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  • Gozo Ministry wants to see active ageing strengthened

    Gozo Ministry wants to see active ageing strengthened

    “The Gozo Ministry strongly supports the concept of active ageing and wants to see it strengthened,” said Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana during the opening of the new academic year of the University of Third Age Gozo at the University Campus in...

  • Scale modellers exhibition

    Scale modellers exhibition

    An exhibition of scale models, including airplanes, cars, ships, figures, military vehicles, dioramas, science fiction and paper models, was held at The Duke Shopping Mall in Victoria last weekend. The exhibition was set up by the Gozo Scale...

  • Philatelic society has new premises

    Philatelic society has new premises

    During the opening of the Gozo Philatelic Society Exhibition at the Gozo Ministry, it was announced that the society finally has its own premises in Main Gate Street, Victoria. The new premises offer better facilities, including the library, and...

  • Orchestras’ joint recital

    Orchestras’ joint recital

    Following its successful tour in Germany as part of an Erasmus+ programme, the Gozo Youth Orchestra welcomed the Eurode Jugendorchester Herzogenrath for the second part of this EU-funded programme. Both orchestras presented a joint concert, titled...

  • Oxford Girls’ Choir in concert  

    Oxford Girls’ Choir in concert  

    The Oxford Girls’ Choir gave a concert of sacred music at St George’s Basilica in Victoria. The choir, under the direction of Richard Vendome, performed excerpts from Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater and other motets. The lunch-time recital was part of a...

  • Mental health challenges

    Mental health challenges

    Kemm inhossni tajjeb minn 1 sa 10 (‘How well I feel from 1 to 10’) was the title of a conference on mental health organised by the Mental Health Association Gozo at Villa Fiorita in Marsalforn. The conference, addressed by President Marie Louise...

  • Sicily Caritas group visits Oasi centre

    Sicily Caritas group visits Oasi centre

    A group of youths from Caritas di Caltagirone, together with Caritas Malta, visited the Oasi centre in Gozo. They were greeted by the Oasi addiction and social awareness team. Both groups discussed the social impact of drug abuse and its...

  • Sculpture donation

    Sculpture donation

    French sculptress Isabelle Gavoty-Ravenas has donated a work of art to Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria. Hystée, in the words of the artist, possesses the exuberance of youth and passion for daily life. The sculpture was donated to museum founder Mgr...

  • Il-Qassis li Rebaħ

    Il-Qassis li Rebaħ

    The Gozo Creative Theatre Club, with the collaboration of the Gozo Regional Council, last Sunday presented the play, Il-Qassis li Rebaħ, at the Sentinella in the Citadel to mark the 220th anniversary of the Gozitan uprising against the French...

  • Breast cancer seminar

    Breast cancer seminar

    A breast cancer seminar was held by the Outpatients’ Department and Health Promotion Unit of Gozo General Hospital at the Grand Hotel in Għajnsielem. Breast cancer survivor Joe Vella shared his personal experience, while hospital staff nurse...

  • St Ursula procession after 50 years

    St Ursula procession after 50 years

    The procession with the bust of St Ursula, patron saint of Gozo since 1620, was held last Sunday after an absence of 50 years. Devotion to the saint began in Gozo in 1614, when Eugenio-Romirez Maldonado, a Knight from Salamanca and Governor of...

  • Working with complex trauma

    Working with complex trauma

    The Malta Depth Psychological Association, in collaboration with the Psychology Department of the Gozo General Hospital, in­vited Ursula Wirtz, a psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst from ISAP-Zurich, to give a seminar to caring professionals on...

  • Special postcards

    Special postcards

    Anthony Grech from the Gozo Philatelic Society is seen at the Malta Post’s Victoria branch with the special postcards (co-produced with the Ħajja f’Għawdex magazine administration) he designed to commemorate the one-thousandth issue of the...

  • Students join Pink October campaign

    Students join Pink October campaign

    Gozo College Rabat Primary School joined the Pink October campaign by organising a Pink Day during which students and staff members went to school dressed in pink and offered donations towards the campaign. During the morning assembly, Year 5...

  • ‘Blossom Gozo’

    ‘Blossom Gozo’

    ‘Blossom Gozo’ is an exhibition of oil paintings by Anastasia Pace being held at the Banca Giuratale, Independence Square, Victoria. Works represent artistic impressions of daily and dream life in Gozo based on local scenes and landscapes.

  • Occupational health and safety seminar

    Occupational health and safety seminar

    The Gozo Business Chamber and the German Embassy organised a seminar on ‘how to instigate culture change in occupational health and safety – a German perspective’ at the University Gozo Campus, Xewkija. Opening the seminar, chamber president...

  • WTO secretary-general visits Gozo

    WTO secretary-general visits Gozo

    The secretary-general of the World Tourism Organisation, Zurab Pololikashvili, visited Gozo. Mr Pololikashvili, accompanied by Regional Europe Programme Officer Peter Janech, was welcomed at Mġarr Ferry Terminal by GTA chairman Paul Scicluna and...

  • Day of the Girl

    Day of the Girl

    International Day of the Girl was marked at Sir M.A. Refalo Sixth Form in Victoria. The event was attended by Sixth Form and Barts Medical School students and staff. President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca (pictured), Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana...

  • Youths emulate St Francis

    Youths attending the Franciscan church in Għajnsielem gave a dance performance highlighting the beauty of nature and how best we can take care of the environment as St Francis of Assisi did in his everyday life. The message was ‘I Will Follow Him’.

  • New book on the people who built Ġgantija

    New book on the people who built Ġgantija

    Għajnsielem author Revel Barker signed copies of his latest book, The First Gozitans (and Ġgantija), at the Harbour Craft studio in Xagħra. According to the author, the people who built the world-famous monuments are deserving of just as much...