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  • Coming up

    • Għaqda il-Milied fix-Xagħra is organising a talk by David Xuereb today at 9.30am on how to build and paint Christmas nativity scene features at Xagħra Youth Centre, April 28,1688, Street, Xagħra. • A Christ the King celebration will be held...

  • New art gallery in Victoria

    Ta’ Nikol art gallery is a new creative space that has recently opened in Victoria. Featuring distinctive ink and charcoal drawings, contemporary paintings and photography by the two creative people behind the project, British artist Oliver Cook...

  • Course, seminar on crib-making

    L-Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju – Għawdex, Għajnsielem section organised a course on techniques to build a crib using polystyrene. It was conducted by Paul Stellini at Għajnsielem local council. The course, which ended last Friday, was very well...

  • Għarb to Qbajjar night hike

    A group of pupils from Gozo College Rabat primary school, accompanied by their parents, recently took part in a two-hour night hike from Għarb main square to Qbajjar, limits of Marsalforn. It was organised in collaboration with the Eco Gozo...

  • Rememberance Day

    Despite the inclement weather and heavy rain, a short ceremony was held last Monday morning in the foyer of the Banca Giuratale, Victoria, as part of Remembrance Day activities, popularly known as Armistice Day. The ceremony was presided by Gozo...

  • Young singers’ success abroad

    Loredana Agius, 10, and her brother Albert-Lauren, eight, from Għajn­sielem, both placed second in their respective categories at the singing competition Prishtina Kids Fest held recently in Pristina, Kosovo. The other participants came from...

  • Loreto visitors to Għajnsielem

    Roberto Stefanelli and Fr Marcello Montanari from the shrine of the Holy House in Loreto, Italy, recently visited Għajnsielem parish. Located 18 miles south of Ancona, the basilica of the Holy House is one of the most sacred of all shrines...

  • Nadur blood donation

    A group of over 50 people, mainly from Nadur, took part in a mobile blood donation session held over a period of four hours last Sunday at Dar San Pietru u San Pawl, next to Mnarja Band Club, Nadur. More than a quarter of the blood donors did so...

  • Coming up

    • A chairty fair takes place today from 8am until midday at the Marsalforn car park, organised by the Arka Foundation of Għajnsielem. Everyone is invited to bring along unwanted items and bric-a-brac to sell them, while buyers are invited to bag a...

  • Anthony Caruana art exhibition inaugurated

    Anthony Caruana is presenting a new collection of 17 abstract paintings both in oils and acrylics entitled Journey into the Light at the Banca Giuratale in Victoria. This is Caruana’s 24th solo exhibition, and follows his recent success in...

  • Annual grand concert at Teatru Astra

    One of the most important appointments for La Stella Philharmonic Band is the annual grand concert, which this year will take place on Saturday at 7.30pm at Teatru Astra, Victoria. This is the concluding concert of Festival Mediterranea 2013. The...

  • Open Week on Home-Start to be held in Gozo

    Home-Start offers volunteer-based, parent-to-parent support to people raising at least one child under the age of five. The service aims to support parents by offering practical help, a listening ear and advice. Families who may benefit from the...

  • Lord Strickland commemorated

    Last Monday, Lord Strickland was featured in the fourth of a series of personalised stamps being issued every month by the Gozo Philatelic Society at the Maltapost branch in Victoria. This initiative, originated by Anthony Grech, aimed at...

  • Gozo hospital rewards its staff

    Gozo General Hospital’s Worker of the Year award ceremony was recently held by the hospital administration in its garden, including the presentation of certificates to employees who had been nominated by their colleagues. Health Minister Godfrey...

  • Nadur monument for Bryan Portelli

    Last Sunday, Nadur local council unveiled a monument at Kenuna Tower Street in honour of the late Bryan Portelli, who died tragically aged 23 in the explosion at the Qalb ta’ Ġesù fireworks factory in Gharb, on November 4, 2012. Three other people...

  • Sea tragedy remembered

    The 65th anniversary of one of the worst sea tragedies involving Gozitans was marked with a ceremony last Sunday. A Mass was held on board the Gozo Channel ferry MV Gaudos, celebrated by Fr Michael Xuereb and Mgr Joe Vella Gauci. As a sign of...

  • Coming up

    • The Friends of the Sick and Elderly (Gozo) will hold a charity sale at the football ground near the main car park in Victoria today, from 8am to 1pm. The price is €10 for each car space, payable on the day. • A book and religious items fair by...

  • Competition winner

    The winner of the Hotel Calypso Weekend Break for Two competition of November 3 is Alfred Farrugia of St Paul’s Bay.

  • A Gozitan first in the AFM

    Major Claudio Terribile was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, becoming the first Gozitan to be promoted to what is considered the third highest attainable rank in the Armed Forces of Malta. The promotion was approved by Minister...

  • Gozo philatelic exhibition

    The Gozo Philatelic Society recently held its annual exhibition at the Gozo Ministry in Victoria. The judging panel awarded Anthony Grech the challenge trophy for best exhibit, entitled St Paul & Pope John Paul, in the Traditional Open class.

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