• Holy Year of Mercy

    Holy Year of Mercy

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech inaugurated the Jubilee of Mercy in Gozo by pushing open the main door of the Assumption Cathedral, Victoria, during a ceremony held last Sunday. He held a similar ceremony at Corradino Correctional Facility, Paola.

  • President’s award

    President’s award

    Gozo Business Chamber president Michael Grech was presented with the Medalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca at the awards presentation ceremony at the Palace, Valletta, on Republic Day. Grech has been chamber...

  • Upcoming events

    • Dar Karmni Grima, Għarb, is hosting an exhibition entitled Jesus Became One of Us. It includes a collection of devotion cards, some over 100 years old, and an antique crib with handmade clay statuettes. Its opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday...

  • Promoting sport in Gozo

    Promoting sport in Gozo

    Nearly €250,000 has been allocated by the government to continue improving sports facilities in Gozo next year, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport Chris Agius said during a business breakfast held at the Grand Hotel, Għajnsielem. The event,...

  • Environmental discussion

    Environmental discussion

    A discussion regarding a set of proposals drawn up by the Church’s Interdiocesan Environment Commission, inspired by Pope Francis’s encyclical Laudato Si’, was held at the Bishop’s Curia, Victoria. Following an introduction by commission president...

  • Christmas mini-concerts

    Christmas mini-concerts

    A mini concert of violin works by Dancla and Bach, accompanied by traditional Christmas carols and hymns, was performed by students of Gozo Arts School’s Music Department at Il-Ħaġar museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. Three other concerts are...

  • Book-signing session

    Book-signing session

    George Cini, author of Strada Stretta: Aktar Dawl fuq it-Triq li Darba Xegħ­let il-Belt, signed copies of his book purchased at Arkadia Shopping Ar­cade, Victoria. Some Maltese and Gozitan visitors spoke to Cini about members of their families who...

  • Life-saver for Victoria primary

    Life-saver for Victoria primary

    Victoria Primary School was presented with one of 40 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) given to various schools and other education entities. The life-saving equipment was bought with funds raised by the 16th edition of the 50-hour cycling...

  • Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem inaugurated

    Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem inaugurated

    The seventh edition of the live Christmas nativity village Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem was inaugurated last Sunday by Gozo Minister Anton Refalo and blessed by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, at Ta’ Passi, Għajnsielem. The opening ceremony started with a...

  • Upcoming events this week

    • A charity fair in aid of Friends of the Sick and Elderly Gozo is taking place today from 7.30am to 1pm in the football ground adjacent to Victoria’s main car park. Sellers pay a €10 donation. • A children’s fun park featuring Disney characters...

  • Feast of St Cecilia commemorated

    Feast of St Cecilia commemorated

    A programme of activities spread over three days was held at St Cecilia Chapel, Għajnsielem, to commemorate the feast day of the patron saint of music. The events started with a Mass, followed by a concertino featuring mezzo soprano Marthese Borg,...

  • Nadur blood donation

    Nadur blood donation

    A mobile blood donation session held at Dar San Pietru u San Pawl, Nadur, was attended by 41 people, mainly residents of the village. It was organised by the National Blood Transfusion Service with the support of the local council and parish...

  • Youths at Italian football tournament

    Youths at Italian football tournament

    A team made up of 14 football players from Oratory Youths and SK Victoria Wanderers took part in the 2015 Torneo Internazionale Sportivo del Delta del Po, with the support of Victoria local council. About 300 youths from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna...

  • Book presentation

    Book presentation

    Gozitan photographer Anthony Grech presented a copy of his latest publication, Gozo – The Enchanting Coastline, to Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at the Gozo Curia, Victoria. The book includes over 80 photos of Gozo and Comino’s coastline, showcasing its...

  • President and Mr Preca visit schools

    President and Mr Preca visit schools

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, accompanied by her husband Edgar, visited St Francis School, Victoria. While the President held discussions with Year 5 and 6 pupils, Mr Preca was given a tour of the school. In a separate event, Mr Preca...

  • Xewkija Day celebrated

    Xewkija Day celebrated

    Xewkija Day was marked with a performance by Prekursur Band directed by Anthony Borg during a soirée organised by the local council. During the evening the Ġieħ ix-Xewkija award was presented to Giovann Buttigieg and the Ħidmet iż-Żgħażagħ award...

  • Folk groups in Spain

    Folk groups in Spain

    Għaqda Kumittiva Għawdex and Ta’ Verna Folk Group took part in the 16th International Music Festival Malgrat De Mar, Spain. They performed in several venues including the Passeig Maritim, Hotel Tropic Park and Parc Francesc Macia. They also...

  • Cruise liner visit

    Cruise liner visit

    The cruise liner MS Maasdam anchored off Mġarr Harbour last Tuesday and 850 of its mainly American and Canadian passengers disembarked to join sightseeing tours in Gozo. The 52-day cruise started from, and will end at Fort Lauderdale, US.

  • Upcoming events

    • Ix-Xhud li ma Deherx, a play based on George Zammit’s novel of the same name, will be staged at Xewkija parish centre today at 6.30pm and on Saturday at 7.30pm. For bookings call 7930 1954, 9945 1021 or e-mail [email protected] •...

  • Upcycling celebration at Victoria primary

    Upcycling celebration at Victoria primary

    Upcycling – the process of transforming waste or unwanted products into new materials – was the theme of various activities held as part of a celebration open day at Gozo College’s Victoria Primary School. The activity was organised with the...