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  • TVM viewership and reporting

    Stanley Clews (July 12) appears to be misinformed about TVM news’ audiences. The latest independent surveys confirm that TVM news has increased not decreased in viewership. Mr Clews is also incorrect to imply that TVM concealed Police Commissioner...

  • Arts and matriculation: FAIL

    So the advanced and intermediate matriculation results were published yesterday. I won’t go into detail about the worrying figures with respect to traditional subjects like maths and Maltese, because the excellent editorial on today’s Times of...

  • Jumping the ferry queue

    As a regular user of the Gozo ferry, I notice that quite frequently when the last car of an earlier lane boards, a late arrival whizzes up the empty lane to board, before the first car in the next lane has a chance to do so. Apart from the obvious...

  • Smartphone in the driving seat

    When the compulsory use of seat belts in cars was introduced some years ago, the safety measure was soon accepted by most motorists through effective enfrocement. However, several dangerous practices still exist on the road, such as using the...

  • Proudest pride week

    Since last year’s pride march there has been a significant change in Malta: families which had hitherto only been recognised socially can now also be recognised legally. As it should be. When the Maltese Parliament voted for civil unions, albeit...

  • No respect

    It is about time Melita TV management informed its employees to respect people’s privacy. Some time ago I switched from Melita to Go but it appears they still have my telephone numbers and call trying to give some new details of changes in their...

  • Is obesity here to stay?

    Is obesity here to stay?

    As a health professional who has dedicated his life to sports and exercise medicine, I feel it is laudable that the government and Opposition are finally in agreement about the urgent need to address the national epidemics of obesity and physical...

  • Fiasco at the Qormi roundabout

    Will someone at Transport Malta please explain whose bright idea it was to close off the road leading from Mdina Road, Qormi, to Marsa. The traffic being caused all the way up from Żebbuġ to Qormi and from Luqa to Qormi is appalling to say the least.

  • The real losers in Brazil

    The real losers in Brazil

    After the shocking, humiliating meltdown of Brazil in the World Cup, it is time to reflect about the cost the average Brazilero had to endure. The organisation of the World Cup was expected to bring in billions of dollars to Brazil’s economy. Many...

  • Armed forces deserve medal

    Armed forces deserve medal

    Many letters have been published about the bitter, sad fate of the asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons who arrive in Malta. They are traumatised, exhausted and full of fear and hope. Remarkably little has been written about the people...

  • Let us organise ourselves

    I am sure that God loves Malta. I say this with utter conviction because, over so many years, I can’t think of any other explanation as to why this country has been capable of advancing so well in spite of the external and self-created problems...

  • In search of a colleague

    I wish to trace a Mr A. Cassar who worked for me in night clubs in Manchester and Chesterfield, UK, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. I visited his home in Fgura many years ago and in May this year, while on a holiday, I went there to see if I...

  • Yellow lines

    More than three weeks have passed since my letter of June 24 about the double yellow lines stretching from Sliema Hotel up to block 66 at The Strand. But only on Sunday did a traffic policeman stop to do his duty. It is a pity that many officers...

  • How much?

    Now that corruption at Enemalta has been eradicated completely, commissions are no longer being paid, and Libya is supplying us with oil at preferential prices, can anyone tell how much consumers are saving on their bills? No percentages, please.

  • Two cellos

    I was among the lucky crowd treated to 2Cellos at Teatru Rjal as part of the Malta Arts Festival 2014. Well done to the organisers for a truly brilliant concert. Thanks for bringing this talented duo and their unique musical style to Malta.

  • Public beach?

    A couple of weeks ago I was with some friends at Għadira beach when an elderly couple arrived carrying their own umbrella and deck chairs. However, they were moved along by the owners of the sunshades already established in that part of the...

  • English as she is pronounced

    Recently, I read a letter from a reader complaining about the mispronunciation of one word used regularly on a major radio station. If one word badly pronounced troubles him, the rest of this letter will offer him no comfort. We Maltese tend to...

  • Neglect of statue

    Neglect of statue

    Has anyone noticed that the statue of St Paul has lost a part of its hand? This statue, which marks the centenary celebrations held in 1960, is an iconic landmark of St Paul’s Bay and the island named after the patron saint of Malta. The St Paul’s...

  • The truth about birds

    The article ‘A long flight in vain’ (July 12) refers to a honey buzzard tracked by the Finnish Museum of Natural History that spent a night in Malta and flew on to its wintering grounds. This being one of many such instances certainly disproves...

  • Dedication to patients

    My heartfelt appreciation goes to all the doctors and nurses on Ward 9 at Karin Grech for the love and dedication they show to all the patients on the ward. The patients are treated like kings and queens and love and care are the order of the day.

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