• Maltese reaction to Navalny’s death
    It is not usual that we report here news of an international nature but the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sent shockwaves around the world. In Malta, a commemoration to pay tribute to Navalny was held outside the Russian Embassy in Kappara where flowers, candles and photos were laid. But in scenes reminiscent […]
  • Migrants dead after boat capsizes at sea
    At least five people died and many were injured when a boat carrying over 30 migrants crossing to Europe capsized at sea during a rescue operation on Friday 23 February 2024. It was reported that the vessel capsized during the operation run jointly by the Civil Protection Department and the Armed Forces of Malta. The […]
  • NGO calls to address parental alienation
    As part of a week focusing on social justice, a conference organized in parliament considered a number of issues such as homelessness and the widening social gap, among others. A key topic was that of judicial injustice, which was also the subject of a protest organized by NGO Happy Parenting Malta to raise awareness and […]
  • Strategy to tackle the increasing incidence of dementia in Malta
    Different studies have indicated that the number of people with dementia in Malta was expected to double to more than 3% of the population by 2050. The increase is due to a significant increase in the number of people who are over 75 years old and in particular those over 85 years old, which is […]
  • Gozo recommended for 2026 European Region of Gastronomy award
    The International Institute of Gastronomy, Culture, Arts, and Tourism (IGCAT) has nominated the Maltese neighbourly island of Gozo for the prestigious Award of European Region of Gastronomy for 2026, marking a significant milestone in Gozo’s culinary journey. It also reaffirms Gozo’s status as a vibrant island destination at the heart of the Mediterranean.  Gozo’s successful […]
  • MTA strengthens its crisis management capabilities through the European Initiative
    Through its participation in a pioneering European initiative and under the auspices of the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), the Malta Tourism Authority (MTA) is poised to enhance its crisis management and governance capabilities. The “Crisis Management and Governance in Tourism” project aims to fortify the European tourism sector’s resilience. Amidst the […]
  • More Maltese travel abroad
    The number of Maltese travelling abroad during 2023 reached over 800,000 – an increase of 35% over the previous year, latest figures by the National Statistics Office (NSO) on outbound tourism show. NSO defines outbound tourists as Maltese residents travelling to, and staying in, places outside Malta for not more than 12 consecutive months for […]
  • Malta’s economy grows better than projected
    The latest European Commission forecast found that Malta’s economy in 2023 grew better than previously forecasted – 6.1% as compared to 4% – even though this was a drop from the “exceptional growth” of 8.1% the previous year. The European Commission highlighted private consumption and net exports as growth factors while gross fixed capital formation […]
  • Some good news and some bad news
    Latest figures by the National Statistics Office show that the number of accidents at work decreased by 102 or 8.3 per cent in the second half of 2023 when compared to July-December 2022. The majority of these non-fatal accidents occurred in the manufacturing sector (15.5 per cent). Another 141 or 12.5 per cent of the […]
  • Hailstorm does not dampen carnival spirit
    A hailstorm that hit Valletta and other areas in mid-afternoon on Sunday 11 February 2024 did not dampen the carnival spirit and the five-day festivities that started on the Friday continued unabated all the way till Tuesday. The floats could handle the rain although the strong winds meant that the usual atmosphere at the Granaries […]