• Għajnsielem award

    Għajnsielem award

    Francis Cauchi was awarded the 21st edition of the Ġieħ Għajnsielem award by mayor Franco Ciangura, who thanked Cauchi for his 21 years of service as mayor of the village. He added that the long list of projects accomplished during these years...

  • Gozo carnival’s grand finale

    Gozo carnival’s grand finale

    Carnival in Gozo ended last Tuesday with a defilé along Republic Street, Victoria, and dancing by various companies in costume in Fortunato Mizzi Street.

  • Upcoming events

    • To celebrate the feast of San Blas, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will celebrate Mass near Nadur’s boċċi pitch today at 10.30am. This will be followed by the blessing of animals and agricultural produce. Transport leaves Mnarja Band Club at 9.45am. •...

  • Għasri school celebrates Salesian feasts

    Għasri school celebrates Salesian feasts

    Staff and pupils at Laura Vicuna School, Għasri, celebrated the feasts of several Salesian saints last month. These activities culminated with a Mass celebrated by the school’s spiritual director Canon Michael Mintoff at St John Bosco Oratory...

  • Comedy at Munxar parish centre

    Comedy at Munxar parish centre

    Ilsien il-Lifgħat, a Maltese version of Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni’s classic three-act comedy Le Baruffe Chiozotte, was staged at Munxar parish centre in collaboration with the Gozo Ministry’s culture section. The play, translated by the late Mgr Salv...

  • Xagħra Philarmonic Society AGM

    Xagħra Philarmonic Society AGM

    Xagħra Philarmonic Society held its annual general meeting presided by Joseph Attard. After administrative reports were read and a discussion held, the members of the new committee were appointed. They are pictured with mayor Joe Cordina and...

  • Blessing of pets in Victoria square

    Blessing of pets in Victoria square

    On the occasion of the feast of St John Bosco, Mgr George Tabone blessed pets at St Augus­tine’s Square, Victoria, last Sunday.

  • Study on pastoral care of Gozitan University students

    ‘The Gozitan University Students in Malta. Challenges and Suggestions for the Youth Ministry’ is the title of a thesis by Fr Mark Bonello in completion of a pastoral-theological course in youth ministry at the Salesian Pontifical University,...

  • Auditions for Grease – The Musical at Astra Theatre

    Astra Theatre is conducting auditions for all main and chorus parts of its first-ever live musical production, Grease –The Musical, to be staged in April. Applicants should be aged between 18 and 28, and be able to sing and dance to rock ’n’ roll...

  • Talks on immigration and human rights

    Talks on immigration and human rights

    Over 700 Gozitan students at the Bishop’s Conservatory Girls’ Secondary School and the Gozo College Secondary School attended talks aimed at raising awareness on immigration and human rights, organised by Europe Direct Information Centre,...

  • Drink-driving awareness campaign

    Drink-driving awareness campaign

    Over 300 disposable breathalysers were distributed for free during an activity at Arkadia Shopping Centre, Victoria, aimed at creating further awareness re­garding the danger of drinking and driving. It was organised by the Malta Road Safety...

  • 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...