The Ta' Xbiex coat of arms depicts a ship's wheel since it is the main marina in Malta. It was officially
approved on 19th February 1993 when the Local Councils were set up in Malta for the first time. (Government Supplement No
15,718 - section C, No 30 ; Suppliment tal-Gazzetta tal-Gvern ta' Malta, Nru. 15,718, 19 ta' Frar, 1993, Taqsima C, Nru 30)
'Ta' means 'of' and 'Xbiex' either is derived from 'Xawbas' - a wild prickly shrub of the raspberry genus - or
from 'Tax-Xbiek' meaning 'of the nets'.
Your information source on the city of Ta' Xbiex (in south-eastern Malta),
Sign the Petition against the new planned Temporary Ta' Xbiex Yacht Marina by clicking here.
Updated the flash intro by regenerating it using a program I wrote using Remobjects Chrome instead of Delphi, also reduced it in size.
Photo gallery for the visit by Gozo Bishop Mario Grech in our parish last year
Trailer for the concert by Justin Pisani with the music written by Blessed Elisabeth of the Trinity, held in
St John's Parish Church, Ta' Xbiex last November. It includes readings by Fr Juan Debono and Sonia Young: