International Kite Festival Returns To Gozo This Weekend

  In this digital age, many children miss out on the simple joys of flying a kite. It’s like having a little bit of happiness on the end of a string, perhaps the ultimate carefree pastime…     But don’t worry, Gozo will be giving you the chance to experience the joys of kite flying […]

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 […]

Only 1 in 5 teenagers in Malta exercise every day

Maltese teenagers are generally fitter and healthier than those in Italy, Australia and New Zealand, according to a global study. However, just one in five 11 to 17-year-olds in Malta get as much exercise as they need to to stay in shape. The figures also showed that 81.4 per cent of teenagers in Malta do […]

Gozo just got smaller! Cliff collapses during storm

People have been urged to stay away from a section of the idyllic Gozo coast after a rockfall. Gale-force winds and heavy rain been blamed for causing the collapse at Xatt l-Ahmar. Overlooked by Fort Chambray, the bay is popular with swimmers and boat owners, especially in the summer months. Ghajnsielem’s mayor Kevin Cauchi urged […]

Gozo lawyer lands top job at the European Commission

A lawyer from Gozo has landed a top job in the EU. Charmaine Hili from Nadur has been appointed by the incoming European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen. She will be her chief adviser on migration. The migrants crisis is one of the most important issues facing the EU. Charmaine previously served in Jean-Claude Juncker‘s […]

Heavy rain turns the sea muddy brown at Xlendi Bay

This is the moment the sea changed colour following heavy rain in Gozo. Xlendi Bay, which is normally crystal clear, was transformed within minutes as a large amount of soil and mud from nearby fields drained into the sea, turning the water brown. Incredible images of the dramatic change were shared on social media by […]

Gozo’s new Queen Mary medical school opens its doors

The new medical school building at Queen Mary University of London‘s Gozo campus has been officially opened. Bosses said it will provide medical students and staff of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry with state-of-the-art facilities. The four-storey 8,100 square metre building is situated next to Gozo General Hospital in Victoria. It […]

What a load of rubbish! Gozo beauty spot gets a clean-up

It’s one of the most spectacular views in the Maltese Islands. And now the view from Nadur across to Comino and Malta looks even more stunning after a major clean-up of the countryside. A team of enthusiastic volunteers joined Nadur’s mayor Edward Said to help make a difference. One of the volunteers Nora Evison said: […]

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 […]

‘Hero’ captain saves Gozo Channel passenger’s life

The captain of a Gozo Channel ferry has been hailed a hero after saving a passenger’s life. He rushed to give first aid to a driver who suddenly lost consciousness at the Cirkewwa ferry terminal. The 70-year-old man was then rushed to hospital suffering from a suspected heart attack. Police said the alarm was raised […]

Traditional red phone box becomes Gozo’s smallest library

One of Gozo’s prettiest villages is ringing the changes. The traditional red phone box in the heart of San Lawrenz has been converted into one of the smallest lending libraries in the world, stocking 100 books. The box has been fitted with five wooden shelves and offers Dan Brown thrillers, Agatha Christie murder mysteries, celebrity […]

Malta and Gozo turn pink for breast cancer awareness

Malta and Gozo is turning pink to mark breast cancer awareness month. Landmarks across the Maltese Islands are being illuminated in pink to show support for the Pink October breast cancer campaign, which is backed by 89.7 Bay. Fontana in Gozo is the latest place to get involved. Fontana Local Council has light up the […]

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 […]

British mugging victims thank ‘professional’ Gozo Police

A British couple who were mugged in a quiet Gozo village have praised the police for the professionalism. Deborah Aitkenhead, 55, and Michael Bradshaw, 58, were robbed and assaulted by a thug as they walked home at night in Xaghra on September 22. Police arrested their attacker within hours after searching CCTV footage from Xaghra […]

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, […]