• St Ursula statue’s 400th anniversary

    St Ursula statue’s 400th anniversary

    Next Tuesday marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the statue of St Ursula in Gozo. St Ursula, reputed to be a missionary princess from Roman Brittania, was martyred by the Huns near Cologne. Devotion to the saint in Gozo began in 1614,...

  • Blessing of pets

    Blessing of pets

    Animal lovers were at the franciscan convent in Ghajnsielem last Sunday to have their pets and animals blessed by Fr Alfred Sciberras.

  • Traditional weaving at Ta’ Kola

    Traditional weaving at Ta’ Kola

    An activity focused on weaving and related traditions was organised by Heritage Malta in collaboration with local weaver Alda Bugeja (top left photo, first from left) at Ta’ Kola Windmill, Xagħra. Bugeja provided hands-on demonstrations of weaving...

  • Gozo diocese new appointments

    Gozo diocese new appointments

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech has made three new appointments in the Gozo diocese. Fr Michael Curmi was appointed parish associate at St Margaret parish, Sannat. He was born on May 9, 1982, and ordained priest on June 30, 2007, after which he continued...

  • Broken Life

    Broken Life

    An exhibition by Hermine Anna Sammut entitled Broken Life is currently taking place at Il-Ħaġar Heart of Gozo, St George’s Square, Victoria. It includes a series of 13 copper etchings and eight matching ceramic sculptures. The exhibition is open...

  • Santa Luċija fjakkolata

    Santa Luċija fjakkolata

    The annual traditional fjakkolata organised by Kerċem’s Santa Luċija administrative committee was held last Sunday on Għar Ilma hillock. The fjakkolata initiative started some decades ago when the Santa Luċija community lacked electricity supply...

  • Coming up

    • Għarb celebrates the feast of St Demetrius today. A chapel dedicated to the saint is built on the edge of a promontory that can be reached by a country road from Għarb. A traditional fair will be held near the chapel starting from 11am.

  • Santa Luċija – Symphony of Lights concert

    The Gozo Youth Wind Band will present a concert entitled Santa Luċija – Symphony of Lights on Friday. It will perform a wide range of musical styles including operatic, pop arrangements of classical masterpieces, pop music and songs from musical...

  • Breast cancer awareness walk

    Breast cancer awareness walk

    Europa Donna Breast Cancer Support Group held its annual breast cancer awareness walk last Sunday in collaboration with J. Piccinino Ltd. It started from Pope John Paul II Street, Victoria, to Ta’ Pinu Sanc­tuary. Europa Donna Malta president...

  • New Mcast campus in Gozo

    New Mcast campus in Gozo

    The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology’s new Gozo Campus in Għajnsielem was inaugurated by Education Minister Evarist Bartolo (centre) and Gozo Minister Anton Refalo (fourth from right). The new campus is in the former School of Arts...

  • Enjoying a sportive weekend

    Enjoying a sportive weekend

    Sports activities were organised in various localities in Gozo last weekend by the Gozo Sports Board as part of European Move Week. Children and adults took part in a duathlon organised by the Greyhounds, softball and baseball organised by the...

  • Franciscans mark feast of St Francis of Assisi in Gozo

    Franciscans mark feast of St Francis of Assisi in Gozo

    The Capuchin friars at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary, Victoria, celebrated the feast of their patron saint, St Francis of Assisi, last Sunday. Coadjutor Bishop of Garissa, Kenya, Joseph Alessandro led a solemn concelebrated Mass and delivered an...

  • Children’s funfair

    Children’s funfair

    Gozo’s annual Kids Funfair was held at Pjazza tad-Dehra, Għajnsielem, giving children the opportunity to enjoy rock climbs, merry-go-rounds, bouncy castles, train, pony and rodeo bull rides. Civil Protection Department personnel demonstrated...

  • Lunzjata Valley tour

    Lunzjata Valley tour


  • Coming up

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly in Gozo are organising a charity sale today at the football ground near the main car park, Victoria, from 7.30am to 1pm. A fee of €10 per car space is payable on the day. • Grandparents Day will be celebrated...

  • WWII shelter in Għarb restored

    WWII shelter in Għarb restored

    A World War II shelter in Pjazza Żjara tal-Madonna, Għarb, has been restored by the local council. The restoration involved clearing debris from the shelter, making it more accessible and installing a lighting system and floor decking. The project...

  • New stamp series

    New stamp series

    Members of the Gozo Philatelic Society, were among the first customers at Victoria post office to acquire sets of the new Grand Masters series. Society secretary Antoine Vassallo, librarian Antoine Debrincat and productions manager Anthony Grech...

  • Barbecue in aid of Arka Foundation

    Barbecue in aid of Arka Foundation

    A barbecue was organised by Michael Grech Financial Investment Services as a special treat for volunteers and benefactors who support and help run the Arka Foundation in Gozo. The foundation is a non-profit making and non-governmental organisation...

  • Xagħra food festival

    Xagħra food festival

    An annual two-day food festival was organised at Xagħra’s main square by the local council. The event included food stalls, a demonstration of wool products, an open-air dinner and a seminar on food at Victory Philharmonic Society. Ta’ Verna...

  • Nadur street steps back in time for Xandriku Fest

    Nadur street steps back in time for Xandriku Fest

    Xandriku Street in Nadur took a step back in time to give people an opportunity to relive its cultural history. The event included various exhibitions and visits to residences in the street. Military vehicles from the mid-20th century were on show...