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  • Correct language

    The editorial ‘Maltese language standards’ (June 30) was called for and to the point.Is the present generation receiving proper comprehensive education or is it being inundated with too many subjects without having the time to absorb what they learn.

  • Green wardens

    Green wardens

    Perhaps the time has come for traffic wardens to be given more powers, rather than simply issuing parking tickets. We are all too aware of the many environmental issues that plague our islands, such as litter and rubbish round every corner. This...

  • Voting in elections

    The article ‘Why electronic voting is seen as a “difficult journey”’ (July 7) is informative but contains some mistakes. The STV-PR voting system used in Malta does involve picking ballot papers randomly for transfer at full value (one vote) but...

  • Football coverage

    Well done TVM for the extensive coverage of Euro 2016, making it possible for soccer enthusiasts to enjoy their favourite sports.

  • Spotlight on human trafficking

    The US State Department has reported that Malta does not meet minimum standards for the elimination of human trafficking. This should hardly come as a surprise. What is truly surprising, however, is how little the authorities seem willing to do...

  • The rise of small states

    I have always believed in the potential of small and developing states to be self-reliant, for the simple reason that the most important element to progress in life is the development of the mind, which is conducive to the development of human...

  • Ovarian obsessions

    Ovarian obsessions

    Why are there so many occasions when I hear something and say to myself, in words made famous by Mandy Rice-Davis in 1963: “Well, he would say that, wouldn’t he?” I was reminded forcibly of this over the last few weeks as various bishops, priests,...

  • Rights of the unborn

    The aim of the Women’s Rights Foundation (WRF) to save women from unwanted or ill-timed pregnancies must attract the sympathy and support of anyone who tried to understand what it is like for a woman to go through such an experience. Whether this...

  • God’s palmistry in Naxxar

    Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands (Isaiah, 49, 16). This was the first thought to spring to mind at the sight of the new doors of bronze adorning the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy at San Pawl tat-Tarġa, Naxxar. The mercy of God is...

  • Why bailwas granted

    I refer to the article ‘Disheartened domestic victims suffer in silence’ (July 7). Having looked into what actually happened in the two cases mentioned, the following clarifications are in order. The authors of the article highlight the fact that...

  • Bus card problems

    On April 30, I applied for a Tallinja card for my wife and myself at the Transport Malta kiosk at the Ferries. I submitted two completed application forms with photographs, which were duly checked by the clerk on duty, and paid €32.23. The lady...

  • Economic arguments

    “Any differing views”, asks economist Karm Farrugia (July 6) when asserting that he has always taken the fatidical figure of “3,000” as “the floor above which real and marginal analysis can effectively approach reality”. But, of course! So, here...

  • Passport control

    I received my renewed passport the other day. Although I am a British subject, it is, of course, one of the maroon “European Union” passports. It is valid for 10 years. I don’t know - and I don’t suppose that anybody knows - whether this will mean...

  • Looming danger

    Looming danger

    For several weeks now, we have been waiting for some action on the removal of a hanging water tank. The tank is above a pavement near the lotto office and ice cream parlour in St Julian’s and, should it fall on pedestrians walking below,...

  • Living inforgiveness

    Forgiveness: the world will laugh at this word because, unfortunately, there is a mentality to pay evil by evil, even by some people who are supposed to give us a good example. In doing so, there will be no peace in the heart of those who pay evil...

  • Quality teaching at the university

    The leader in The Economist (June 11) tackled the issue of how to make a good teacher. It coincided with a much-needed CPD course instituted by the University of Malta for full-time members of staff who, like me, will be eligible for a promotion...

  • Maoism not Marxism

    In my letter ‘Christian ideal’ (July 5) I made a mistake which I would like to point out and correct. The second sentence should have read thus: “Communism and the other ideologies of the 20th century, Nazism and Maoism and in a similar...

  • Excellent standard of education

    A high standard of national education is one of the keys – perhaps the key – to Malta’s future success as a modern society. It is the prime medium for achieving sustainable economic growth and personal human development. Despite the commendably...

  • Gender dysphoria

    Gender dysphoria

    “I think the greatest thing about being transgender is that one day I will have a grizzly bear type beard and a voice deeper than the Grand Canyon and I will be able to look someone in the eye and say ‘back in the day when I was a girl scout’ and...

  • The people’s puppeteer

    The western world has had the likes of Randolph Hearst, Lord Beaverbrook and Robert Maxwell. Much-maligned though they were by the way they swayed public opinion to suit vested interests against the common good, compared with Rupert Murdoch they...

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