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  • Pillow Talk

    Pillow Talk

    People touched by cancer are being asked to contribute quotations and other meaningful words for a collage entitled Pillow Talk for a Europa Donna Malta art exhibition in October. It will later be donated to Gozo General Hospital’s Chemo Ward. To...

  • Coming up

    • The liturgical feast of St Peter and St Paul is being celebrated today at Nadur basilica. Bishop Emanuel Barbara OFM Cap. will lead a concelebrated pontifical Mass at 9am. The Santa Elena Band of Birkirkara and Żejtun Band of Żejtun will play...

  • Gozo for the girls

    Gozo for the girls

    “Words are easy, like the wind; Faithful friends are hard to find”, at least according to Shakespeare. But the most steadfast of friendships need a little nurturing and the laid-back atmosphere of Gozo is the perfect place to do it. The flimsiest...

  • Arkadia maintains momentum

    Arkadia maintains momentum

    Arkadia Commercial Centre in Victoria is a leading destination for fashion, home and food shopping in Gozo. Arkadia has set the bar for retail standards in Malta by emphasising convenience as the core feature of a superior shopping experience. It...

  • Keeping traditions alive

    Keeping traditions alive

    From traditional Maltese weddings to craft work, The Menhir Qala Folk Group is keeping alive and resurrecting local traditions that are on the brink of extinction. Veronica Stivala discovers how the group has created a fail-safe plan to keep local...

  • Invest in a Gozo holiday home

    Owning a second home in a Mediterranean island is a dream that is becoming a reality for many locals and foreign buyers alike. Many Maltese purchase properties in Gozo as a second home and choose to periodically rent these homes to foreigners...

  • A very special place

    A very special place

    While many see Gozo as a relaxing destination for a day trip or weekend getaway, for others it means much more than that. Stephanie Fsadni finds that the island holds a very special place in some hearts. Ray Bondin What is your connection with...

  • Take a ferry on the wild side

    Take a ferry on the wild side

    As the ferry glides out of the dock in Mġarr and starts to pick up speed for Malta, most people are already queuing for a coffee and congratulating themselves on managing to get on board. Those who venture out on deck might look out at the water...

  • Good to go-go

    Your journey from Gozo starts here: not when you step onto the ferry but when you walk into Gozo Channel Terminal. Whether you are crossing for business or pleasure the chances are that you want to be served good quality inexpensive food delivered...

  • The seaweed is always greener...

    The seaweed is always greener...

    The Maltese Islands may be a speck on the world map, but when it comes to diving spots (among many other things) they can contend with giants. So much so, that over the years our archipelago keeps scoring one of the top ten places in some of the...

  • Scenic walks off the beaten track

    Scenic walks off the beaten track

    Lino Bugeja, honorary president of the Ramblers Association, suggests four panoramic walks off the beaten paths along Gozo’s magic northern trails. Simonne Pace is mesmerised by the magnificent views, legends and mystery. Walk 1: Bronze Age...

  • Nadur bell restored

    Nadur bell restored

    Nadur basilica’s second-largest bell in the southwest belfry was recently restored. The works involved removing a corroded cast-in crown staple assembly and drilling the bell head to fit a new independent assembly. The clapper was calibrated to...

  • Sannat Motorfest

    Sannat Motorfest

    The third edition of the Sannat Motorfest was held by the local council last Sunday in the village’s St Margaret Square. Besides bringing together the island’s motoring enthusiasts the event also raised €1,266 for Puttinu Cares.

  • Blood donation

    Blood donation

    A blood donation session was organised at Arkadia shopping complex, Victoria, with the collaboration of the Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (ERRC) and the support of the complex.

  • Car wash for a cause

    Car wash for a cause

    Every year, Miriam Portelli of Nadur leads a group of youths on a voluntary experience with the Sisters of Mother Teresa in Bari, Italy. This involves a summer camp for children at which the youths organise a series of activities to promote the...

  • Feast of St Anthony

    Feast of St Anthony

    Fr Raymond Camilleri OFM, the outgoing guardian at St Anthony friary, Għajnsielem, is pictured distributing blessed bread of St Anthony during a Mass held on the saint’s liturgical feast on June 13. After having served in Gozo for several years,...

  • Exhibition inspired by Xewkija’s feast

    Exhibition inspired by Xewkija’s feast

    An exhibition of works with the theme Non Surrexit Maior (No one greater than him [St John the Baptist]) is being held at Precursor Band Club, Xewkija, until today from 10am to 1pm and from 4 to 11pm. Band secretary Carmel Attard said that the...

  • Results of the 44th Marian Song Festival

    Results of the 44th Marian Song Festival

    The 44th edition of the Marian Song Festival was held at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, by the Legion of Mary. Forteen participants took part. Albert Lauren Agius won Category A for singers aged up to 10. Jael Said was runner-up. Michela Pace won...

  • Piano prodigy

    Piano prodigy

    Daphne Delicata, 7, who attends Gozo College Rabat Primary, obtained the highest marks in the ninth edition of the Mozart International Piano Competition in Rome. She was awarded the Primo Premio Assoluto in her category with a score of 98/100.

  • School celebrates with Oliver!

    School celebrates with Oliver!

    Highlights from the musical Oliver! were performed by pupils at Gozo College Għajnsielem Primary as part of Celebration Day. The school choir, formed by members of staff and kindergarten pupils, also took part. School head Maryann Zammit presented...

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