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  • President and Mr Preca visit schools

    President and Mr Preca visit schools

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, accompanied by her husband Edgar, visited St Francis School, Victoria. While the President held discussions with Year 5 and 6 pupils, Mr Preca was given a tour of the school. In a separate event, Mr Preca...

  • Xewkija Day celebrated

    Xewkija Day celebrated

    Xewkija Day was marked with a performance by Prekursur Band directed by Anthony Borg during a soirée organised by the local council. During the evening the Ġieħ ix-Xewkija award was presented to Giovann Buttigieg and the Ħidmet iż-Żgħażagħ award...

  • Folk groups in Spain

    Folk groups in Spain

    Għaqda Kumittiva Għawdex and Ta’ Verna Folk Group took part in the 16th International Music Festival Malgrat De Mar, Spain. They performed in several venues including the Passeig Maritim, Hotel Tropic Park and Parc Francesc Macia. They also...

  • Cruise liner visit

    Cruise liner visit

    The cruise liner MS Maasdam anchored off Mġarr Harbour last Tuesday and 850 of its mainly American and Canadian passengers disembarked to join sightseeing tours in Gozo. The 52-day cruise started from, and will end at Fort Lauderdale, US.

  • Upcoming events

    • Ix-Xhud li ma Deherx, a play based on George Zammit’s novel of the same name, will be staged at Xewkija parish centre today at 6.30pm and on Saturday at 7.30pm. For bookings call 7930 1954, 9945 1021 or e-mail [email protected] •...

  • Upcycling celebration at Victoria primary

    Upcycling celebration at Victoria primary

    Upcycling – the process of transforming waste or unwanted products into new materials – was the theme of various activities held as part of a celebration open day at Gozo College’s Victoria Primary School. The activity was organised with the...

  • Two-day expedition in Gozo

    Two-day expedition in Gozo

    Thirty St Aloysius’ College scouts and ventures, and 24 Eighth Swieqi girl guides and rangers took part in an annual two-day expedition in Gozo. They hiked through Għarb, Gordan Lighthouse, Żebbuġ, Xewkija, Ġgantija, Sannat, Kenuna Tower,...

  • Sacred art exhibition

    Sacred art exhibition

    Gozitan artist Aaron Formosa is displaying 20 sacred art paintings at an exhibition entitled Light of the World at the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria. It is open today from 9am to 1pm and closes tomorrow.

  • St John Bosco monument unveiled

    St John Bosco monument unveiled

    A monument by artist John Grima was unveiled by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech in front of St John Bosco Oratory chapel, Victoria, to mark the 50th anniversary of the building and the end of the bicen­tenary of the saint’s birth. It is also dedicated to...

  • View from the Bridge

    Arthur Miller’s play View from the Bridge, translated into Maltese by Joe Friggieri and directed by Mario Tabone, will be performed on Saturday and next Sunday at 7.30pm at Astra Theatre, Victoria, as part of Festival Mediterranea. The cast...

  • Celebrations of Christ the King

  • Study finds tunnel vision ‘feasible’

    Study finds tunnel vision ‘feasible’

    A subsea tunnel between Gozo and Malta is economically and financially feasible, a study commissioned by Transport Malta and the Gozo Business Chamber concluded. The study’s findings were presented to chamber members at the Grand Hotel, Mġarr, by...

  • Savio Mizzi exhibition

    Savio Mizzi exhibition

    An exhibition of works in various media and styles by US-based Gozitan artist Savio Mizzi is being hosted by Il-Ħaġar Museum, St George’s Square, Victoria. The museum is open daily from 9am to 5 pm.

  • Student entrepreneurship for Ugandan education

    Student entrepreneurship for Ugandan education

    Students from Bishop’s Conservatory Secondary School, Victoria, made products from used jeans and sold them at Arkadia shopping centre to raise money to help fund the education of children in Kasozi, Uganda. The activity was part of the...

  • Upcoming events

    • 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 next to the main parking area in Victoria. Sellers pay a €10 donation. • The feast of St Andrew the Apostle will be...

  • Police memorial ceremony

    Police memorial ceremony

    The police force remembered its deceased members last Sunday with a memorial service at Santa Marija Cemetery chapel, Victoria, and at the force’s graves.

  • Ordination anniversary

    Ordination anniversary

    Former Xagħra parish priest Eucharist Sultana marked the golden jubilee of his priestly ordination with a concelebrated Mass at Xagħra parish church. Two bishops from the village, Mgr Joe Bonello and Mgr George Bugeja, also attended. Mgr Carmelo...

  • Seminar, exhibition on local bands

    Seminar, exhibition on local bands

    ‘Exploring the traditional and artistic contribution of local bands’ was the theme of a seminar chaired by Joseph Vella at the Gozo Ministry, Victoria. It was followed by the opening of an exhibition on the same topic at the Astra Theatre by Gozo...

  • Cemetery chapel restored

    Cemetery chapel restored

    Maintenance works have been undertaken at the Victoria cemetery chapel by employees of the Gozo Ministry restoration division.

  • Metal art exhibition

    Metal art exhibition

    Metal art by seven artists from Haiti and Gozo are being exhibited at designer clothing boutique Lazuli Art, St George’s Square, Victoria, on Fridays from 4 to 7pm, Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and Sundays from 10am to 1pm, until December 6. The...

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