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Sarah Carabott

  • Woman appeals for help to find Maltese relatives

    Woman appeals for help to find Maltese relatives

    A 64-year-old woman is looking for Maltese people who might be related to her late father Emanuel Galea, who left Sliema for the UK decades ago. Tony Ford, a friend of Vittoria Anne Galea (now Bowring), told the Times of Malta that it would mean a...

  • Watch: After 200 years of silence, new life for sheet music

    Watch: After 200 years of silence, new life for sheet music

    A rare music manuscript has been discovered at the notarial archives and will next week be brought to life after 200 years of hiding inside the cover of a notarial document. Researchers and volunteers at the Notarial Archives in Valletta often...

  • IVF petition fiasco: closing date inexplicably changed

    IVF petition fiasco: closing date inexplicably changed

    Days after the number of signatures on a parliamentary petition opposing embryo freezing mysteriously decreased, the Gift of Life Foundation raised the alarm when the deadline allowing signatures was suddenly brought forward.  The petition, which...

  • Police helping 40 victims of crime every month

    Police helping 40 victims of crime every month

    Every month, around 40 victims of crime – mainly domestic violence – knock on the door of a specialised police unit that supports women at risk of becoming victims of femicide. Distinct from homicide, femicide is usually committed by an intimate...

  • Whistleblower Efimova has message for protesters in Valletta today

    Whistleblower Efimova has message for protesters in Valletta today

    Demonstrators at today’s civil society protest in Valletta will hear a recorded message from Pilatus Bank whistleblower Maria Efimova, who expressed the wish to be there in person but fears for her safety if she came to Malta. “I would sincerely...

  • IVF Bill debate to continue, so when is third reading?

    IVF Bill debate to continue, so when is third reading?

    The President has welcomed the government’s commitment to further discussion on the amendments to the IVF law, but it is not clear whether this will translate into a longer period of reflection before the third reading in Parliament. The divisive...

  • At 102, this great-great grandmother is still minding her own business

    At 102, this great-great grandmother is still minding her own business

    Not many live beyond a hundred years, and Carmena Vella was so excited that she woke up at 2am, grateful to have made it to her 102nd yesterday. The first thing that the woman from Qala, Gozo, did when she woke up was thank God for her longevity,...

  • Malta pledges €200,000 in aid to Syria

    Malta pledges €200,000 in aid to Syria

    Malta has pledged €200,000 over two years in humanitarian aid for Syrians, as Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela called on the international community to move from talk to action. The financial contribution mirrors a similar one pledged in 2016...

  • Cardona: The more they lie about us, the more they strengthen us

    Cardona: The more they lie about us, the more they strengthen us

    Embattled Economy Minister Chris Cardona told the annual general conference of the Labour Party on Wednesday evening that 'the more they lie about us, the more they strengthen us'. Faced with intensifying lies and attacks, the Labour Party was...

  • New Child Protection Bill in House before summer

    New Child Protection Bill in House before summer

    A child protection law which passed last year but never came into force has been scrapped and will be replaced by a new Bill to be presented to Parliament before the summer recess. The Child Protection Bill was tabled in Parliament five years ago...