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  • Historic niche being restored

    Historic niche being restored

    The historic countryside niche in the limits of Xewkija, dedicated to Our Lady of Pomegranate, is undergoing restoration works by Wirt Għawdex. The landmark niche has suffered from haphazard over-painting which spoilt the appearance of the niche.

  • Coming up

    • The feast of St Anthony of Padua will be celebrated today by the Franciscan Fathers at St Anthony’s church in Għajnsielem. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a Pontifical Mass at 8.30am, followed by the blessing and distribution of bread. The...

  • Sixth Form holds Health Day, raises funds for defibrillator

    Sixth Form holds Health Day, raises funds for defibrillator

    Around 250 first-year students at Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form, Victoria, took part in the school’s annual Health Day programme, which this year had the added aim of collecting donations to buy a defibrillator for the school. The students...

  • Movement for morality

    Movement for morality

    The Catholic Action Movement launched its annual campaign to promote a morally-strong environment. The activity started with a Eucharistic adoration in Our Lady of Mount Carmel church in Ta’ Ħamet, Xewkija, followed by Mass concelebrated by Gozo...

  • Oasi seminar

    Oasi seminar

    The Oasi group of volunteers held its bi-annual seminar on the theme ‘It’s alright to be perfectly imperfect’. The seminar, which was facilitated by Fr Mark Demanuele, MSSP, was held at Stella Maris retreat house, Żebbuġ.

  • Infrastructural works aim to boost Victoria’s tourism offer

    Infrastructural works aim to boost Victoria’s tourism offer

    Works have started on a major infrastructural project in Pjazza Savina and Independence Square aimed at enhancing the area’s tourisitic offering. The €1.5 million project includes the complete repaving of the squares and surrounding alleys, an...

  • Gabriel Caruana exhibition

    Gabriel Caruana exhibition

    Artist Gabriel Caruana is holding his first one-man exhibition in Gozo, entitled Works on Paper at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo museum and cultural centre, St George Square, Victoria. The exhibition presents a collection of coloured drawings on paper...

  • Blood donations

    Blood donations

    A blood donation session was held at the Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department. Among the donors was a group of 16 people organised by Nicolanne Portelli. She had recently needed 16 units of blood herself and became very aware of the...

  • School celebration day

    School celebration day

    Gozo College’s Rabat Primary School held its annual Celebration Day at the Astra Theatre, Victoria. All 320 boys and girls who attend the school participated in the event, the highlight being the musical The Piper, directed by music teacher...

  • Coming up

    • Today, Munxar parish will 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, which will be transmitted live on Radju Luminarja (106.9 FM).

  • Benchmark exams explained

    Benchmark exams explained

    A meeting for parents of Year 6 pupils preparing for the benchmark exams was recently held at Gozo College’s Boys’ Secondary school, Victoria. It was addressed, among others, by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo (right), college principal Victor...

  • Dwejra clean-up

    Dwejra clean-up

    Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz, with the Rotary Club’s support, held a staff volunteer clean-up last Tuesday in Dwejra, near the Qattara, as part of the Gozo Ministry campaign for A Greener and Cleaner Gozo. As an eco-certified hotel, Kempinski aims...

  • Art exhibition

    Art exhibition

    Works of art by upcoming artists Andrew Borg, John Borg, Nicole Mizzi and Gorgi Portelli were exhibited at the Don Bosco Oratory foyer during the recent Spring in Spring Youth Festival.

  • Discussion with MEP candidates

    Discussion with MEP candidates

    MEP candidates Therese Commodini Cachia and Kevin Cutajar (PN), Clint Camilleri (PL) and Carmel Cacopardo (AD) recently took part in a round table discussion with members of the Gozo Business Chamber. It was organised by the chamber’s European...

  • Xagħra Scout Group marks 6th anniversary

    Xagħra Scout Group marks 6th anniversary

    Xagħra Scout Group last Sunday commemorated the sixth anniversary since its restablishment. The village’s first scout group was set up in 1934 but was stopped during World War II. It was revived some years later but then stopped again. The event...

  • Celebrating the EU’s diversity

    Celebrating the EU’s diversity

    Flamenco and traditional Maltese dancing as well as Greek, Italian and Maltese folkloristic music animated an event entitled ‘Celebrating Diversity’ held by the Europe Direct Information Centre of Victoria for students from the Gozo College’s...

  • Religious conference delegates visit Gozo

    Religious conference delegates visit Gozo

    Speakers and participants at the international conference on religious freedom and Christian persecution organised in Malta last week by the Aid to the Church in Need Malta, took part in a concelebrated Mass at Ta’ Pinu last Wednesday. The Mass...

  • Recipe book signing

    Recipe book signing

    Gozitan chef George Borg was at Circle-A at Arkadia shopping complex in Victoria signing copies of his latest recipe book, Il-Mejda Għawdxija – The Gozo Table, and discussing recipes and food with customers.

  • 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. • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital’s Outpatients Department...

  • San Lawrenz’s new parish priest installed

    San Lawrenz’s new parish priest installed

    Fr Charles Sultana was installed as the new parish priest of St Laurence parish during a solemn Mass last Sunday. The Victory philharmonic band of Xagħra accompanied the new parish priest to the church where he was welcomed by Gozo Bishop Mario...

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