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Sarah Carabott

  • 'Cruise ships with highest emissions will double' - BirdLife Malta

    'Cruise ships with highest emissions will double' - BirdLife Malta

    The types of cruise ships with the highest emissions coming to Malta will almost double by the end of the year, according to BirdLife. The environmental NGO is warning that all cruise liners calling at Valletta are largely in the worst category...

  • More people borrowing books

    More people borrowing books

    More people are borrowing books from local libraries, despite a drop in new memberships, according to national data. Throughout 2017, more than 910,000 books were borrowed from all libraries - an increase of 8% over the previous year. The number...

  • Tirannosawru reks now roams the Maltese language

    Tirannosawru reks now roams the Maltese language

    For the first time, T-Rex and his dinosaur family have an actual name in Maltese. Tirannosawru reks, veloċirattur and spinosawru have just been added to the Maltese vocabulary, after a local publisher worked with expert translators who undertook...

  • Half of homeless shelter residents are foreigners

    Half of homeless shelter residents are foreigners

    When 120 migrants were evicted from a Qormi cow shed, at least a quarter of them ended up on the streets. The case threw fresh light on the social reality that is driving desperate people to sleep in fields, on beaches, in cars or stables.  At...

  • 'My son was used as ammunition against me'

    'My son was used as ammunition against me'

    Despite a steady increase in domestic violence reports, abused men insist that figures do not reflect reality, as victims are ashamed to speak up, have no one to turn to, and are scared they will lose custody of children. For some, this nightmare...

  • Migrants leave for Norway, others still stuck in Malta waiting for an EU lifeline

    Migrants leave for Norway, others still stuck in Malta waiting for an EU lifeline

    Some of the migrants who arrived in Malta on the rescue vessel the MV Lifeline in June are still being held at a reception centre but the relocation process is ongoing. A group left for Norway on Saturday night.  France, Luxembourg, the...

  • Watch: 11-year-old becomes a Royal Ballet School international scholar

    Watch: 11-year-old becomes a Royal Ballet School international scholar

    The morning of July 28 will remain etched in Lea Ellul Sullivan’s mind as the day she was given the news she was handpicked as an international scholar of the UK’s Royal Ballet School. The 11-year-old is the first Maltese to be selected to follow...

  • Catching up with the rest of the workforce

    Catching up with the rest of the workforce

    Whether you have been out of work for two years or 20, you can catch up with the rest of the local workforce through a training programme that is accrediting scores of people. “When you are all alone at home mulling over the idea of going back to...

  • More than 170 migrants remain stranded off Lampedusa

    More than 170 migrants remain stranded off Lampedusa

    A group of 171 migrants who refused help by Maltese rescuers remain stranded off Lampedusa awaiting instructions by the Italian authorities. The boat got embroiled in fresh controversy between Italy and Malta over who should assume responsibility...

  • Jacob’s story makes it to the Queen’s bookcase

    Jacob’s story makes it to the Queen’s bookcase

    The story of Jacob Cachia, “the boy who lived”, has made it to Queen Elizabeth’s book collection. Jacob survived a rare brain infection in 2013 and his family has since reached out to others dealing with the trauma. This included the setting up of...