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  • Mass for deceased police officers

    Mass for deceased police officers

    A Mass was held last Sunday at Santa Marija Cemetery chapel, Victoria, in memory of deceased members of the police force. It was celebrated by Mgr Paul Cardona (left), the new chaplain of the police in Gozo, assisted by former chaplain Mgr Emanuel...

  • Planting a tree for peace

    Planting a tree for peace

    A tree-planting activity entitled ‘Plant a Tree for Peace’ was held at Għammar Hill, opposite Ta’ Pinu, as part of an ongoing project to embellish the hill and create a Biblical Garden along the Way of the Cross, organised by Europe Direct...

  • Celebrating music’s patron saint

    Celebrating music’s patron saint

    A Concertino on Santa Cecilia’s Eve was held by the Fondazzjoni Santa Cecilia (Gozo) to celebrate the patron saint of music at the medieval chapel in Xewkija dedicated to the martyr. Various musical pieces were sung by the Santa Cecilia Choir and...

  • Military vehicle and classic car show

    Military vehicle and classic car show

    A show featuring military vehicles as well as classic and American cars was held in Għajnsielem’s main square last Sunday and raised €1,000 in aid of Puttinu Cares. Organised by the Military Vehicles Club Gozo with the collaboration of the local...

  • Maltese scouts’ expedition in Gozo

    Maltese scouts’ expedition in Gozo

    St Aloysius’ College Scouts and Ventures, and the 8th Swieqi Rangers, recently held their annual two-day expedition in Gozo. The college scout group is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

  • On-site sacred art lecture

    On-site sacred art lecture

    ‘Towards an Innovative and Modern Sensibility in Sacred Art in Gozo 1900-1970’ was the title of an on-site lecture led by Mark Sagona, a visiting lecturer at the Department of History of Art of the University of Malta’s  Faculty of Arts. The...

  • Stamp collectors’ exhibition

    Stamp collectors’ exhibition

    This year’s participants in the Gozo Philatelic Society annual exhibition included stamp collectors from France and Australia, besides those from Gozo and Malta. The exhibition, held at the Gozo Ministry hall, Victoria, was split into various...

  • Scout Group’s donation to quake victims

    Scout Group’s donation to quake victims

    The sum of €1,000 collected during a fundraising lunch organised by Victoria Scout Group at Dwejra last month are going to be passed on to Caritas Italia to be donated to victims of the devastating earthquake that struck central Italy last August.

  • Għajnsielem honours war dead

    Għajnsielem honours war dead

    Għajnsielem mayor Franco Ciangura together with councilors, representatives from the village’s main organisations and relatives, last Sunday paid their respects to the victims of the two world wars on Remembrance Day. After attending Mass at the...

  • ‘A Frenchman in Gozo’ video goes viral

    ‘A Frenchman in Gozo’ video goes viral

    A Frenchman in Gozo, a lighthearted video about Malta’s sister island produced by Gozitan filmmaker Federico Chini, has gone viral. The two-minute video portrays a stereotypical Frenchman (Remi Jennequin), complete with marinière, beret and...

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    Last Sunday 35 people donated blood during a mobile blood donation session at Dar San Pietru u San Pawl, Nadur, organised by the National Blood Transfusion Service with the support of the local council and parish church.

  • Snooker hall inaugurated

    Snooker hall inaugurated

    The President’s husband Edgar Preca recently inaugurated Għajnsielem Snooker Hall at the village’s St Joseph Band Club. Afterwards local champions Alex Borg, Brian Cini, Simon Zammit and Duncan Bezzina took part in a mini-tournament in aid of the...

  • Achieving work-life balance

    Achieving work-life balance

    Achieving the elusive ‘work-life balance’ was the theme of the Mental Health Association Gozo’s annual mental health conference entitled ‘24 Siegħa Kuljum – Biżżejjed?” (Are 24 Hours a Day enough?). Professional speakers delivered presentations...

  • Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day

    A Remembrance Day commemorative prayer service and wreath laying ceremony in honour of victims of the two world wars took place last Sunday at Independence Square, Victoria. Parliamentary Secretary Justyne Caruana laid a wreath on behalf of the...

  • Art exhibition

    Art exhibition

    Għawdex Fid-Dawl u d-Dell (Gozo in light and shade) is the title of Andrew Micallef’s 10th solo exhibition of paintings at the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria. Through the exhibition, consisting of 28 new works in acrylics, Micallef...

  • Handmaids’ pilgrimage

    Handmaids’ pilgrimage

    A group of girls and women forming part of the Handmaids of the Cenacle (Qaddejja taċ-Ċenaklu) took part in a pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu and visited the house where Karmni Grima lived, in an activity marking the Year of Mercy. Members of the...

  • 100 years of scouting in Gozo

    100 years of scouting in Gozo

    Gozo is celebrating 100 years of Scouting. To mark this special occasion the Victoria and the Xagħra Scout Groups organised an anniversary parade last Sunday. They were joined by 18 Maltese Scout Groups, including Scout bands. Gozo Bishop Mario...

  • Upcoming events scheduled for this week

    • Alice Through The Looking Glass (PG) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. Ben-Hur (2016) will be screened at 8pm. • A blood donation session will be held at Dar San Pietru u San Pawl, Nadur,...

  • Scale model exhibition for MCCF

    Scale model exhibition for MCCF

    An exhibition by Gozitan scale modelling groups was held last weekend at the Gozo Sports Complex, Victoria, in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund. Photos show various model airplanes on display and President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, Edgar...

  • Seminar on design in Gozo

    Seminar on design in Gozo

    Art historians, educators, artists, architects and designers who were educated at Sir Mikiel Ang Refalo Sixth Form presented papers during a seminar on aspects of design in Gozo, focusing on Italy’s cultural influence on the island. It was held at...

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