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Gozo Lent & Easter customs cultural event a great success

Wirt Ghawdex in conjunction with the Fondazzjoni Belt Victoria recently organised a cultural event which took place at Il-Hagar – Heart of Gozo, in Victoria. The visitors were first given a special tour of the museum and were shown around in three groups by the museum’s curator, Mgr Joseph Farrugia, Mr Charles Cassar and Dr [...]
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Pope makes a strong appeal for peace throughout the world

At 10.15am on Easter Sunday morning, the Holy Father Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Resurrection in St. Peter’s Square. Faithful from Rome and pilgrims from around the world participated in the celebration, which began with the “Resurrexit” rite – in which an icon of the Risen Lord, placed next to the papal altar, [...]
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Happy, friendly Leili, would love a forever home of his own

Leili, he is a male Pointer Cross, just over 6 months old. He arrived at the Gozo SPCA Rehoming Centre earlier this month after he was found abandoned in a field along the road to Sannat. Leill is a lovely dog, full of fun, with the most soulful eyes that are hard to resist. At [...]
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Europol support to law enforcement cooperation & training

The European Commission has proposed to make the EU law enforcement Agency (Europol) more effective at collecting information, analysing it and sharing these analyses with the Member States. This will let Europol provide more concrete and targeted support to the national law enforcement authorities in their cross-border cooperation and investigations. At the same time the [...]
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‘A retractable roof on Valletta’s open air theatre is madness’

Readers Letter - “According to some reports, the Government are considering the suggestion to fit a retractable roof to the open air theatre in Valletta and I think this would be madness. Surely there is no point in throwing good money after bad? The thing that is there at the moment is in my opinion [...]
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Lower LPG prices for April 2013 announced by Liquigas

Liquigas has announced, that, for the third consecutive month there will be a slight reduction in the price of LPG in cylinders. The new prices are effective as from tomorrow, Monday the 1st of April 2013, being the beginning of the month. The revised prices are as shown in the table below: Type LPG – [...]
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Gozo ranked 6th in TripAdvisor ‘Top Ten Islands in Europe’

Gozo has been ranked 6th in the ‘TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice 2013 Top Ten Islands in Europe.’ TripAdvisor spokeswoman, Emma Shaw said that TripAdvisor’s inaugural list of the world’s best islands was based on millions of reviews and ratings by international tourists on the travel website over the past year. TripAdvisor describes the island of Gozo [...]
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Air Malta Aircraft fly in formation over the Maltese Islands

Earlier this week the sky over the Maltese Islands became the set of a film and photography session that saw the participation of two Air Malta Airbus A320 aircraft flying in formation over the islands’ landmark sites. A Eurocopter AS350 helicopter, equipped with a Cineflex gyro-stabilized film camera system was utilised to film the event. [...]
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Pembroke Girls Secondary School receive Kwik Cricket sets

Last Monday Pembroke Girls secondary school were presented with Kwik Cricket sets after participating in the MCA cricket day. On Tuesday the final game between Marsa C.C and Cardiff University was played. The home team were looking to square the series. Cardiff batted first and were bowled out for 178 runs in the forty over [...]
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Price increases on unleaded fuel and gasoil for heating

Enemalta has announced in a statement this morning that the price of unleaded fuel will go up in prcie by 1 cent effective from tomorrow, Monday the 1st of April 2013. Gasoil for heating has also gone up in price by 1 cent. Other fuel prices have remained unchanged. The revised price list is shown [...]
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Diocesan Via Crucis on Ta’ Ghammar Hill led by Bishop Grech

The Diocesan Via Crucis was held recently on the Way of the Cross on Ghammar Hill, next to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary in Gozo. H.L. Mgr Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo, led the Via Crucis, with the participation of Gozitan parish priests and the faithful from the Diocese of Gozo and from Malta. The meditations for [...]
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“One word should suffice, the Cross itself” – Pope Francis

At 5,00pm on Good Friday, Pope Francis presided over the celebration of the Lord’s Passion in St. Peter’s Basilica. After the Liturgy of the Word – in which was heard the account of the Passion according to St. John – and the homily, the universal prayers were recited. The rite continued with the adoration of [...]
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Malta travel video in Biggest Baddest Bucket List comp.

Daniel Buhagiar is studying at the University of Malta reading for a BA(Hons) Tourism Studies and would eventually like a career in creating travel documentaries. Daniel is taking part in the international competition, Biggest Baddest Bucket List, organised by My Destination and has entered a three minute video blog for the competition, which had to [...]
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Scheduled power suspensions in Kercem & Sannat Monday

Enemalta have advised that there will be scheduled power suspensions in Kercem and Sannat, Gozo, on Monday, the 1st of April between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm. The following areas will be affected by these scheduled power suspensions: Kercem: TRIQ L- INDIPENDENZA, TRIQ IL- KALANDRIJIET, TRIQ IS- SARG, TRIQ IT- TORRI SQAQ TA’ XIRFI, [...]
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