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Letters

  • Remembered and missed by many

    It is with great sorrow that I received the news that a great friend and colleague had passed away after a lifetime that was dedicated to Malta’s wartime and peacetime army and, in his retirement, to the George Cross Island Association. He had...

  • Fear of Muslims on this island

    Fear of Muslims on this island

    May I congratulate Martin Scicluna on his measured and very necessary article (October 15) about the way in which the Muslim population as a whole has been tarred with the brush of extremism. Visiting Malta over the past few years, my husband and...

  • When Catholic norms are lost

    For the first time ,my family is spending a great holiday on Gozo and we are very excited to see that the beautiful churches are full with families and young people. Coming from Switzerland we are used to nearly empty churches. The Bishop of Gozo...

  • Traffic chaos

    Driving on the streets of Malta has gone from bad to worse in recent years. Long traffic jams, double parking all over the place and an absolute disregard for the rules of law and order are all factors that contribute considerably to this state...

  • From one crisis to another

    Despite being bombed by American warplanes, the maniacs who form part of Isis march on. Despite all the necessary precautions being taken plus devoting huge resources to stop the spread of the deadly disease, Ebola managed to reach Europe’s doorstep.

  • Separation of roles

    I do not have a legal background and do not claim to have understood all that Michael Falzon wrote in his article entitled ‘Please expunge this archaic law’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 12). However, I agree completely with the need to have...

  • Chaotic traffic situation

    Chaotic traffic situation

    The chaotic traffic situation in Malta cannot go on. We have reached a point of no return – over 300,000 cars plus public buses and private coaches cannot converge safely and efficiently on our roads. Tourism will suffer while the Maltese...

  • Unregulated settlements at Armier

    Joseph Muscat is right to allow the Armier boathouse people to obtain properly paid services from Enemalta and not to further criminalise them by denying them their basic human rights. What next? I have visited these settlements and note they are...

  • Permanent deacons

    The article on the Archbishop’s decision on deacons (Times of Malta, October 13) included the following reference to Joe Farrugia, the Archbishop’s delegate for the laity: “Mr Farrugia remarked that permanent deacons could be very useful as part...

  • Not the right bus ticket

    Last Tuesday at 4.20pm I took bus number 2 to Cospicua. Entering the bus, I noticed there was no ticket machine. The driver was not wearing a white shirt, which is part of the usual uniform, but a grey one. As a senior citizen, I gave him 50 cents...

  • Hunting bias

    The highly biased article by Mark Anthony Falzon, ‘Hunting suspension, bad politics’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 12) needs to be considered by the authorities, or better still by both Joseph Muscat and Simon Busuttil. As chairman of the...

  • Presence of V18 personnel

    I refer to the review by Jo Caruana regarding the performance by the Notik Dance Company at Pjazza Teatru Rjal (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 14), as well as to the letter by Anne Zammit on September 21. Caruana remarked that Notik’s...

  • Marsalforn road

    Marsalforn road

    I refer to the article ‘Hotel owners take action against Land Department’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 28), I think the incredible saga that has evolved is not sufficiently well explained in this article. There was nothing mysterious or...

  • Educational system

    I refer to the letter by Martin Spillane, ‘The jug theory of learning’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 12) in reply to my letter about education. Part of his criticism seems to be directed more at other systems of education than the one I...

  • Voices concert 2014 criticism

    I have always been a keen supporter of Voices and I always make it a point to attend their concerts together with family and friends. This year was no exception, and while I thank the organisers, choir members, musicians and all participants I...

  • Delayed power station

    Way back before the elections, Joseph Muscat gave us a date detailing when his power station would be ready. As we get closer to that date he now tells us this project has been delayed by a few months. This time he’s not even giving us a date.

  • Nobel winner: social but not anti-market

    Many academics teaching financial services regulation around the world are feeling very happy these days... one of their breed has made it to the Nobels. The award of the 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics to Frenchman Jean Marc Tirole must come to be...

  • Promises

    What with the one-time payment of €25 per family for the largest electricity blackout and the announced €1.16 per week rise in salary, the Labour government has really created a new middle class, as promised before the last election.    

  • Disappearing phone book

    Up to a few years ago, when there was only one landline service for the whole of Malta, a telephone directory used to be issued every two or three years. Then the service provider was privatised, other companies entered the fray and the...

  • Monuments everywhere

    In the recent frenzy that gripped our national psyche to clutter the landscape with monuments, statues and other accessories, we have now managed to hide the Valletta bastions from view with an installation that was placed right at the...