Pope Francis to visit Malta and Gozo on May 31

Pope Francis will visit Malta on May 31. President George Vella confirmed the news on Monday morning. He said he hoped the visit ‘would bring with it divine blessing and national unity’. Prime Minister Robert Abela welcomed news of the visit on social media. He said: ‘This visit should be an opportunity for us to […]

Justyne Caruana steps down as Minister for Gozo

Justyne Caruana has been forced to step down as Minister for Gozo. She handed in her resignation after newspaper claims about her husband’s friendship with the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Times of Malta reported that Dr Caruana was asked to resign by Prime Minister Robert Abela on Sunday. She […]

Prime Minister’s daughter reveals his hilarious nickname

By any standards, Malta’s new Prime Minister has had a hectic first week in office. But Robert Abela’s adorable seven-year-old daughter has stolen the media spotlight from her father once again after revealing he has a nickname. Giorgia Mae, who went viral on Bay’s social media on Tuesday for her enthusiastic waving from the Palace […]

Malta’s police chief Lawrence Cutajar resigns

Malta’s police chief has resigned after four years at the helm. Lawrence Cutajar had been under pressure for months following a number of scandals surrounding the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. He was appointed to the top job in 2016 and had served with the force since 1979, when he joined as a police […]

Prime Minister’s daughter ‘steals the show’ in Valletta

Robert Abela’s daughter has become an overnight social media sensation. Giorgia Mae, 7, stole the show just minutes after her father was sworn in as Malta’s new Prime Minister. She was spotted waving enthusiastically to the crowds in Valletta from the balcony of the Palace on Monday afternoon. Social media users were quick to praise […]

It’s a busy day ahead for Malta’s new Prime Minister

Robert Abela has revealed he feels ‘greatly honoured’ to serve as Malta’s new prime minister. In his first major speech to the nation, he said that Malta needs to ‘keep moving forward’. In a televised address on Monday night, the new PM added: ‘People want peace of mind and stability. ‘People want national unity because […]

Robert Abela is sworn-in as Malta’s new Prime Minister

Malta has a new Prime Minister. Robert Abela was sworn-in during a special ceremony at the Palace in Valletta on Monday afternoon. He took the oath of office in front of the President of Malta, George Vella. Dr Abela was accompanied by his wife Lydia, daughter Giorgia Mae, and other relatives. After the ceremony, he […]

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 […]

10 things you should know about Malta’s next Prime Minister

Robert Abela will be Malta’s next Prime Minister. The former backbench MP won the Labour leadership contest on Saturday night with 57.9 per cent of the vote. In his victory speech, he called on Malta to ‘work together for unity’. Dr Abela will take over from Joseph Muscat on Monday after he is officially sworn-in […]