FIRST LOOK: Here’s what the new ITS campus will look like

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As students eagerly await the arrival of the new ITS Campus in Kalkara’s Smart City, the public has been given a first look at what the Institute Of Tourism Studies’ new campus will look like.

In a launch event addressed by Prime Minister Robert Abela, Tourism Minister Clayton Bartolo and Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Chris Bonett, the PM revealed that the campus will cater to the needs of 2,500 students.

Amongst other amenities and facilities, the new ITS campus will include three restaurants, three bars and cafés, 21 laboratories, a library and a dormitory which can host as much as 520 students. Additional, ITS’ new building will also comprise a student laundrette, medical room, clinic, games room and much more.

Highlighting the tourism sector’s immense contribution to Malta’s economy, Abela stated that the government’s quality investment into the new ITS campus in Smart City will result in thousands of students enjoying the opportunities Malta has to offer.

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Malta’s Top 40 restaurants announced as Rabat establishment bags top spot

Malta's Top 40 restaurants announced as Rabat establishment bags top spot
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The definitive(ly) Good Guide to Restaurants in Malta and Gozo’s 2023 Restaurant Awards revealed Malta and Gozo’s highest-rated establishments, picking the country’s finest culinary establishments from a list of over 3000 restaurants.

Based on criteria such as food, service, ambience, value and more, Rabat’s Root 81 was ranked Malta’s top overall restaurant with a total score of 48/50. The restaurant’s team took to social media soon after receiving award to express their gratitude whilst stating that the award is an incentive to keep improving and moving forward.

Amongst others, Valletta’s Noni Restaurant, Meraki Wine & Dine in Rabat and St. Paul’s Bay’s Venus were ranked for top food while Ion at the Harbour in Valletta, Rabat location The Golden Fork and Loa in St. Paul’s Bay secured the top ambience ranking.

The guide’s list of top 40 restaurants is as follows:

  • Root 81
  • The Golden Fork
  • The Phoenix
  • Risette
  • The Aft Galley
  • Grotto Tavern
  • Al Sale
  • Ta’ Tona
  • Maggie’s
  • Rebekah’s Restaurant
  • Susurrus
  • Da Luigi
  • Noni
  • L’orangerie Bistro
  • Step 15
  • Beppe’s
  • Onda Blu
  • Venus
  • Barbajean
  • Ristorante La Vela
  • Galea’s Kitchen
  • Surf N Turf
  • Il-Hnejja
  • Tal-Familja
  • Under Grain
  • La Vida
  • Meraki Wine & Dine
  • de Mondion
  • MUZA
  • Palazzo Preca Restaurant
  • LOA
  • Fernandõ Gastrotheque
  • Ta’ Frenc Restaurant
  • Tarragon
  • The Sixth Leaf
  • Il- Bitha
  • ION The Harbour
  • Bahia
  • Hammett’s Mestizo
  • Dinner in the Sky

How many of these have YOU visited?


Inter secure comfortable 6-1 victory over Gżira United in first Malta friendly

Inter secure comfortable 6-1 victory over Gżira United in first Malta friendly
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Simone Inzaghi’s Nerazzurri have made quite their mark in Malta after securing an impressive victory in their first friendly match against locals Gzira United.



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Netting six goals past Gzira as part of their training camp – Bellanova, Asllani, Calhanoglu, Gosens, Dimarco & Mkhitaryan had their moments at Toni Bezzina stadium whilst Gzira’s Jefferson managed to secure a goal of his own in the 32nd minute.

Gżira coach Darren Abdilla managed to field almost all of his squad in their match against the Italian giants, with a reported 11 changes in the second half alone.


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Inter are set to face Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg at the Toni Bezzina stadium on Wednesday as they continue their training camp ahead of the Serie A restart in January.

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WATCH: Footage of Paceville stabbing aftermath surfaces as search for aggressors continues

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New footage has surfaced showing the aftermath of the Paceville crime scene after a 44-year-old Romanian man was stabbed to death on Monday afternoon.


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Police were informed of the incident on Monday at around 3:30PM after a number of parties got involved in an argument in Triq Ross, St. Julian’s.

A search for the assailants is currently under way, with the aggressors fleeing the scene moments after the stabbing.

More on this story as it develops.