Malta’s Humanitarian Aid Proposal to Libya approved by the EU

  In the Council of EU Foreign Ministers, which met yesterday, a Humanitarian Aid Package to Libya was approved and agreed upon. This happened after Malta’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs proposed this as an item on the agenda. The European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi explained that this aid is going to […]

Missing Royal Navy submarine found sunk off Malta

A submarine that has been missing for almost 80 years has been found – at the bottom of the sea off Malta. HMS Urge left Valletta’s Grand Harbour for the north coast of Egypt on 27 April 1942 and was never seen again. The disappearance of the sub has remained a mystery ever since, despite […]

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 […]

Couple face jail for taking sand from Sardinia beach

We’ve all been tempted to bring a little bit of paradise home from our holidays. But the urge has backfired on a French couple, who are facing up to six years in prison for removing sand from a beach in Sardinia. They allegedly ‘stole’ around 40kg of sand from Chia beach on the Mediterranean island. […]

Crete hit by third earthquake in two weeks

Crete has been hit by a third earthquake in two weeks. Scientists said a 5.2-magnitude tremor rocked the Mediterranean holiday island on Monday morning. The quake struck about 64 km north of the island with the tremors also felt on Santorini. Crete lies around 930 km east of Malta. The earthquake came a fortnight after […]

7 health benefits of using olive oil in your recipes

Olive oil is an essential part of a healthy Mediterranean diet and it tastes so delicious on salads, in pasta and on fish. But now scientists have claimed that drizzling olive oil on your food at least once a week lowers your risk of blood clots. It’s long been known that the Mediterranean diet – of which olive […]

Migrants heading to Malta ‘won’t be allowed to stay’

Malta has allowed a ship carrying 141 migrants to dock in Valletta. But those on board won’t be allowed to stay in Malta. Instead, they will be flown to France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain. The move ends an standoff over who should accept the rescue ship named Aquarius. In a tweet, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat […]