• Wirt Għawdex lecture

    Wirt Għawdex lecture

    Paul Cassar delivered the second lecture in a two-part lecture entitled ‘Friaries and churches of the Augustinians, the Franciscan Minor Conventuals and the Capuchins in Rabat, Gozo: their historic and artistic value’. He focused on some of the...

  • Commemorating All Souls

    Commemorating All Souls

    A Mass to commemorate the faithful departed was celebrated last Sunday at the sanctuary of Our Lady of Graces, Victoria, on the feast of All Souls by Father Guardian of the Capuchin community of Victoria Joseph Libreri, assisted by Fr Remigio Galea.

  • Week of WWI rememberance

    Week of WWI rememberance

    The British Residents Association organised a series of activities in Gozo as part of a World War I centenary week of remembrance at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. These included a lecture by Maria Frendo entitled...

  • Cruise ship off Mġarr

    Cruise ship off Mġarr

    The cruise ship MV Deutschland anchored off Mġarr last Monday to enable its German passengers to conduct excursions in Gozo organised by Mifsud Brothers Ltd. Tender boats ferried the passengers ashore where they were welcomed by traditional folk...

  • Gozo weather page is a Facebook favourite

    The Gozo weather page, administered by Andrea Muscat, a youth from Għarb, won the best Maltese Facebook page prize at the 2014 Malta Social Media Awards. The page, which provides a daily weather forecast for the Maltese islands, was the second...

  • Oasi Cup Run

    Oasi Cup Run

    A large number of people took part in the first edition of the Oasi Cup Run organised last Sunday by the Oasi Foundation. The events included a 10-kilometre run, a five-kilometre walk and a children’s fun run. The winners of the 10km run were as...

  • Xagħra belvedere embellished

    Xagħra belvedere embellished

    Tas-Sellum belvedere in Xagħra has been embellished by the local council with porfido paving, furniture, rails and lighting and has been made more easily accessible. At the inauguration ceremony mayor Joseph Cordina unveiled a commemorative plaque...

  • Preview of book on terrorism in Malta

    Preview of book on terrorism in Malta

    A new book by Joe Mifsud entitled Terror’s footprints – Shadows of International Terrorism over Malta was previewed at Xewkija. It sheds new light on three acts of terrorism linked to Malta – the 1985 Egypt Air hijacking, the assassination of...

  • Coming up

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly (Gozo) will hold a charity sale at the football ground near the main car park in Victoria today from 8am to 1pm. The price is €10 for each car space, payable on the day. • A blood donation session will be held...

  • Musical gathering marks sixth anniversary

    Musical gathering marks sixth anniversary

    For the past six years, musicians and singers of different styles, standards, nationalities and ages have been performing acoustic music to appreciative audiences at Main Square Bar and Restaurant, Independence Square (It-Tokk), Victoria, every...

  • Annual concert by Mnarja Band

    Mnarja Philharmonic Band is holding its annual November symphonic concert, entitled ‘Big Band Adventures’ at the band club in Nadur on Saturday at 8pm. The event is being held in collaboration with the local council to mark the feast of San...

  • CAM general assembly

    CAM general assembly

    The Catholic Action Movement held its general assembly at the sanctuary of Our Lady of Loreto in Għajnsielem. Diocesan president Antoine Vassallo gave a review of activities over the past year and outlined plans for 2014-2015. This was followed by...

  • Statue of St Ursula unveiled

    Statue of St Ursula unveiled

    A stone statue of St Ursula by sculptor Angelo Agius has been installed in a niche on the facade of Dar il-Gvernatur, Victoria, which currently houses the offices of NGO Wirt Għawdex. The statue is inspired by the titular painting of the saint by...

  • Promoting breast care

    Promoting breast care

    Breast Care Support Group Europa Donna Malta distributed books, leaflets and other material to the public as part of its annual breast cancer awareness campaign held in collaboration of Duke Shopping Mall, Victoria. Photos: Charles Spiteri

  • Home-Start Gozo seeks volunteers

    Home-Start Gozo seeks volunteers

    The Home-Start community service in Gozo is in need of volunteers to visit families. A campaign is currently under way to recruit more parent volunteers, said Nancy Portelli, organiser of the service, at a seminar. Por­telli gave an overview of...

  • Embellishment works at it-Tokk

    Embellishment works at it-Tokk

    Independence Square (it-Tokk), Victoria, is currently being repaved with 2,866 square metres of natural stone as part of an EU-funded embellishment project being implemented by the local council. The project is aimed at upgrading Victoria’s...

  • Recruiting organ donors

    Recruiting organ donors

    The Order of Malta Volunteers in Gozo encouraged more people to enrol as organ donors during a charity sale organised by the Friends of the Sick and Elderly at Victoria. The donor recruitment campaign is being done in cooperation with the Organ...

  • True love at Don Bosco Oratory

    True love at Don Bosco Oratory

    The cast of the production of Imħabba ta’ Veru: Kjara u Franġisku l-musical are currently holding their rehearsals before the premiere on Saturday at 7.30pm at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria. Another performance will be held on November 16 at 2.30pm.

  • Coming up

    • Masses at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary will be said today at 6.15, 8.30, 10 and 11.15am and 5pm, followed by the recital of the rosary and Eucharistic benediction. • Masses at Our Lady of Mount Carmel church, Ta’ Ħamet, will be said today at 9.30am and at...

  • Feast of San Dimitri

    Feast of San Dimitri

    The feast of San Dimitri was celebrated at the chapel dedicated to this saint on the outskirts of Għarb. The feast was led by Għarb archpriest Joseph Sultana and Mgr Joseph Bezzina said the principal Mass. A village fair was held in fields...