What if old Tallinja buses drove on Malta’s current roads?

What if old Tallinja buses drove on Malta's current roads?
Jun 13 2023 Share

Taking to social media, creator malta.ai, in collaboration with Colour My Travel, wanted to ‘embrace the timeless charm’ of the old Maltese buses. 

The images created with artificial intelligence ‘flawlessly blend the beloved old Maltese buses as they traverse the modern Maltese landscape, showcasing a stunning fusion of nostalgia and evolution.’

The yellow and white buses are a relic of Malta’s past which many from the older generations vividly remember. Some younger generations have vague memories of riding these buses before the island shifted to the green Tallinja buses. 

‘Marvel at the ornate craftsmanship of the vintage Maltese buses, their vibrant exteriors adorned with intricate hand-painted designs. These iconic vehicles, a symbol of the island’s identity, take center stage in our visuals, resonating with the hearts of locals and visitors.’


Youth punches house pot in St Paul’s Bay

Youth punches house pot in St Paul's Bay
Jun 13 2023 Share

CCTV footage of a group of youth hanging around on the front entry way of a house in St Paul’s Bay shows a young man punching a potted plant.

The group hastily move away from the house after the vandalistic act, before the footage shows one of the youth placing the empty pot back where it belong. 


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It is unclear whether a police report has been filed about the incident and whether the identity of the youth has been found.

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Woman thought dead found breathing in coffin

Woman thought dead found breathing in coffin
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Despite having been declared dead, 76-year-old Bella Montoya startled mourners at her wake after she was found to be still breathing in her coffin. 

A hospital doctor in the city of Babahoyo declared the Ecuadorean woman deceased after a suspected stroke.

Placed in a coffin and taken to a funeral parlour, relatives met in a vigil before her planned burial. To everyone’s shock, Montoya gasped for air when the coffin was opened after almost five hours to change her clothes. 

Her son Gilbert Balberan described the moment, saying that his mother ‘started to move her left hand, to open her yes, her mouth; she struggled to breathe.’ 

Firefighters arrived on site to lift her out of the coffin onto a stretcher and take her back to the same hospital which saw her declared dead. Ecuadorean media was told that she was in intensive care but was responsive. 

“My mum is on oxygen, her heart is stable. The doctor pinched her hand and she reacted, they tell me that’s good because it means she is reacting little by little,” newspaper El Universo quoted him as saying.


School bus driver in custody accused of assaulting 6 year old boy

School bus driver in custody accused of assaulting 6 year old boy
Jun 13 2023 Share

A school bus driver has been remanded in custody after being charged with sexual assault of a six year old boy. 

MaltaToday reported that a 31-year-old Indian citizen resident of Mġarr was arraigned under arrest on Tuesday.

He was accused of committing a non-consensual sexual act on a person under the age of 15 whilst operating as a public transport diver without the necessary license. 

The incident is believed to have taken place earlier this month, but the school the boy attended was not identified during the arraignment. 

A protection order has been requested in favour of the victim by prosecuting lawyer Danica Vella and police inspectors Dorianne Tabone and Emanuele Hayman, should guilt be found. 

A request to suspend the license and place the driver under a treatment order was also placed. The defendant pleaded not guilty to the charges. Bail was not requested as the alleged victim had not yet testified.