Malta-Gozo tunnel set to move another step closer

Controversial plans for a tunnel linking Malta and Gozo are expected to take a major step forward this week. The start of the bidding process for the massive €300 million project, will reportedly be launched on Monday. MaltaToday reported that ‘companies or consortia interested in bidding for this mega project will be invited to prove […]

Donald Trump kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign

Donald Trump has officially kicked off his re-election campaign for 2020. The Republican president made his case before thousands of supporters at a rally in Florida, calling the state ‘my second home’. Mr Trump used the announcement to lash out at Democrats, accusing them of trying to ‘rip your country apart’. Jabbing at the press […]

Prince Charles lectures Donald Trump on climate change

Donald Trump has revealed he was pressed on climate change by the Prince of Wales during a lengthy one-to-one meeting in London. Charles ‘did most of the talking’ during the chat, according to the US President. Mr Trump, who has previously accused climate experts of having a ‘political agenda’, told ITV’s Good Morning Britain he […]

The Queen welcomes President Trump to the Palace

The Queen has welcomed US President Donald Trump to Buckingham Palace at the start of his three-day state visit to the UK. Mr Trump and First Lady Melania arrived by helicopter at the palace and were greeted by Prince Charles and Camilla, as they stepped off Marine One. The pair were then taken to meet […]

Comedian wins Ukraine presidential election by landslide

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won Ukraine’s presidential election by a landslide. He won an impressive 73 per cent of the vote. The incumbent president Petro Poroshenko got just 24 per cent. The EU congratulated Mr Zelenskiy on his election, pledging strong support for his plans to reform the country and fight corruption. In a joint […]

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 […]

Hillary Clinton rules out running for US president in 2020

Hillary Clinton has ruled out running for the White House in 2020. But the former US secretary of state vowed she is ‘not going anywhere’. The former first lady ruled out another campaign during an interview with New York TV station News12 . Mrs Clinton, who lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, said: […]

Trump claims he is nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has said he has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. The US president told reporters he was nominated by Japan’s prime minister for his work opening dialogue with North Korea. At a White House event to discuss the proposed Mexico border wall, Mr Trump said Shinzo Abe ‘gave me the most beautiful […]

Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet again ‘within weeks’

Donald Trump is to hold a second summit with Kim Jong Un in February, the White House has confirmed. It follows the US president’s meeting with the North Korean leader in June: the first ever between leaders of the two nations. The announcement came after Kim Yong Chol, Pyongyang’s top nuclear negotiator, visited Washington. It’s […]

89.7 Bay supports Malta’s biggest charity fun run

89.7 Bay has taken part in Malta’s biggest charity fun run this year. The President’s Solidarity Fun Run was held on Sunday morning. The event, in its 10th year, was in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. The 11.3km run started in Rabat, while three other walks began in Paola Square, in Santa Venera […]

Maltese hit-and-run police officer is hailed a hero

A Maltese traffic officer who almost died in a hit-and-run attack has thanked the Prime Minister for his support. PC Simon Schembri has been hailed a hero for his courage after losing an arm in the horrific accident in Luqa two months ago. The dad-of-three from Paola paid tribute to Joseph Muscat for his kindness and help […]

Malta’s president pays Christmas visit to hospital patients

The President of Malta has paid a special Christmas visit to Malta’s main hospital for senior citizens. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and her husband Edgar greeted patients at the Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital in Guardamangia. During the visit, they toured the wards and spent time with both pensioners and staff.