• Għajnsielem recital

    Għajnsielem recital

    A Christmas concert, Angelo and Friends, was held at Our Lady of Loreto parish church in Għajnsielem. The concert featured tenor Angelo Muscat, who is a member of the Chorus Urbanus, soprano Marvic Baldacchino and bass Noel Galea, accompanied by...

  • Chorus Urbanus concerts

    Chorus Urbanus concerts

    The Chorus Urbanus and the Chorus Urbanus Junior Choir performed a series of short Christmas concerts at the Nativity church in Sabina Square, Victoria, under the direction of John Galea. The concerts, spread over two hours, were held last Sunday.

  • President thanks Gozitans for l-Istrina donations

    President thanks Gozitans for l-Istrina donations

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca was in Gozo to personally thank residents and organisations who have raised funds for l-Istrina. Dr Coleiro Preca visited the communities of Xewkija, Żebbuġ, Nadur, Xagħra, Qala, Kerċem, Victoria, Għasri,...

  • Keeping with tradition

    Keeping with tradition

    The Franciscan community of Għajnsielem celebrated the Holy Night of Christmas with the traditional boy’s sermon and the welcoming of Father Christmas. Carl Le-Prevost, in a Franciscan habit, delivered the sermon, while Father Christmas...

  • Il-Ħaġar lunchtime concert

    Il-Ħaġar lunchtime concert

    Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria hosted a Christmas lunchtime concert by the Laudate Pueri Choir. The concert featured Christmas carols and motets, including some arranged by the late Mro Joseph Vella. Another concert was held by the Music Department...

  • Christmas Parade in Victoria

    Christmas Parade in Victoria

    More than 250 dancers took part in the fourth edition of the Christmas Parade in Victoria. Large crowds lined Republic Street to watch dancers in colourful costumes and Father and Mother Christmas as well as Christmas bells and animated characters.

  • Minister inaugurates restored barrakka

    Minister inaugurates restored barrakka

    Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana has inaugurated the newly-restored barrakka in Victoria. Il-Barrakka, in Republic Street, is a terrace from where the Governor of Gozo presented the prizes (paljijiet) to horse races winners on the feast of Santa...

  • Students, parents go rhythmic

    Students, parents go rhythmic

    The Gozo College has developed The Mathracy Project goes Rhythmic – a learning experience for Year 2 students and their parents.  The event, held at the Astra Theatre in Victoria, blended together mathematical concepts, literacy skills and musical...

  • Students participate in Christmas concert

    Students participate in Christmas concert

    The cultural council within the Gozo Ministry organised a Christmas concert at St James church in Victoria with the participation of Victoria Primary Year 6 students, trumpeter Jason Camilleri, pianist Mariella Spiteri Cefai and soprano Antonella...

  • Nadur sets up Nativity scene

    Nadur sets up Nativity scene

    The sixth edition of In Praesepio was inaugurated by Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and Nadur mayor Edward Said and blessed by Fr Ruben Micallef. In Praesepio is organised by the Għaqda Ħbieb tal-Presepju – Sezzjoni Nadur at Dar Dun Franġisk Grima...

  • Blessing of baby Jesus statues

    Blessing of baby Jesus statues

    As is tradition for Christmas, Fr Guardian Joe Caruana of the Gozo Franciscan Community blessed the baby statues of Jesus brought by children from their homes to St Anthony church in Għajnsielem. Fr Caruana encouraged children to pray in front of...

  • Children entertained by Father Christmas

    Children entertained by Father Christmas

    Gozo College Victoria Primary School students enjoyed a special surprise morning out. They travelled by coach from St Augustine Square, Victoria, to Mġarr Harbour, where they were greeted by Father Christmas and Mother Christmas, who crossed to...

  • Oasi Foundation visit

    Oasi Foundation visit

    Representatives from Norway, Romania, Uzbekistan and Italy had an eventful week learning about the various services offered in Gozo. Among other places, they visited the Oasi Foundation where they discussed drug and alcohol addiction and what are...

  • Immaculate Conception pilgrimage

    Immaculate Conception pilgrimage

    Motorcyclists, cyclists and motor-car drivers took part in the annual traditional pilgrimage marking the feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8. The pilgrimage started from Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary to the national shrine dedicated to the...

  • Photographers’ collective

    Photographers’ collective

    A collective photographic exhibition – Frammenti – was inaugurated at the Citadel Cultural Centre in Victoria. Eight photographers – Anthony Grech, Justin Micallef, Anthony Scicluna, Amanda Cassar Torregiani, Maggie Bajada, Paul Scicluna, Alex...

  • Christmas in Xagħra

    Christmas in Xagħra

    A Christmas market was organised in Xagħra last Sunday. A re-enactment featured the Knights of Malta accompanying the Grand Master holding the statue of Baby Jesus which he later placed in a crib set up in front of the church. The bandu, heralding...

  • Home’s residents entertained

    Home’s residents entertained

    St Anne Home residents at Gozo General Hospital were treated to a Christmas performance, including carol singing, entertainment by Joe Demicoli (pictured) and a sketch by Marlene Debono with the performance of Gemma and Roseanne. The event was...

  • Live crib at Għajnsielem

    Live crib at Għajnsielem

    The 10th edition of Betleħem f’Għajnsielem was inaugurated last Sunday by Gozo Minister Justyn Caruana and blessed by Għajnsielem archpriest Frankie Bajada,. The inauguration started with a band march by St Joseph Band of Għajnsielem. More than...

  • Consume-less project to reduce restaurant waste by half

    Consume-less project to reduce restaurant waste by half

    The Ministry for Sustainable Development, Environment and Climate Change and the Gozo Ministry organised a seminar about the commercial sector and its effect on the waste management system at Ta’ Ċenċ Hotel in Sannat. The seminar, entitled the...

  • Tenor Joseph Calleja recalls Astra Theatre memories

    Tenor Joseph Calleja recalls Astra Theatre memories

    This year’s edition of the Festival Mediterranea came to an end with a conversation with tenor Joseph Calleja conducted by former editor and journalist of The Sunday Times of Malta Steve Mallia at Il-Ħaġar Museum in Victoria. Calleja, who had his...