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Sarah Carabott

  • Get vaccinated in October

    Get vaccinated in October

    It is that time of the year again: to cover your mouth, wash your hands and stay at home if you have the flu. But the best prevention against the impending seasonal flu remains taking the jab, despite rumours to the contrary, Superintendent of...

  • Detention of rescue vessels 'morally and legally questionable'

    Detention of rescue vessels 'morally and legally questionable'

    A Social Democratic party delegation from Germany is challenging the Maltese government over the legality of the detention of the rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 and aircraft Moonbird. The civil search aircraft, which was involved in the rescue of almost...

  • New directives for church school educators

    New directives for church school educators

    Learning support educators at church schools will not be adapting learning material or exam papers for their students, after being issued a set of directives by the Union of Professional Educators. The UPE - Voice of the Workers - issued...

  • Very strong wind warning until 11pm, possible 'Medicane' close to Malta

    Very strong wind warning until 11pm, possible 'Medicane' close to Malta

    The meteorological office has issued a 'very strong' wind warning valid until 11pm on Thursday, just as footage on social media is predicting a Mediterranean hurricane that could brush past Malta. North-northeasterly winds have been pounding the...

  • No major traffic reported as thousands of students return to school

    No major traffic reported as thousands of students return to school

    As schools opened their doors to nearly 60,000 children, no major traffic was reported on Wednesday except by commuters in parts of Għargħur and Birkirkara. While most drivers did not encounter congested roads in the morning hours, some found...

  • Black people being stopped in Marsa, but police deny racial profiling

    Black people being stopped in Marsa, but police deny racial profiling

    The police have denied that a “particular race or nationality” is targeted during routine immigration checks in “places frequented by migrants”. Times of Malta has been informed that police officers, including those in plain clothes, are stopping...

  • How a bit of planning can make your children's school snacks healthier

    How a bit of planning can make your children's school snacks healthier

    Transport is not the only worry on parents’ minds this week, as schools open their doors to thousands of students. As routine returns to Maltese households after the summer break, preparing healthy snacks and lunches once again makes it to the...

  • New heart monitor to be tested at Mater Dei

    New heart monitor to be tested at Mater Dei

    An innovative heart monitor developed by a Maltese company will start being tested out at Mater Dei Hospital, where some 10 patients undergo ECG monitoring every day. The device, which consists of a small monitor that is placed on top of a...

  • ‘The choice is only in the hands of those paying for sex’

    ‘The choice is only in the hands of those paying for sex’

    When Maria* left prostitution, she started earning the same amount in one month that she would otherwise have earned in one single day. But wearing a uniform and keeping her dignity made it all worth it. Maria is one of several women who gradually...

  • Doctors to get life-saving car kits

    Doctors to get life-saving car kits

    A group of doctors will soon be equipped with a kit that could help them provide lifesaving first aid to casualties they encounter while driving. The initiative is spearheaded by the Doctors for Road Safety, an NGO recently-established by doctors...