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Letters

  • Ostensible obedience?

    On a visit to Mater Dei Hospital, I noticed that many hospital workers smoke outside but not in the closed smoking shelters they are supposed to use. Reasons could include the shelters being too crowded and claustrophobic or lack of seating. I...

  • Don’t throw it away!

    Don’t throw it away!

    It is no surprise that the world has at last woken up to the fact that humans are simply throwing food away. A very simple exercise to shock us into reality is to close your eyes and imagine you are throwing away a €5 note, €10, €20... Food is money.

  • Selective ‘murder’

    The editorial of July 21, ‘Murder in the skies above Ukraine’, was as predictable as they come, given the paper’s customary foreign policy line. While the somewhat simplistic analysis is convenient for the purposes of placing the responsibility...

  • Accuracy

    This is not a question of football partisanship. The confines of Valletta and Floriana are delineated in the local councils law. The zone indicated for the ‘Five City Gates’ is definitely in Floriana. By the way, I do not care about football and...

  • The ultimate professional... and friend

    Dr Joe Pullicino’s passing away 16 years ago should be remembered with love not only by his family and friends but also by the innumerable former psychiatric patients he cared for. He was a truly efficient consultant and an equally efficient...

  • Santa Maria Estate public transport

    I refer to the letter by Bernice Bartolo (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 20), in which she claimed that bus route 101 does not make sense because Santa Maria Estate residents probably do not use buses. Speaking with authority does not reflect...

  • Big thank you to the Mission Fund

    I would like to thank Mission Fund, which sends us a generous donation every year and enables us to continue with our missionary work. I live in Hola, Kenya, in a semi-desert area. The people here are mainly pastoralists and farmers who...

  • How police createdthe traffic mayhem

    If the police tried to create mayhem around the Msida area last Sunday, then I congratulate them – it was a roaring success. The utter, raging chaos they generated by not planning out alternative routes and by not putting up a single sign to...

  • ‘I did not commission statue changes’

    On August 11, 1980 I was invited by Archbishop Joseph Mercieca to be the new parish priest of St Gregory the Great parochial community after spending six happy years at Our Lady of Lourdes parish, Paola. I spent 13 beautiful years at St Gregory’s,...

  • First centenary of World War I

    First centenary of World War I

    It is an undeniable maxim that there are no real winners from wars but only long-term losers. It was on July 28, 1914 that the Austrian-Hungarian Empire sent a telegram to the Serbian government declaring war. Guns started blazing early in the...

  • Shocking claim

    I hope that anybody who read Anna Mallia’s letter published in The Sunday Times of Malta (July 20) was shocked. How dare a lawyer claim that the courts in any country should protect their own nationals? A court should be impartial, which is not...

  • What arts in the Sliema street festival?

    Last weekend, the Sliema Street Art Festival 2014 took over the Sliema promenade and gardens. It was more of a rock festival than an arts festival, but also short on melody. The bass was turned up to maximum, limiting any enjoyment or discussion...

  • Traffic sign alignment

    Will someone from Transport Malta or the Sliema local council ensure that the ‘No access beyond this point’ sign, situated opposite HSBC in High Street, Sliema, to warn drivers that driving beyond that point is illegal (for very obvious reasons),...

  • Let them peal

    May I suggest to Henry Galea (‘The bells of Birkirkara’, July 23) that he buy himself a reliable pair of ear plugs (I use these to prevent infection from chlorine), which I find very efficient, even preventing me from hearing the music of birds...

  • Stop Putin’s bullying

    Stop Putin’s bullying

    In the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Vladimir Putin’s paranoid tactics and policies are leading his country to economic and political isolation although there are divergent opinion within the European Union. The...

  • Inconvenience taken too far

    I understand that most towns and villages need to enjoy their traditional festa and that it is also part of our heritage. I also understand that some people await their local festa with great enthusiasm. Also that most festas require the blocking...

  • Lights out

    We are back to square one: half of the Qbajjar Promenade is in pitch darkness once again. Maybe this is the government’s new energy policy: two days on and months off!

  • Natural law marriage

    The celebration of marriage built in accordance with the law of God (natural law) whereby a man and a woman promise their exclusive love for one another as long as both of them are alive, for their own good and for the good of the children they...

  • Cruelty fines

    The government plans to “provide for” fines of €50,000 and five years imprisonment for cruelty to animals (July 22). To put this in some sort of perspective, can anybody remind me of any recently-imposed penalties for cruelty to children?

  • Hold the line

    I have, for the past days, been trying to pay my Melita phone and internet bill. There is a login facility on Melita’s website, where one pays online. For whatever reason, this is not working and I am unable to pay through this facility. This is a...