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Sarah Carabott

  • From Ottoman prince to Dominican friar in Valletta

    From Ottoman prince to Dominican friar in Valletta

    When the son of an Ottoman sultan lost his mother after being caught by the Knights, he was brought up by Dominicans in Valletta. He grew up as a prime example of conversion to the Catholic faith, becaming a friar himself. Centuries later, his...

  • Only sustainable plan can save ‘scorched Malta’

    Only sustainable plan can save ‘scorched Malta’

    Do not let this turn into a scorched and uncomfortable place for both locals and visitors, the Malta Tourism Society has warned, adding its voice to the outcry over the destruction of Malta’s trees. The Tourism Society called for collective...

  • 'Teachers' union directives insensitive' - CRPD

    'Teachers' union directives insensitive' - CRPD

    The commission for disabled people has criticised the teachers’ union for its “puerile” behaviour, referring to directives at the Helen Keller Resource Centre as “insensitive”. The Commission for the Rights of People with Disability was reacting...

  • Lead by example on migration, human rights advocates urge

    Lead by example on migration, human rights advocates urge

    Just as it did with refugee relocation, Malta should lead by example and introduce safe and legal pathways for migrants while facilitating family reunification, human rights advocates say. In an appeal ahead of this week’s European Council...

  • Watch: How to grow your own food, no soil needed

    Watch: How to grow your own food, no soil needed

    While some resort to social media to complain about the annihilation of vegetation and climate change, Luqa primary schoolchildren have rolled up their sleeves and added a touch of green to their walls. Using recycled material, organic soil...

  • Help needed by home for children with challenging behaviour

    Help needed by home for children with challenging behaviour

    Peter* only learnt how to communicate with other children at the age of 10, when he was uprooted from his village and hosted at a home for youngsters with challenging behaviour. The move presented a big challenge to the “rebellious” boy, but it...

  • Migrants standoff continues at sea as Malta, Italy exchange barbs on the internet

    Migrants standoff continues at sea as Malta, Italy exchange barbs on the internet

    Malta and Italy took their quarrel over a vessel with 239 migrants to Twitter again on Sunday, with Home Affairs Minister Michael Farrugia replying in kind to taunts by an Italian minister and saying it was Italy’s refusal to take them that was...

  • National interest trumps partisan politics on migration - Delia

    National interest trumps partisan politics on migration - Delia

    The national interest trumps partisan politics when it comes to migration, Opposition leader Adrian Delia said on Sunday morning, reiterating the Prime Minister’s words that Malta will not bow to larger member states.   Malta has to date observed...

  • In 1939, Jews who sought refuge on colonised Malta were told 'no'

    In 1939, Jews who sought refuge on colonised Malta were told 'no'

    Unlike the case of the 630 migrants who found refuge in Spain last week, the fate of a group of German Jews who attempted to come to Malta because of the dangers of Nazi Germany remains unknown. In the summer of 1939 – just a couple of months...

  • President signs Embryo Act solely "out of loyalty" to Constitution

    President signs Embryo Act solely "out of loyalty" to Constitution

    President Marie Louise Coleiro Preca said she had signed the Embryo Act “solely out of loyalty” to the Constitution, while she holds strong to her belief that human beings should be respected from the moment of conception. “I could have taken the...