The idea of having a website dedicated solely to our village
started on March 2002 when Joseph Sultana, Kevin Cauchi and
Anthony Scicluna decided to launch Ghajnsielem.com.
Ghajnsielem.com was born three months later, on the 1st July
2002. The website virtually offers information, resources
and news coverage related with Ghajnsielem.
Ghajnsielem.com was proudly the first website in Gozo to
transmit an event live on the internet. In fact it was only
two months after its launch that Ghajnsielem.com transmitted
the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto live on the Internet. On
December 2002 Ghajnsielem.com had a record of three webcams
transmitting live video images from the Christmas Village
and the same number of webcams were available for 2004's
feast. Meanwhile, while Anthony
Scicluna left the team to focus on his studies,
Joseph and Kevin continued to focus on their dream
of putting all the village's organizations, history
and culture online.
Another milestone was reached when Loreto Scicluna launched
the Ghajnsielem F.C. section with daily news update, video
replays, match report and a state-of-the-art database
highlighting the club's illustrious history. A few months
later, the St Joseph Band Club, the Local Council and the
Boys Museum Society also decided to host their website in
Ghajnsielem.com thus turning this website into a web-portal
or a one-stop site for everything associated with our
village. In fact, it is the only website in Malta and Gozo
that managed to keep all the organizations represented
together under “one roof”. In other words,
www.ghajnsielem.com is the only address that our emigrants
need to remember in mind!
For the 2008,
Ghajnsielem.com started to provide video content to
enhance its news articles. On the same year, Ghajnsielem.com has also printed a set of
t-shirts with the website's logo and featuring the words 'Viva x-Xemx'
for the feast of 'Our Lady of Loreto'.
The t-shirts proved to be very popular among the Ghajnselmizi proving that Ghajnsielem.com has become
a popular brand among locals. On the same year,
Ghajnsielem.com launched the Biography section
dedicated to the people who have 'left their mark'
in Ghajnsielem. The section was called HALL OF FAME
and is constantly updated with new information.
Today, Ghajnsielem.com is more regarded as a web-portal than
a website. A portal is a website that is used as a starting
point or a gateway linking similar resources together. In
fact, Ghajnsielem.com is a one-stop site for everything you
need about Ghajnsielem.