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Sarah Carabott

  • UĦM orders industrial action

    UĦM orders industrial action

    Social workers, psychologists and other social welfare service employees have been ordered to cease all communication pending an agreement over their pay. The UĦM Voice of the Workers ordered this industrial action among its members within the...

  • Maltese help Albanian families stricken by floods

    Maltese help Albanian families stricken by floods

    Twenty years ago, Alfred Cassar headed to Albania in a van loaded with basic necessities, including blankets and stationery supplies. In 1997, he was answering an appeal from his uncles, Dominican brothers the late Fr Ġwann Frendo OP and Mgr Ġorġ...

  • 2,800 drivers were slapped with penalty points last month

    2,800 drivers were slapped with penalty points last month

    An average of 90 drivers a day were slapped with penalty points for traffic contraventions in the first month of the new system’s operation, the majority for speeding. But no one, so far, has lost enough points to have to hand over their...

  • We never asked for toddlers' supplies, says Żurrieq children's home

    We never asked for toddlers' supplies, says Żurrieq children's home

    An appeal doing the rounds on social media, about the Żurrieq St Theresa Home being in need of toddlers’ supplies, was not issued by the nuns taking care of the residence. While thanking people for their generosity, the Kummissjoni Ejjew Għandi...

  • Reckless driving on Cospicua seafront has residents worried

    Reckless driving on Cospicua seafront has residents worried

    Residents have raised the alarm about “reckless driving at high speed” along the Cospicua seafront, with the transport watchdog promising it will improve the safety of the area. While the residents said they were grateful for the Dock One...

  • Flu vaccines still available for free from health centres

    Flu vaccines still available for free from health centres

    People still have time to get vaccinated against the flu, which has hit the island hard this year, seeing a surge in people admitted to hospital. The flu vaccines are still available for free from all health centres for anyone aged six months and...

  • Experiencing the front line of tourism

    Experiencing the front line of tourism

    When Queen Elizabeth was being served her meal during Chogm, all eyes were on the waiter placing the dish in-between the perfectly polished cutlery in front of her. A brilliant manager at an excellent hotel was hosting her, but at that moment...

  • Trouble brewing for old Birkirkara church

    Trouble brewing for old Birkirkara church

    Two decades following its restoration, cracks have reappeared on the walls of the old Birkirkara church, which has a long history of structural problems and at one point was left for a whole century without a roof. According to monitoring by...

  • Flu cases double, piling pressure on hospital staff

    Flu cases double, piling pressure on hospital staff

    The number of people admitted to hospital with influenza grew by 15 per cent this week despite an increased uptake of the flu vaccination of 28 per cent. Hospital sources told Times of Malta the surge in the admission of people suffering from flu...

  • Three, two, pun... the words and phrases that stood out last year

    Three, two, pun... the words and phrases that stood out last year

    What did the Maltese say when the beloved Azure Window disappeared? ‘Xi Dwejraq!’’ Coined around a sorrowful event, this pun is one of several that surfaced this year on social media, where the play on words seems to be gaining...