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Sarah Carabott

  • Opposition says it is against IVF treatment for single persons as children should enjoy a family

    Opposition says it is against IVF treatment for single persons as children should enjoy a family

    The Opposition proposed on Wednesday that IVF treatment should not be available to single persons, as the eventual children should not be deprived of the family unit. The proposal was made when the House Committee for the Consideration of Bills...

  • Awareness efforts on disabled people's relationships 'promising'

    Awareness efforts on disabled people's relationships 'promising'

    Malta’s increased awareness of disabled people's sexual and romantic relationships has been flagged as a “promising practice” by the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights – FRA. In its annual report published on Tuesday, FRA says that according to...

  • Battle over schoolkids' fruit and veg reaches Brussels

    Battle over schoolkids' fruit and veg reaches Brussels

    The European Commission has been asked to look into the provision of fruit and vegetables to Maltese pupils, and whether frozen produce trumps fresh local greens. The implementation of this EU-funded scheme in Malta has come under fire because of...

  • Voiceless, stateless, loveless: foster carers leap to defence of vulnerable children

    Voiceless, stateless, loveless: foster carers leap to defence of vulnerable children

    Children who are not freed up for adoption after being abused by relatives, and those deprived of citizenship despite being born in Malta, are having their fundamental rights breached, foster carers are warning. Speaking on the International...

  • Community Chest Fund handed out €7.7m in 2017

    Community Chest Fund handed out €7.7m in 2017

    The sum of €7.7 million – up by 61 per cent over 2016 – was last year distributed by the Malta Community Chest Fund Foundation, supporting more than 11,000 people. An increase was also recorded in donations it received. Donors contributed €500,000...

  • Build international peace by starting from homes - President

    Build international peace by starting from homes - President

    If we are truly committed to building peace among our nations, we must begin by building peace in our homes, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca told representatives from the UN and 40 countries on Thursday morning. “The world has never needed...

  • Short bridge to Europe

    Short bridge to Europe

    Finding help from any EU embassy while abroad, if your country is not represented there, and requesting a copy of all data that a business holds about you are just two rights most people might not be aware of. Although many young people...

  • Diabetic patients to get glucose monitors

    Diabetic patients to get glucose monitors

    Diabetic patients’ appeal for glucose monitors that waive the need to draw blood several times a day will be upheld by the government during the current tenure, the Health Ministry has said. The patients’ call is being backed by Nationalist MEP...

  • Swapping drug addiction baggage for a career in cargo

    Swapping drug addiction baggage for a career in cargo

    With only his life left to lose to drugs, Robert* enrolled in a rehabilitation programme when he was assured he could return to his Freeport job once he recovered. Twenty years of taking drugs on and off had cost him everything, including his...

  • Give students locally-grown fruit and veg, farmers urge

    Give students locally-grown fruit and veg, farmers urge

    Fruit and vegetables provided to students are no longer being sourced from Maltese farmers, adding another nail in local growers’ coffin. Farmers who spoke to the Times of Malta said that, for years, a company had sourced fruit and vegetables from...