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Sarah Carabott

  • Strong wind chills olive harvest

    Strong wind chills olive harvest

    Olive harvesting is usually in full swing at this time of the year but some growers were left disappointed with the yield following harsh winds in May. Justine Meli Bugeja, who has been growing olives for some 20 years and has at least 1,200...

  • Peppi Azzopardi outraged as Xarabank is forbidden from airing interview

    Peppi Azzopardi outraged as Xarabank is forbidden from airing interview

    Updated at 2pm with Peppi Azzopardi's reaction A Xarabank interview with a teen accused of the attempted murder of a police officer following a hit-and-run incident will not be aired, a court decided on Friday. The weekly TV talk show was planning...

  • Sven wants a food coupon, Keith wants a bus voucher

    Sven wants a food coupon, Keith wants a bus voucher

    With only two months to Christmas, Aġenzija Appoġġ is seeking help to turn the dreams of 1,888 vulnerable children into reality. Now in its sixth consecutive year, the Children’s Dreams project aims at making Christmas wishes come true for...

  • Brexit will cost Malta its biggest tax harmonisation ally, business leader warns

    Brexit will cost Malta its biggest tax harmonisation ally, business leader warns

    Malta will be losing its strongest tax harmonisation ally when Britain leaves the EU, stakeholders were warned on Wednesday. “The biggest risk for Malta as a whole and for Maltese businesses will come after Brexit, when the island sits at the EU...

  • Choice to become more cosmopolitan society should be respected - Muscat

    Choice to become more cosmopolitan society should be respected - Muscat

    The government’s choice to become a more cosmopolitan society should be respected, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat told a conference on attractiveness. “We will definitely not close our doors to our foreign friends. We actually need to be a...

  • 'Homophobic' comments on X Factor slammed by the government

    'Homophobic' comments on X Factor slammed by the government

    Updated October 29 with contestant's reaction The government has slammed "homophobic" comments aired by a participant on X Factor Malta, insisting that failing to call out the damage caused by ‘conversion therapy’ was risky. The government was...

  • Valletta community worker to flag residents' needs

    Valletta community worker to flag residents' needs

    A community worker funded by the private sector will be flagging the specific social needs of Valletta residents, such as loneliness among the elderly or the affordability of after-school tuition. This community worker, whose employment with the...

  • At 79, nun supports deprived families in the Philippines

    At 79, nun supports deprived families in the Philippines

    When they reach their 60s, most people start thinking of their retirement, but instead, Sr Annie Catania headed to the Philippines to support deprived families. Over the past 15 years she has been living and working with victims of the “wealth...

  • New traffic management plan at Mrieħel starts to be implemented

    New traffic management plan at Mrieħel starts to be implemented

    Updated 2.30pm Several traffic enforcement and police officers will be deployed at Mrieħel on Monday, as the area gets a commuting overhaul. Following months of studies and discussions with Transport Malta and all business operators in Mrieħel,...

  • Early school leavers in Malta are highest in the EU

    Early school leavers in Malta are highest in the EU

    The number of early school leavers in Malta is the highest in the European Union – a percentage that has to be halved by 2020 to meet EU targets. Figures released on European Statistics Day, marked on Saturday, show nearly one out of every five...