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Sarah Carabott

  • Risk of female genital mutilation in Malta 'high'

    Risk of female genital mutilation in Malta 'high'

    Half of the girls in Malta who originate from countries where female genital mutilation is practised are at risk of this severe form of violence. The percentage of girls at risk is the highest among countries forming part of research by the Europe...

  • Watch: Farmers band together to create their first-ever lobby group

    Watch: Farmers band together to create their first-ever lobby group

    Stagnant political will, increased bureaucracy and lack of traceability at Pitkalija are some of the challenges that the first farmers' organisation is flagging. For too long farmers been left to their own devices, battling higher customer...

  • More than 300 people supported at home by social services

    More than 300 people supported at home by social services

    More than 300 people have received support at home through a new social service which aims to "preserve families", some of whom are at risk of having children removed from their care. The Home Based Therapeutic Service (HTBS) was rolled out...

  • Children with sub-Saharan backgrounds at major risk of poverty - EU report

    Children with sub-Saharan backgrounds at major risk of poverty - EU report

    Four out of every five children in Malta who are of sub-Saharan African origin are at risk of poverty, according to a report by the EU’s human rights agency. The publication, issued on Wednesday to mark International Day for the Eradication of...

  • Everyone has privacy while voting - or do they?

    Everyone has privacy while voting - or do they?

    We are all familiar with the voting process: exchange your voting document with a ballot sheet and mark your preferences within the privacy of a booth. With your back to the assistant commissioners, you can even draw the curtain to ensure that not...

  • Six cycles of chemotherapy, 15 courses of radiotherapy and two bags of blood

    Six cycles of chemotherapy, 15 courses of radiotherapy and two bags of blood

    Any reluctance that Rodianne Camilleri had about donating blood flew out of the window when she realised blood played an important part in her mother’s recovery from cancer. Her mother Michelle was diagnosed with stage two breast cancer aged 49,...

  • More mouths to feed as foodbank steps up supply

    More mouths to feed as foodbank steps up supply

    By the end of August, the food bank in Valletta had handed out more food than it did throughout all of 2017, a year that had seen the charity turning away clients as its shelves ran dry. This year, the food bank, run by the St Andrews’ Scots...

  • Killing local produce will endanger people's health, expert warns

    Killing local produce will endanger people's health, expert warns

    Killing farming by not consuming local produce will endanger people’s health and the environment, especially considering the island is not self-sufficient, according to anthropologist Rachel Radmilli. “Malta is an island of contradictions – while...

  • Malta remains worse than EU average for gender equality

    Malta remains worse than EU average for gender equality

    Updated at 1.17pm with PN statement Malta is still lagging behind the EU average in gender equality, leaving “considerable room for improvement”, especially when it comes to political and economic power, according to a new report. Despite a slight...

  • Traffic in Mrieħel justifies Central Link project - Transport Minister

    Traffic in Mrieħel justifies Central Link project - Transport Minister

    Traffic congestion on the Mrieħel bypass proved the necessity of the Central Link Project, according to Transport Minister Ian Borg. Commuters are spending less time travelling through Aldo Moro and the Marsa-Ħamrun bypass because of recent road...