• Gianni Vella art exhibition

    Gianni Vella art exhibition

    A exhibition of works by Gianni Vella from private collections is being held at the Banca Giuratale, Victoria, until today between 9am and noon. The works mainly concerned profane subjects with some sacred ones and studies in several media,...

  • Robotics Comenius project

    Robotics Comenius project

    A group of 10 students, two heads of department and two teachers from the Gozo College Girls’ Secondary School visited the Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale Pininfarina, Turin, as part of the Comenius project I&R – European Industrial...

  • Fr Raniero Cantalamessa visits Gozo Seminary

    Fr Raniero Cantalamessa visits Gozo Seminary

    Fr Raniero Cantalamessa paid a visit to the Sacred Heart Seminary in Victoria. Fr Cantalamessa, a member of the Capuchin Order, is a preacher to Pope Francis, a role he also occupied under Pope St John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. At the...

  • Miraculous painting’s Gozo pilgrimage

    Miraculous painting’s Gozo pilgrimage

    A copy of the miraculous painting of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, which is venerated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica, Valletta, was recently taken on a day-long pilgrimage to Gozo on the initiative of the Carmelite friars in Malta. The painting...

  • Pupils crown Virgin Mary

    Pupils crown Virgin Mary

    St Francis School of Victoria held a celebration during which the pupils took part in a procession and placed flowers and candles in front of the statue of the Virgin Mary in the schoolyard. The school’s spiritual director Mgr Joseph Gauci, then...

  • 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...