Malta is a southern European country in the Mediterranean Sea. The capital of Malta is Valletta.
James Bond creator, Ian Fleming, use to vacate on the islands.
In Casino Royale 1953 James Bond's ally Fawcett in the Caymans, who was tasked with forwarding the cable to Bond in Royale les Eaux, served in WW II “as a Paymaster's clerk in a small naval intelligence organization in Malta”.
Ian Fleming also alludes to Malta in his closure words of James Bond “The bitch is dead now.” which resounds the famous passage from the play The Jew of Malta by Christopher Marlowe 1589.
FRIAR BARNARDINE. Thou hast committed—BARABAS. Fornication: but that was in another country; And besides, the wench is dead.