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  • The puerile demand to kill

    An organisation claiming to be pro-choice’ and that, for reasons best known to itself, chooses to remain anonymous, has only just called for a review of abortion legislation in Malta. In support of its demand, it cites women’s health as well as...

  • Schism at the Vatican

    Schism at the Vatican

    There is nothing as intriguing as Vatican politics. On February 11, 2013, the then pope, Benedict XVI, stunned the Catholic Church by announcing that he would step down a fortnight later, the first papal resignation in 600 years. Although the...

  • Opposition’s China visit

    Opposition’s China visit

    Being conditioned by this government’s propaganda, there were some eyebrows raised when the Nationalist Party announced that on the invite of the Chinese government, the leader of the Opposition would be visiting China. Many think that our...

  • Bus card in a black hole

    I registered in June at the Valletta bus station. My EU passport was scanned. I presented my address, which has been permanent for many years. Yet, I am still waiting for my Tallinja card to arrive. My husband, who registered at the same time, did...

  • Malta needs clean reputation

    While many international institutions no longer list Malta as a tax haven, there is a danger that the country can develop an image as a place where one can use perfectly legal vehicles for criminal purposes. Money laundering, tax evasion and...

  • Why insist on travelling to Valletta?

    Like those of many other aggrieved Malta Public Transport customers, my son’s topped-up Tallinja card is defective and malfunctions on the buses. Repeated e-mail and telephone requests for a replacement card elicit a standard mantra which never...

  • Feast free of fireworks

    I would like to express my sense of appreciation bordering on joy for the fact that, this year, I could not hear a great amount of fireworks for the feast of St George in Victoria. I have to be honest and declare that I never really believed in...

  • Slalom in Sliema

    Slalom in Sliema

    This is the perpetual scene at the Sliema Strand. A slalom course between the advertising boards and so on. It is quite a task finding one’s way through the myriad of sandwich boards, kiosks, desks, ticket touts, canopies, bins, umbrellas and what...

  • Dividends tax

    Please allow me to join in support of my pensioner friend, Anthony Scicluna from Gozo, who wrote in the Times of Malta on July 18 asking for a reduction in the tax on share dividends. I understand that the Malta Association of Small Shareholders...

  • Cheaper way to hold a vote

    With the national debt up to the end of last year standing at €5.4 billion and still counting, I find it a bit absurd of the government to fork out €1,349,538 to bring over Maltese from abroad to vote in the hunting referendum. With all the...

  • Pen mightier than shotgun

    This letter is in reply to Alfred Farrugia’s article with regard to the spring hunting referendum: ‘Why the referendum is wrong’ (April 8). I have waited for about three months, including a spring hunting season, before writing and this to allow...

  • Polidano and his animal zoo

    I am absolutely furious, after reading the article in the Times of Malta, to learn that a young lady, if you can call her that, unashamedly and blatantly lied and fraudulently persuaded me to sign a petition which she clearly said was “to enlarge...

  • Bring order to Swieqi’s lawless streets

    If it’s peak summer, it must be troubled Swieqi and its long-suffering citizens time! Residents of Swieqi are once again bracing themselves for the mayhem, misbehaviour and crime which comes each year with summer. They have just marched in a...

  • Foreign car tickets

    The report (July 22) regarding traffic contraventions by owners of cars with foreign licence plates is disquieting. Surely it does not require nuclear physics to keep track of all vehicles entering Malta. My suggestion is that a pair of temporary...

  • Hang their heads in shame

    Hang their heads in shame

    With reference to my letter ‘Dignity and Recognition’ (July 13), kindly note that I have been officially informed by the office of Grand Master Fra Matthew Festing that “the Sovereign Order is not involved in the preparation of the events being...

  • Bus ticket booths

    I refer to the letter ‘Long queue for bus cards’ (July 23). Malta Public Transport is doing its utmost to improve the overall customer service at its ticket booths, including the one mentioned in Valetta by David Crookes. As to the locations from...

  • So hard to get a Tallinja card

    No need to comment on the efficiency of the new transport operators! Having applied for a card in March, I am still waiting for it to arrive. Numerous phone calls got these answers in this order: I shall report the matter; you will getthe card...

  • Swieqi deserves a lot better

    Tourism plays an important role in the Maltese economy, both directly and indirectly, so it is an issue that needs the various stakeholders to address it with deep attention. Summer sees a major increase in tourist arrivals spearheaded by the...

  • Is Labour burning?

    Is Labour burning?

    There is a busker in St John Street, Valletta with a sense of humour. Last Friday, the day after news broke out that Malta gaming firms were at the centre of a Mafia probe in Italy, he was playing the theme from The Godfather. He may have done so...

  • Critical election in Libya

    Critical election in Libya

    The UN special envoy of Libya, Bernardino León, believes he came to an agreement on July 11 between the warring sides that featured a fourth draft of what Libyan governance should look like. The Skhirat Process, named after the Moroccan city where...

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