The 15th Edition of the Gozo Observer The 15th edition of the Gozo Observer, which has just been published, contains a number of interesting articles on Gozitan affairs. Godwin Vella describes two late 16th century reports on the fortifications of Gozo. Patronage in Late Medieval Gozo is treated in an article by Charles Dalli. Maryrose Vella writes about climate change and its effects on small islands such as Gozo. The management of beaches, yacht marinas, which are of direct interest to the Gozitan economy, are considered in an article by Anton Micallef.

In another article Saviour Formosa analyses crime in Gozo while George Borg gives an interesting informative feature on the Gozo Public Library and its subsidiaries.

Three short reports deal with the library of the University Gozo Centre, the board of the centre and the extra-curricular activities held at the centre between July and December 2006.

Free copies of the Gozo Observer and more information can be obtained from the University Gozo Centre, Mgarr Road, Xewkija, Gozo Tel: 21564559; Fax 21564550 email: ugc@um.edu.mt.