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  • New President visits Gozo

    New President visits Gozo

    The new President last Saturday week visited Gozo. Accompanied by his wife Miriam, Dr Vella was escorted to Independence Square by the Traffic Police where he was greeted by Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana and Victoria mayor Samuel Azzopardi. Dr...

  • Blue economy in Gozo conference

    Blue economy in Gozo conference

    Members of the Commission for Natural Resources of the European Committee of the Regions recently met in Gozo. The highlight of the conference was the blue economy. With a turnover of €566 billion, EU’s blue economy generates 1.3 per cent of the...

  • Lenten pilgrimage for schoolchildren leads to Ta’ Pinu

    Lenten pilgrimage for schoolchildren leads to Ta’ Pinu

    Gozo Church Primary School students took part in a Lenten pilgrimage to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary. Upon their arrival at the sanctuary Gozo Bishop Mario Grech celebrated Mass and blessed an image of Our Lady of Ta’ Pinu surrounded by schoolchildren. A...

  • For your diary - April 14, 2019

    • A blood donation session will be held at Xewkija District Health Centre today from 8am to 1pm. • A Dog’s Way Home (PG) will be screened at Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria, today at 5.30pm. • The Għaqda Drammatika Għajnsielem is organising various...

  • Young athletes given warm welcome

    Young athletes given warm welcome

    The Gozo Ministry organised a special event to give a warm welcome to the three young Gozitan members of the Special Olympics Malta team – Maria-Pia Saliba, Carmelo Pace and Giuseppina Galea – at the Gozo Sports Complex in Victoria. Gozo Minister...

  • Italian, Gozitan students in joint concert

    Italian, Gozitan students in joint concert

    Italian students from Monza and Gozo College Rabat Primary School students gave a musical concert at the Don Bosco Oratory, Victoria. The students played musical instruments and performed songs from The Greatest Showman and the Zecchino d’Oro...

  • New Passion statue for Fontana

    New Passion statue for Fontana

    Statuarian Michael Cutajar Zahra is seen working on a new Passion statue for Fontana parish. The statue representing the scourging of Jesus at the Pillar will be blessed today during Mass at 4.30pm. It will then be carried in a Penitential...

  • Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex March issue

    The editorial of Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex for March stresses the importance of the printed word and libraries even in this age of Kindle and other digital platforms. Coincidentally, another article describes three generations of a single family who took...

  • For your diary - April 7, 2019

    • A blood donation session will be held at Xewkija District Health Centre today from 8am to 1pm and on Tuesday from 1pm to 5pm. • A group of second year University students, in collaboration with the Gozo Ministry and sports entities, will...

  • Children wear colourful socks on World Down Syndrome Day

    Children wear colourful socks on World Down Syndrome Day

    Wearing colourful socks was one way through which Down Syndrome Day was commemorated across the world. The Gozo Ministry, together with the Malta Rabbit Club, Emma Victoria Morgan and Abi Macleod Clark, marked the day with a special activity for...

  • Fr Karm in concert

    Fr Karm in concert

    The Rhythm to the Melody Line was a concert of Christian music by Fr Karm Debattista and Friends at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Victoria. The concert was about the spiritual journey of Fr Karm. Each song reflected a particular passage in his...

  • New series of concerts by Chorus Urbanus

    New series of concerts by Chorus Urbanus

    Feel the Magic of Brass kick-started Chorus Urbanus’s new cultural project featuring the BrassTubes Ensemble at Hotel Kempinski San Lawrenz. Under the direction of Mro Mark Gauci, the well-attended inaugural concert included works covering various...

  • Wistin Camilleri monument relocated

    Wistin Camilleri monument relocated

    The monument in honour of sculptor  and statuarian Agostino Camilleri, known as Wistin, has been relocated to his hometown in Victoria on the initiative and collaboration of Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana, the Gozo Culture Committee and the Eco...

  • For your diary - March 31, 2019

    • A blood donation session will be held at Xewkija District Health Centre today between 8am and 1pm. • The Way of the Cross will be held from Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary to Għammar Hill today at 3.30pm. • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (U) will be...

  • President visits Victoria Scouts

    President visits Victoria Scouts

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, last Sunday paid a visit to the Victoria Scout Group where she met the Scout Group, the Group Council, the Chief Scout, the Group patron and parents. As a farewell gesture before the President ends her term of...

  • Fontana church facelift

    Fontana church facelift

    The parish church of Fontana is undergoing a restoration project on its facade, the bell tower and the church parvis. The project is part financed by the European Union after appeals by the current parish priest John Muscat and previous parish...

  • Hospital celebrates Holy Family feast

    Hospital celebrates Holy Family feast

    The feast of the Holy Family was celebrated at the Ta’ l-Ibrag Hospital at Gozo General Hospital last Sunday. Hospital chaplain Fr Giovanni Curmi celebrated Mass, which was attended by Gozo Minister Justyn Caruana and Gozo General Hospital CEO Joe...

  • Citadel lit up by 30,000 candles

    Citadel lit up  by 30,000 candles

    The Ċittadella was lit by thousands of flickering lights on Saturday week in the first edition of the Lejl Imkebbes festival hosted by the Gozo Ministry. Around 10,000 people turned up for the event, which was supposed to be held in November but...

  • Grand opening of Gaulitana festival

    Grand opening of Gaulitana festival

    A Symphonic Opening was the first musical event in the 13th edition of Gaulitana: A Festival of Music, held at the Gozo Cathedral. The event featured the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of Mro Colin Attard. The overture from...

  • Mro Vella bust unveiled

    Mro Vella bust unveiled

    A commemorative event in honour of Mro Joseph Vella, who passed away on February 25 last year, was held at Villa Rundle Gardens, Victoria. Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana (pictured) unveiled a bust dedicated to Prof. Vella, followed by the laying of...