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Sarah Carabott

  • Alliance worried over mental health sector

    Alliance worried over mental health sector

    Mental health organisations are questioning the government’s decision not to fulfil its electoral pledge of building a new psychiatric centre and, instead, rehabilitate Mount Carmel Hospital. Times of Malta was told late last year several patients...

  • Hunting rabbits without a permit once meant five years on the galleys

    Hunting rabbits without a permit once meant five years on the galleys

    Pastizzi and rabbit flavour the traditional Maltese menu, but there was a time when the locals were so fond of rabbit meat that hunting it without permission cost them five years of rowing on galleys. Rabbit recipes feature in practically all...

  • Why it can be difficult to celebrate love

    Why it can be difficult to celebrate love

    Lots of people celebrated love on Wednesday, but not all of those in same-sex, interracial or reconstituted relationships could express affection in public because of antagonism from society, their in-laws or even their children. These realities...

  • Mcast lecturers want to be on a par with colleagues at Junior College

    Mcast lecturers want to be on a par with colleagues at Junior College

    As talks on a collective agreement for Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology lecturers remain on hold, they are demanding they be put on the same level as colleagues at the Junior College. The Malta Union of Teachers announced last month...

  • Stop notice issued on demolished Victoria building

    Stop notice issued on demolished Victoria building

    The Planning Authority stopped works on a building close to St George’s Basilica in Victoria after it was demolished in breach of the development permit. The approved application was for internal and minor external alterations and the construction...

  • NGOs given 24 hours to select representatives on Animal Welfare Council

    NGOs given 24 hours to select representatives on Animal Welfare Council

    Animal welfare NGOs have been given 24 hours to select representatives to sit on the Animal Welfare Council after they complained they were not represented. According to the Animal Welfare Act, two council members have to be selected from NGOs. In...

  • MAM reports 'some progress' in talks with government, but industrial action still on the cards

    MAM reports 'some progress' in talks with government, but industrial action still on the cards

    The MAM doctors' union reported 'some progress' after talks with Health Minister Chris Fearne on Monday evening. Another meeting will be held on Wednesday. However, planned industrial action on Thursday and Friday has not been suspended, union...

  • Blood supplies dwindle as Malta experiences winter's harsh flu season

    Blood supplies dwindle as Malta experiences winter's harsh flu season

    Blood donations are not enough to meet the demand as the island experiences winter’s harsh flu season, keeping donors away from the National Blood Transfusion Centre. Blood supplies of the A and O type, but especially O positive, have dwindled and...

  • Captain of ship which ran aground describes ordeal

    Captain of ship which ran aground describes ordeal

    In his seafaring experience spanning a quarter of a century, Joynal Abedin admits he never experienced the sort of weather conditions that drove his bunkering vessel aground at Qawra Point on Saturday. “As we realised that the wind was picking...

  • Casualty nurses ordered not to accompany some ambulances

    Casualty nurses ordered not to accompany some ambulances

    Casualty nurses at Mater Dei Hospital have been instructed not to accompany ambulances required in the Mosta and Paola catchment areas between 6pm and 6.30pm. The directive was issued by the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses, as it felt that the...