10th May 2018

The Gozo Business Chamber is extremely worried on the Gozo Channel service being available at the moment.

The large number of vehicles crossing – not to mention unexpected “bomb scares” – is causing long queues and loss of time to those wanting to cross over for work and / or appointments (health, business, flights, etc).

The Chamber is continually being inundated by phone calls from its members who are expressing their ire as they are missing their appointments for delivery and collecting their wares, apart from the fact that they have to face additional costs to pay overtime to the drivers for the extra time waiting at Mgarr and Cirkewwa.

It is strongly felt that this situation is being a detriment to business in Gozo as well as a disincentive for Maltese / Foreign investors who would think of investing in Gozo, besides acting as a counter action to the good image Gozo has been gaining.

The time for consultations / discussions is up. The Chamber wants to see drastic immediate action to address this situation which has now reached a melting point.

Michael Grech, PRO

7th September 2018

With great sadness, The Gozo Business Chamber announces the sudden passing away of its President, Mr Joseph G Grech, at Gozo General Hospital this morning at the age of 78.

Mr Grech has, with great dedication, served the Chamber from its inception in 1999, first as Chief Executive Officer and since 2016 as President. His contribution over all these years was instrumental in getting the Chamber recognised as the main representative of the Gozitan business community, both on a national and international level. In fact, Mr Grech had recently been appointed as president of INSULEUR, the association of Chamber of Commerce of Island Regions.

Mr Grech, an ex-teacher by profession, was known as the perfect gentleman. He dedicated his life to the Scouting movement in Gozo and was actively involved in various other philanthropic organisations on the island. He is a great loss for the island of Gozo.

The council of the GBC would like to pass on its condolences to Mr Grech’s family. May God give him eternal peace and rest.