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  • Victoria Scouts Group AGM

    Victoria Scouts Group AGM

    Victoria Scout Group held its annual general meeting at its headquarters. It was addressed by council secretary Marija Mercieca, treasurer Gino Mizzi and group scout leader Lorrie Saliba. Group patron Joseph Grech and guest speaker George Cassar...

  • Upcoming events

    • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital’s Outpatients Department today from 8am to 1pm. • Carnival in Gozo kicks off today at 3pm with a defilé along Republic Street, Victoria, of grotesque masks, grand carnival floats and...

  • Mass for journalists

    Mass for journalists

    To mark the feast of St Francis of Sales, patron saint of journalists, the Gozo Journalists Association held a Mass at the Chapel of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Victoria. It was concelebrated by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech and Mgr Carmelo Scicluna...

  • Ecumenical service

    Ecumenical service

    An ecumenical prayer service was held at St Augustine Church, Victoria, to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. It was led by (from left) Fr Loreto Tabone, representing the Bishop of Gozo, St Andrew’s Church minister Kim Hurst, St Paul’s...

  • Pigeon show

    Pigeon show

    The Gozo Pigeon Show was held at Xewkia primary school by the Rabat Racing Pigeon Society. Competitors exhibited 195 pigeons, which were adjudicated by a panel composed of Andre Scerri, Joe Saliba, John Catania, Manuel Sammut and Bertram Debono.

  • School foundress remembered

    School foundress remembered

    Pupils at St Francis School, Victoria, attended Mass to mark the 64th anniversary of the death of the school foundress, the venerable Mother Margherita Debrincat. It was celebrated at the Franciscan Sisters’ chapel by the school’s spiritual...

  • Talk on 19th century obituaries

    Talk on 19th century obituaries

    The first of this year’s series of lectures organised by Wirt Għawdex was entitled ‘Waking the dead. Nineteenth-century obituaries as a mirror of Maltese social class’. In the lecture, Michael Refalo (right) spoke about impressively long and...

  • Vocal master classes with Miriam Gauci

    Vocal master classes with Miriam Gauci

    Soprano Miriam Gauci will run a series of master classes from March 28 to 30 between 1 and 3.30pm and 4.30 to 7pm at the Gozo Ministry Hall, St Francis Square, Victoria. They form part of the 10th edition of the Gaulitana music festival. The...

  • Bishop’s anniversary celebrated

    Bishop’s anniversary celebrated

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech marked the 10th anniversary of his episcopal ordination with a thanksgiving Mass at Good Shepherd Church, Victoria, which he concelebrated with several priests and religious. A reception was held after the Mass that was...

  • Scouts’ charity fun walk

    Scouts’ charity fun walk

    Victoria and Xagħra Scout Groups last Sunday held a fun walk in aid of the Malta Community Chest Fund that raised €1,400. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and Mr Preca (centre) joined the partici­pants in the two-hour walk from Ta’ Pinu Square...

  • Feast of St Paul’s conversion

    Feast of St Paul’s conversion

    The feast of St Paul’s Conversion was celebrated at the Marsalforn church. After vespers, the saint’s statue was carried in a procession led by Mgr Lawrence Sciberras through the village streets, accompanied by Victory Band of Xagħra and Santa...

  • Obelisk restoration

    Obelisk restoration

    A landmark obelisk at Castle Hill, outside the Citadel, Victoria, is being renovated by the Gozo Ministry’s restoration unit. It commemo­rates the date when water first started to be channelled via an aqueduct from the Għar Ilma (Cave of Water)...

  • Jubilee door at Qala Sanctuary

    Jubilee door at Qala Sanctuary

    The last of three doors in Gozo marking the Jubilee Year of Mercy will be opened at the Sanctuary of the Immaculate Conception, Qala, by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech on Tuesday at 6pm. A tent will be erected in front of the sanctuary for the faithful...

  • Upcoming events

    • Friends of the Sick and Elderly Gozo are organising a charity sale at Victoria Football Ground today from 8am to 1pm. Sellers pay €10 per car space. • The feast of St John Bosco will be celebrated today. Gozo diocese vicar general Tarcisio...

  • Carnival activities in Nadur

    Nadur’s official carnival event kicks off next Sunday at noon with a four-hour programme in the village’s main square organised by the local council. It will include dances, sketches, processions of floats, bands, maskeruni and people dressed in...

  • Minions are ready

    Minions are ready

    Carnival enthusiasts are busy preparing to participate in the Gozo Regional Carnival. Pictured above are a set of grotesque masks depicting Minions at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria.

  • Don Bosco Grand Concert

    Don Bosco Grand Concert

    The Gozo Youth Wind Band will perform its annual Don Bosco Grand Concert, entitled Bands Around the World next Sunday at 7.30pm at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre, Victoria. The concert programme will feature selections from Bizet’s Carmen and the...

  • Gozo tourism award

    Gozo tourism award

    Andrew Saliba, a chef at Kozmo Bar, Restaurant and Vineria, Victoria, won the eighth edition of the Gozo Tourism Worker of the Year Award. Gozo Minister Anton Refalo presented the trophy to Saliba in the presence of Tourism Minister Edward Zammit...

  • Saying it with flowers at Mġarr

    Saying it with flowers at Mġarr

    Travellers to Gozo will soon be welcomed by a mosaic rainbow of flowers created by mosaicist Mary Portelli. She is seen here working on the 11-metre-long mosaic mural depicting a murex trunculus – the mollusc used by the Phoenicians to make purple...

  • Donkeys’ peace appeal at Ta’ Pinu

    Donkeys’ peace appeal at Ta’ Pinu

    The critical need for inter-religious harmony and humanitarian assistance for migrants and refugees are among the themes being highlighted by the Mediterranean Peace Donkey exhibition. The exhibition of artistically decorated life-size fibreglass...

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