Merry Christmas Everyone!
(25th December 2004)
marked by various traditions and customs which are
well rooted in local religious beliefs. One of those
is the Christmas Eve Midnight Mass where the
‘Priedka tat-Tifel’ takes places.
Santa Clause was also busy with his "Annual Home
then seventy gifts were delivered in the whole area
of Ghajnsielem. And, as expected, Christmas Day was
wet and windy.
to spend this day in the traditional Maltese way
where all the family and friends are united to eat a
super dinner together.
Places of Interest section re-launched
(21st December 2004)
Beside a fresh new-look, the
Interest' section now includes additional
information about the village attractions and an
improved photo gallery. The new additions include Garzes
Tower, Tal-Qieghan Temple, ix-Xatt l-Ahmar, the Gozo
Heritage and the Ghajnsielem Belvederes. For the
2005, Ghajnsielem.com is planning a major site
update which will include new sections and an
New website for l-Ghaqda ta' l-Armar
(19th December 2004)
l-Armar, a youth group responsible for the feast
decorations launched its new website today. The site
now includes a flash-animated introduction together
with an updated photo gallery. A news ticker will
also be displaying the latest news and events.
L-Ghaqda ta' l-Armar was founded in 1996 and is led
by Rudolph Cauchi .
A new era for Fort
(17th December 2004)
Chambray development was back before parliament,
eleven years after the house approved a 99 year emphyteutical grant of the fort to Fort Chambray
Ltd. Public Investments Minister Austin Gatt gave a
detailed account of what he described as "the sad
story of an unsuccessful project". The emphyteutical
had been recently transferred to Gozitan businessman
Dr. Michael Caruana.
Ghajnsilmiz for Leli l-Bufajra
(11th December 2004)
edition of the 'Premju Gieh Ghajnsilmiz' was held
this evening in a special ceremony organized by the
Ghajnsielem Local Council. This year's award was
giving to Emmanuel Saliba, better known here in
Ghajnsielem as 'Leli l-Bufajra'. He is mostly renowned
for the completion of the belfry construction work at
the Ghajnsielem Parish church.
works at St Joseph Club
(08th December 2004)
the committee of the St Joseph Band is doing a major
renovation project in the entrance of the club
premises. The area in front of the club is being
redesigned so that there will be more room for the
accommodation of people and visitors who will make
use of the club facilities. A statue of St Joseph,
two fountains and a floor marble with the club coat
of arm are also part of the project.
Hat-trick for Daniel
(08th December 2004)
F.C. returned to victory after suffering a loss
(against Xewkija) and a draw (against Nadur). The
former Maltese international striker Daniel
Bogdanovic scored a hat-trick while Kalenga Ndayi
scored the remaining goal. This win puts the Blacks
on top of the table with two points ahead of Xewkija
although the latter have two games in hand.
Marian Week in St Anthony's Church
(06th December 2004)
Anthony’s Church was held a Miriam week in the
occasion of the 150th anniversary of the
proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate
Conception and the 50th anniversary of the
pilgrimage of the statue of our lady from Qala. The
week began on Monday 22nd November with the arrival
of the statue of the Immaculate Conception from Qala
to the Church of St. Anthony in Ghajnsielem.
Blacks lose more
(05th December 2004)
drew 2-2 against bottom of the table Nadur
Youngsters. Daniel Bogdanovic and N'dayi Kalenga
scored the goals for the Blacks. While Nadur won the
second point of the season, Ghajnsielem missed the
opportunity to leapfrog Xewkija Tigers. Bogdanvic
opened the score on the 3rd minute while Kalenga
Indaji scored the remaining goal.
Joe Xuereb's work
travels to Norway!
(3rd December 2004)
Ghajnsielem sculptor's work was mentioned in a prestigious
Norwegian art magazine, "Kunst for Alle" (Art for All). The
edition Nr.4/2004 was carrying a special feature on sculpture
from all over the globe. It also featured Joe Xuereb's stone
designs in a four page full colour report written by Aase
Rostad who has visited Xuereb's sculpture Gallery in
Ghajnsielem last March.
First defeat for Ghajnsielem F.C.
(21st November 2004)
The blacks suffered the first defeat of the season
as they were beaten 4-1 by Xewkija Tigers.
scored the first goal for Xewkija
Carabott levelling the score on the 36th minute. A
few moments later he was
substituted due to an injury. Tazameta
concluded his hat-trick in the second half while
Nwoko scored the remaining goal.
Xewkija are now one point behind Ghajnsielem
with a game in hand.
Golden Cross in Macedonia
(18th November 2004)
Cassar was able to continue establishing herself as
a promising singer. Recently she represented Malta
at the Asterisks International Singing Festival held
in Macedonia. During the first session she
classified 4th while on the final session she gave
an excellent interpretation and was awarded a
diploma and declared Princess of the Festival.
Ferry service suspended
(14th November 2004)
damage was caused to one of the docks at the Mgarr
Harbour Yacht Marina as strong winds exposed the
Maltese islands. The strong winds also led to a
disruption of the Gozo Channel services for most of
the day while the Blacks's match against Xewkija Tigers has been
postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Three more points for Ghajnsielem F.C.
(07th November 2004)
beat Victoria Hotspurs 2-0 to solidify their place
at the top of the table. Daniel Bogdanovic made his
debut for the Blacks while David Carabott, who
watched from the stands, is expected to debut next
Sunday against Xewkija Tigers. Xewkija Tigers are
coming from a shock loss to Zebbug Rovers and will
not be satisfied with anything short of a win
against the Blacks. more
Ghajnsielem F.C. presents new signings
(31st October 2004)
Bogdanovic and David Carabott, along with N'dayi
Kalenga, Dominique Mbueko and Damian Iriele, today
were formally presented to the supporters at the
Carabott is one of the greatest Maltese players of
all time while
make a tough customer for any defence to handle. more
Blacks salvage point against Kercem
(24th October 2004)
A late goal by Errol Grima earned the Blacks a point
from a match that they certainly did not deserve to
match strategy was to to sit deep in their half and
as a result, Ghajnsielem held the initiative from
the start and threatened a few times from set
pieces. Check out our match report and video
A worthy ambassadress
(19th October 2004)
Natasha Saliba, the new
elected Miss Gozo, is to participate and represent
the locality of Ghajnsielem and the Island of Gozo
in the 41st edition of the Miss Malta Competition.
The competition will be held on Saturday, 13th
November. Natasha, who was also a runner up for Miss
Gozo 2003 was crowned Miss Gozo 2004 last month.
Ghajnsielem beat Xaghra United 2-0
(10th October 2004)
Experience saw the
Blacks safely through this very tricky fixture
against a very interesting young Xaghra side. The
2-0 margin, which in the end could have even been
wider, is not at all reflective of how this match
Dominique Mbueko scored the opener in the second
half, from a direct free-kick. N'dayi Kalenga made
sure with the second in the late stages of the
Teenager wins International Song Festival
(9th October 2004)
Deborah Cassar, 14, of
Ghajnsielem, won the overall public opinion trophy
during the Golden Cross International Children and
Youth Singing Festival, held recently at Sir Temi
Zammit Hall of the University of Malta. Ms Cassar is
now being offered the opportunity to represent Malta
abroad and has been invited to perform in Macedonia
on October 20. more
The Kalenga show
(3rd October 2004)
beat Zebbug Rovers 3-1 in their second match of the
league season. Leandro put the Rovers ahead in the
second minute but an N'dayi Kalenga hat-trick
secured the three points for the Blacks.
This was the second match of the season for both
clubs, but already the two teams seem headed in
Ten-men Blacks stun Nadur
(26th September 2004)
Inspired by their fallen
comrade, Ghajnsielem complete a stirring comeback
and beat Nadur Y. 3-1. A. Portelli's 1st half goal
was overturned by goals from Kalenga-2 and D. Mbueko.
These goals were scored after B. Meilak's dismissal,
14 minutes into the 2nd half.
(24th September 2004)
Ghajnsielem is mourning
the sudden loss of Joseph Attard, 27, who passed
away in the early hours of Tuesday morning from an
apparent heart attack. Joseph was born on the 15th
of August 1976 and made his debut with Ghajnsielem
F.C. in the 1993/94 season. Check out his pictorial
tribute plus a short farewell video-clip.
Franciscan Youth Fest 2004
(15th September 2004)
The much talked about
Franciscan Youth Fest 2004 finally took place last
Saturday 11th September with a big bang. There were
about 300 people in the audience and it is safe to
say that each one of them enjoyed the festival
immensely. A big well done goes to each member of
the GIFRA for making this festival as excellent as
last year’s! more
Blacks out of the
(12th September 2004)
The Blacks have only
themselves to blame for their early exit from the
Independence Cup. Three sloppy pieces of defending,
the last of which with added on time almost out cost
them three goals and the cup tie. Ghajnsielem are
making it a habit of starting very slow against the
Youngsters, allowing them leads only to fight back.
The final score was 2-3 more
Meilak blasts Blacks through
(8th September 2004)
The Blacks made an
encouraging start to the season with a comfortable
2-0 win and a dominating performance over second
division side Sannat Lions. Ghajnsielem controlled
proceedings from beginning to end, allowing the
Lions only brief glances of Eric Mercieca's goal.
Brian Meilak and Herman Mifsud scored the goals. more
Franciscan Youth Fest
(6th September 2004)
For the second year in a row, the Gifra (Gioventu Francescana
Franciscan Youth) of Ghajnsielem, Gozo is organising
the Franciscan Youth Fest. The festival that aims to show its audience the wide range of
talents the Gifra members have. The group is comprised of
about 50 members who are all committed to making this year’s
festival as successful as or better than last year’s.
(4th September 2004)
Ghajnsielem's branch of
the Society of Christiane Doctrine recently launched
a new website which aims to promote religious
education via the information highway (the
internet). Beside the Nixxiegha magazine, which is
updated on a monthly basis, the site also includes a
photo gallery, an interactive quiz and a guestbook.
Arrivederci amici di Tolfa!
(30th August 2004)
With red-eyes and even
cracked voices, friends and families gave their last
hugs and kisses as they bid them farewell. Once
aboard the ferry, the memories were still strong as
many Tolfani gathered to the quay-facing side of the
ferry and chanted Viva x-Xemx for the last
time. Ghajnsielem.com is bringing you a special
photo-coverage for all the activities that were
organized for them. Click here and enjoy!
Festa 2004... One to
(30th August 2004)
Hundreds of people
joined the Ghajnsilmizi for the feast of Our Lady of
Loreto. The feast reached its peak last Sunday when
the statue of Our Lady of Loreto left the church and
went round Ghajnsielem's main roads. Visit
Ghajnsielem.com's feast section for a special photo
coverage of the whole week of celebrations. Viva x-Xemx!
Viva l-Madonna ta' Loreto!
Sunday: Feast of Our Lady of Loreto
(29th August 2004)
The evening started at 5.30
Margaret Band played marches from Hamri Street, followed by
solemn vespers at 6.30. The procession with the statue of Our
Lady, then, left the church at
7.30pm, accompanied by St Joseph Band and the Giuseppe Verdi
Band of Tolfa. Meanwhile, 'Banda Leone' performed a musical
program in the main square. more
Concelebrated Pontifical Mass
(29th August 2004)
The people of
Ghajnsielem are today celebrating the feast of Our
Lady of Loreto.
This morning Gozo Bishop Nicholas Cauchi led a
pontifical concelebrated Mass while
the panegyric was
delivered by Mons Gwanni Sultana. The Tolfa
residents were also present for the sermon. The
traditional horse and donkey races was held at Mgarr
Road at 1.30pm.
Marches in Hamri Street
(28th August 2004)
started with a concelebrated mass, followed by Te Deum at
8.30pm. Meanwhile the
youngsters accompanied St Joseph band and Victoria's ' Banda
La Stella' from Hamri street to the main square. The evening
ended with a huge firework display from Farrugia Brothers. more
Friday: Weekend of
celebrations kicks off
(27th August 2004)
celebrations kicked off today with the famous "March
tal-Balzunetta". St Joseph Band, Banda G. Verdi of Tolfa and
Xewkija's 'Prekursur' played marches in Mgarr Road,
accompanied by the statue of Our Lady of Home. The march ended
in the main square where the statue was put up on a pedestal
set. A fireworks display started at midnight.
(26th August 2004)
mayor Francis Cauchi described the inauguration of "Pjazza
Tolfa" as a reflection of the close ties that exist between
Tolfa and Ghajnsielem. The monument, situated in the middle of
the square, is a replica of 'La Rocca' fountain which is found
in the 'Giardino Comunale', Tolfa. During the ceremony, Banda
G. Verdi of Tolfa held a short musical programme
before joining St Joseph Band to play marches in
Borg Gharib and Simirat Street.
Wednesday: Traditional Dinner in Main Square
(25th August 2004)
Although the traditional dinner is
an annual event, this was the first time that residents of
Tolfa joined the Ghajnsilmizi to taste the typical Maltese
food in the Pjazza. There was a great atmosphere of friendship
and probably, as Tolfa Mayor Alessandro Battilocchio once
said, this is only the beginning of a new era between the two
Tuesday: Twinning Agreement signed
(24th August 2004)
The St. Joseph Band,
directed by Mro Sunny Galea performed its annual
Instrumental Concert in the main square. The event,
which started at 9.00pm, was a special occasion for
both Ghajnsielem and Tolfa. After delivering a short
speech, Mayors Francis Cauchi and Alessandro Battilocchio
officially signed the twinning agreement between the
two villages. more
Coming Soon: Live
(23rd August 2004)
recently re-launched the feast section which is
dedicated solely to the feast of Our Lady of Loreto.
Beside the daily photo update the section also
includes a news archive plus a feature about the
town of Loreto, Italy. As from next Friday,
Ghajnsielem.com will also stream the events live on
the internet. more
Monday: Band March in
(23rd August 2004)
The official feast
celebrations started today band march in Garden
street with the participation of St. Joseph Band and
Banda G. Verdi of Tolfa. The march ended in the main
square where shortly afterwards the titular statue
of Our Lady of Loreto was taken out of its niche
marking the first day of a whole week of
Statue coated in fine Gold
(20th August 2004)
Hundreds of Ghajnsilmizi gathered
on Ta' Pinu Sanctuary square to see the
statue of Our Lady of Loreto after being restored and
re-coated with fine Gold. On
Saturday evening, Bishop
Mons. Nikol G. Cauchi concelebrated a special mass in the main
square. The water laid gilding was sponsored by
Vassallo. Check out our mini photo-gallery! more
Ghajnsielem Fest 2004
The official feast
celebrations kicked off today with the Ghajnsielem
Fest Music festival. Many local talents took part in
this event but the main attraction of the night
were Julie and Ludwig with their famous hit 'On
Again... Off Again'. This event was
organized by the Ghajnsielem Local Council.
preparations in full swing!
(18th August 2004)
a few days to go, groups of people mostly from l-Ghaqda ta l-Armar
are working at odd hours (sometimes under the scorching sun)
in order to settle everything in time!
Ghajnsielem.com will soon launch a section dedicated
to the Feast of Our Lady of Loreto. This will include a daily
photo update and an intensive coverage of the activates which
are being organized for the residents of Tolfa who will be
among us for the feast.
Natasha crowned as Miss
Natasha Saliba from
Ghajnsielem was crowned as the Miss Gozo 2004, after
beating off the tough competition from the other
contestants. The contest was held at the Ghajnsielem
Local Council's premises early last week.
Tarmac Resurfacing in
The Ghajnsielem Local
Council is embarking on various projects related to
the residential roads. In fact, the areas know as
Tal-Kaxxa, Tal-Gudja, Perellos Street, Anglu Grech
Street and the Old Apparition Square are all
undergoing extensive infrastructural work while the
second phase of the water culvert project at Garden
street is nearly finished.
Special Day for
18 boys and 25 girls received
their Holy Confirmation on Sunday. The sacrament was
administered by Mons Nicholas
Cauchi, bishop of Gozo.
Confirmation is a sacrament in which the Holy Ghost is given
to those already baptized in order to make them strong and
perfect Christians and soldiers of Jesus Christ. It is
sometimes also known as the “Sacrament of the Holy Ghost”. more
Promising future for
(4th July 2004)
Mr. Pat Cox,
president of the European Parliament was
presented with a painting by the young artist Vince
Caruana, whose creation “Gaia’s Domain” was chosen
from among the exhibits. The art exhibition featured
the work of 31 artists and was held at the Victoria
Local Council Hall known as 'Banca Giuratale' in
Independence Square, Victoria.
two years old!
With an average of
more then 900 visitors per day and almost 180,000
hits per month your favourite website is now two years
old. 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.
(24th June 2004)
preparations for next August's cultural exchange are
well underway as the twinning committee held another
meeting on Thursday evening. The hosting families
preparations was again on top of the agenda although
much of the problems have already been sorted out.
Other topics on the agenda were the budget and the
inauguration of the 'Piazza La Tolfa' square.
'Talenti 04' at the
notice the bright smiles on children's faces - happy
that their dream of acting on stage became a
reality... The final academic year of the Year 6
students reached its peak on Friday with the talent
show known as 'Talenti 04'. The programme was a mix
of pop music dancing, singing, mimes with a social
theme and a sleek presentation which brought a smile
and a grip of attention in all the audience.
Ghajnsielem F.C. win
the Super Cup Final
won the BOV Super Cup in style after beating
Victoria Hotspurs 5-1. All six goals were scored in
the second half. Two goals were scored by N'dayi
Frank Buttigieg, Jeremy Camilleri and Matthew
Portelli scored the remaining three. Congratulations!
First Holy Communion
It was a
special day for 33 children as they received their
First Holy Communion this Sunday afternoon. The
children participated and sang all the hymns leading
to the most special moment as each child received
the Holy Communion for the first time. The mass was
concelebrated by Archpriest
Blacks in final after
beating Nadur 5-2
will play Victoria H. in the Super Cup final after
beating Nadur Y. 5-2. Matthew Portelli scored two of
the goals; Mbueko Dominique (p), Joseph Attard and
N'dayi Kalenga scored the others. Ghajnsielem
also kept alive a streak which goes back to the
1997/98 season, that of appearing in at least one
major cup final every year.
Students return back
As part of the twinning agreement between Tolfa and
Ghajnsielem, thirteen Ghajnsielem Primary school
students were in Italy for a six-day cultural
Mayor Francis Cauchi told
Ghajnsielem.com that the main aim behind this visit was to
share the student's experiences with each other, make new
friends and learn about each other's culture.
Season ends on a
F.C. ended their league commitments on a losing note
when they dropped to a 0-2 loss to Sannat Lions.
Dione Lautier scored both goals in the first half.
The Blacks had very little to show for their
efforts. Their long balls were routinely cleared by
the Lions' defence, and any build-up play was undone
around the Lions' penalty area.
school students in Tolfa
Thirteen students from the Ghajnsielem Primary
School are in Italy as part of the twinning agreement between
Tolfa and Ghajnsielem. The children are accompanied by their
parents, the head of
school, teachers and members of the twinning committee. The group will be
returning on Monday 24th May. A photo-update of this cultural
exchange will be online in the next few days.
Joe Xuereb Exhibits
Ghajnsielem sculpture Joe Xuereb has recently
participated in a maltese exhibition in Milan,
Italy. This exhibition was held as part of Malta's
accession into the E.U. and served as a promotion
event to the Maltese Islands. It was held at the
prestigious 14th century 'Palazzo Affari ai
Giureconsulti' that lies in front of Milan's famous
Blacks win kick-about
beat Zebbug R. 2-1 in a low key league encounter at
the Gozo Stadium. The Blacks' goals came from a
N'dayi Kalenga penalty and a Franco Magrin own goal.
S. Galea scored Zebbug's temporary equalizer. Zebbug
have already been declared deserving champions of
Gozo and Ghajnsielem have secured a respectable
comeback for Ghajnsielem F.C.
This was a
match that Nadur Youngsters had to win to keep their
flickering hopes of a third consecutive championship alive.
With a two goal advantage in the first half, Nadur fatally
believed that they were now masters of their own destiny. But
Ghajnsielem took the lead early in the second half with the
final score being 4-2. Also
today, Zebbug Rovers F.C. who are a relative
newcomers to Gozitan football became champions of
Gozo for the first time.
San Guzepp Haddiem
evening, the Ghajnsielem parish celebrated the feast
of St. Joseph the Worker. An orchestra, with the
participation of Lauretana Choir accompanied the
High Mass. The St Joseph Band Club then accompanied
the procession. This feast was established by Pope
Pius XII in 1955 in order to Christianize the
concept of labor and give to all workmen a model and
Xewkija Tigers 2-1
(25th April 2004)
Ghajnsielem F.C. consolidated their third place in the
championship by beating Xewkija Tigers in a direct relegation
clash. Tension was arising as the Blacks ended their first half
without any goal in hand. The blacks will now face Nadur
Youngsters on the 8th of May.
Alessandro to contest
(23rd April 2004)
After weeks of
speculation, Tolfa Mayor Alessandro Battilocchio has
confirmed that he will be contesting the European
Parliament elections which are going to be held next June. Alessandro, who is
also the youngest elected mayor in Italy will be
contesting under the "United Socialists for Europe"
His slogan for the EP
elections will be "Facce nuove, Idee chiare"
Three precious points
for the Blacks
(18th April 2004)
After last week's disappointment against Kercem
Ajax, Ghajnsielem F.C. took three precious points by
beating Victoria Hotspurs with four goals to none.
Two goals were scored in each half. The blacks will
now face Xewkija Tigers on the 25th of April with
four games to go .
Two Ghajnsilmizi Awarded for Best Song
(16th April 2004)
Two young Ghajnsilmizi
won the 18th edition of the Nadur Song Festival. The
festival was divided in four categories. 33
participants took part in this event. Deborah Cassar
placed first in the senior teenagers section and was
also voted as the best overall participant of the
festival with 93 points. Eight-year-old Daphne
Xuereb won the junior's category.
Ghajnsielem vs Kercem Ajax 1-2
(09th April 2004)
After three league matches
and a cup tie, Ghajnsielem still have not figured how
to beat Kercem Ajax.
The Blacks created a handful of clear cut scoring
opportunities in each half, to none by their
opponents, and yet they lost 1-2.
But they should have themselves to blame for
not capitalizing on the fruit of their good work.
The Holy Week in
(09th April 2004)
Like the rest of the
Ghajnsielem is celebrating the Holy week. The
Holy Week is the last
week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter
Sunday. It is observed by Christianity as a time to
commemorate and enact the suffering (Passion) and
death of Jesus through various observances and
services of worship. Ghajnsielem.com is bringing you
a set of photos taken on Maundy Thursday and Good
(05th April 2004)
This evening, St. Joseph
Band Club performed a 'Musica Sagra' concert as part
of the Holy Week activities. The programme, which
started at 7.30pm was held at the Old Parish Church.
The compere for the evening was Miss Josepha Xuereb
while Fr. George Bugeja OFM read the Holy Week
starts with Palm Sunday
(04th April 2004)
This Sunday observes the triumphal
entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, that was marked by the crowds
who were in Jerusalem for Passover waving palm branches and
proclaiming him as the messianic king.
Ghajnsielem commemorated this event with the re-enactment of
this Biblical event.
Our Lady of Sorrow
(02nd April 2004)
Friday before Palm Sunday is the
day dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrow, better known in Maltese
as 'Id-Duluri'. Hundreds followed the solemn procession which
went round the main streets of Ghajnsielem. The procession
takes the form of a pageant with various participants dressed
up in period costumes to represent Biblical personalities.
Saltnatu - A
(31st March 2004)
"It was brilliant!" These were the first comments by
all those who watched
the 17th edition of the
Easter Pageant. Saltnatu was written by JoAnne
Debrincat. The church literally packed with hundreds of
Ghajnsilmizi each paying attention to what was
happening on-stage. If you missed this spectacular
performance or you would like to see the highlights
of the play just click here!
Three valuable points
for the Blacks
(27th March 2004)
rode two Joseph Attard goals to beat Xewkija TIgers
2-1 in a strange match at the Gozo Stadium. Xewkija
took the lead and looked the better side in the
first half, but the Blacks slowly came back in the
game to gain three valuable points.
Blacks concede two
(20th March 2004)
Ghajnsielem blew a 2-1
lead with less than five minutes to go, and lost to
Nadur Y. 2-3.
The Blacks looked like
they had done enough to register a huge upset
against title aspirants Nadur Youngsters. But two
half chances in the dying minutes of the match were
converted by Nadur Youngsters, and the table was
turned on the Blacks.
Preparations well underway
(14th March 2004)
Preperations are well
underway for this year's passion play which will be
staged at the Parish Church on March 29th and 30th
at 8.00pm. Rehersals started at the beginning of
February and about 40 actors will be taking part.
The play is called "Saltnatu" written by JoAnne
Debrincat. This will be Ghaqda Drammatika
Ghajnsielem's 17th production.
The Tolfa twinning
(11th March 2004)
The final preparations for next
August's cultural exchange was on top of the agenda
as the twinning committee held its 2nd meeting of
the year. A group of more then hundred residents
from Tolfa are expected to be among us during the
last week of August - the week dedicated to Our Lady
of Loreto. The provisional program (of activities)
was also discussed. more
Champions for the 2nd
year in a row
(09th March 2004)
Football team got this years championship once
again. The team won ten games and one draw, with
only one goal against and forty-one in favor. Check
out the Gozo Primary Schools league results and the
team photo. Congratulations!
The procession of
(08th March 2004)
On Sunday evening, procession was
held through out the main streets of Ghajnsielem
with the statue of Ecce Homo. Local pilgrims
accompanied the statue. Ecce Homo is a latin
word meaning the representation (a picture or
sculpture) of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns.
4 - 4 against
(06th March 2004)
Ghajnsielem F.C. managed to get a
precious point from Zebbug Rovers. A total of eight goals were
scored with the final result being 4 – 4. The match was
held on Saturday afternoon at the Gozo Stadium. Full report,
together with video highlights will be given shortly.
Nadur close in on 1st
(29th February 2004)
Nadur Y. thumped an
under strength Xewkija T. 6-0 in the last of three
first division match this week-end. On Saturday,
Victoria H. brushed past Ghajnsielem 3-1. N'dayi
Kalenga scored for the Blacks. Ghajnsielem's
Under/14 side finally registered their first win of
the season when they beat fellow struggler Munxar
Blacks awful in
(15th February 2004)
displayed awful form in going down to Kercem Ajax
1-3 in a second round league match. Christian
Sylvester and Brian Meilak exchanged first half
goals. Dragomir Dragonov and Elton Vella scored the
winning goals in the second half. In the other first
division match, Nadur Y. beat Victoria Hotspurs 4-2.
Xuereb's work to be
auctioned for charity
(12th February 2004)
For the second year running, ‘The
Maltese Charities Association’ of London, has
confirmed that they would be helping Gozitan charity
organizations following the request made by
Ghajnsielem sculptor Joe Xuereb to the Association.
Eden Foundation and Oasi Foundation of Victoria will
both benefit from Xuereb’s sculpture proceeds.
for the Blacks
(31st January 2004)
Ghajnsielem F.C. featured in a 1-1
draw with Sannat Lions. This was a match that had
the potential to catapult the Blacks into second
place and establish them as outside challengers to
front runners Zebbug Rovers. It also had the
potential of sending the Blacks spinning down into
the quagmire of the relegation zone.
Twinning Committee meets
(26th January 2004)
The hosting family
preparations was again on top of the agenda as the
twinning committee held its first meeting for the
2004. A group of fifty residents from Tolfa are
expected to visit our village next August. All
those who are interested in hosting someone from
Tolfa can contact the Local Council office on
21561515 for more information.