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Sarah Carabott

  • Transport Malta has long recognised trees as road hazards - but did it act?

    Transport Malta has long recognised trees as road hazards - but did it act?

    Transport Malta drew up a set of guidelines that recognised trees as a potential roadside hazard back in 2011 but it has failed to confirm whether these guidelines had ever come into effect. The removal of such obstacles could reduce fatalities,...

  • 'Unrecorded historical remains in Gozo is worrying'

    'Unrecorded historical remains in Gozo is worrying'

    Although documentation shows that Gozo once hosted a thriving Roman community, the island has very few archaeological remains to show for it. In light of this, Anthony Bonanno – one of three speakers at a seminar being held today – is calling for...

  • Watch: 40% of Maltese hear Mass every Sunday, 74% go once a month

    Watch: 40% of Maltese hear Mass every Sunday, 74% go once a month

    Forty per cent of the Maltese attend Sunday Mass regularly, but around three fourths go to church at least once a month, according to a study commissioned by the Curia. A fifth of those who miss Mass quoted disagreement with the teachings of the...

  • Vast majority of elderly residents happy about their care homes

    Vast majority of elderly residents happy about their care homes

    A survey among residents of homes for the elderly has shown that three quarters would not consider leaving their care home, but 15 per cent felt highly insecure there.  Led by Prof Marvin Formosa, from the university’s Department of Gerontology,...

  • Family of Maltese patriot donate only photo to archive

    Family of Maltese patriot donate only photo to archive

    A photograph believed to be the only remaining image of a seemingly forgotten Maltese patriot will be donated to Malta by his relatives, who hope to give his unmarked grave the dignity that it deserves. Giorgio Mitrovich, of Senglea, co-founded...

  • ‘If this was an exam, then Malta would have failed’

    ‘If this was an exam, then Malta would have failed’

    A toothless Equality Commission, a doubling gender pay gap, a female Parliament deficit and a flourishing sex trade have been left on the back-burner, a newly founded NGO for equality said, slamming the government. “It is crystal clear that...

  • Care orders down due to policy change and new service

    Care orders down due to policy change and new service

    The number of care orders has gone down over the past two years because of a policy change and a new service, Times of Malta is informed. According to data provided by the Foundation for Social Welfare Services, the number of care orders gradually...

  • Mystery still shrouds ‘worst’ Malta tragedy in World War II

    Mystery still shrouds ‘worst’ Malta tragedy in World War II

    When his father died in 1939, Francis Polidano, 20, joined the Royal Navy, only to perish a year later, together with 50 other Maltese serving on the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious. Their relatives are still waiting for answers about the incident...

  • With two transplants under his belt, survivor leads march for organ donations

    With two transplants under his belt, survivor leads march for organ donations

    A man who “gained back his life” following a kidney transplant after both his kidneys failed when he was just 24 is hoping to raise awareness about organ donation, which would give a new lease of life to some 80 fellow kidney patients. Jeffrey...

  • Massive 'giraffe' to appear at Dock Six

    Massive 'giraffe' to appear at Dock Six

    Nature, or rather a version of it, is being reintroduced at Dock Six in the Cottonera as artist James Micallef Grimaud transforms a shipyard crane into a giraffe. Forming part of a wider exhibition called The Island Is What the Sea Surrounds, the...