. Two workers from the Cleansing Department will be dedicated to emptying and maintaining the bins. Seabins were introduced in Malta last summer. Four have been installed so far – at […]

Man found unconscious in sea at Malta’s Blue Lagoon

A man has been rushed to hospital after being found unconscious in the sea at Malta’s Blue Lagoon. The 27-year-old from Finland suffered ‘serious injuries’, according to the police. The emergency services were alerted at around 4pm on Tuesday afternoon. The man was pulled from the water by lifeguards from the Emergency Response and Rescue […]