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  • Home’s resident receives baptism at 75

    Home’s resident receives baptism at 75

    Rosemary La Roche, a UK resident at St Anna Home for the elderly at Gozo General Hospital for the past five years, last Sunday received the sacraments of baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. Prior to this...

  • 20 years of Gozo Tourism Association

    20 years of Gozo Tourism Association

    This year, the Gozo Tourism Association is celebrating its 20th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the association organised a tree-planting event at Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria, led by Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana (pictured). The function...

  • New publication in aid of Puttinu

    New publication in aid of Puttinu

    Mġarr Harbour. A Guide and History is a new publication by Richard Evans, a foreign resident living in Għajnsielem. The book was launched at the Arkadia commercial centrein Victoria. This is the latest booklet following up an earlier one entitled...

  • Salesian Sisters provincial in Gozo

    Salesian Sisters provincial in Gozo

    Sr Maria Rosaria Tagliaferro, provincial of the Salesian Sisters of St John Bosco, last week was in Gozo where she met Laura Vicuna School students, the past pupils of Mary Help of Christians Oratory and also called on Gozo Bishop Mario Grech. Sr...

  • For your diary - February 24, 2019

    ■ A commemorative event in honour of Mro Joseph Vella, who passed away on February 25 last year, is being held today by the Gozo Ministry with the participation of the La Stella Philharmonic Society. At 10am, the band will play marches from the...

  • Street art in Victoria 

    Street art in Victoria 

    The Gozo Visual and Performing Arts School, within the Mikiel Anton Vassalli College, took part in ‘#inhobbok Valentine’s in Gozo’ programme. Celebrating art in its various forms, students showcased their works, including drawings, paintings,...

  • Music practice in Gozo

    Music practice in Gozo

    Sir M.A. Refalo Sixth Form council and alumni society organised its annual public lecture at the Gozo Ministry in Victoria. ‘Art Music in Gozo in the 19th-Century Practice and Influences’ was conducted by Joseph Grech. Mro Grech (pictured)...

  • Remembering Fra Baskal

    Remembering Fra Baskal

    The Gozo Philatelic Society, in collaboration with the Victoria Capuchin community, launched a stamp cover on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Fra Baskal Farrugia. Fra Baskal, his baptismal name Salvu, was born in Żebbuġ, Gozo, on February...

  • Barts Medical School students see to Gozitan needs

    Barts Medical School students see to Gozitan needs

    Students attending the Barts Medical School (Queen Mary University of London) in Gozo took part in a Health Day in Victoria on February 9. The students were divided into groups and assigned specific tasks, including taking a brief medical history...

  • Marian Year exhibition

    Marian Year exhibition

    Gozo Bishop Mario Grech opened a special exhibition at Il-Ħaġar museum in Victoria. Sub Tuum Praesidium is being held on the occasion of the diocesan Marian Year. The exhibition showcases paintings, statuettes and other artefacts showing different...

  • Old windmill being restored

    Old windmill being restored

    The oldest surviving windmill in Gozo is being given a much-needed facelift after the Planning Commission approved restoration works on the historic building. Commissioned by Grand Master Perellos in the beginning of the 18th century, the windmill...

  • A special blessing

    A special blessing

    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 Chorus Urbanus, followed by the blessing of animals by Mgr George Tabone at St...

  • Students celebrate multicultural week

    Students celebrate multicultural week

    The Gozo College celebrated the second edition of the multicultural week. The motto of the celebration was ‘Equal Respect for Cultural Diversity’. Throughout the week, the students took part in various events in their classrooms, led by College...

  • Grandparents show their skill

    Grandparents show their skill

    An exhibition of hand-made crafts and other art products produced by Gozitan grandparents was inaugurated by Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and Parliamentary Secretary Anthony Agius Decelis (pictured) at the Gozo Ministry’s exhibition hall. The...

  • Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex in full colour

    The January issue of Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex is just out with its characteristic variety of articles related to everything Gozitan. This issue is the first in full colour and this asset isskilfully exploited especially in the cover, showing the hilltop...

  • For your diary - February 10, 2019

    • Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will mark the feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck with a Pontifical Mass at Munxar parish church today at 8.30am. • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (12A) will be screened at the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at...

  • NGOs Association new council congratulates Michela

    NGOs Association new council congratulates Michela

    A new council to govern the Gozo NGOs Association (2019-2021) has been elected during the association’s annual general meeting at its centre in Xewkija. Joseph Camilleri, Adrian Formosa and Saviour Grech who sat on the outgoing council were...

  • Victoria scouts receive awards

    Victoria scouts receive awards

    Various scouts attending the Victoria Scout Group were presented with awards during the annual general meeting at its headquarters in Victoria. Mark Portelli and Nathan Camilleri won the Rover Scouts of the Year, while the Venture Scout of the...

  • Fitness class in aid of Oasi Foundation

    Fitness class in aid of Oasi Foundation

    The Bern Hersey’s Fitness Club organised a special class at the Sacred Heart Seminary Fitness Centre in aid of the Oasi Foundation. More than 80 people attended the one-hour session, during which they were given fitness intelligence guidelines by...

  • For your diary - February 3, 2019

    • The Feast of St John Bosco is being celebrated today at the Oratory in Victoria. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will lead Mass at the Don Bosco Oratory chapel at 9am, with the participation of Chorus Urbanus, followed by the blessing of pets in St...