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  • Let’s hear it for the silly season...

    Yes it’s that time of year when the media are said to put life on hold. Why? Because nothing newsworthy is supposed to happen. Those in the know will tell you that few if any earth-shattering world events have ever taken place during the month of...

  • Mosta church

    I refer to the article by Fr Joe Borg, ‘Ecclesiastical blood transfusions: Take 3’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 23). I wonder why Borg was so upset at the Mosta archpriest’s request to the Archbishop for the Mosta church to become a basilica.

  • Major security concerns

    The government’s silence in the aftermath of the arraignment of the Labour Party’s former treasurer, Joe Sammut, who has been charged with fraud and money laundering after he allegedly set up bogus companies to facilitate the granting of residence...

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  • No place for Mintoff statue

    No place for Mintoff statue

    Hats off to the Office of the Prime Minister or whoever took the decision not to place a ‘monument’ to Dom Mintoff opposite Auberge de Castille. Mintoff represented tyranny and under him division, aggression and violence thrived. He had no real...

  • Rubensian touch of class

    What can a museum ex­hibiting all 29 tapestries be­longing to St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation represent for Malta, its tourism and for the Maltese people? This set of tapestries is the largest complete series of tapestries in the world and...

  • Domestic violence concerns all

    “I feel victimised over and over again, this time by the system.” This is the experience of a victim of domestic abuse submitted to the Social Affairs Committee and reproduced in Domestic Violence, Victims and Services. The report documents and...

  • Ferry queue jumpers

    I refer to a letter regarding queue jumping at the Gozo ferry. The offending car is probably a government vehicle, whose driver has resorted to a stratagem in order not to irritate those in the queue any further by in-your-face queue jumping. Do...

  • The Premier porkies

    The Premier porkies

    Just in case your Cockney rhyming slang isn’t up to it, or your English sense of humour not on a par with Premier Joseph Muscat’s, a pork pie is a lie and when someone is characterised as an utterer of porkies, well, you don’t need me to do the...

  • The right intonation

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Sing because it is a great stress reliever’ (August 17). May I point out some inaccuracies arising from this being a telephone interview while I was going about other business. I was not and never claimed to be...

  • Taking dogs to Sicily

    I breed dogs and take part in dog shows, therefore, I know a thing or two about dogs. I travel with Virtu Ferries, on average twice every month, with 10, sometimes more, dogs. If you are travelling to or from Sicily with your dog, take the ...

  • Mystery of the online account

    A lot of people I know are either subscribed to Melita or GO but to each his own. In fairness, I can say that both companies have a good customer service, as long as you address your problem via e-mail because, otherwise, calling by telephone...

  • Why focus on exclusion?

    Yet again I feel in duty bound to comment on Joe Zammit’s latest letter (August 24) in which he chose to tackle what he calls “burning issues”. I’m sure Zammit means well as he quotes from The Magisterium of the Church, the Cathecism,...

  • Diminished trust in police

    I read there is no longer any trust in the police force. This gives much food for thought. How can the people trust a police force when visible wrongdoing is left unpunished and let off with a simple “don’t be a bad boy and don’t do...

  • The Dark Knight of Malta

    Contrary to the impression politicians sometimes tend to give, the role of the government or the Opposition is not to save the country. Yes, there are those moments in history when a country needs saving. And yes, there are times when politicians...

  • The Sliema-Gżira bus lane says it all

    The Maltese have many admirable qualities, such as enterprise, flexibility and adaptability. Planning is certainly not one of them. It is rare to come across a major project which runs to time or budget, or a major event which does not succeed by...

  • Pigeon filth is spreading in Sliema

    Who is responsible for public cleanliness? Is it the local council or the central government? Because here in Sliema we now have an infestation between Dingli Street and St John Bosco Street on either side of the Salesian Theatre. The pavements...

  • Our reputation at stake

    Our reputation at stake

    As James Carville, the well-known strategist for Bill Clinton, so famously said decades ago, “It’s about the economy… stupid the one sure issue which historically makes or breaks governments at elections is the state of the economy. It is...

  • Ships in Grand Harbour, 1969

    Ships in Grand Harbour, 1969

    I thank the Times of Malta for the gift of photographs from their archives. The second in the series, the view of the Grand Harbour, was taken in October 1969 and shows the Dutch cruiser De Ruyter on buoys in the foreground and HMS Eagle being...

  • Politicians’ spurious libel suits

    Thank you for letting us know that politicians are the most vexatious litigants regarding criminal libel suits in Malta. Politicians should enter their profession as advocates of their constituents and champion their right to free speech. They...

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