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Sarah Carabott

  • Malta did what the EU did not manage to do - Muscat

    Malta did what the EU did not manage to do - Muscat

    Malta this week brought together nine countries who agreed to distribute among themselves 234 stranded migrants – something that the EU has never managed to do, Joseph Muscat said on Sunday. Referring to the disembarkation of migrants who had been...

  • Request for shorter insulin needles rejected on grounds of effectiveness

    Request for shorter insulin needles rejected on grounds of effectiveness

    Requests by diabetes patients to swap free insulin needles with shorter ones were dismissed on grounds of effectiveness. Nationalist MEP Francis Zammit Dimech this week called for the provision of 4mm pen needles rather than the 6mm ones provided...

  • Lifeline migrants suffered ‘psychological trauma in Libya’

    Lifeline migrants suffered ‘psychological trauma in Libya’

    Some of the migrants who reached Malta on Wednesday suffered psychological trauma in Libya and, like the ones before them, required protection, sources said. The 234 migrants stranded at sea for six days were brought to shore after eight EU Member...

  • Watch: National Geographic photographer to give seminar on Saturday

    Watch: National Geographic photographer to give seminar on Saturday

    For years, renowned photojournalist Reza Deghati observed refugees, capturing moments on his camera that told a story about displaced people. But when he placed the camera in the refugees’ hands, they provided a glimpse into their life that...

  • Coming to terms with emotions and reactions... using cards

    Coming to terms with emotions and reactions... using cards

    In an ideal world you would put all your cards on the table to solve an argument, so a Maltese couple have come up with an innovative idea to do just that. Together with almost 30 volunteers, Joanna and Julian Sant Fournier designed a pack of...

  • Migrant rescue boat captain to be charged on registration issues

    Migrant rescue boat captain to be charged on registration issues

    The captain of the migrant rescue ship MV Lifeline will be charged in court, Times of Malta has learnt.  It was initially believed that the captain would be released on bail after a six-day ordeal at sea but he was informed on Thursday afternoon...

  • Nurses to take industrial action on July 5

    Nurses to take industrial action on July 5

    The nurses and midwives union will hold industrial action on July 5 following a breakdown of negotiations on a new sectoral agreement. Among other directives, nurses at Mater Dei Hospital will not participate in the washing of patients except for...

  • No system to record hate crime in Malta

    No system to record hate crime in Malta

    Malta is one of just five EU countries that do not collect hate crime data, with frontline police officers lacking specific guidance on how to identify these acts, according to a report by the EU’s Agency for Fundamental Rights. The report, which...

  • What is the government's long-term plan on migration, Delia asks

    What is the government's long-term plan on migration, Delia asks

    Updated 4.05pm - Added video The government needs to come clean about its long-term plan on migration, Adrian Delia said on Wednesday afternoon. The Opposition leader was reacting to the Prime Minister’s announcement that the MV Lifeline would...

  • ‘Superheroes’ inspire Maltese team to attempt three UK peaks in 30 hours

    ‘Superheroes’ inspire Maltese team to attempt three UK peaks in 30 hours

    Eight Maltese will this weekend attempt to conquer three of the UK’s highest peaks in just 30 hours, hoping to collect funds that will help with building a school in Ethiopia. The Costa Three Peaks is an annual fundraiser in which Costa Coffee...