IN PICTURES: This is How The Ferry Terminals In Cospicua and Sliema are going to Look Like

  Two Identical Projects are currently underway in Cospicua and Sliema. Infrastructure Malta is creating two new landing sites, with sheltered waiting areas,  as well as safer embarkation ramps, for those commuting between Cospicua, Valletta and Sliema.       The first phase, is the laying of underwater pillars (pictured below, in Cospicua). These pillars […]

Shock as dead dolphin washes up on the Sliema coast

This shocking image shows a dead dolphin washed up next to a pile of rubbish in Sliema. The harrowing picture shows the creature’s carcass lying next to plastics, rope, seaweed, bottles, cans, nets and wiring. The gruesome discovery was made by Karen Micallef as she was walking next to the sea at Exiles on Wednesday […]

CCTV appeal following jewellery shop robbery in Sliema

A CCTV appeal has been issued following a robbery in Sliema. Police said three men burst into a jewellery shop in Bisazza Street at about 3.45 pm on Tuesday afternoon. They pushed the 31-year-old woman cashier to the ground and smashed a number of glass display units containing rings, watches, bracelets and other valuables. The […]

Rough sea cancels annual charity swim off Sliema

The organisers of Malta’s most popular festive charity swim have defended their decision to cancel the event at the last minute. The Thomas Smith Christmas Charity Swim was due to be held off Independence Gardens in Sliema on Sunday morning – but was called off because of the rough sea. The insurance and shipping company posted on […]

Power cut leaves Sliema without electricity for two hours

An investigation has started after Malta’s third major power cut in a month. The electricity went off for around 10 minutes in several areas on Sunday night, including most of Gozo, Naxxar, Mosta, Marsascala Mellieha and Fgura. Qawra and Birkirkara were in darkness for around an hour while Sliema went without power for more than […]

6 reasons to visit Malta’s Skyroom Cocktail Bar and Grill

The Skyroom in Sliema has returned to its former glory as Skyroom Cocktail Bar and Grill, bringing a shot of old glamour and elegance to Malta. If you love delicious food, great company, live music, stunning views and a glass of your favourite drink, this is the place for you. You can even book a […]

Has Malta become too crowded? Have your say!

You’re not imagining it – Malta really is busier and more crowded than ever. The population has soared to a record high in the past decade, according to new figures published by the National Statistics Office. They show St Paul’s Bay is officially the largest town in the Maltese Islands with a population of almost […]

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 […]

Drug addict mother from Sliema jailed for 20 months

A mother with a severe drug addiction has been jailed for nearly two years following a police raid at her home in Sliema. Juanita Grech, 53, admitted dealing in crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis when she appeared in court in Valletta. She issued a guilty plea after being arrested during a police drugs operation in […]

Tributes paid to Malta football legend Victor Scerri

Maltese football has paid tribute to one of its legends following the death of former national team goalkeeper and coach Victor Scerri. He was 91. Scerri, who began his football career in 1946 with Melita, played in goal during Malta’s first-ever official international match. Malta lost the friendly against Austria at the Empire Stadium in […]

Malta Police tell drug crooks ‘there’s nowhere to hide’

Drug dealers have been told there’s no place to hide following a raid in Sliema. Four people were arrested after police searched a house in Amery Street in the early hours of Tuesday morning. While there, officers seized a haul of drugs believed to be cocaine and heroin. A spokesman for The Malta Police Force said: […]

Motorcyclist seriously injured in Sliema crash

Malta Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward following a serious road accident in Sliema. A motorcyclist was badly injured in the crash on Tower Road on Sunday night. Police said the man’s bike was in collision with a Ford Transit at around 10.15pm. A police spokesman told 89.7 Bay: ‘From preliminary investigations, the […]

Prime Minister reveals more about ‘Metro Malta’ rail plan

The Prime Minister has opened up about ambitious plans to build a light railway network in Malta. Joseph Muscat said the proposed Metro Malta would only work if the island’s population grows ‘significantly’. He said the cost of the project if it went ahead ‘would be substantial’. The Prime Minister added: ‘This does not mean […]

Stunning new cat shelters pop up all over Malta

Dozens of adorable shelters for stray cats have started popping up all over Malta and Gozo. Last month, 89.7 Bay told how a cat lover from Rabat designed and created a row of luxury cat homes to help the strays she cares for in Ta’ Qali. And now it seems more and more Maltese local […]

Stunning images show today’s epic sunrise over Malta

Malta woke up to a glorious sunrise on Wednesday – and if you were up with the early birds, you’ll have caught a glimpse of something pretty spectacular. Gorgeous pictures taken by dozens of Instagram users showed the sky lit up in oranges and pinks over the Maltese Islands. The coast of Valletta and Sliema basked […]

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 […]