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  • New Gozitan Archbishop visits hometown prior to South Korea appointment

    New Gozitan Archbishop visits hometown prior to South Korea appointment

    Gozitan Mgr Alfred Xuereb, who was appointed Apostolic Nuncio for South Korea and elevated to Archbishop by Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 19, recently presided over various functions in Gozo, including the Cathedral, St George’s Basilica,...

  • Science in the Citadel launched

    Science in the Citadel launched

    The second edition of Science in the Citadel, to be held on April 28, was launched by Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana. Dr Caruana said the event, targeted at the whole family, was very important, since it introduced children to the world of science...

  • ‘I Choose’ initiatives

    ‘I Choose’ initiatives

    The Ministry for Education and Employment embarked on an extended ‘I Choose’ initiative, targeting fourth and fifth formers. This year, the ‘I Choose’ programme will be split in two events. The first was a Career Awareness Week held at the Gozo...

  • Victoria Scout Group Easter camp

    Victoria Scout Group Easter camp

    The Victoria Scout Group organised a four-day camp at Dwejra during Eastertime. Around 80 members of the four sections within the group – Cub Scouts, Scouts, Venture Scouts and Rovers – attended the camp. Each section followed its programme.

  • For your diary

    • A blood donation session will be held at the Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department today from 8am to1pm. • A family fair will be held at the Għadira ta’ San Raflu in Kerċem today from midday to 6pm. The fair was postponed to today from...

  • New statue in memory of Leah

    New statue in memory of Leah

    A new statue of the Risen Christ was inaugurated at the church of the Franciscan Friars (Ta’ Ġieżu) in Għajnsielem in memory of Leah Xuereb, the bubbly six-year-old girl who stole the hearts of the Maltese nation as she fought cancer. The statue,...

  • Figolla raises €3,800 for Puttinu

    Figolla raises €3,800 for Puttinu

    The sum of €3,800 was raised in aid of Puttinu Cares from donations made by people visiting Arkadia commercial centre in Victoria on Easter Saturday. As a token of appreciation customers were given a slice of the traditional Easter sweet (figolla).

  • Gozitan wine merchant publication

    Gozitan wine merchant publication

    Michael Refalo has just launched a book about Gozitan sailor Giuseppe (de)Brincat (1890-1930), who established himself as a wine merchant. The surviving correspondence, together with business ledgers, form the basis of Dr Refalo’s publication.

  • Passion re-enactment draws the crowds

    Passion re-enactment draws the crowds

    The Għaqda Drammatika Għajnsielem, in collaboration with Għajnsielem local council and Fort Chambray Limited, presented a re-enactment of the Lord’s Supper and the Passion of Jesus Christ. The dramatised version of the Way of the Cross, Kont Hemm...

  • For your diary

    • A family fair will be held at the Għadira ta’ San Raflu in Kerċem, today from midday to 6pm. • Maze Runner: The Death Cure (12A) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. • A blood donation session will be held at the...

  • Dancers excel at Disney championships

    Dancers excel at Disney championships

    Sixteen Gozitan dancers from The Turning Pointe Dance Theatre of Nadur recently competed with six dance choreographies at the International Festival of Dance and Performing Arts Championships in Disneyland, Paris. The dancers placed third in three...

  • Vintage Motors Festival

    Vintage Motors Festival

    The Vintage Motors Festival, organised by the Federazzjoni Maltija Vetturi Antiki, brought a large contingent of vintage cars to Gozo with rotating shows of classic and vintage machines dating from around the 1920s to the late 1970s in Qala,...

  • Palm Sunday in Xagħra

    Palm Sunday in Xagħra

    The parish church of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, Xagħra celebrated Palm Sunday commemorating the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Archpriest Carmelo Refalo carried the Crucifix in procession, accompanied by parishioners,...

  • Eurovision contender visits Victoria

    Eurovision contender visits Victoria

    Christabelle Borg, who will be representing Malta in the Eurovision Song Festival in Portugal, visited Gozo College Rabat Primary School. During a lively and noisy assembly held in the school yard, the singer was presented with a card made by all...

  • Gozitans for Slovenia martial arts contest

    Gozitans for Slovenia martial arts contest

    On Wednesday, a team of 15 athletes from Kempo Arnis Federation Malta will be in Slovenia for an international martial arts training camp and Black belt testing, together with athletes from Slovenia, Germany, Serbia, Croatia and the UK. Shihan...

  • Events for your diary

    • Easter Sunday manifestations with the statue of the Risen Christ will be held at St George’s Basilica, Victoria, at 8.45am, Nadur (9.15am), Kerċem (9.15am), Xewkija (9.30am), the Cathedral, Victoria (10.45am), Fontana (10.30am), Qala (11am),...

  • Setting up of Gozo’s first Regional EkoSkola Committee

    Setting up of Gozo’s first Regional EkoSkola Committee

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana enthusiastically agreed to a suggestion made by a student for the setting up of the first Regional EkoSkola Committee for Gozo. The suggestion was made during a meeting of student representatives from 13 Eco-School...

  • Photographer launches new book

    Photographer launches new book

    Gozitan photographer Anthony Grech launched his latest publication, Gozo – The Island of Hills, at the Santa Cecilja Medieval Chapel in Għajnsielem. Apart from visually documenting more than 30 hills and hillocks scattered around the ‘island of...

  • Lenten walk

    Lenten walk

    Students attending primary Church schools in Gozo took part in a Lenten pilgrimage in preparation for Easter. The pilgrimage started from near the Pilgrim’s Monument featuring the figure of Our Lady indicating the way to the sanctuary with her...

  • Events for your diary

    • Good Friday processions will be held in various parishes. Today, Palm Sunday, the procession will leave the Cathedral in Victoria at 6pm and Qala parish church at 5.30pm. On Good Friday processions will be held at St George’s Basilica, Victoria...