• Scout Group’s donation to quake victims

    Scout Group’s donation to quake victims

    The sum of €1,000 collected during a fundraising lunch organised by Victoria Scout Group at Dwejra last month are going to be passed on to Caritas Italia to be donated to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy last August.

  • Għajnsielem honours war dead

    Għajnsielem honours war dead

    Għajnsielem mayor Franco Ciangura together with councilors, representatives from the village’s main organisations and relatives, last Sunday paid their respects to the victims of the two world wars on Remembrance Day. After attending Mass at the...

  • ‘A Frenchman in Gozo’ video goes viral

    ‘A Frenchman in Gozo’ video goes viral

    A Frenchman in Gozo, a lighthearted video about Malta’s sister island produced by Gozitan filmmaker Federico Chini, has gone viral. The two-minute video portrays a stereotypical Frenchman (Remi Jennequin), complete with marinière, beret and...

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    Last Sunday 35 people donated blood during a mobile blood donation session at Dar San Pietru u San Pawl, Nadur, organised by the National Blood Transfusion Service with the support of the local council and parish church.

  • Snooker hall inaugurated

    Snooker hall inaugurated

    The President’s husband Edgar Preca recently inaugurated Għajnsielem Snooker Hall at the village’s St Joseph Band Club. Afterwards local champions Alex Borg, Brian Cini, Simon Zammit and Duncan Bezzina took part in a mini-tournament in aid of the...

  • Achieving work-life balance

    Achieving work-life balance

    Achieving the elusive ‘work-life balance’ was the theme of the Mental Health Association Gozo’s annual mental health conference entitled ‘24 Siegħa Kuljum – Biżżejjed?” (Are 24 Hours a Day enough?). Professional speakers delivered presentations...

  • Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day

    A Remembrance Day commemorative prayer service and wreath laying ceremony in honour of victims of the two world wars took place last Sunday at Independence Square, Victoria. Parliamentary Secretary Justyne Caruana laid a wreath on behalf of the...

  • Art exhibition

    Art exhibition

    Għawdex Fid-Dawl u d-Dell (Gozo in light and shade) is the title of Andrew Micallef’s 10th solo exhibition of paintings at the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria. Through the exhibition, consisting of 28 new works in acrylics, Micallef...

  • Handmaids’ pilgrimage

    Handmaids’ pilgrimage

    A group of girls and women forming part of the Handmaids of the Cenacle (Qaddejja taċ-Ċenaklu) took part in a pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu and visited the house where Karmni Grima lived, in an activity marking the Year of Mercy. Members of the...

  • 100 years of scouting in Gozo

    100 years of scouting in Gozo

    Gozo is celebrating 100 years of Scouting. To mark this special occasion the Victoria and the Xagħra Scout Groups organised an anniversary parade last Sunday. They were joined by 18 Maltese Scout Groups, including Scout bands. Gozo Bishop Mario...

  • Upcoming events scheduled for this week

    • Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. Ben-Hur (2016) will be screened at 8pm. • A blood donation session will be held at Dar San Pietru u San Pawl, Nadur,...

  • Scale model exhibition for MCCF

    Scale model exhibition for MCCF

    An exhibition by Gozitan scale modelling groups was held last weekend at the Gozo Sports Complex, Victoria, in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. Photos show various model airplanes on display and President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Edgar...

  • Seminar on design in Gozo

    Seminar on design in Gozo

    Art historians, educators, artists, architects and designers who were educated at Sir Mikiel Ang Refalo Sixth Form presented papers during a seminar on aspects of design in Gozo, focusing on Italy’s cultural influence on the island. It was held at...

  • Breast cancer seminar

    Breast cancer seminar

    A seminar on breast cancer entitled ‘From research to diagnosis and care’ was held at Hotel Ta’ Ċenċ, Sannat, by the Gozo General Hospital Outpatients’ Department and Health Promotion Unit in conjunction with Europa Donna Malta. It dealt with...

  • Pink Day at school

    Pink Day at school

    Gozo College’s Victoria Primary School joined the Pink October Campaign by organising a Pink Day. Children and staff members went to the school dressed in pink and offered donations towards the campaign. One of the main messages passed on to the...

  • Upcoming social events scheduled to be held this week

    • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital’s Outpatients Department today from 8am to 1pm. • A charity sale will be held at Victoria Football Ground, next to the car park, today from 7.30am to 1pm by Friends of the Sick and...

  • Students celebrate Year of Mercy

    Students celebrate Year of Mercy

    To mark the Holy Year of Mercy, children at Gozitan Church primary schools attended a Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech in Cathedral Square, Victoria, and later walked through the cathedral’s Door of Mercy. The celebration included special...

  • Historical niches exhibition

    Historical niches exhibition

    An exhibition on the histori­cal niches in Victoria and other villages and hamlets throughout Gozo is being held at the Natio­nal Archives of Gozo, Triq Vajringa, Victoria. It features 54 photos of these niches taken by Paul Falzon. While the...

  • Joint youth orchestra concert

    Joint youth orchestra concert

    The Gozo Youth Orchestra and the Eurode Jugendorcester Herzogenrath presented a joint concert last Sunday at MBC Theatre, Nadur. Entitled ‘A celebration of youth creativity’, the concert featured excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s...

  • Sicilian artist’s exhibition

    Sicilian artist’s exhibition

    ‘Incontri’, an exhibition of paintings by Sicilian artist Corrado Iozia using the pittoscultura technique, is being held today from 9am to noon at Banca Giuratale, Victoria. Photo shows Iozia (third from left) with (from left) Nadur mayor Edward...