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 […]

Maltese modeller brilliantly recreates Valletta’s ‘lost gem’

With its stunning architecture, it was once of one of the most beautiful buildings in Malta. Things changed in 1942, when the majestic Theatre Royal in Valletta was devastated during a wartime air raid. But now one of Malta’s most talented model makers has recreated the iconic building’s glory days in miniature. Robert Zammit from […]

Vandalism or accident? Wall collapses in Valletta gardens

Police have been asked to check CCTV footage after a 200-year-old staircase in Valletta’s Upper Barrakka Gardens was badly damaged. A number of stone balustrades leading down to the Saluting Battery, run by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna were left smashed to pieces. The trust’s chairman Mario Farrugia branded it ‘senseless vandalism’. He blasted on Facebook: ‘A stretch […]

Malta named ‘one of the most expensive places to live in’

Malta has been named one of the most expensive countries to live in. Malta was ranked as the 25th priciest place in the world in a new survey – behind Canada, the United States, Germany and Britain. Money saving website Go Banking Rates crunched numbers from more than 150 countries to find the nations where […]

Malta’s biggest charity run is happening this weekend

Malta’s largest charity fun run will be held on Sunday with thousands of people expected to take part. Money collected during The President’s Solidarity Fun Run will be donated to The Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation. The fun run celebrates its 11th anniversary this year, with President George Vella heading the event. It starts at 10am from […]

Campaign to save Valletta’s skyline gets €3 million boost

The campaign to save Valletta’s stunning skyline has been given a massive boost. A €3 million contract has been signed to start work on the restoration of one of the capital’s most famous landmarks, St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral. The Prince of Wales was among those to make a donation to the fundraising appeal to save historic […]

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-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 […]

Man in court charged with string of thefts in Fgura

A man has appeared in court in Valletta charged with a string of thefts over the Christmas period. Nicholas Catania, 37, from Siggiewi was accused of going on a three-week crime spree in Fgura. He was charged with stealing electronic equipment from a parked car on New Year’s Eve. He was also charged with the […]

Iconic Maltese landmark looks spectacular from above

These stunning drone images capture one of Malta’s most iconic landmarks as you’ve never seen it before. Taken by Franco Tabone Photography and sent to us at 89.7 Bay, these awesome images of the Triton Fountain were taken on Saturday 28 December. They also show off Fairyland Malta in Triton Square all its festive glory. Tens of […]

Malta’s epic Christmas Fairyland closes this Sunday

It’s been hailed as the most popular visitor attraction in Malta this Christmas. But organisers have confirmed that Fairyland Malta at Triton Square in Valletta will come to an end on Sunday 5 January. So if you haven’t been you need to get your skates on – quite literally! The 900m2 outdoor ice rink has […]

Malta hit by second power cut in less than 24 hours

Enemalta has apologised to its customers after Malta was hit by a second major power cut in 24 hours. Electricity was cut off in several areas on Monday afternoon, including Gozo, Mellieha, St Paul’s Bay, St Julian’s, Swieqi, Qormi and Valletta. 89.7 Bay listeners in Naxxar, Birkirkara, Mosta and Swatar reported that power was restored […]

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 […]

Shocking images show terrible state of Malta’s biggest fort

Malta’s largest historic fort, which has appeared in Game of Thrones and several blockbuster films, is being given a much-needed €1 million facelift. Work has started to restore Fort Ricasoli, on the outskirts of Kalkara, to its former glory. The first phase of the project will see the restoration of the fort’s crumbling gun emplacements […]