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  • Upcoming events

    • The Visitation Band of Għarb will hold its end-of-year concert, Dreams of Vienna, at Kempinski Hotel, San Lawrenz, today at 8pm. The concert will be directed by Mro George Apap. • A pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu sanctuary and a Mass organised by...

  • Nativity art exhibition

    Nativity art exhibition

    The Nativity – Faith and Art exhibition is being held at the Xagħra altar boys’ group quarters behind the village’s parish church. The exhibits include artistic and antique nativity images in different media and a large crib. It is open from today...

  • Multipurpose cap collection

    Multipurpose cap collection

    Gozo College’s San Lawrenz primary school collected 55 large sacks of plastic bottle caps this year, weighing a total of 820kg, for the Irriċikla għall-Istrina campaign. For each kilo collected, Greenpak offered a donation to the Malta Community...

  • Peter Pan at the oratory

    Peter Pan at the oratory

    Over 100 students of Gozo College Secondary School performed Peter Pan at Don Bosco Oratory theatre, Victoria. It was coordinated by Maria Buttigieg and directed by Rob Ricards.

  • Christmas mini-concerts

    Christmas mini-concerts

    Works by famous composers were performed by the Echo Ensembleof Gozo’s Visual and Performing Arts School music department at the second of the series of four concerts being held this month at Il-Ħaġar museum, St George’s Square, Victoria.

  • Awards for Karl Curmi

    Awards for Karl Curmi

    Karl Curmi, the 10-year-old pupil from Gozo College’s Victoria Primary School who last July saved a baby from drowning at Il-Menqa, Marsalforn, was awarded the Medal for Bravery by President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca on Republic Day. He is the...

  • Research on Gozitan farmers’ perception and attitude towards climate change

    A study on Gozitan farmers’ perception and attitude towards climate change was published in the peer-reviewed publication European Journal of Agronomy. It was conducted by University research­ers Charles Galdies, Alex Said, Liberato Camilleri, and...

  • Cake fundraiser

    Cake fundraiser

    A Christmas cake measuring one by 2.1 metres was baked by David’s Bakery and distributed to shoppers at Arkadia shopping complex in exchange for donations in aid of Puttinu Cares. The sum of €1,650 was collected.

  • Remembering Leah

    Remembering Leah

    Gozitan schoolchildren attended a Mass at Ta’ Pinu sanctuary celebrated by Bishop Mario Grech in memory of Leah Xuereb, the six-year-old girl from Għajnsielem who died last March after a long fight with cancer. Each school presented the donations...

  • Planting peace

    Planting peace

    Over 50 olive trees have been planted to create a ‘Peace Garden’ on Għammar Hill, opposite Ta’ Pinu sanctuary. The garden was inaugurated by Gozo Minister Anton Refalo and blessed by sanctuary rector Fr Gerard Buhagiar. Also present were Għarb...

  • 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...

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