• Upcoming events

    • Federazzjoni Maltija Vetturi Antiki is organising a show of vintage cars that will start today at 10.30am at Għajnsielem, stop over in Marsalforn and end at the Mġarr Yacht Marina at 1.30pm. During the vintage motors festival there will be shows...

  • Ta’ Pinu colouring book

    Ta’ Pinu colouring book

    Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary has published a colouring book for children. It features outline images of each tableau making up the Way of the Cross on Għammar Hill, accompanied by spiritual reflections. The book and a pack of 12 crayons are available for...

  • Prayers and pilgrimage for rain

    Prayers and pilgrimage for rain

    A pentitential pilgrimage led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech to pray for rain was held last Sunday from Qala parish church to Qala Sanctuary. The Jesus the Redeemer statue of Qala was carried during the well-attended event, which was organised by the...

  • Bandsmen entertain at hospital

    Bandsmen entertain at hospital

    A Mass was celebrated at Tal-Ibraġġ Hospital, Victoria, by Mgr George Grima to mark the feast of the Holy Family. On the initiative of Carmelo Bigeni, band players from various Gozitan band clubs played marches to entertain the hospital patients.

  • Youths retell saints’ stories

    Youths retell saints’ stories

    About 40 Italian youths, members of the theatre company CGS Life, staged the original musical production Storie per Vivere to youths at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre, Victoria. Through song, music and dance the musical portrayed the lives of three...

  • Upcoming events

    • A car boot sale is taking place today in Marsalforn’s main car park organised by Arka Foundation in aid of its respite centre. Sellers are not required to book but are asked for a €10 donation per car. • A blood donation session will be held at...

  • Third NSTF Science Days in Gozo

    The third edition of NSTF Science Days in Gozo starts on Tuesday and ends on Thursday with the presentation of awards at 6.30pm. The event, which will take place at Gozo College Boys’ Secondary School, Victoria, is an annual showcase of Gozitan...

  • Scout Founder’s Day

    Scout Founder’s Day

    Victoria and Xagħra scout groups joined scouts worldwide in commemorating the birthday of their founder Lord Baden-Powell last Sunday. After a parade in Victoria, the scouts attended Mass at Good Shepherd Chapel, Victoria, celebrated by Gozo...

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    Over 50 Sannat residents, including archpriest Michael Curmi, donated blood at Gozo General Hospital last Sunday. The event was organised with the support of the St Margaret Feast committee.

  • Banca Giuratale restoration

    Banca Giuratale restoration

    The historic façade of the Banca Giuratale at It-Tokk, Victoria, is undergoing further restoration works consisting of replacing the dressed stones in the pilasters to consolidate the fabric design of the 19th-century barrel-shaped frontage.

  • Upcoming events

    • The Good Dinosaur (PG) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. Next Saturday, Children’s Cinema Day, Snoopy and Charlie Brown the Peanuts Movie (U) will be screened at 2pm and Star Wars – The Force Awakens (PG) will be...

  • Feast of San Blaise celebrated at Nadur

    Feast of San Blaise celebrated at Nadur

    The feast of St Blaise was celebrated last Sunday in the locality of San Blas in Nadur. Marches were performed by Mnarja Band, after which Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, archpriest Jimmy Xerri and local priests celebrated Mass. Residents of Arka Respite...

  • Malta-Gozo tunnel, sea, air links discussed at chamber’s AGM

    Malta-Gozo tunnel, sea, air links discussed at chamber’s AGM

    During the Gozo Business Chamber’s annual general meeting last Sunday, president Michael Grech updated members on the Gozo-Malta tunnel project and on the chamber’s discussions with the authorities about fast ferry and air services between the...

  • 1916 Maltese migrants incident recalled

    1916 Maltese migrants incident recalled

    Material connected with the 1916 ‘Maltese of New Caledonia’ migrant incident is being exhibited in the Gozo Philatelic Society showcase on level -1, Il-Ħaġar Museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. The incident involved a boatload of 214 Maltese...

  • Paintings for Fontana church cupola

    Paintings for Fontana church cupola

    Artist Paul Camilleri Cauchi is seen applying the finishing touches to four paintings for the small cupola of the chapel dedicated to St Michael the Archangel at Fontana parish church. The paintings, which depict episodes involving archangels,...

  • Family Commission conference

    Family Commission conference

    The need to educate children on true inner freedom; skills that help parents accompany their children wisely through adolescence into adulthood; and the Bible’s positive outlook on the possibility of transforming family conflicts into personal...

  • New vice rector

    New vice rector

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech has appointed Fr Richard Nazzareno Farrugia, a priest from Xagħra, as the new vice rector of the Gozo Major Seminary, Victoria. He replaces Fr Michael Curmi, who was appointed archpriest of Sannat parish.

  • CGS Life to perform Storie per Vivere in Gozo

    CGS Life to perform Storie per Vivere in Gozo

    Italian theatre company CGS Life will present a musical entitled Storie per Vivere at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre, Victoria, on Saturday at 7.30pm. The musical tells the story of young saints Dome­nico Savio, Laura Vicuna and Michele Magone, and...

  • Sant amends EP resolution regarding islands’ insularity

    Sant amends EP resolution regarding islands’ insularity

    MEP Alfred Sant succeeded in amending a European Parliament resolution on the insularity of EU regions in an effort to address concerns of islands attached to island States, such as Gozo. Sant stressed that such islands suffered double insularity.

  • Concerto d’Eleganza

    Concerto d’Eleganza

    Sinfonia Music Group performed il Concerto d’Eleganza under the direction of Mro Mario Vella at the Gozo Ministry hall, St Francis Square, Victoria. The concert featured musical compositions by Jules Massenet, Johann Strauss II, Yiruma and Vella...