Award of 'Gieh Ghawdex' for University Professor
On this occasion of the 200th anniversary on the birthday of Saverio Cassar on 29th December, 2005 the Circolo Gozitano honoured persons and organisations who have distinguished themselves for their contribution to Gozo and the Gozitan people.

The awards were conferred at a dinner held at Palazzo Palina Hotel ta' Cenc, Sannat. One of the recipients of the awards was Professor Lino Briguglio for his contribution to higher education in Gozo. When receiving the 'Gieh Ghawdex' medal Professor Briguglio said that the award was an honour for him and for the University, and he said that it was a privilege for him to be able to contribute to the welfare of the Gozitan people.

The other recipients of the award were:
Dr Censu Tabone (Former President of Malta)
Prof John Cremona (Former Chief Justice)
ET Nicholas Cauchi (Former Bishop of Gozo)
Il-Hajja F'Ghawdex (Monthly Magazine)
L-ARKA Foundation

Prof. Lino Briguglio (left) receiving the 'Gieh Ghawdex' medal