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Sarah Carabott

  • The importance of education for migrants

    The importance of education for migrants

    Access to education, or the absence of it, directly impacts how migrants and refugees are perceived and represented, socially and economically, as well as how they perceive themselves and integrate, according to Federico Soda, director of the...

  • Fight the patriarchal mentality, President urges schoolgirls

    Fight the patriarchal mentality, President urges schoolgirls

    It is discriminatory to describe women by their looks and not by what they stand for, the President told schoolgirls on Thursday, urging them to challenge patriarchy from a young age. “We are often described not for what we say but for what we...

  • Both genders can do anything, children conclude

    Both genders can do anything, children conclude

    Twelve schoolchildren were asked to draw pictures of a football referee, a pilot and a soldier, and only one opted to sketch three women. Footage of this activity, showing only two others drawing a female soldier and one child a female referee,...

  • Rainwater gratings can be lethal, cyclists warn

    Rainwater gratings can be lethal, cyclists warn

    Cycling advocates are warning that rainwater gratings can be lethal and are calling on local councils to ensure cyclists’ safety as they would for motorists. Gratings slotted in riders’ direction of travel can cause serious injuries which a helmet...

  • ‘Catholic community not yet ready for female priests’

    ‘Catholic community not yet ready for female priests’

    The Catholic community is not ready for female priests, and should instead focus on ensuring that women are included in decision-making roles, according to theology lecturer Pauline Dimech. The debate about female priests often surfaces in the...

  • Upgrading Mrieħel ‘to happen in a framework’

    Upgrading Mrieħel ‘to happen in a framework’

    The Mrieħel industrial area is gearing up for a cleanup, a flood-relief project and a traffic-management plan. The Central Business District Foundation has “established several priority projects to be implemented within the next three years”,...

  • 'I had a stroke and three heart attacks... but I walked the marathon'

    'I had a stroke and three heart attacks... but I walked the marathon'

    Elton Barry bid farewell to his wife and children at the age of 42, as he was being wheeled in for an emergency operation following a brain haemorrhage. He thought he was going to die. Four months later he walked 21 kilometres in three hours. He...

  • Women's reproductive health is a matter for their own conscience, says Catholics for Choice director

    Women's reproductive health is a matter for their own conscience, says Catholics for Choice director

    Being pro-choice is not pro-abortion, and a woman has a moral and legal right to follow her conscience in matters of reproductive health, according to Catholics for Choice’s Amanda Ussak. “We support one of the central tenants of Catholicism,...

  • Crime against women is a 'scourge in society' - President

    Crime against women is a 'scourge in society' - President

    Femicide must be called by its name, and action must be taken to protect girls and women with the full force of our laws, President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca appealed on Thursday. “We cannot allow this serious crime against women to continue...

  • Relief as soil removal plan at historic Naxxar site is withdrawn

    Relief as soil removal plan at historic Naxxar site is withdrawn

    An application for the removal of soil from a Naxxar site, which is deemed to be of archaeological interest possibly dating back to Roman times, has been withdrawn. The application was for the removal of soil for archaeological investigation in a...