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Sarah Carabott

  • Number of people affected by mental problems continues to grow

    Number of people affected by mental problems continues to grow

    The percentage of people experiencing mental health issues continues to grow –with figures now hinting at one in three people being affected, Social Solidarity Minister Michael Falzon cautioned on Wednesday. The minister was speaking in a...

  • How drama is helping domestic violence victims

    How drama is helping domestic violence victims

    Domestic violence survivors cannot always explain in words how they have been broken by the abuse. So some have turned to dramatherapy, finding in that activity the trust, care and lack of judgement they so badly missed in their abusive...

  • Trauma faced by displaced people leads to mental stress

    Trauma faced by displaced people leads to mental stress

    Mgr Alfred Vella’s reaction when he peered into the disorderly room of a Somali woman hosted at one of the Church’s centres was to chide her and ask her to grab a broom. “She broke down in tears, but I insisted she had to keep her room in order,...

  • ‘Inclusion, not just integration’

    ‘Inclusion, not just integration’

    Malta’s integration policy looks good on paper and migrants  express the willingness to integrate. But many are getting lost in the bureaucratic processes involved and are even disheartened by what should be the simple act of applying for an ID...

  • Alliance worried over mental health sector

    Alliance worried over mental health sector

    Mental health organisations are questioning the government’s decision not to fulfil its electoral pledge of building a new psychiatric centre and, instead, rehabilitate Mount Carmel Hospital. Times of Malta was told late last year several patients...

  • Hunting rabbits without a permit once meant five years on the galleys

    Hunting rabbits without a permit once meant five years on the galleys

    Pastizzi and rabbit flavour the traditional Maltese menu, but there was a time when the locals were so fond of rabbit meat that hunting it without permission cost them five years of rowing on galleys. Rabbit recipes feature in practically all...

  • Why it can be difficult to celebrate love

    Why it can be difficult to celebrate love

    Lots of people celebrated love on Wednesday, but not all of those in same-sex, interracial or reconstituted relationships could express affection in public because of antagonism from society, their in-laws or even their children. These realities...

  • Mcast lecturers want to be on a par with colleagues at Junior College

    Mcast lecturers want to be on a par with colleagues at Junior College

    As talks on a collective agreement for Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology lecturers remain on hold, they are demanding they be put on the same level as colleagues at the Junior College. The Malta Union of Teachers announced last month...

  • Stop notice issued on demolished Victoria building

    Stop notice issued on demolished Victoria building

    The Planning Authority stopped works on a building close to St George’s Basilica in Victoria after it was demolished in breach of the development permit. The approved application was for internal and minor external alterations and the construction...

  • NGOs given 24 hours to select representatives on Animal Welfare Council

    NGOs given 24 hours to select representatives on Animal Welfare Council

    Animal welfare NGOs have been given 24 hours to select representatives to sit on the Animal Welfare Council after they complained they were not represented. According to the Animal Welfare Act, two council members have to be selected from NGOs. In...