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Sarah Carabott

  • A hundred years since Malta’s worst naval disaster; 70 Maltese killed when ship was torpedoed

    A hundred years since Malta’s worst naval disaster; 70 Maltese killed when ship was torpedoed

    One hundred years ago, to date, Alfred Williams was among 70 Maltese men aboard the armed steamer HMS Louvain, which was headed to Greece and to disaster. Little did Mr Williams, 23, know the vessel, carrying mail and men, would be torpedoed the...

  • Small percentage of sub-Saharans aware of support organisations

    Small percentage of sub-Saharans aware of support organisations

    It is illegal to discriminate against people on the grounds of their race or ethnicity, the commission for equality warned, referring to reports that one-third of sub-Saharan Africans in Malta were discriminated against because of skin colour. The...

  • Muslims still praying for a place to pray

    Muslims still praying for a place to pray

    Muslims in Malta are still waiting for prayer venues to be regularised under Maltese law, giving them not only peace of mind about fulfilling their religious duties but also helping to keep any possible radicals at bay. Co-founder and Malta Muslim...

  • New teachers' union to be set up, amid claims of 'betrayal'

    New teachers' union to be set up, amid claims of 'betrayal'

    Updated at 1.35pm with MUT president's comments A new union for educators is being set up, amid disagreements over a new collective agreement, the UĦM - Voice of the Workers said. It said in a statement on Wednesday that a group of educators will...

  • Former MUT council members say they resigned after learning of agreement details from the media

    Former MUT council members say they resigned after learning of agreement details from the media

    Three members of the council of the Malta Union of Teachers said on Tuesday that they had resigned because they learnt about certain aspects of the new collective agreement for teachers from the media. Rita Catania, David Rossi and George...

  • Have you and your partner discussed how to disagree?

    Have you and your partner discussed how to disagree?

    With increasing pressures chipping away at relationships, an international expert is urging those planning on starting a new family to decide on household responsibilities before entering into a union. The second rule would be to agree on how to...

  • Call for ban on food packaging chemical

    Call for ban on food packaging chemical

    European parliamentarians’ decision to lower a chemical found in food packaging is a step towards the banning of this potentially hazardous material, according to MEP Miriam Dalli. But for health groups, this week’s approval by MEPS to further...

  • Industrial action by social welfare employees ‘risks getting worse’

    Industrial action by social welfare employees ‘risks getting worse’

    The week-long industrial action by social welfare service employees would escalate if no progress was registered in collective agreement talks by next week, the Times of Malta was told. The UĦM Voice of the Workers on Monday ordered members at the...

  • Three out of every four women are sexually harassed at work

    Three out of every four women are sexually harassed at work

    Three-quarters of female respondents in a local survey have experienced sexual harassment at the workplace. The study also shows that three out of every 10 believe that victims of sexual harassment are partly to blame because of the way they dress...

  • The long and painful wait for medical cannabis

    The long and painful wait for medical cannabis

    Before the debate on the recreational use of cannabis, Maltese patients, like their fellow Europeans, had already started inquiring about the medical use of the plant. But despite new legislation, they have been left hanging for more than two...