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 […]

Why is Malta the second fattest nation in Europe?

People in Malta should walk for 10 minutes a day to improve their health, according to doctors. They said brisk walking every day was the easiest way to get active, while joining a gym brought ‘huge health benefits’. The World Health Organisation ranked Malta as the second-fattest country in Europe behind Turkey. It said found […]

First woman nominated to lead European Commission

Europe’s leaders have agreed to give two of the top four EU jobs to women for the first time. German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen has been nominated to replace Jean Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission. International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde, who is French, was put forward for the […]

Is Malta really ‘the most delicious country in Europe’?

Does Malta have the ‘smartest diet in the world’? One American vlogger believes so. Mitch Summers raved about Maltese pastizzi in his latest video posted on social media – and even described Malta as ‘the most delicious country in Europe’. Mitch, from North Carolina, tried several different traditional meals during his stay in Malta, including pastizzi, […]

Malta’s teachers protest over school pastizzi ban

Teachers have told 89.7 Bay that new rules banning pastizzi in Malta’s schools are ‘ridiculous’ and ‘draconian’. The country’s biggest teaching union called on its members to take industrial action after Malta’s favourite snack was outlawed as part of a new healthy eating policy. The Ministry of Education in Floriana ordered pastizzi to be taken […]