Thousands take to Malta’s streets for charity fun run

The President of Malta has hailed this year’s charity fun run as ‘a celebration of Maltese generosity’. George Vella addressed a huge crowd in Valletta after thousands pounded the streets to raise funds for good causes across Malta and Gozo. Runners, including 89.7 Bay presenter Pierre Cordina, made their way from the starting lines in […]

Prime Minister takes part in Malta’s biggest fun run

The Prime Minister and his wife have joined thousands of people for Malta’s biggest charity fun run. Sports fanatic Robert Abela and wife Lydia were at the front of the starting line in Mdina for The President’s Solidarity Fun Run on Sunday. He told reporters: ‘This is an event of national unity and I truly […]

Malta’s Prime Ministers share a family snap on Instagram

Malta’s outgoing Prime Minister has wished his successor well in a post on social media. Joseph Muscat took to Instagram to share a photo of his wife and children alongside Robert Abela, his wife and daughter. Dr Muscat wrote: ‘On this very special day, Michelle, Etoile Ella, Soleil Sophie and I wish Lydia, Giorgia Mae […]

Bad weather cancels Malta’s biggest fun run

Malta’s largest charity run of 2019 has been cancelled because of bad weather. The President’s Solidarity Fun Run was due to be held on Sunday morning with thousands of people expected to take part. However, heavy rain and strong winds have hit the Maltese Islands, making conditions on the streets difficult. Organisers said: ‘For the […]

The Pope is invited to visit Malta and Gozo

The Pope has been invited to visit Malta and Gozo. President of Malta issued the formal invitation during a meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday. Dr George Vella described Francis as ‘a real man of the people’. The President told reporters: ‘It was amazing, just like talking to someone who is a […]

Former President of Malta gets a new job in Brussels

Malta‘s former president has taken up a new job in Brussels. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca has been elected president of Eurochild, a children’s rights network working in 34 countries. She said: ‘During my time both as Minister for the Family and as President of Malta, child participation was always at the centre of my endeavours. ‘I’d […]

10 things you need to know about Malta’s new President

George Vella has officially been sworn-in as the President of Malta. The Prime Minister paid tribute to Malta’s new head of state as ‘a man of absolute integrity’. Dr Vella is Malta’s 10th president since 1974. He was awarded an honorary knighthood by The Queen five months ago. Malta’s outgoing president Marie Louise Coleiro Preca […]

Malta marks 40 years since UK forces left the island

Special ceremonies have been held to mark 40 years since the British military left their base in Malta. The anniversary parade in Vittoriosa was attended by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Opposition leader Adrian Delia. They were greeted by an Armed Forces of Malta guard of honour to celebrate the national […]