The editorial of Il-Ħajja f’Għawdex for March stresses the importance of the printed word and libraries even in this age of Kindle and other digital platforms. Coincidentally, another article describes three generations of a single family who took up librarianship as a career.

A short biography features Dr John Galea, who has succeeded the late Prof. Joseph Vella as musical director of the La Stella Philharmonic Society.

The monthly interview focuses on Bishop George Bugeja, OFM, and his difficult role as Apostolic Vicar at the Libyan capital Tripoli and Bishop of Benghazi.

The weather trends in Gozo during 2018 are analysed by Joe Meilak, who runs the Nadur Weather Observatory, while other features provide more information on the fauna and flora of the island.

Another article argues for the principle of duplication when it comes to the provision of public services in Gozo and in Malta, in order to reflect Gozo’s regional nature.

An extensive review of Charles Bezzina’s latest anthology, Mar-Ritmi tal-Baħar, is also included.


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