Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 16, 2022

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) refers to the latest Air Malta restructuring plan announced by Finance Minister Clyde Caruana and the airline’s executive Chairman David Curmi and strongly concurs that the Maltese Islands must have a national airline. MHRA has for many years now argued that the airline must be sustainable. One of […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 14, 2022

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) notes that the new measures announced yesterday by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne are a “hammer blow” for the hospitality sector as these lead to anomalies in the rules applicable to different economic sectors. 2020 and 2021 have been two years of chopping and changing for the hospitality […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 13, 2022

As of Monday, people who have taken the Covid-19 booster shot will no longer need to wear masks in public as long as they are not in groups of more than two people, Maltese Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne has said. He added that mask wearing remains recommended and said that this measure is being […]

Mediterranean ObserverJanuary 10, 2022

The President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) Tony Zahra, stated that the association will be meeting with the health authorities in the coming days to discuss amongst other points, the quarantine period. Tony Zahra, stressed to the newspaper ILLUM that all those who are completely vaccinated and have even taken the booster, […]


As countries around the world fret over the arrival of the omicron coronavirus variant and a sudden rise in daily infections, experts insist that the pandemic will continue to cloud our daily lives in 2022 unless we really get serious about the endgame. Pandemics do eventually end, even if omicron is complicating the question of […]


Business on New Year’s Eve was ‘far better’ than Christmas Eve. Hotels and restaurants in Malta are reported to have had a generally good New Year’s Eve despite the cancellation of mass events and a surge in COVID-19 cases. The President of the Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association, Tony Zahra, said that expectations for December […]

Mediterranean ObserverDecember 23, 2021

The Malta Hotels and Restaurants Association (MHRA) in reaction to new restrictions targeting the hospitality sector announced today by Deputy Prime Minister Chris Fearne, states that “the festive season was the one chance we had to recoup some of the losses suffered earlier in the year but we’re now in a situation of great uncertainty”. […]

Mediterranean ObserverDecember 23, 2021

From Monday 27 December up to Monday 17 January; All organised events have to be seated; Weddings and Funerals to continue with existing protocols; Establishments have to close at 1am; Sports events can continue, but behind closed doors; Reduced visiting hours at Mater Dei Hospital. From Monday 17 January Vaccine certificate must now include booster […]

Mediterranean ObserverDecember 23, 2021

Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela said Thursday that that the Covid-19 wage supplement being given to businesses will be revised nearing the end of January, and, if necessary, will be extended further. Speaking on ONE Radio, Abela said that the country is doing well economically, and so will not be pressed against the wall on […]

Mediterranean ObserverDecember 15, 2021

Maltese Prime Minister Dr Robert Abela announces one-month extension The wage supplement to employers whose companies have been impacted by COVID-19 will be retained in January, the prime minister has said. He made the announcement in Brussels, where he is to attend a meeting of EU leaders. Abela said the one-month extension was approved by […]

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