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  • Friendly football tournament

    Friendly football tournament

    Children attending the Don Bosco Oratory Youths Football Nursery, Victoria, and Għajnsielem Football Nursery held a friendly football tournament at the oratory ground.

  • Franciscan centenary triptych

    Franciscan centenary triptych

    A triptych by Gozitan artist Vince Caruana was inaugurated at the chapel of Domus Pacis, a recently refurbished Franciscan friary retirement home in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq. The work of art was commissioned to mark the centenary of the foundation of the...

  • RockAstra concert all ready for Friday

    The third edition of RockAstra is set to be held on Friday in Republic Street, Victoria. Admission is free. This year, the open air concert will feature top young local musicians and artists performing various classic and contemporary tracks,...

  • Ta’ Pinu sanctuary car park nears completion

    Ta’ Pinu sanctuary car park nears completion

    Work on a project to upgrade Ta’ Pinu sanctuary’s parking area to provide more facilities for pilgrims and visitors is at an advanced stage of completion. The current works consist of the construction of an open car park for 93 cars. The car park...

  • President visits Victoria primary

    President visits Victoria primary

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca visited Gozo College primary school, Victoria, and met Year 6 pupils to hear their views on current issues. She also met the school’s senior management and Ekoskola committee and addressed pupils in the school...

  • Gozo tourism conference

    Gozo tourism conference

    Foreign and local speakers took part in the first international tourism conference on Gozo on the theme ‘The image and sustainability of island tourist destinations’. The conference, held at the Grand Hotel, Għajnsielem, was organised by the Gozo...

  • Maritime impressions

    Maritime impressions

    Graham Gurr, a 64-year-old British artist from Nadur, has put up an exhibition entitled Maritime Impressions at Art e..gallery, Victoria. The paintings display Gurr’s passion for boats and the sea.

  • Upcoming events

    • A charity car boot sale will be held today from 7.30am to 1pm by the Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo at the football ground near the main car park, Victoria. • Għajnsielem celebrates the feast of St Anthony of Padua today with a...

  • 25th anniversary of Pope’s visit marked by choir concert

    25th anniversary of Pope’s visit marked by choir concert

    A concert by the Gresham Preparatory School Choir, UK, under the musical direction of Nathan Waring, was held by the JP2 Foundation at Our Lady of Loreto church, Għajnsielem, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of St John Paul II’s visit to Gozo.

  • Young scientists contest winners

    Young scientists contest winners

    Two teams from Gozo College’s primary school, Victoria, and a team from St Theresa primary school, Kerċem, were the top three teams in this year’s NSTF Primary School Contest for Young Scientists.

  • Nadur painting restored

    Nadur painting restored

    A painting of St Francis of Paola at St Peter and St Paul basilica, Nadur, has been restored by Fr Charles Vella. Although the painting’s date and artist are unknown, according to tradition it was donated to Nadur parish church by the Gozo matrice...

  • BOV staff donation to Arka Foundation

    BOV staff donation to Arka Foundation

    Bank of Valletta Gozo regional manager Horace Laudi is pictured presenting a €500 donation from the bank’s staff to Fr Michael Galea to assist in the running of Arka Foundation. The foundation needs about €233,000 annually.

  • St John Bosco relics in Gozo

    St John Bosco relics in Gozo

    A casket containing the relics of St John Bosco was taken to Gozo last Sunday at the end of a four-day visit to the Maltese islands. The relic is currently touring the world as part of celebrations marking the 200th anniversary of Don Bosco’s...

  • Students’ visual and performing arts exhibition

    Students’ visual and performing arts exhibition

    The best works of art produced this scholastic year by students at the Gozo Visual and Performing Arts School, Xewkija, were exhibited at the school’s annual exhibition. Music and drama students performed pieces at the opening of the exhibition,...

  • Upcoming events

    • Munxar parish will today open Gozo’s festive season with its titular feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a Pontifical Mass at Munxar parish church at 8.30am. Canon Joseph Zammit will deliver the panegyric. Mgr Salv...

  • Mosaics installed at Ta’ Pinu

    Mosaics installed at Ta’ Pinu

    A mosaic of Our Lady presenting Jesus (right), created by Fr Marko Rupnik, a member of the Society of Jesus and director of Centro Aletti in Rome, has been installed above the main door of Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. Two other mosaic works showing St John...

  • Gozitan 6th form is first school to visit the new parliament building

    Gozitan 6th form is first school to visit the new parliament building

    A group of 31 students from Sir Michelangelo Refalo sixth form, Victoria, became the first school to visit the new parliament building in Valletta. Speaker Anglu Farrugia spoke about the building’s unique features, Parliament’s functions and its...

  • Book signing

    Book signing

    President Emeritus Ugo Mifsud Bonnici (left) pictured with magistrate Paul Coppini after signing a copy of his autobiography, Konvinzjoni u Esperjenza, at Circle A at Arcadia shopping centre, Victoria.

  • Rigoletto at Aurora

    A full-scale production of Verdi’s Rigoletto will be staged on Friday at 8pm at the Aurora Theatre, Victoria. It is produced by Enrico Castiglione and features international artists and the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra directed by Colin Attard. A...

  • Mayors take oath

    Mayors take oath

    Following the local council elections held last month, newly-elected mayors and vice mayors took their oath to assume their respective responsibilities during a ceremony at the Banca Giuratale, Victoria, seat of the Gozo regional committee. The...

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