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 […]

Tragedy as man is found dead in Mellieha

A man has died after falling off a wall in Mellieha. He was discovered slumped on the ground in Triq il-Wied ta’ Ruman off the main Marfa Road. Malta Police said officers were alerted at around 10pm on Sunday night. Paramedics rushed to the scene but despite their efforts the man was certified dead. Police […]

Hailstorm transforms Malta into a winter wonderland

Where did that come from? Malta has taken a bit of a battering after a shower of hailstones rained down on parts of the island. Things seemed fairly normal before the hailstorm brought an almighty crashing sound onto roofs and people started running to their windows to see what was going on. The shower experienced in […]

Police chief hails fall in crime in Malta and Gozo

Malta Police have been praised for their work following another fall in recorded crime. Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia thanked officers for their dedication on duty. He said Malta’s streets were getting safer as statistics for 2018 showed crime across the Maltese Islands had fallen by 8 per cent. The minister was speaking during an […]

Things to do in Malta and Gozo this weekend

There’s lots going on in Malta this weekend. If you’re a chocolate lover, Hamrun plays host to the annual chocolate festival on Saturday night. Elsewhere, there’s a chance to get out into the Maltese countryside on Sunday with a guided nature walk at Selmun near Mellieha. Here’s our pick of what to get up to […]

Revealed: Malta’s most Instagrammed places this summer

Malta has been an Instagram heaven this summer. From stunning views to grand architecture and beautiful beaches, there have been so many things to capture. Instagram vice-president Andrew Royal told 89.7 Bay: ‘Instagram is all about passion. Users tend to share photographs that detail only the beautiful moments in their lives. ‘Compared to a popularity […]

Vintage photos show Malta enjoying summer over the years

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Malta comes alive during the summer. These photographs provide a fascinating glimpse at life in the Maltese Islands during the hot weather. From children learning how to swim at San Gorg Lido to families splashing in the sea at Mellieha Bay, people in Malta and Gozo have long enjoyed getting […]

Swimmers rescue ‘drowning’ tourist off Maltese coast

A tourist has been rushed to hospital after getting into difficulties in the sea off Malta. The French holidaymaker, 83, was trying to cool off from the 32°C heat when she was spotted in distress at a bay near Cirkewwa. She was rescued by fellow swimmers who called the emergency services. Police told 89.7 Bay they […]

Tributes to girl, 10, killed in Manikata car crash

Tributes have been paid to a schoolgirl from Mtarfa who died after a crash on a narrow country road. Elisa Buhagiar, 10, was a passenger in her father’s Toyota Aygo when it hit a wall and rolled onto its roof. Friends and teachers at St Joseph’s School in Blata l-Bajda, where Elisa was a pupil, […]

Thousands set to join Malta’s Good Friday charity walk

Thousands of people are expected to take part in Malta’s annual Good Friday charity walk. The event will take place on the night between Maundy Thursday and Good Friday from Mellieha to Floriana. Last year, over 10,000 people joined in and this year numbers are expected to grow further. The night walk was started by […]

Vintage photos show Malta enjoying the sun over the years

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Malta comes alive during the summer. These photographs provide a fascinating glimpse at life in the Maltese Islands during the hot weather. From children learning how to swim at San Gorg Lido to families splashing in the sea at Mellieha Bay, people in Malta and Gozo have long enjoyed getting […]

Double rainbows add a splash of colour to Malta’s skies

The skies above Malta and Gozo were a glorious riot of colour on Tuesday. Loads of you were quick to share snaps of the vibrant double rainbows which appeared above the Maltese Islands. There may be no such thing as a pot of gold, but it was a great way start to the day for […]

Electrifying photos show lightning strikes off Malta

This is the electrifying moment lightning filled the sky off Malta as forecasters warn of more thunderstorms ahead. Photographer Adel Ferrito, 39, from Tarxien grabbed his camera when he heard the loud thunder and lightning early on Friday morning. He rushed outside to capture the spectacular lightning off the Maltese coast. Adel told 89.7 Bay that […]

Malta’s most popular beach ‘is to double in size’

Malta’s most popular beach is about to get even bigger. 89.7 Bay can reveal that work will begin this week to double the size of the sands at Mellieha Bay. The mile-long beach will eventually be extended outwards by around 30 metres, creating much more space for families and children to play in the sand. […]

7 great things to do in Malta this September

Summer is almost over but Malta has still so much to offer. Instead of packing away your hats and flip flops, here’s what you can be doing instead! 1. Malta Gay Pride 2018 Following a record number participation in 2017, Allied Rainbow Communities, supported by 89.7 Bay will organize the Malta Pride Parade on Saturday […]

Friends collect 25 bags of litter from just one Malta road

If the main road between St Paul’s Bay and Mellieha looks noticeably cleaner today, it’s thanks to a group of friends from France. The six women have told how they were shocked after seeing the huge amount of litter by the side of the road on Selmun Hill. They decided to do something about it […]