Mgarr Harbour in Gozo gets a €6 million makeover

Mgarr Harbour in Gozo is in the middle of an impressive €6 million makeover. New pontoons, quays and slipways for fisherman and yachting enthusiasts have been built in an EU-funded scheme. Infrastructure Malta said: ‘Through this €6 million project, we are rebuilding the quays, pontoons and other facilities. ‘Two new quays are ready. The construction […]

10 epic images of Tuesday’s jaw-dropping Malta sunset

Malta has been treated to the first breathtaking sunset of 2020. The sky glowed yellow, orange, red and purple as the sun went down and dozens of social media users were quick to capture pictures of Malta’s fiery skyline. Weather-wise, it’s set to stay rain free all week with temperatures reaching a mild 17°C by […]

Dates revealed for this year’s hilarious Nadur Carnival

The dates of this year’s Nadur Carnival in Gozo have been revealed. The ‘organised’ event will be held on Sunday 16 February from midday in the town’s main square. The famous ‘spontaneous’ Carnival will take place from Friday 21 February until Tuesday 25 February. Nadur Local Council confirmed the dates on social media.   What […]

Clint Camilleri ‘honoured’ to be new Minister for Gozo

Clint Camilleri has been named as the new Minister for Gozo. The 29-year-old MP replaces Justyne Caruana who was forced to resign on Sunday night. She stepped down following newspaper claims about her husband’s friendship with the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. Mr Camilleri said he was ‘honoured’ to serve as […]

Justyne Caruana steps down as Minister for Gozo

Justyne Caruana has been forced to step down as Minister for Gozo. She handed in her resignation after newspaper claims about her husband’s friendship with the alleged mastermind behind the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Times of Malta reported that Dr Caruana was asked to resign by Prime Minister Robert Abela on Sunday. She […]

Armed Forces of Malta mourns after diver’s tragic death

The Armed Forces of Malta is in mourning following the tragic death of one of its most talented soldiers. Devastated former colleagues of Christine Gauci posted heartbreaking tributes on social media following news of her death on Saturday. The 35-year-old from Victoria, who was an experienced scuba diver, passed away after a diving expedition with […]

Tragedy as AFM scuba diver dies at Gozo beauty spot

An experienced Armed Forces of Malta scuba diver and war hero has died off the coast of Gozo. Christine Gauci, 35, from Victoria had been swimming with a friend at Mgarr ix-Xini on Saturday morning when she appeared to get into difficulties in the sea. Police said the alarm was raised when she failed to […]

Schoolchildren plant more than 150 trees in Gozo

It looks like Gozo is getting even greener. Malta’s prettier little sister has raised the bar yet again by planting more trees. Pupils from Ghajnsielem Primary School got their hands dirty by helping to plant more than 150 indigenous trees and saplings in a bare field at Ta’ Passi. It’s the same area where the […]

Malta’s top photographer wins special tourism award

Malta’s top photographer has been honoured for his services to tourism. Renowned photographer Daniel Cilia won the Special Recognition prize at this year’s Gozo Tourism Awards. He said: ‘Very, very, happy and proud to be awarded a Special Gozo Tourism Recognition Award by the Gozo Tourism Association for my work towards tourism in Gozo through […]

Record numbers of us visited Gozo in 2019

More of us than ever visited Gozo last year, according to new figures published on Wednesday. The number of passengers carried by Gozo Channel in 2019 stood at 5.9 million – a rise of nearly 3 per cent on the previous year. The ferry operator also saw a 7.4 per cent increase in the number […]

Record numbers of us visited Gozo in December

Recird numbers of us visited Gozo in December, according to new figures. The Ministry for Gozo said more than half a million passengers crossed the channel, boosting tourism on the sister island. The figures showed that 520,439 people and 165,580 cars, vans and lorries used the Gozo ferry last month – an increase of 18,532 […]

Gozo Channel ferry out of action for the next six weeks

Gozo Channel has taken one of its ferries out of action for the next six weeks. The MV Ta’ Pinu is in drydock ‘for routine maintenance works’. The ferry operator said that the ship would return to service on February 16. Gozo Channel‘s three other ferries, Gaudos, Malita and Nikolaos will cover trips between Mgarr […]

Hilarious New Year photos as Gozo welcomes 2020

Gozo has welcomed 2020 with a spectacular street party and fireworks display. A huge crowd gathered in Independence Square in Victoria for the free event, where Auld Lang Syne rang out at midnight. The New Year’s Eve party, organised by the Ministry of Gozo, included a night of music, dancing and fireworks. Fantastic street performers […]

Biker injured in crash at Gozo’s worst accident blackspot

A biker has been rushed to hospital after a crash at Gozo’s worst accident blackspot. The smash happened on Mgarr Road in Ghajnsielem at 12.45pm on New Year’s Day. Police said the 57-year-old motorcyclist from Munxar ‘was grievously injured’ in the collision with a car driven by a 20-year-old from Sannat. The biker was taken […]

Malta hit by second power cut in less than 24 hours

Enemalta has apologised to its customers after Malta was hit by a second major power cut in 24 hours. Electricity was cut off in several areas on Monday afternoon, including Gozo, Mellieha, St Paul’s Bay, St Julian’s, Swieqi, Qormi and Valletta. 89.7 Bay listeners in Naxxar, Birkirkara, Mosta and Swatar reported that power was restored […]

When do Gozo ferries run over Christmas and New Year?

Gozo Channel has revealed its Christmas and New Year timetable, with families across the Maltese Islands making festive travel plans ahead of the holiday season. Of course, if you’re keen on heading across the sea you may have to contend with reduced services on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Here’s when the Gozo ferries […]