LAUGHTER and tears were all shared when Gib Talks returned to the Rock.

Former Chief Minister Sir Peter Caruana, retired police officer Henry Sacramento and Olympian Georgina Cassar were among the 15 community stars who gave inspiring speeches to hundreds of people at John Mackintosh Hall.gibtalks-henry sacramento

Each talking for 15 minutes, they explored subjects as diverse as hijabs and amateur dramatics to the Yanito language.

The event was put on by a team headed by teacher Julian Felice, who has already confirmed next year’s event for February 10.

“It went very well – we had a great balance of talks, and the speakers were excellent in communicating their ideas and experiences,” he said.

“We’ve already booked next year’s event and can’t wait for it to come around again.”