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Sarah Carabott

  • Social workers halt industrial action

    Social workers halt industrial action

    Social workers employed by the Education Ministry have suspended their industrial action pending a meeting about their professional development. Read: Social workers ask for ministry feedback Two weeks ago, the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses...

  • Watchdogs objecting to removal of soil in Tal-Wej

    Watchdogs objecting to removal of soil in Tal-Wej

    The Superintendence of Cultural Heritage and the Environment and Resources Authority are opposing the removal of soil from a Naxxar site, which has archaeological interest possibly dating back to Roman times. The public has until Friday (February...

  • From owning shops to cleaning them - Venezuelans seek refuge in Malta

    From owning shops to cleaning them - Venezuelans seek refuge in Malta

    A fifth of the Venezuelan asylum applicants whose cases were decided by the Office of the Refugee Commissioner in the past three years were granted protection. Four people were granted refugee status and one person given temporary humanitarian...

  • No further industrial action by doctors this week - new proposal made by MAM

    No further industrial action by doctors this week - new proposal made by MAM

    No further industrial action by doctors is expected at least until the beginning of next week, when the Medical Association of Malta is set to meet the government over the transfer of three State hospitals to Steward Health Care. Following a...

  • No planned strike action from doctors until next week

    No planned strike action from doctors until next week

    There will be no further industrial action by doctors at least until the beginning of next week, when meetings between the Medical Association of Malta and the government are set to continue. Following a one-day strike on Tuesday as a result of a...

  • Watch: For domestic violence victims, even police stations are no place of refuge

    Watch: For domestic violence victims, even police stations are no place of refuge

    Victims of violence often have to face fresh trauma at the places that should be helping them out: court and police stations.Survivors’ re-victimisation through the justice system is one of the barriers highlighted in new research about...

  • MAM still in the dark on hospitals’ transfer to Steward Healthcare

    MAM still in the dark on hospitals’ transfer to Steward Healthcare

    The doctors’ union, which wants the transfer of three State hospitals to be put on hold, has not been told whether the new American healthcare company has taken over from Vitals Global Healthcare or not. On one hand the government is saying that...

  • ‘I had nothing left there except a death sentence’

    ‘I had nothing left there except a death sentence’

    Sarah Carabott spoke to an asylum seeker from Venezuela, whose brother was killed for protesting in a country rife with abuse of power, violence and shortages Unless bombs are being dropped on Venezuela, the world will not care that the people...

  • Operations to go ahead as nurses' strike called off

    Operations to go ahead as nurses' strike called off

    The strike by operating theatre nurses planned for Monday has been called off after their union and Mater Dei Hospital management reached an agreement to address staff shortage. A total of 10 nurses will be deployed at the operating theatres on...

  • 'Uncontrolled spree' of development within Victoria worries NGO

    'Uncontrolled spree' of development within Victoria worries NGO

    A heritage NGO is warning that permission to pull down old buildings in the Gozitan capital is either being handed out freely or the conditions imposed by the Planning Authority are being abused. Wirt Għawdex said it had written to the PA and...