• Malta-Gozo tunnel, sea, air links discussed at chamber’s AGM

    Malta-Gozo tunnel, sea, air links discussed at chamber’s AGM

    During the Gozo Business Chamber’s annual general meeting last Sunday, president Michael Grech updated members on the Gozo-Malta tunnel project and on the chamber’s discussions with the authorities about fast ferry and air services between the...

  • 1916 Maltese migrants incident recalled

    1916 Maltese migrants incident recalled

    Material connected with the 1916 ‘Maltese of New Caledonia’ migrant incident is being exhibited in the Gozo Philatelic Society showcase on level -1, Il-Ħaġar Museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. The incident involved a boatload of 214 Maltese...

  • Paintings for Fontana church cupola

    Paintings for Fontana church cupola

    Artist Paul Camilleri Cauchi is seen applying the finishing touches to four paintings for the small cupola of the chapel dedicated to St Michael the Archangel at Fontana parish church. The paintings, which depict episodes involving archangels,...

  • Family Commission conference

    Family Commission conference

    The need to educate children on true inner freedom; skills that help parents accompany their children wisely through adolescence into adulthood; and the Bible’s positive outlook on the possibility of transforming family conflicts into personal...

  • New vice rector

    New vice rector

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech has appointed Fr Richard Nazzareno Farrugia, a priest from Xagħra, as the new vice rector of the Gozo Major Seminary, Victoria. He replaces Fr Michael Curmi, who was appointed archpriest of Sannat parish.

  • CGS Life to perform Storie per Vivere in Gozo

    CGS Life to perform Storie per Vivere in Gozo

    Italian theatre company CGS Life will present a musical entitled Storie per Vivere at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre, Victoria, on Saturday at 7.30pm. The musical tells the story of young saints Dome­nico Savio, Laura Vicuna and Michele Magone, and...

  • Sant amends EP resolution regarding islands’ insularity

    Sant amends EP resolution regarding islands’ insularity

    MEP Alfred Sant succeeded in amending a European Parliament resolution on the insularity of EU regions in an effort to address concerns of islands attached to island States, such as Gozo. Sant stressed that such islands suffered double insularity.

  • Concerto d’Eleganza

    Concerto d’Eleganza

    Sinfonia Music Group performed il Concerto d’Eleganza under the direction of Mro Mario Vella at the Gozo Ministry hall, St Francis Square, Victoria. The concert featured musical compositions by Jules Massenet, Johann Strauss II, Yiruma and Vella...

  • Presentation of babies

    Presentation of babies

    The Catholic Action Movement’s annual presentation of babies at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary included a procession by parents and children through the Jubilee Year’s Holy Door of Mercy at the sanctuary. The ceremony was led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. Each...

  • Għajnsielem award

    Għajnsielem award

    Francis Cauchi was awarded the 21st edition of the Ġieħ Għajnsielem award by mayor Franco Ciangura, who thanked Cauchi for his 21 years of service as mayor of the village. He added that the long list of projects accomplished during these years...

  • Gozo carnival’s grand finale

    Gozo carnival’s grand finale

    Carnival in Gozo ended last Tuesday with a defilé along Republic Street, Victoria, and dancing by various companies in costume in Fortunato Mizzi Street.

  • Upcoming events

    • To celebrate the feast of San Blas, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass near Nadur’s boċċi pitch today at 10.30am. This will be followed by the blessing of animals and agricultural produce. Transport leaves Mnarja Band Club at 9.45am. •...

  • Għasri school celebrates Salesian feasts

    Għasri school celebrates Salesian feasts

    Staff and pupils at Laura Vicuna School, Għasri, celebrated the feasts of several Salesian saints last month. These activities culminated with a Mass celebrated by the school’s spiritual director Canon Michael Mintoff at St John Bosco Oratory...

  • Comedy at Munxar parish centre

    Comedy at Munxar parish centre

    Ilsien il-Lifgħat, a Maltese version of Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni’s classic three-act comedy Le Baruffe Chiozotte, was staged at Munxar parish centre in collaboration with the Gozo Ministry’s culture section. The play, translated by the late Mgr Salv...

  • Xagħra Philarmonic Society AGM

    Xagħra Philarmonic Society AGM

    Xagħra Philarmonic Society held its annual general meeting presided by Joseph Attard. After administrative reports were read and a discussion held, the members of the new committee were appointed. They are pictured with mayor Joe Cordina and...

  • Blessing of pets in Victoria square

    Blessing of pets in Victoria square

    On the occasion of the feast of St John Bosco, Mgr George Tabone blessed pets at St Augus­tine’s Square, Victoria, last Sunday.

  • Study on pastoral care of Gozitan University students

    ‘The Gozitan University Students in Malta. Challenges and Suggestions for the Youth Ministry’ is the title of a thesis by Fr Mark Bonello in completion of a pastoral-theological course in youth ministry at the Salesian Pontifical University,...

  • Auditions for Grease – The Musical at Astra Theatre

    Astra Theatre is conducting auditions for all main and chorus parts of its first-ever live musical production, Grease –The Musical, to be staged in April. Applicants should be aged between 18 and 28, and be able to sing and dance to rock ’n’ roll...

  • Talks on immigration and human rights

    Talks on immigration and human rights

    Over 700 Gozitan students at the Bishop’s Conservatory Girls’ Secondary School and the Gozo College Secondary School attended talks aimed at raising awareness on immigration and human rights, organised by Europe Direct Information Centre,...

  • Drink-driving awareness campaign

    Drink-driving awareness campaign

    Over 300 disposable breathalysers were distributed for free during an activity at Arkadia Shopping Centre, Victoria, aimed at creating further awareness re­garding the danger of drinking and driving. It was organised by the Malta Road Safety...