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  • Sub-zero concerns

    After the recent shocking revelations about secret accounts and all that, I am really amazed at the Prime Minister’s apparent cold attitude towards the whole thing. I am sure he is intelligent enough to see that the kettle is boiling over and the...

  • Devotional ‘art’

    The Times of Malta carried an article titled ‘The miraculous Redeemer’ (March 24), which included promises of “indulgences” and the description of a “pilgrimage” in Senglea with “a small piece of Jesus’s cross”. I’d like to see this “miraculous”...

  • Elusive card

    Elusive card

    I applied for a Tallinja card on March 29 and, after numerous enquiries and e –mails, I am still waiting for it. I have paid €16 in advance, that is, €6 for the application and €10 top up. They keep sending me e-mails claiming they are looking...

  • Uncultured outburst

    It is indeed regrettable that Mario Philip Azzopardi should barge out of the Manoel Theatre to complain about the band celebrating the feast of St Augustine. There is no excuse for this except perhaps that it was done in a fit of temper. This, in...

  • Time to come together

    Myriam Spiteri Debono in her letter ‘The national interest’ (May 10) said: “It must be acknowledged that the scenario of having two main political parties is very difficult to dislodge”. So she suggested that “one must look at the formation and...

  • Cable TV

    A lady wrote about Melita and all the repeats they screen. Go is just as bad. And they show films older than I am (80). They say you only get what you pay for. Is that why Go has made a profit of €3.5 million? Something must be done. They also...

  • Character assassination?

    Character assassination?

    Another day, another victim. This newspaper just doesn’t know when to stop. First it managed to make Konrad Mizzi squeal he was a victim of trial by media. Now it has made Keith Schembri to snarl about character assassination. Of course, when...

  • In pursuit of a Premier

    These past months have been the start of an annus horribilis for our country. Despite government’s desperate wish to sweep everything under a carpet, the consequences of the Panama Papers affair have left our country’s reputation in tatters and...

  • Care at Mater Dei Hospital

    Care at Mater Dei Hospital

    I am writing from Mater Dei, where for the third time I have been a patient. I wish to encourage the management and all who work there by making some objective comments on a recent article in your paper on admission to Mater Dei Hospital. For 30...

  • Lifeline for the poor among us

    The question has arisen again, this time maybe even more forcefully. Caritas has called for an increase in the minimum wage, over and above cost of living increases. The call follows an intensive study carried out by the Church NGO, which found...

  • The unbearable numbness of politics

    Last week I was in Malta for a quick one-week visit that combined work, family, and some rest. The weather was great and the general rhythm of the place was good. While the locals continue to sustain that well-paced rhythm of Maltese normalcy,...

  • The untenable bitterness of being

    The untenable bitterness of being

    That Konrad Mizzi’s position within the Government, and now within the House, given the way he’s behaved, is untenable is a given. Likewise, his boss, Premier Joseph Muscat, who failed to dump him, and that other specimen, Schembri, at the first...

  • Dwejra Heritage Park guardians

    Malta’s fast diminishing natural landscape received a welcome boost when, earlier this month, an application for the rehabilitation of a quarry and the building of a retirement home in Wied Għomor was rejected by the Planning Authority. It was...

  • Is the Prime Minister listening?

    Our country has been grippedfor over three months by what I believe has been an unnecessary political crisis. When I say unnecessary I do not wish to diminish the gravity of the situation but because I still can’t understand why the Prime Minister...

  • Escalating instability

    Escalating instability

    A miscalculation leading to accidental war between states is becoming even more of a threat than it was during the Cold War. The uneasy stability of the bipolar world between 1945 and 1989 has been replaced by a highly volatile international system.

  • Death penalty increasing

    Death penalty increasing

    In 2012, Latvia became the last EU member State to abolish capital punishment in war time. Would that be of any news value to us? Well, the truth of the matter is that from time to time and usually following some outrageous murder or massacre...

  • Honest politicians

    An honest policy is something everyone would benefit from. This was wisely stated by Simon Busuttil when addressing the last PN general council. Busuttil is offering his commitment to lead this country according to a policy based on honesty and...

  • Abandoned tourist resort

    Abandoned tourist resort

    The Buġibba promenade, right from the upper part near the water polo pitch up to Qawra point, is in total shambles. It seems Transport Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority and the local council do not even bother to ensure that, at least, the urgent...

  • The service pension

    I read with interest the contribution by Roger Davies Barrett (May 3). Like him, I also served with the Royal Air Force for a long time and then retired with a service pension. But, as he says, “we are being robbed all the time by our Maltese...

  • The triumph of faith

    I refer to John Guillaumier’s letter ‘The decline of faith’. His tirade was an extension of Ramon Casha’s promotion and adulation of the Malta Humanist Association – ‘Growing beyond religion’ (April 15) – after a heartfelt description of the...

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