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  • 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...

  • Citadel embellishment nears completion

    Citadel embellishment nears completion

    Embellishment works at the Citadel ditch, Victoria, are nearly ready. The area has been transformed into a recreational space that can host cultural activities.

  • Scale models exhibition

    Scale models exhibition

    An exhibition of scale models of airplanes, cars, ships, figures, military vehicles, dioramas, science fiction characters and paper models was held by the Gozo Scale Modellers Club at The Duke Shopping Mall, Victoria. The club, which was set up in...

  • President visits venerated priest’s home

    President visits venerated priest’s home

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and her husband Edgar Preca paid an official visit to Dar Dun Ġużepp Cauchi, San Lawrenz. The visit was held on the 60th anniversary of the death of Fr Cauchi (1900-1955). The venerated priest led an exemplary...

  • Upcoming events

    • To mark the feast of St Anthony the Abbot, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead a concelebrated Mass today at 8.30am at St Anthony church, Tal-Qaċċa, Xagħra. A procession with the saint’s statue will leave the church at 10am for St Anthony Square...

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    Leone Philharmonic Society held a blood donation session for its members at Gozo General Hospital and an encouraging number took up the worthy cause.

  • Hospital staff CPD

    Hospital staff CPD

    A total of 197 charge nurses, deputy charge nurses and nursing staff at Gozo General Hospital attended a four-hour continuous professional development training session organised by the hospital management. The session addressed topics such as...

  • Youths visit Arka

    Youths visit Arka

    Youths from Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, dress­ed as popular Disney characters and visited Arka Res­pite Centre, Għajn­sielem, to provide ani­mat­ed entertainment for children and teenagers with disabilities residing there.

  • Snooker tournament

    Snooker tournament

    A knockout snooker tournament was organised by Victory Band Club, Xagħra. It was won by James Sultana, who received a trophy sponsored by club bar owner John Attard.

  • Gozitan students’ live-in

    Gozitan students’ live-in

    Form 5 students at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary and the Bishop’s Conservatory, Victoria, took part in a live-in at the Archbishop’s Seminary, Rabat, and Villa Psaigon, Dingli, respectively. Students from both schools spent the day together and...

  • Ushering in the new year with a song

    Ushering in the new year with a song

    Chorus Urbanus held its Christmas concert at St George’s Basilica, Victoria, accompanied by the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of John Galea. Besides a varied repertoire of Christmas carols, the choir performed John Galea’s Missa...

  • Upcoming events

    • Friends of the Sick and Elderly is holding a charity sale today, from 7.30am to 1pm in the football ground near Victoria bus station. Sellers pay €10 per car space on the day. For enquiries call 2155 1180, 2155 3336. • Family entertainment will...

  • Victoria heritage trail inaugurated

    Victoria heritage trail inaugurated

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca inaugurated the Victoria heritage trail project, which involved the repaving of Independence, Savina and St George’s squares, Sir Adrian Dingli, Archpriest Saver Cassar, Sir Mikelang Refalo and Market...

  • Cribs on display

    Cribs on display

    The Bonello family of Xagħra kept its annual tradition of setting up four cribs in different styles at Qasam ta’ Dun Anton, Xagħra. The main crib features figurines in Neapolitan attire in a local setting with the Gozo Citadel in the background.

  • A ‘Gozitan’ crib

    A ‘Gozitan’ crib

    A ‘Gozitan’ crib – featuring locations such as St George’s Square and Xlendi – was set up at LBV Radio’s premises, St George’s Square, Victoria, by youths of La Stella Society for the second year running. It included original terracotta statuettes...

  • BOV Gozo team donation

    BOV Gozo team donation

    Bank of Valletta Gozo regional manager Horace Laudi presented Bishop Mario Grech with a €200 donation collected by the bank’s Gozo team during a Christmas social event.

  • Mini Christmas concert

    Mini Christmas concert

    The last in a series of four mini Christmas concerts at Il-Ħaġar museum, St George’s Square, Victoria, was performed by Piccole Stelle children’s choir, led by Mariella Spiteri Cefai. Dressed in their red uniforms the choristers sang a selection...

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