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 […]

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 […]

Gozo ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds

If you’re going to Gozo this weekend, expect delays at Cirkewwa. That’s the advice from Gozo Channel as the company’s ferries battle giant waves and gale-force winds. Strong winds on Saturday morning forced the company to re-route its ferries around Comino, adding at least 30 minutes to the normal 25-minute crossing between Cirkewwa and Mgarr. […]

Gozo’s fourth ferry is back in action after upgrade

Gozo Channel’s fourth ferry is back in action after a major upgrade. The MV Nikolaus returned to service on Monday morning after spending nearly a month abroad for a re-fit. New side doors have been installed on the ship to allow foot passengers to board directly from the terminals at Cirkewwa and Mgarr rather than […]

It’s 1000 days since Gozo’s famous Azure Window collapsed

Today marks 1000 days since the loss of one of the most famous landmarks in the Maltese Islands. The Azure Window in Gozo crashed into the sea during a severe storm on March 8, 2017. The iconic landmark was world famous and featured in the first series of the HBO series Game of Thrones as […]

Gozo Channel announces changes after ferry crash

Gozo Channel has been forced to make changes to its timetable after a ferry crashed into a jetty at Mgarr Harbour. The company said the MV Malita ‘suffered some damage’ in the accident on Monday afternoon. No-one was injured however the ferry could be out of action for several days while repairs are carried out. […]

Gozo ferry damaged after crashing into jetty at Mgarr

An investigation has been launched after one of the Gozo ferries crashed into a quay during stormy weather. Gozo Channel told 89.7 Bay that the MV Malita suffered damage when it hit the jetty as it arrived in Mgarr Harbour on Monday. The ship, which can carry 900 passengers and nearly 140 cars, has been taken […]

WATCH: Gozo Channel suspends ferry due to bad weather

Gozo Channel has suspended all ferry services between Malta and Gozo until further notice as gale-force winds batter the Maltese Islands. The ferry operator said that its team had managed to keep services running throughout the night and Tuesday morning despite the stormy weather. Dramatic footage posted on Facebook by Gozo MP Chris Said showed […]

New record as more of us than ever visit Gozo

Record numbers of us are visiting Gozo, according to new figures. An imopressive 1,840,575 passengers travelled between Malta and Gozo between July and September. That’s an increase of 3.4 per cent compared to same time a year ago. The National Statistics Office in Valletta said the highest number of passengers was recorded in August when […]

Work finally begins on Gozo road after 13-month delay

Work has finally started to rebuild a main road in Gozo following a 13 month delay. Construction workers have begun digging up the surface of Mgarr Road in Nadur. It was closed in September last year, forcing fed up drivers heading from Nadur to the Gozo ferry to divert via Qala. Gozo minister Justyne Caruana promised […]

Gozo Minister insists a Gozo tunnel ‘is still needed’

Gozo still needs a tunnel link to Malta despite the success of the fourth ferry, according to the Gozo Minister. Justyne Caruana said the tunnel was the only way to reduce the gap between Malta and Gozo’s economies. She added: ‘The ferry and the tunnel are addressing two separate issues. ‘The tunnel will establish a […]

More of us are going to Gozo than ever before

  Record numbers of us went to Gozo this summer, according to new figures. The Gozo ferries carried more than 1.8 million passengers and 550 thousand cars in June, July and August. Gozo Channel said the 7.7% increase in passenger numbers was boosted by the addition of a fourth ship, the MV Nikolaus. In all, […]

Police arrest two suspected drug dealers in Gozo

Police have arrested two suspected drug dealers in Gozo. They were stopped as they drove their car off the Gozo Channel ferry at Mgarr Habour on Thursday night. Police said they discovered ‘several sachets of suspected cocaine and other drug paraphernalia’ in the vehicle. The two men are aged 21 and 23 and live in […]