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Sarah Carabott

  • Online project to empower people with disability and carers

    Online project to empower people with disability and carers

    Did you know that court can carry out proceedings in the Maltese sign language, that the Housing Authority provides financial aid to adapt one’s home because of a disability or that a trust can look after a disabled child when the parents...

  • Less invasive screening for coeliac patients

    Less invasive screening for coeliac patients

    Some 20,000 children in Malta and Sicily will participate in a project seeking a less invasive screening method for coeliac diseases that leads to an earlier diagnosis. A Health Ministry spokeswoman told the Times of Malta that the children who...

  • Ten days of paternity leave are ‘just the beginning’

    Ten days of paternity leave are ‘just the beginning’

    Updated at 4.58pm with UĦM reaction The current one-day paternity leave is a huge injustice, according to the Association for Equality, welcoming an EU directive increasing the entitlement to 10 days and noting it is “the least fathers should be...

  • €2.5 million in grants for hybrid, electric and other low emission vehicles

    €2.5 million in grants for hybrid, electric and other low emission vehicles

    A total of €2.5 million are being made available in grants to those opting for cleaner and more sustainable transport. Last year’s €1.8 million scrappage scheme, through which commuters swapped their car for a less polluting vehicle, will return...

  • Baby admitted to hospital with septicaemia

    Baby admitted to hospital with septicaemia

    An eight-month girl has been admitted to Mater Dei Hospital with septicaemia, the third child with a bacterial infection in two weeks. Health authorities, who alerted the media about the case, reassured the public that there was no epidemic in the...

  • Watch: ‘Why we have to remember the Holocaust every year’

    Watch: ‘Why we have to remember the Holocaust every year’

    The worst genocide in human history might have happened 75 years ago, but its impact lingers on, according to Patrick Siegele, director of the Anne Frank Centre in Berlin. The devastation caused by the Holocaust taught the world that stereotyping...

  • New 10-day paternity leave plan shot down

    New 10-day paternity leave plan shot down

    Updated 5.20 with A4E reaction Small and medium enterprises have shot down an EU directive through which men will benefit from 10 days of paternity leave while employers said they will not fork out a cent. The European Parliament and Council of...

  • Military cemeteries: a museum of untold stories

    Military cemeteries: a museum of untold stories

    An explorer who survived Shackleton’s disastrous trans-Atlantic expedition and an Australian farmer who fell ill with typhoid in Gallipoli are two of the 10,000 people buried in Malta being honoured by a new heritage tourism project. The...

  • How Malta kept the Spanish flu outbreak at bay 100 years ago

    How Malta kept the Spanish flu outbreak at bay 100 years ago

    A century ago, when a pandemic wiped out five per cent of the world’s population, warnings to avoid spitting on the floor and allowing sunlight into one’s house were today’s equivalent of getting vaccinated and washing one’s hands. Just like any...

  • Resistance to antibiotics costing Malta €3m a year

    Resistance to antibiotics costing Malta €3m a year

    Malta, where up to 35 people could die every year from a bacterial infection, has one of the highest economic burdens of antimicrobial resistance in Europe, a consultation meeting heard. More than €3 million is spent every year on infections...