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Sarah Carabott

  • Mrieħel ‘upmarket financial district’ must be habitable, residents insist

    Mrieħel ‘upmarket financial district’ must be habitable, residents insist

    As early as 6am, residents at the Mrieħel industrial area are woken up by the sound of machinery coming to life, a reminder to close their windows tight, blocking out spray-paint fumes and other pollutants. Getting out of their apartment block a...

  • Out-of-home children ‘must have rights as individuals’

    Out-of-home children ‘must have rights as individuals’

    Malta can stop treating children in out-of-home care as a parental possession and, consequently, only partly safeguarding their rights, university lecturer Daniella Zerafa thinks. “As we implement new legislation meant to protect children in...

  • Teachers feel they are not paid enough, study shows

    Teachers feel they are not paid enough, study shows

    Nearly all the teachers participating in a study about their challenges do not feel they earn an adequate income compared to their workload and skills. The authors of Teachers’ Professional Lives and Careers, Michelle Attard Tonna and James...

  • Majority of teachers would quit classroom if they get another career opportunity

    Majority of teachers would quit classroom if they get another career opportunity

    Fewer than a fifth of teachers would choose the classroom over a new career opportunity, according to a recent survey looking into educators’ challenges, concerns and dissatisfaction. Contact with students was given as the main reason for staying...

  • Femicide: the form of murder that persists

    Femicide: the form of murder that persists

    Improved emergency response services have seen a general drop in homicides, although there is one kind of murder that persists. It is usually committed by an intimate partner behind closed doors – and the victim is always a woman. But femicide too...

  • Muscat is not telling us the whole Vitals story - Adrian Delia

    Muscat is not telling us the whole Vitals story - Adrian Delia

    Updated 1.50pm - Added Labour reaction Chris Fearne and Joseph Muscat know why Vitals Global Healthcare were brought over and then allowed to leave three years into hospital privatisation deal but cannot speak about it, PN leader Adrian Delia said...

  • Stop classifying people as men and women - pay them according to task at hand - entrepreneur

    Stop classifying people as men and women - pay them according to task at hand - entrepreneur

    The first step to achieving equal pay is to stop classifying people as men and women, but this will need an overhaul of mentality, according to Icelandic entrepreneur Rúna Magnúsdóttir. “We are dealing with human beings, not men and women. Paying...

  • Syrian nun recounts near-death experience

    Syrian nun recounts near-death experience

    A Syrian nun who narrowly escaped one of the deadliest days in Damascus this week, is on her way to Malta to provide a first-hand account of the devastation left by a conflict that has been raging for seven years. On Tuesday, the skies turned...

  • Heritage watchdog should be autonomous - archaeologists, NGO

    Heritage watchdog should be autonomous - archaeologists, NGO

    It is time to revise policies meant to protect our heritage and ensure the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage enjoys autonomy akin to that of the Office of the Ombudsman, archaeologists and an eNGO are urging. Moved by the recent developments...

  • ‘One in four affected by mental health issues’

    ‘One in four affected by mental health issues’

    The number of people experiencing mental health issues has continued to grow, with figures hinting at one in three being affected, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Falzon said. He was speaking at a residence in Attard that hosts 10 women with...