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  • 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...

  • Gozitans urged to work together to tap EU funds

    Gozitans urged to work together to tap EU funds

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana urged Gozitans to better coordinate and plan ahead when it comes to applying for EU funds for the good of the island. Speaking during a semi­nar entitled ‘EU funds: The Gozi­tan Experience’, organised by MEUSAC and...

  • FSEG president set to retire after 30 years

    FSEG president set to retire after 30 years

    John Pace will be retiring as presi­dent of the Friends of the Sick and the Elderly in Gozo (FSEG) after 30 years. This was announced during the annual general meeting held at the Gozo Ministry exhibition hall in Victoria. Members attending the...

  • Creative writing, reading event

    Creative writing, reading event

    For the past four years, Gozo Live, an organisation of writers in Gozo, has been organising a writing participation event for all Gozitan students. Run by Barbara Day, the event is aimed at encouraging young students and others to try their hand...

  • Events for your diary

    • The annual Easter Sweet Fair of home-made delicacies will be held at the Don Bosco Oratory foyer today from 8am. Everyone is invited. • An Easter bazaar is open daily up to Easter at a shop near Xagħra parish church. Various traditional local...

  • Medical students promote healthy lifestyle, check-ups

    Medical students promote healthy lifestyle, check-ups

    The Malta Medical Students Association hosted a health promotion campaign at Arkadia shopping centre in Victoria. The aim of the activity was to promote a healthy lifestyle by raising awareness of the need for regular check-ups and eating healthily.

  • Young author presents books to headmaster

    Young author presents books to headmaster

    Corrine Annette Zahra of Nadur presented a copy of her supernatural and fantasy novels – The Legend of Amanda Robins and Escape to Sir M.A. Refalo Sixth Form headmaster Daniel James Cassar. Ms Zahra, who attends the Junior College, was born in New...

  • Scout groups mark founder’s birthday and anniversary

    Scout groups mark founder’s birthday and anniversary

    The Victoria and Xagħra Scout Groups organised a church parade and Mass at the Maria Bambina Basilica in Xagħra to mark the birthday of the Scout movement’s founder, Lord Robert Baden-Powell and the 10th anniversary of the reactivation of the...

  • Events for your diary

    • The feast of St Gregory the Great will be celebrated in Kerċem today. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech leads a Pontifical Mass at 9am. A procession with the saint’s statue, led by Mgr Karm Borg, will leave the church at 5pm with the participation of the...

  • GTA, Gozo Minister welcome tourism sector’s success

    GTA, Gozo Minister welcome tourism sector’s success

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana congratulated the Gozo Tourism Association on its achievements over the past year. Speaking during the association’s annual general meeting at Hotel ta’ Cenc & Spa in Sannat, the Minister gave special importance to...

  • Mro Vella passes away following archive inauguration

    Mro Vella passes away following archive inauguration

    Well known conductor/composer Mro Joseph Vella passed away suddenly last Sunday evening. Mro Vella’s last appearance in public was on Saturday week when he was the special guest for the inauguration of the Joseph Vella Music Archive featuring...

  • Events for your diary

    • A blood donation session will be held at Gozo General Hospital Outpatients Department today from 8am to 1pm. • A Way of the Cross will be held from Ta’ Pinu sanctuary to Għammar Hill today at 3.30pm. • Justice League (12A) will be screened at...

  • After the rains families flock to the countryside

    After the rains families flock to the countryside

    After the recent rains, many Gozitan families made their way to the countryside to enjoy the scenic beauty of nature, including the San Raflu pond, Il-Wied ta’ Żejta in Victoria and Il-Wied ta’ Marsalforn. Members of the Eko Skola Victoria Primary...

  • St Valentine’s Day treats

    St Valentine’s Day treats

    Villa Rundle Gardens hosted a crafts market for St Valentine’s Day, while in the main squares of Victoria, entertainment was provided by Mae Duo and Keith Anthony and Jazz Music by George Curmi (il-Puse) and Stuard Cunningham. At Independence...

  • Good Friday CD release

    Good Friday CD release

    The Santa Cecilja Foundation has launched a CD album featuring funeral marches during a Good Friday literary event at the Gozo Ministry in Victoria. Joe Psaila and Mario Borg recited poems written for the occasion by themselves, while artist Josef...