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Sarah Carabott

  • 'Relaxing' planning policies would lead to affordable housing

    'Relaxing' planning policies would lead to affordable housing

    Downsizing apartments and "relaxing" particular planning policies would allow developers to build affordable flats, real estate lobbyists are insisting. The Malta Developers Association presented a paper listing seven proposals for the provision...

  • Three-second scan saving patients from invasive test

    Three-second scan saving patients from invasive test

    Around half of the people who up to a year ago would have had to undergo an angiogram are being spared the invasive test through a three-second scan. Radiology developments at Mater Dei Hospital have picked up in recent years, especially visible...

  • Number of students without free transport down to 500

    Number of students without free transport down to 500

    The number of students still waiting for free school transport has gone down to 500, and the government is looking into ways of incentivising those with a license to start providing the service, Evarist Bartolo said on Thursday. The Education...

  • New ticketing system after big discrepancies in Gozo ferries return trips data

    New ticketing system after big discrepancies in Gozo ferries return trips data

    Gozo Channel has informed the National Audit Office it will be introducing a new ticketing system, Auditor General Charles Deguara said. Mr Deguara was replying to a questions about massive discrepancies in the number of passengers and vehicles...

  • Midi committee to discuss proposed higher buildings plan

    Midi committee to discuss proposed higher buildings plan

    A committee overseeing the protection and public access to the Manoel Island’s heritage buildings, foreshore and green areas will be meeting on Tuesday to discuss developers’ plans for higher buildings in the area. The meeting comes after Midi...

  • Watch: Bid to finish late priest’s missionary feat in Ethiopia

    Watch: Bid to finish late priest’s missionary feat in Ethiopia

    When missionary Fr George Grima passed away last year, he left his largest project unfinished, so a group of 19 Maltese took up the challenge to complete the centre for children with disabilities in Bonga, Ethiopia. The team will scale Mount...

  • Maltese priest in Brazil warns of ‘dark future’

    Maltese priest in Brazil warns of ‘dark future’

    A gloomy atmosphere of suspended judgement surrounds the community of Fr John Caruana, a Maltese missionary in Sarandi, Brazil, after the country elected a far-right candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, to the presidency. Fr Caruana, who has spent more than...

  • Abused men ‘afraid to seek help’

    Abused men ‘afraid to seek help’

    Only a handful of abused men come forward with their story and those who do are generally very scared and convinced they would not be believed, according to the service coordinator of Victim Support Malta. “The stereotype that a man can never be a...

  • Malta will reach 2020 renewable energy targets - Energy Minister

    Malta will reach 2020 renewable energy targets - Energy Minister

    Malta will reach its pledged EU2020 renewable energy targets, Energy Minister Joe Mizzi told Parliament on Friday. Referring to the government’s continued investment in clean energy, through the gas pipeline among others, Mr Mizzi said Malta faced...

  • Abortion taboo broken on Facebook

    Abortion taboo broken on Facebook

    Women who have had an abortion experience are being invited to tell their story through a Facebook group, in an attempt to break possibly Malta's biggest taboo. The page 'Break The Taboo Malta' has been set up to provide a collection of Maltese...