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Sarah Carabott

  • Black Friday the best day of the year for sales

    Black Friday the best day of the year for sales

    Black Friday might be a relatively new concept in Malta, but the shopping fever seems to have hit local shoppers hard, making it the best day of the year for businesses when it comes to sales. Several people queued outside stores overnight, eager...

  • Malta not affected by new warning over Valsartan blood pressure medicine

    Malta not affected by new warning over Valsartan blood pressure medicine

    A new EU-wide warning about contaminated blood pressure medicine Valsartan does not affect Malta, the Health Ministry said. The EU this week cracked down on Valsartan made by an India-based unit of Mylan Laboratories Limited after some batches...

  • Only one in six women report violent attacks by partners

    Only one in six women report violent attacks by partners

    The national data office is being urged to team up with the Commission on Domestic Violence to produce detailed statistics about intimate partner violence, which in Malta gets reported by only one out of six victims. Most women in the EU who are...

  • 'I was shot twice - on my neck and shoulder'

    'I was shot twice - on my neck and shoulder'

    Young Blessing Kogi was having dinner with her extended family when armed men barged in their house in northern Nigeria and opened fire. “It was 7pm and we were all in the house having dinner: my grandmother, my mother, three of my siblings, my...

  • Helping cancer patients get through their ordeal

    Helping cancer patients get through their ordeal

    Telling a person they have cancer is like throwing a bomb at their feet, so nurses will be sharing best practices with fellow healthcare professionals on how to help patients through the ordeal. “We would like to show healthcare professionals...

  • Children’s policy in child-friendly version

    Children’s policy in child-friendly version

    Cyberbullying, fostering, gender identity and healthcare are some of the issues featured in a child-friendly version of Malta’s first national children’s policy which is being handed out to pupils. Some were distributed on Monday at St Theresa...

  • 'Gender pay gap increasing alongside increase in female employment'

    'Gender pay gap increasing alongside increase in female employment'

    With a third more women in poverty by retirement age and longer life expectancy, the consequences of the gender pay gap could have long-lasting impacts, Ruth Farrugia is warning. But waiting 217 years until this gap closed was unacceptable,...

  • Two people show up for Satabank protest, with no organisers in sight

    Two people show up for Satabank protest, with no organisers in sight

    Only two people turned up in Valletta on Sunday afternoon to ‘protest’ the freezing of funds at Satabank - and event organisers were not among them. The protest is one in a series organised by bank and financial services users’ association...

  • Malta's hunting bans have been contested for centuries, research shows

    Malta's hunting bans have been contested for centuries, research shows

    Closure of the hunting season in Malta has been hotly contested for centuries, with the island’s past rulers cashing in on hunting irregularities for hundreds of years, new research shows. Under the Knights, hunting was a major sporting activity...

  • Fundraiser goes the extra mile as he donates one of his own kidneys

    Fundraiser goes the extra mile as he donates one of his own kidneys

    A man who has cycled in aid of renal patients for the past 12 years has gone the extra mile and donated one of his own kidneys. William Saliba’s donation was inspired by a visit to the Renal Unit at Mater Dei Hospital as part of the LifeCycle...