• Nativity Village at Għajnsielem

    Nativity Village at Għajnsielem

    The sixth edition of Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem was inaugurated on December 6 by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca. Following weeks of hard work by the many volunteers, this very popular event marked the start of Christmas in Gozo. The...

  • Special handstamp

    Special handstamp

    The committee set up by the Gozo Ministry to coordinate the season’s activities had a commemorative cancellation designed by Anthony Grech used at the Victoria Post Office. The Milied f’Għawdex handstamp highlights the essentially religious...

  • Focus on sexual health

    Youth Gozo was held on the last weekend of November. The yearly set of events, organised by GUG (Gozo University Group) in collaboration with Aġenzija Żgħażagħ this year focused on sexual health, with a Gozitan dimension. On Friday several Gozitan...

  • Traditional crafts exhibition

    Traditional crafts exhibition

    Trophies were distributed last Monday to prize winners among the participants in the Exhibition of Traditional Crafts organised by the Gozo Agricultural, Industrial and Cultural Society at the Exhibition Hall of the Ministry for Gozo from December...

  • Mcast three-day open activity

    Mcast three-day open activity

    A three-day open activity at Mcast (Gozo) was organised recently for secondary students, parents and members of the public. Mcast guides took charge of the activity during which visitors were shown around the various technical laboratories and...

  • Christmas concert by Chorus Urbanus

    Il-Kunċert tal-Milied by Chorus Urbanus – the 17th in a series of the Yuletide concerts – is being held at St George’s Basilica on Saturday at 8pm. The concert will be marking the opening of the celebratory year commemorating the choir’s 40th...

  • Coming up

    • The diocesan Eucharistic Movement will hold Solemn adoration at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Ta’ Ħamet, today, with the theme Biex l-Imħabba tkun Maħbuba. Masses will be said 5am, at 9.3Oam and at 7.30pm, followed by the recitation of the Te...

  • Bible camp

    Bible camp

    Form 5 students at the Bishop’s Conservatory Secondary School and the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Victoria, took part in a bible camp. The event started at Ġgantija Temples where Albert Zammit spoke on the temples, the religious beliefs and the...

  • Children’s play during Mass

    Children’s play during Mass

    Pupils at St Francis School, Victoria, performed a play at St George’s Basilica to mark the anniversary of venerable Mother Margherita De Brincat’s birth and baptism. The Mass, celebrated by Mgr Joseph Gauci, was attended by pupils, parents and...

  • Presentation to retiring ecclesiastical assistant

    Presentation to retiring ecclesiastical assistant

    The Catholic Action Movement’s Human Promotion Committee in Gozo organised a tour of the facilities at Arka Respite Centre, Għajnsielem, during which female council vice president Anna Camilleri presented a €300 donation to the centre’s director...

  • Fiftieth anniversary of ordination

    Fiftieth anniversary of ordination

    Fr Remigio Galea celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination. To mark the occasion he led a concelebrated Mass at the Our Lady of Grace Sanctuary, Victoria, accompanied by Capuchin friars and members of other religious orders and diocesan...

  • Student art exhibition

    Student art exhibition

    An exhibition entitled React by final year A-level art students at Sir Mikelang Refalo Centre, is being held at Il-Ħaġar museum, San Ġorġ Square, Victoria. The artworks reinterpret items on permanent display at the venue. The students – Jurgen...

  • 2014 directory of tourist services in Gozo issued

    2014 directory of tourist services in Gozo issued

    The fourth edition of the Directory of Tourism Services was published by the Gozo Tourism Association. It features Gozo’s main tourism establishments grouped by category, including hotels, restaurants, diving schools, self-catering accommodation,...

  • Book launch

    Book launch

    A book promoting Malta’s underwater heritage, entitled Xlendi and its Ancient Shipwrecks, by John Woods was launched at the Gozo Ministry, Victoria, at an event addressed by the author, Dr Giovanni Bonello and Gozo Minister Anton Refalo. It is the...

  • Youth Start-up Village

    Youth Start-up Village

    A ‘Youth Start-up Village’ was set up in Victoria by Young Business Entrepreneurs (YBE) and the Economy Ministry. Its aim was to offer a platform where youths could learn about and discuss entrepreneurial opportunities and initiatives.

  • Coming up

    • A Christmas open market will be held today at St Peter and St Paul’s Square, Nadur, from 8am onwards. • The Gozo Bird Breeders Society will hold a bird show at the Gozo sports complex, Victoria, today from 8.30am to 7pm. • A concert by Winter...

  • Carols by candlelight

    Carols by candlelight

    The Schola Cantorum Jubilate choir is rehearsing for its traditional annual concert, Carols by Candlelight, to be held at St Augustine’s church, Victoria, on Friday and Saturday, directed by Marouska Attard. It will be followed by a dinner in the...

  • Feast of Christ the King

    Feast of Christ the King

    The feast of Christ the King was celebrated in Gozo last Sunday with a traditional pilgrimage from St Augustine Square to Enrico Mizzi Street, Victoria, where a ceremony was held in front of the Sacred Heart Seminary. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech spoke...

  • Gozo Boys’ Secondary School joins entrepreneurship project

    Gozo Boys’ Secondary School joins entrepreneurship project

    Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School, Victoria, is involved in an EU-funded project aimed at helping students to develop entrepreneurship skills by promoting their critical thinking, decision-making and ability to work in a team. The two-year...

  • Open day at kindergarten

    Open day at kindergarten

    Laura Vicuna School, Victoria, held an open day which included face painting, arts and crafts, storytelling and a drama class. The pupils also enjoyed themselves in a bouncy castle.