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  • Events for your diary

    • The Victoria and the Xagħra Scout Groups will be celebrating Founder’s Day today. There will be a church parade and Mass at the Xagħra Basilica at 9.45am. • Special events are being held on the anniversary of Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria which...

  • Sports complex turned into Carnival Village

    Sports complex turned into Carnival Village

    The Gozo Sports Complex in Victoria was turned into a Carnival Village where various activities were held for students, their parents and grandparents. The theme of the activity, organised by the Gozo College Victoria Primary School, in...

  • Irish student of Gozitan descent visits island with fellow students

    Irish student of Gozitan descent visits island with fellow students

    A group of Irish students visited Gozo last Sunday, following a visit to Ireland by a group of Gozitan youths from the Good Shepherd Pastoral Centre of Victoria last summer. Among the Irish students was 16-year-old Alex Harding, whose mother is of...

  • Nadur square’s stone cross anniversary

    Nadur square’s stone cross anniversary

    The stone cross found in Nadur’s main square is 300 years old. The cross, known as Is-Salib tad-Dejma, dates back to 1718. It was restored by the Nadur local council, with funds from the scheme for the restoration of niches and other small...

  • Events for your diary

    • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department today from 8am to 1pm. • My Little Pony: The Movie (U) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. • The Oasi Group of Volunteers is...

  • Agreement signed on two restoration sites in Victoria

    Agreement signed on two restoration sites in Victoria

    Wirt Għawdex and the Gozo Ministry have signed an agreement of cooperation to restore two sites in Victoria – the Loġġja tal-Palju in Republic Street and a 32-room World War II shelter complex at the Citadel. The ministry will be forking out...

  • St Francis School wins Leaf Award

    St Francis School wins Leaf Award

    St Francis School of Victoria landed the best project in ‘The Europe Direct – Victoria Gozo/EkoSkola/Leaf Award Scheme’. The school was awarded an aluminium greenhouse sponsored by Bank of Valletta. To take part in the scheme schools had to...

  • Feast of Don Bosco

    Feast of Don Bosco

    The feast of St John Bosco was celebrated at the Don Bosco Oratory in Victoria last Sunday. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech concelebrated Mass with the participation of the Laudate Pueri choir, followed by the blessing of pets by Mgr George Tabone at St...

  • Carnival time

    Carnival time

    Nadur’s carnival kicked off last Sunday with a programme by Nadur council in the village’s main square. The programme included companies in costume, dancing, carnival floats and plays. Nadur mayor Edward Said presented mementos to all the...

  • Ferret Scout Car on show for feast of St Blaise

    Ferret Scout Car on show for feast of St Blaise

    The feast of St Blaise was celebrated in the locality of San Blas in Nadur last Sunday. Following marches by the Mnarja Band, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech concelebrated Mass together with archpriest Jimmy Xerri, Mgr Salv Pace, Can. Joe Cardona, Mgr...

  • Trumpets concert

    Trumpets concert

    A concert – ‘Dialogue of Two Trumpets’ – was held at the Gozo Ministry in Victoria. Trumpeters Jason Camilleri from Gozo and Tan Han Yong from Singapore exhibited their talents with a passion, performing a varied repertoire that included...

  • Ecumenical service

    Ecumenical service

    An ecumenical service, entitled Your Right Hand, O Lord, Glorious In Power (Exodus 15:6), was held at the Immaculate Conception church, Qala, as part of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The service was organised by the Legion of Mary...

  • Feast of St Paul at Marsalforn

    Feast of St Paul at Marsalforn

    Marsalforn celebrated the feast of St Paul last Sunday. Church rector, Can Michael Borg celebrated Mass with the participation of the Cini Band in the morning. The procession with the saint’s statue, led by Xagħra archpriest Mgr Carmelo Refalo and...

  • €70,000 for projects by NGOs

    €70,000 for projects by NGOs

    Sixteen NGOs will share some €70,000 between them through a new scheme announced by the Gozo Ministry in July last year. The scheme, the Ministry for Gozo Non-Governmental Organisations Assistance Scheme 2017, provides support and facilitates the...

  • Events for your diary

    • The Feast of St John Bosco is being celebrated today at the Oratory in Victoria. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead High Mass at the Don Bosco Oratory Chapel at 9am with the participation of the Laudate Pueri Choir, followed by the blessing of...

  • Gozo Bishop urges families to be ‘political agents’

    Gozo Bishop urges families to be ‘political agents’

    The annual conference of the Gozo Diocese Family Commission this year had as its theme Iż-żgħażagħ, ix-xorb u ddroga. X’tista’ tagħmel il-familja? (Youths, alcohol and drugs. What can the family do?). The key speaker was Charlie Azzopardi, a...

  • Feast of St Anthony the Abbot

    Feast of St Anthony the Abbot

    Last Sunday, Xagħra celebrated the feast of St Anthony the Abbot. The programme included a concelebrated Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at the chapel dedicated to the saint at Tal-Qaċċa area, and street marches by the Victory Band of Xagħra.

  • 200 Primary school students presented with certificates

    200 Primary school students presented with certificates

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and the Prime Minister’s wife Michelle Muscat presented certificates to 200 students from the Gozo College who participated in a Christmas card competition where children were asked to submit a drawing to be...

  • Don Bosco Oratory director celebrates birthday

    Fr Effie Masini celebrated his 60th birthday with his family and friends at the Don Bosco Oratory where he has been director for the past 14 years. After a Thanksgiving Mass at the Oratory chapel he was treated to a party attended by well-wishers...

  • Grandparents entertain

    Grandparents entertain

    The Grandparents Malta Foundation, in collaboration with Nanniet Malta (Gozo Branch) organised a variety show at the Gozo Ministry hall in Victoria. The show, compered by Lelio Spiteri, included a children’s choir led by Marlene Bartolo, who sang...