• Sannat parish priest

    Sannat parish priest

    Fr Michael Curmi from Xagħra will be installed as San­­nat’s 15th pa­rish priest to­morrow at 6.40pm at the village’s parish church. This will be followed by a concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech.

  • Feast of St George

    The feast of St George will be celebrated in Victoria today. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, accompanied by the chapter and clergy of St George’s basilica, will lead a procession from the Episcopal Palace in Republic Street to the basilica at 8am.

  • Police Day activities

    Police Day activities

    Activities were held in Gozo to commemorate the 201st anniversary of the Malta police force. Mass was celebrated at Santa Marija cemetery chapel by the Gozo police chaplain Emanuel Curmi, assisted by Malta police chaplain Ray Bonnici, and attended...

  • Basilica paintings photo exhibition

    Basilica paintings photo exhibition

    Large framed photographs by Carmelo Cremona of the paintings decorating the vault of St George’s basilica, Victoria, are on display in an exhibition entitled Iconography from the Golden Basilica, set up to mark the feast of St George. The...

  • Upcoming social events

    • The eighth Opera vs Pop Under the Stars concert will be held on July 27 at 8.30pm in the courtyard of the Gozo Ministry, Victoria, by the Gozo Youth Orchestra in collaboration with the ministry and the US embassy. For tickets e-mail gozo...

  • Retail company invests in staff training

    Retail company invests in staff training

    Sixty employees of Ta’ Dirjanu retail outlets in Victoria, Marsalforn and Għajnsielem were presented certificates after successfully completing a series of training courses. Part of the training programme was supported by the Training Aid...

  • Students’ graduation

    Students’ graduation

    Gozo College’s Boys’ Secondary School, Victoria, held a graduation ceremony for its Form 5 students, which was attended by the students’ parents, college principal Victor Galea and Gozo Minister Anton Refalo.

  • Deacons at Ta’ Pinu

    Deacons at Ta’ Pinu

    Deacons Carlo Calleja, Christopher Ellul and Mark Joseph Zammit pictured during a moment of spiritual reflection at Ta’ Pinu with Fr Dominic Sultana (left), vice rector of the sanctuary. The deacons also spent some days on retreat at Stella Maris...

  • Xagħra figs festival

    Xagħra figs festival

    Xagħra’s main square hosted the sixth edition of the Figs Festival. Participants included local farmers who cultivate figs, confectioners and individuals from Xagħra who prepare sweets from figs, and musicians performing traditional Maltese music.

  • All set for feast of St George

    Victoria is preparing to celebrate St George’s feast next Sunday. La Stella Band committee, assisted by volunteers, is organising external festivities leading up to the feast day. The activities kick off tomorrow evening with traditional horse...

  • Environmental art

    Environmental art

    Artist Henry Alamango drew attention to a topical environment theme with his latest exhibition at the Banca Giuratale in Victoria. His landscapes and marine scenes attested to the disappearing harmony between man and nature and constituted a plea...

  • Student exchange visit to Italy

    Student exchange visit to Italy

    Year 6 pupils at Gozo College’s primary school, Victoria, visited Italy as part of a student exchange with the Istituto Comprensivo Tolfa. During their six-day stay in Tolfa, the children took part in activities such as nature walks, trekking,...

  • Medical students in Nepal

    Medical students in Nepal

    Medical students Gorgi Portelli and Nicholas Vella, who are members of the Don Bosco Oratory youth committee, are in Nepal to help in hospitals and elsewhere following the country’s recent earthquakes. The committee held a series of events to...

  • Upcoming social events

    • The feast of Our Lady of Succour will be celebrated in Kerċem today. Gozo bishop Mario Grech will lead a Pontifical Mass at 9am at the parish church, with the participation of the Stella Maris choir and orchestra and the St Gregory choir of...

  • Oasi conference on the family

    Oasi conference on the family

    ‘The Maltese family – progress and challenges’ was the theme of a conference held at the Grand Hotel Għajnsielem to mark the 24th anniversary of the setting up of the Oasi Foundation.

  • Grateful for a century of life

    Grateful for a century of life

    Maria Pawla Falzon, who celebrated her 100th birthday only last Sunday, died last Thursday. She had celebrated her birthday with a thanksgiving Mass said by her nephew Fr Alex Refalo at Gozo General Hospital, attended by her brother Anton, other...

  • Ta’ Pinu anniversary

    Ta’ Pinu anniversary

    To mark the 80th anniversary of the crowning of the painting of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu by Cardinal Alessio Lepicier, Victoria Post Office used a commemorative handstamp designed by Gozo Phila­telic Society productions manager Anthony Grech. The...

  • Dual celebration

    Dual celebration

    Nadur archpriest Jimmy Xerri (centre) and Don Bosco Oratory director Fr Effie Masini (right) celebrated the 34th anniversary of their ordination with a Mass at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary. They were joined by Fr Daglas Bazi, an Iraqi priest working with...

  • Monument to Mgr Alwiġ Vella

    Monument to Mgr Alwiġ Vella

    A monument dedicated to Mgr Alwiġ Vella, a former archdeacon of the Gozo cathedral and first rector of Savina church, was unveiled at Savina Square, Victoria. Cast in bronze by the firm Domus Dei in Rome on a model by Alfred Camilleri-Cauchi, it...

  • Taste, tradition at Nadur agrarian show

    Taste, tradition at Nadur agrarian show

    The 22nd edition of the Nadur agrarian show was organised by the local council in the village’s Dun Martin Camilleri square. Local farmers and peasants exhibited various kinds of agricultural products, mainly fruit, vege­tables and herbs,...