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Gozo

  • A very special place

    A very special place

    While many see Gozo as a relaxing destination for a day trip or weekend getaway, for others it means much more than that. Stephanie Fsadni finds that the island holds a very special place in some hearts. Ray Bondin What is your connection with...

  • Take a ferry on the wild side

    Take a ferry on the wild side

    As the ferry glides out of the dock in Mġarr and starts to pick up speed for Malta, most people are already queuing for a coffee and congratulating themselves on managing to get on board. Those who venture out on deck might look out at the water...

  • Good to go-go

    Your journey from Gozo starts here: not when you step onto the ferry but when you walk into Gozo Channel Terminal. Whether you are crossing for business or pleasure the chances are that you want to be served good quality inexpensive food delivered...

  • The seaweed is always greener...

    The seaweed is always greener...

    The Maltese Islands may be a speck on the world map, but when it comes to diving spots (among many other things) they can contend with giants. So much so, that over the years our archipelago keeps scoring one of the top ten places in some of the...

  • Scenic walks off the beaten track

    Scenic walks off the beaten track

    Lino Bugeja, honorary president of the Ramblers Association, suggests four panoramic walks off the beaten paths along Gozo’s magic northern trails. Simonne Pace is mesmerised by the magnificent views, legends and mystery. Walk 1: Bronze Age...

  • Nadur bell restored

    Nadur bell restored

    Nadur basilica’s second-largest bell in the southwest belfry was recently restored. The works involved removing a corroded cast-in crown staple assembly and drilling the bell head to fit a new independent assembly. The clapper was calibrated to...

  • Sannat Motorfest

    Sannat Motorfest

    The third edition of the Sannat Motorfest was held by the local council last Sunday in the village’s St Margaret Square. Besides bringing together the island’s motoring enthusiasts the event also raised €1,266 for Puttinu Cares.

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    A blood donation session was organised at Arkadia shopping complex, Victoria, with the collaboration of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (ERRC) and the support of the complex.

  • Car wash for a cause

    Car wash for a cause

    Every year, Miriam Portelli of Nadur leads a group of youths on a voluntary experience with the Sisters of Mother Teresa in Bari, Italy. This involves a summer camp for children at which the youths organise a series of activities to promote the...

  • Feast of St Anthony

    Feast of St Anthony

    Fr Raymond Camilleri OFM, the outgoing guardian at St Anthony friary, Għajnsielem, is pictured distributing blessed bread of St Anthony during a Mass held on the saint’s liturgical feast on June 13. After having served in Gozo for several years,...

  • Exhibition inspired by Xewkija’s feast

    Exhibition inspired by Xewkija’s feast

    An exhibition of works with the theme Non Surrexit Maior (No one greater than him [St John the Baptist]) is being held at Precursor Band Club, Xewkija, until today from 10am to 1pm and from 4 to 11pm. Band secretary Carmel Attard said that the...

  • Results of the 44th Marian Song Festival

    Results of the 44th Marian Song Festival

    The 44th edition of the Marian Song Festival was held at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, by the Legion of Mary. Forteen participants took part. Albert Lauren Agius won Category A for singers aged up to 10. Jael Said was runner-up. Michela Pace won...

  • Piano prodigy

    Piano prodigy

    Daphne Delicata, 7, who attends Gozo College Rabat Primary, obtained the highest marks in the ninth edition of the Mozart International Piano Competition in Rome. She was awarded the Primo Premio Assoluto in her category with a score of 98/100.

  • School celebrates with Oliver!

    School celebrates with Oliver!

    Highlights from the musical Oliver! were performed by pupils at Gozo College Għajnsielem Primary as part of Celebration Day. The school choir, formed by members of staff and kindergarten pupils, also took part. School head Maryann Zammit presented...

  • Leone goes pop

    Leone goes pop

    Leone Philharmonic Society held the seventh edition of its popular annual concert Leone Goes Pop at Independence Square, Victoria. The band, conducted by Mro Colin Attard, performed a varied line-up that balanced showpieces for the band with sung...

  • Coming up

    • Xewkija celebrates the feast of St John the Baptist today. Bishop Mario Grech leads a concelebrated Mass at 8.45am.The Victory Band of Xagħra and the Duke of Connaught’s Own of Birkirkara will play marches in streets of Xewkija at 11am. Fr Eddie...

  • Gozitan parishes raise over €120,000 for charity in 2013

    Last year, the Church in Gozo collected €128,362 for charity, according to a published diocese bulletin. This works out at an average of €8,557 from each of the island’s 15 parishes. Most of the funds were passed on to Dar tal-Providenza,...

  • Retired teachers get together

    A group of 70 members of the Gozo Retired Teachers Asso-ciation and colleagues from Malta recently spent a day together in Gozo. After attending Mass at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary celebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech they visited the museum of Karmni...

  • Student publications

    Student publications

    A 40-page full colour publication in English on 19 Gozitan legends, accompanied by artistic impressions, and a 20-page full colour visitor’s guidebook to Comino in seven languages have been published. The books are the fruit of projects over the...

  • Baltic states visit

    Baltic states visit

    Members of the Aurora Folk Group took part in a seven-day visit to Zarasai, Lithuania, and Daugvapolis, Latvia, at the invitation of Senglea local council during which the group performed traditional dances and delighted audiences at several...

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