‘Inspiring’ mother dies six days after Gozo horror crash

Emotional tributes have been paid to a mother who has died six days after suffering serious injuries in a road accident in Gozo. Ivy Evison, 41, from Swieqi was described as ‘beautiful’, ‘inspiring’ and ‘amazing’ by heartbroken friends following news of her tragic death. She was a passenger in a jeep that was involved in […]

Malta’s Summer Carnival cancelled after tragic death

Malta’s Summer Carnival has been cancelled. Organisers announced the decision following the tragic death of a Carnival enthusiast from Hamrun. Jean-Paul Bonett, 45, was working on a float at the Tal-Buffalo & Co Carnival Company in Marsa when he was electrocuted and died. Police said the electric shock killed him instantly. Festivals Malta announced that […]

Tragedy as elderly man drowns at Malta’s Pretty Bay

An elderly man who who lost his life while swimming at Birżebbuġa has been named as Ganni Zammit. The retired bus driver, 75, from Qormi was well-known in his home town. He died after he encountered difficulties while swimming with members of his family at Pretty Bay on Monday afternoon. He helped to shore by […]

Tributes to man found dead at Malta beauty spot

Tributes have been paid to ‘a real gentleman’ who was found dead at one of Malta’s most popular swimming spots. Vincent Zahra, 68, from Zejtun drowned at St Peter’s Pool near Marsaxlokk on Sunday. Friends and relatives took to social media to pay their respects. One friend wrote on Facebook: ‘Greatly shocked to be informed […]

Tragedy as man drowns in the sea at Cirkewwa

An investigation has been launched after a pensioner tragically drowned off the Maltese coast. Saviour Grima, 71, from Birkirkara reportedly fell into the sea while he was fishing near the Gozo ferry terminal at Cirkewwa. He was rescued from the water and taken up to dry land where an emergency medical team tried to revive […]

New Zealand to ban all ‘military-style’ guns

New Zealand is to ban all types of ‘military-style’ guns following the Christchurch terror attacks. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she expected a ban on semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles like those used in the shootings at two mosques in the city to come into force within three weeks. The announcement comes less than a […]