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  • Railway station

    A couple of years ago, while I was on holiday in Malta, I came across a railway station but when I asked people about the Malta railway nobody seemed to know anything about it. It was suggested that I write to Times of Malta, which may be able to...

  • Strait Street at its best

    Strait Street at its best

    May I comment on the ‘article’ titled ‘Strait Street sees red’ (August 30). In my opinion, the article is full of contradictory statements. First there is the statement of a “return to the ‘good old days’” and then the intended celebration of “its...

  • Happy schooldays

    I have just returned home from a wonderful holiday in the beautiful island of Malta where I visited my family and our precious granddaughter who have now settled there. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all concerned for such a...

  • The celibacy rule

    In his write-up on ‘The hardships of a celibate life’ (August 14), Fr Colin Apap was honest and courageous enough to admit, regarding a priest’s celibate life, that “those who think it’s always easy don’t know what they’re talking about”. The...

  • It’s time for direct action

    There was a perfect example of socio-economic juxtapositioning on page three of the September 4 edition of this newspaper. The page led with the banner headline ‘Budget to target welfare dependency – Scicluna’. It was followed by the page’s second...

  • Realities of depression

    The whole world was shocked by the demise of Robin Williams. Not only because he passed away but primarily because not many knew that throughout his lifetime he was battling depression. And this is not a surprise because many people who suffer...

  • How Malta has changed

    Perhaps nothing is more effective in portraying what independence achieved for Malta and the Maltese than going back in time to 1964. Those who, like me, are nearing 60, can appreciate this much more than younger people who did not live in those...

  • Evolution not revolution

    God’s creation is wonderful indeed. The solar system, of which our earth is but a small part, is vast, varied and orderly and, yet, this system is but one of hundreds of millions, some of which are incalculably larger than it. The countless...

  • Cartoon of the day

    Cartoon of the day

    With apologies to Austin Camilleri!

  • Development of Sir Arturo Mercieca Street

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Sliema flats plan unthinkable, says FAA’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 31). The NGO Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar admitted that it has been objecting to the over-development of Sliema and St Julian’s since 2006.

  • The 1693 tsunami and Punic ships in the Gozo seas

    Two gripping ‘historical’ news items hit the headlines in Malta last week in quick succession: the finding of the wreck of a Punic vessel in the vicinity of Gozo and the revelation that Malta had on more than one occasion been hit by...

  • Hazard lights

    Why can’t the police hang hazard lights onto crash barriers blocking roads for feasts and other activities to avoid accidents?

  • Bus drivers’ award

    We have many awards in Malta and I don’t think one more would hurt. I would therefore like to suggest the creation of an award for bus drivers. If this is accepted, I would like to nominate the driver of bus 123 who was on route 41 from Valletta...

  • What’s the fuss about?

    Some organisations have voiced concern over the heavy cost the Labour government has incurred by employing 2,000 new recruits in the civil service in such a short time after the election. Why the big fuss? We’re still far away from the pheno-menal...

  • Thanks to Cardiac Medical Ward

    I would like to publicly thank all the nurses and doctors and the other medical staff at the Cardiac Medical Ward at Mater Dei Hospital for the excellent and professional service I was provided with during my 19-day stay as a patient there. May...

  • A turbulent history of a national day

    This year we commemorate 50 years of independence, 40 years since Malta was declared a republic, 35 years since the closure of the British military facilities in Malta and 10 years of European Union membership. Another event we remember every year...

  • National power failure

    National power failure

    I am a retired electrical engineer and my career involved working in the UK for various electricity companies on distribution networks. During this time I had to deal with power failures on systems up to 132kV. Power failures on electricity...

  • Supporting the Archbishop

    Many people have already written letters in support of Archbishop Paul Cremona following the criticism of his leadership by certain members of the clergy. However, as a member of the Church I would like to add my contribution to this debate. First...

  • Watered-down Christianity?

    Is it an exaggeration to state that the Maltese Church is in disarray? Are we functioning in a watered-down version of Christianity? Was this an inevitable result of Vatican Council II, with its sidelining of traditional Tridentine religious...

  • New ways of thinking in the Church

    Further to my letter ‘The Church – a solution’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 31), I would like to add a number of points. Church leaders serving two four-year terms in office would enable promising young priests the possibility of taking up...

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