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Letters

  • PN ‘behind enemy lines’

    The civil-service ‘spying’ story continues to be revealed with more damning e-mails being published in L-Orizzont and It-Torċa. Nationalist MP and former finance minister Tonio Fenech had mentioned the former director general of the National...

  • Assistance to Bogotà poor

    On behalf of all thosein need, I would like to say a big thank you to the Mission Fund and also to all those who kindly support them. This fund is helping a lot of missionaries, including lay missionaries, like myself, whose only financial support...

  • Move public library to Cafe Premier

    Move public library to Cafe Premier

    I read with keen interest the article written by Marc Kosciejew (July 1) on a subject of great importance: the role public libraries have in a civilised society. I fully agree with the author. A suggestion which I would like to put to the...

  • Financial meltdown

    Last Tuesday, Greece was supposed to pay back more than a billion dollars in loans to creditors. But Athens had no money left and the debt was not honoured. Last weekend, creditors asked for a few things before signing another agreement to lend...

  • Why we should listen to the voice of the Church

    It was heartening to read praises and favourable comments by Leo Brincat, Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, in a recent article in Times of Malta, in reaction to Pope Francis’s latest encyclical on the...

  • More funds for healthcare

    Six months ago the Malta Community Chest Fund succeeded, through L-Istrina, in raising €3.65 million. On June 25 on Net TV, President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca and her husband Edgar once again appealed to the generosity of the Maltese as the fund...

  • No value for money

    I refer to the letter ‘Value for money?’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 28) and wholeheartedly agree with Alfred Saliba’s comments. We definitely are not getting value for money when we buy a British newspaper. I buy the Sunday Mirror and...

  • Snail carving

    Snail carving

    I was always fascinated by the snail carved out of the rock close to the salt pans at Qbajjar. I have visited this several times together with my family and friends and always wondered who the sculptor was. Finally, I did get the answer, thanks to...

  • Wardens

    I have a strong feeling that the Gozo wardens recognise that particular cars belong to ‘visitors’ and not islanders. These wardens hide behind trees and kiosks and, at the first instance, inspect these visiting cars for any minor irregularity and...

  • Thanks

    I would like to thank all the staff at the ENT section of Mater Dei Hospital for the care and attention they gave me during my few days there as a patient. I would also like to thank my surgeon and the operating nurses group. They are very...

  • Whatever suits you fine

    Maurice Mizzi (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 21), along with his criticism of the current Ornis chairman, states: “It is important that a good chairman should never show any bias towards one person or group of people”. Obviously, as it suited...

  • A predictable crisis

    A predictable crisis

    That Greece was unfit to enter the eurozone was predictable. That Greece would default on its international debt commitments was predictable. However, how can one explain the persistent smiling Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras throughout the long...

  • Chairman may air his personal views

    With reference to the letter by Maurice Mizzi (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 21), in which he replied to my letter the week before, I endorse the claim that a chairman has to be impartial during Ornis committee meetings, but this does not...

  • Requirements for dental decay

    Kathryn Borg’s article on dental decay (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 28), while highlighting the role of sugar in the high incidence of dental caries in children, decries research on other “spurious factors”. There are three essential...

  • Toilet shortcomings

    Last Tuesday I visited the public toilet for people with disabilities, just opposite the Maltapost branch office by the parish church in Mosta. To my disgust, there was no toilet paper, the floor was filthy, the electric hand dryer was out of...

  • Art course needs proper certification

    Another successful part-time course in drawing and oil painting, organised by the Ministry of Education, through the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, came to an end. As usual, the organisation, the facilities and the teacher, Carmen...

  • News with no picture

    News with no picture

    The 8pm news bulletin on TVM on June 29 mentioned the presentation of the palium (right) by Pope Francis to, among others, Archbishop Charles Scicluna. It was said that, earlier in the day, the Italian TV carried a close-up picture of Mgr Scicluna.

  • Warden who spoilt the day

    My wife and I recently visited Gozo, where we decided to stop for a few minutes at the Arcadia shopping centre because it was too early to have some lunch. This was at 11.57am. We parked our car carefully in a parking bay and were already crossing...

  • Tyres fitted incorrectly

    While walking around Mellieħa one evening I could not believe how many cars making use of rain tyres have them fitted incorrectly. A typical rain tyre will have either a deep full chevron tread or, in some cases, a half chevron tread pattern. When...

  • Inner circles

    Ranier Fsadni recently criticised the Prime Minister for his spontaneous remark in Parliament while answering a question from the Opposition. The Prime Minister remarked that the former administration believed that all people occupying public...