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  • Nadur showcases agricultural produce

    Nadur showcases agricultural produce

    Around 250 exhibitors took part in the 25th edition of the agricultural show organised by Nadur local council. Items on display included agricultural produce, animals, old agricultural machinery, traditional carts, local crafts, traditional...

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    • Xagħra’s Victory square will today host the ninth edition of the Fig Festival between 6.30pm and 11.30pm. Participants will include local farmers who cultivate figs, confectioners and individuals from Xagħra who bake sweets using figs and a live...

  • Home for the elderly at advanced stage

    Home for the elderly at advanced stage

    Construction work on St Joseph Home for the Elderly in Għajn-sielem is in an advanced stage. The old building within St Joseph Home, which until recently has been used as a youth hostel, is being renovated, while another with no historical...

  • 14 schools take part in creative writing competition

    14 schools take part in creative writing competition

    Gozo Live, a non-governmental and voluntary educational organisation run by Barbara Day, celebrated Gozo’s young writers for the third consecutive year. A total of 208 entries from 14 schools were submitted for the Young Writers of Gozo...

  • New annex at Franciscan church

    New annex at Franciscan church

    The foundation stone of a new annex at the Franciscan Minor’s church of St Anthony in Għajnsielem was laid above the youth centre. The annex will be used for the social needs of parishioners, including the elderly. After Mass, Archbishop Emeritus...

  • Organ masterclasses

    Organ masterclasses

    Noel Gallo, an organ builder who designed a new organ at Xewkija parish church and Paolo Oreni, an international organist from Italy, gave a two-hour masterclass to organists and other musicians at the church. They also briefed pianists on the...

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    • Today, Xewkija celebrates the feast of St John the Baptist. A concelebrated Mass by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech will be said at 8.45am. Għajnsielem archpriest Can Frankie Bajada will deliver the panegyric. The Duke of Connaught’s Own Band of...

  • Young baritone excels

    Young baritone excels

    Baritone Charles Buttigieg, 19, gave an outstanding performance at Our Lady of Loreto church in Għajnsielem. Accompanied on the organ by maestro Stephan Camilleri, Buttigieg sang Schubert’s Ave Maria, I’ll walk with God and Non ti scordar di me,...

  • Re-enactment of French invasion of Gozo

    Re-enactment of French invasion of Gozo

    In the largest re-enactment event ever organised in Malta and Gozo, re-enactors from 17 countries portrayed episodes of Gozo’s history to mark the 220th anniversary of the arrival of the French to the islands under General Napoleon Bonaparte. The...

  • Restoration works on six historic sites

    Restoration works on six historic sites

    Restoration work will soon begin on six historic sites under a special scheme launched by the Gozo Ministry. The sites were selected from among 13 submissions put forward by local councils. The cost of the works will amount to over €50,000. The...

  • Beekeepers get support

    Beekeepers get support

    Għawdex Art Il-Għasel, a honey and bee festival, was held at Villa Rundle Gardens in Victoria. Those who visited the festival were able to enjoy honey goods, beekeeping classes and an interactive arts and crafts station. The event, organised by...

  • Students celebrate Eucharistic Day

    Students celebrate Eucharistic Day

    Around 400 students attending the Gozo College Rabat Primary School celebrated Eucharistic Day. Mass was celebrated at Fontana parish church beautifully decorated for the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Leading the congregation was Fontana...

  • For your diary

    ■ Today, Fontana celebrates the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus with a Pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech at 9am, with the participation of the Chorus Urbanus directed by Mro John Galea. Xagħra archpriest, Mgr Carmelo Refalo, will...

  • Leveraging EU funds in Gozo

    Leveraging EU funds in Gozo

    A seminar on how the setting up of a Malta Development Bank could play a key role in leveraging EU funds for Malta was held at the Grand Hotel in Għajnsielem. The event, attended by the Gozo business community, including  project promoters,...

  • Padre Pio devotees help seminarians

    Padre Pio devotees help seminarians

    Padre Pio Payer Groups in Gozo gathered at Our Lady of Graces Sanctuary in Victoria to mark the birthday of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. A concelebrated Mass was led by Fr Philip Cutajar, the Capuchin Missions Secretary in Malta, assisted by Fr...

  • Institute’s open day

    Institute’s open day

    Sir Michelangelo Refalo Sixth Form of Victoria opened its doors for prospective students and their families. The institute’s head, Daniel James Cassar, and a guidance team gave students details about the institute’s role and the courses they offer.

  • International Marian symposium at Ta’ Pinu

    International Marian symposium at Ta’ Pinu

    An international Mariological-Marian symposium was held at Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary hall. The symposium, ‘Mother of the Church and within the Church: Bible, Liturgy, Theology, Pastoral Activity’, was addressed by the Pontifical Theological Faculty...

  • Schoolchildren plant seeds for the future

    Schoolchildren plant seeds for the future

    On World Environment Day the Gozo Ministry organised a tree planting and safe gardening event for Year 2 students at Villa Rundel Gardens in Victoria. Around 150 children from 10 schools were given monk’s pepper tree seeds which they first sowed...

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    • The feast of St Anthony of Padua will be celebrated by the Fransiscan Fathers in Għajnsielem today with a Pontifical Mass led by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, who will also deliver the panegyric at 9am, followed by the blessing and distribution of...

  • School’s save water festival

    School’s save water festival

    Laura Vicuna School in Għasri organised a water festival, having as its theme ‘Reuse and save energy as to save water’. A video of all the work done throughout the scholastic year related to the water explorer programme was shown, while various...