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Gozo

  • Obelisk restoration

    Obelisk restoration

    A landmark obelisk at Castle Hill, outside the Citadel, Victoria, is being renovated by the Gozo Ministry’s restoration unit. It commemo­rates the date when water first started to be channelled via an aqueduct from the Għar Ilma (Cave of Water)...

  • Jubilee door at Qala Sanctuary

    Jubilee door at Qala Sanctuary

    The last of three doors in Gozo marking the Jubilee Year of Mercy will be opened at the Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception, Qala, by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech on Tuesday at 6pm. A tent will be erected in front of the sanctuary for the faithful...

  • Upcoming events

    • Friends of the Sick and Elderly Gozo are organising a charity sale at Victoria Football Ground today from 8am to 1pm. Sellers pay €10 per car space. • The feast of St John Bosco will be celebrated today. Gozo diocese vicar general Tarcisio...

  • Carnival activities in Nadur

    Nadur’s official carnival event kicks off next Sunday at noon with a four-hour programme in the village’s main square organised by the local council. It will include dances, sketches, processions of floats, bands, maskeruni and people dressed in...

  • Minions are ready

    Minions are ready

    Carnival enthusiasts are busy preparing to participate in the Gozo Regional Carnival. Pictured above are a set of grotesque masks depicting Minions at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria.

  • Don Bosco Grand Concert

    Don Bosco Grand Concert

    The Gozo Youth Wind Band will perform its annual Don Bosco Grand Concert, entitled Bands Around the World next Sunday at 7.30pm at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre, Victoria. The concert programme will feature selections from Bizet’s Carmen and the...

  • Gozo tourism award

    Gozo tourism award

    Andrew Saliba, a chef at Kozmo Bar, Restaurant and Vineria, Victoria, won the eighth edition of the Gozo Tourism Worker of the Year Award. Gozo Minister Anton Refalo presented the trophy to Saliba in the presence of Tourism Minister Edward Zammit...

  • Saying it with flowers at Mġarr

    Saying it with flowers at Mġarr

    Travellers to Gozo will soon be welcomed by a mosaic rainbow of flowers created by mosaicist Mary Portelli. She is seen here working on the 11-metre-long mosaic mural depicting a murex trunculus – the mollusc used by the Phoenicians to make purple...

  • Donkeys’ peace appeal at Ta’ Pinu

    Donkeys’ peace appeal at Ta’ Pinu

    The critical need for inter-religious harmony and humanitarian assistance for migrants and refugees are among the themes being highlighted by the Mediterranean Peace Donkey exhibition. The exhibition of artistically decorated life-size fibreglass...

  • Animals blessed on saint’s feast day

    Animals blessed on saint’s feast day

    The feast of St Anthony the Abbott was celebrated last Sunday at St Anthony Church, Tal-Qaċċa, Xagħra. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech celebrated Mass and parish priest Carmelo Refalo blessed horses in St Anthony Square. Mgr Grech later recited vespers at...

  • Sri Chinmoy peace ceremony

    Sri Chinmoy peace ceremony

    A Sri Chinmoy peace ceremony was held in Lunzjata Valley, Kerċem, by the Education, Science and Culture Centre in collaboration with Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run. The event featured songs performed by Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Choir,...

  • Entertainment in aid of Ethiopia mission

    Entertainment in aid of Ethiopia mission

    Centre Stage Academy students, Piccole Stelle Choir, singers Michela Pace and Sarah Bonnici, The Tramps, and D Capitals Band performed in a six-hour marathon of entertainment in aid of missionary work in Ethiopia. The event was organised by youths...

  • Upcoming events

    • The feast of the conversion of St Paul will be celebrated today at Marsalforn. Rector Can. Michael Borg will celebrate Mass at 10am at the church with the participation of Cini Band. A procession with the statue of St Paul will leave the church...

  • Book launch

    Book launch

    A 548-page book entitled L-Immakulata Kunċizzjoni tar-Rabat Għawdex – l-Istatwa li naqax l-Iskultur Salvatore Psaila, was launched at the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. The book by Anthony Farrugia recounts the story behind the commissioning of the...

  • Charity fun walk

    Victoria and Xagħra scout groups will hold a walk in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund next Sunday to mark the centenary of scouting in Gozo. It will start from Ta’ Pinu at 10am and pass through Għarb, Għasri and San Lawrenz and return to Ta’...

  • After Juliet at Astra Theatre

    Gozo Creative Theatre Club will perform After Juliet at the Astra Theatre, Victoria, today at 7.30pm. A play by Sharman Macdonald, After Juliet takes up the story in the immediate wake of the events in Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet. It...

  • Philatelic Society AGM

    Philatelic Society AGM

    The Gozo Philatelic Society held its annual general meeting at Il-Ħaġar museum, Victoria. President Louis Bonello and secretary Antoine Vassallo delivered their annual reports and there was a discussion about ways to encourage more children to...

  • Church parvis restoration

    Church parvis restoration

    The parvis of the Xagħra parish church is undergoing an extensive renovation. Works include the conservation of the two 100-year-old carved stone figures flanking the central staircase, laying of new tiles and balustrades that had deteriorated...

  • Gozo carnival poster

    The poster promoting this year’s Gozo Carnival 2016 was commissioned to Gozitan artist Paul Falzon from Xewkija. The poster’s main character, dressed partly in poor clothes and partly in rich clothing, is inspired by the late Gozitan folk singer...

  • Conference on how parents deal with children’s wishes

    ‘Dejjem jonqsok? Ir-risposta tal-ġenituri għax-xewqat tal-ulied’ (You always want something else. Parents’ reply to their children’s wishes) is the theme of this year’s conference of the Gozo Diocese Family Commission. It will be held at Villa...

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