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  • ‘Women and Diabetes’ seminar

    ‘Women and Diabetes’ seminar

    The Outpatients Department and Health Promotion Unit at the Gozo General Hospital organised a seminar entitled ‘Women and Diabetes’. Consultant surgeon and vascular specialist Rachel Abela spoke on the complications of diabetes, while resident...

  • Inspire’s special campaign

    Inspire’s special campaign

    Inspire Foundation organised a special campaign at Arkadia Complex in Victoria. The theme of the campaign was ‘Labels Are for Clothes Not People’. The aim of the campaign was to raise awareness regarding social inclusion. The organisers kicked off...

  • Christmas log raises money for Puttinu

    Christmas log raises money for Puttinu

    Puttinu Cares Gozo chairman Carmel Camilleri cut a Christmas log, sponsored by David’s Bakery, in the presence of Puttinu Cares Gozo committee members and volunteers. More than €1,600 was raised in aid of Puttinu Cares through donations made by...

  • Għammar Hill afforestation

    Għammar Hill afforestation

    The Gozo Ministry, through the Eco-Gozo Directorate and the afforestation section of Xewkija Experimental Farm, embarked on an afforestation project at Għammar Hill, opposite Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. Through this project the hill will be planted with...

  • Christmas blessing

    Christmas blessing

    A special Christmas event for children was held at St Anthony church, Għajnsielem. Fr Guardian Joe Caruana, OFM, blessed Baby Jesus statuettes and cribs brought over by children. Fr Caruana urged children to keep this tradition alive and cherish...

  • Festive activity

    Festive activity

    A social activity, entitled ‘Festa ta’ Ferħ’, was held at Gozo General Hospital last Sunday. The activity opened with the celebration of Mass by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, assisted by one of the hospital’s chaplains, Fr Joe Cardona. The hospital’s...

  • Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem opens

    Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem opens

    The Nativity village, Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem, opened its doors to the public last Sunday. The entire natural attraction is set up in a rehabilitated quiet area, known as Ta’ Passi fields. On entrance, all visitors are given a map to give them an...

  • President visits Gozo for l-Istrina events

    President visits Gozo for l-Istrina events

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca launched l-Istrina activities in Gozo with a visit to Victoria and other villages last weekend where she and her husband met the Gozitan community, including various groups who are helping in the l-Istrina...

  • St Anne Home residents entertained

    St Anne Home residents entertained

    St Anne Home residents at Gozo General Hospital were treated to a Christmas activity that included carol singing, a dialogue between two children, Christmas stories and a play, Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The home’s staff and their families...

  • Book Fest in Victoria

    Book Fest in Victoria

    Malta Libraries recently organised the Gozo Book Fest for the fourth consecutive year. The two-day programme of activities took place at the National Library in Victoria. The festival was inaugurated by Malta Libraries CEO Cheryl Falzon. An...

  • Christmas exhibition

    Christmas exhibition

    The Gozo Agricultural, Industrial and Cultural Society organised its annual handicrafts exhibition for the Christmas period at the Gozo Ministry exhibition hall in Victoria. Around 30 participants took part in the exhibition, which was divided...

  • The Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem experience

    The Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem experience

    The ninth edition of Bethlehem f’Għajnsielem, an animated Nativity village spread over 20,000 square metres of land, opens today. The ‘village’ offers visitors a naturalistic reproduction of the environs of the sacred city of Bethlehem and the...

  • ‘Picasso and his friends’ at Abraham’s gallery

    ‘Picasso and his friends’ at Abraham’s gallery

    An exhibition of original etchings, lithographs, aquatints and drawings by Pablo Picasso and other influential 20th-century artists, is on show at Abraham’s art gallery at the Gozitano complex in Xewkija until January 20. The exhibition is being...

  • Children express themselves through art

    Children express themselves through art

    ‘Legends With Legs’, an exhibition by Year 5 pupils attending the Gozo College Victoria Primary School, also known as the ‘Happy School’, was inaugurated at the Cittadella Cultural Centre in Victoria. The exhibits on display were completed by the...

  • Gaulitanus choir performs at the Rotunda

    Gaulitanus choir performs at the Rotunda

    The Gaulitanus choir opened its 2017-2018 season with a concert at the Xewkija Rotunda during the fourth edition of the Malta International Organ Festival under the artistic direction of Joseph Lia. The concert was divided into three sections -...

  • Nadur 8K attracts record number of participants

    Nadur 8K attracts record number of participants

    A record number of runners took part in the third edition of Nadur 8K, organised by Nadur local council, in collaboration with Gozo Athletix and Gozo Sports Board, last Sunday. Nearly 200 runners participated in the 8K run, held in aid of Puttinu...

  • Seminar for local councils and NGOs

    Seminar for local councils and NGOs

    The Europe for Citizens Contact Point in Malta, together with the Malta-EU Steering and Action Committee and the Europe Direct Information Centre, organised a training seminar for local councils and NGOs at the Grand Hotel in Għajnsielem. The...

  • Christ the King celebration for schoolchildren

    Christ the King celebration for schoolchildren

    On the occasion of the Feast of Christ the King, the Catechetical Office of the Gozo Diocese organised a celebration for schoolchildren at Nadur parish church. Around 350 students, aged between 8 and 10, participated in the celebration which...

  • Christmas crib seminar

    Christmas crib seminar

    The Christmas in Xagħra Society, founded in 2004, organised its annual Christmas crib seminar, which this year focused on the traditional Maltese Nativity figurines (pasturi). George J. Cassar gave a detailed historical account on the art of...

  • Nadur Christmas exhibition

    Nadur Christmas exhibition

    A Christmas exhibition was inaugurated at Joe Tabone hall, Nadur local council, during an evening commemorating archpriest Mikiel Portelli. Among the exhibits are rare photos and items belonging to Mgr Portelli, Maltese antique instruments,...