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Letters

  • Honour for a gentleman

    One month ago, George Grech, my friend of 65 years’ standing, passed away. Many of his friends paid tribute to his gentlemanly qualities. He was proud of being an outstanding member of an association which he co-founded and contributed to. For...

  • More nurses... never mind the quality 

    I have always been ferociously proud of our Maltese doctors, nurses and paramedics too. Their high standards (and probably also their excellent international reputation) are to be explained not only in their personal human qualities but, above...

  • Quality comes first in nursing programme

    Quality comes first in nursing programme

    With reference to the article ‘Not enough nurses for new projects’ (March 24), Maria Cutajar, president of the MUMN, is quoted as saying that the system governing the nursing courses at the University of Malta is too stringent. It should be noted...

  • Netanyahu’s two-State deceit

    Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu was re-elected for the fourth time and, so quick after his victory in the polls, he backtracked on something very important that he had said on the campaign trail. Before the Israelis went to...

  • Interview with Giovanni Kessler

    I write on behalf of my client Silvio Zammit and refer to the article publishing the story and interview with Giovanni Kessler in The Sunday Times of Malta of March 22. My client was greatly surprised to find out that Kessler, who had earlier...

  • Not a satisfactory response

    I refer to the letter from British High Commissioner Rob Luke, ‘Services offered by British High Commission’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 8), in response to my and another person’s letters. I am writing mainly because he ends his letter with...

  • Rowing, the way ahead

    It is indeed ironic that rowing, which has been practised in Malta for a long time, is not yet fully affiliated with the international body governing that sport – the Federation Internationale d’Aviron (Fisa). The benefits derived from joining...

  • Car drivers and presumed liability

    With regard to the recent exchange of letters about presumed liability, can I assure Jean Karl Soler that, firstly, presumed liability is not the same as ascribing guilt. In much the same way as an employer is liable to provide the onus of proof.

  • Catholics and hunting

    How is it that in the context of the referendum on April 11, in a country where the majority are Catholics, no mention has been made about what the Church teaches about the gifts of creation and our responsibilities for the whole of the...

  • The hunting referendum

    Soon most of us will be voting in the spring hunting referendum. Those who will be voting ‘No’ will be voting to stop hunters killing birds which are about to hatch and produce their offspring. Furthermore, spring is the best time of the year in...

  • Billboards clash with historical gates

    Billboards clash with historical gates

    I always rejoice at news of the removal of some unsightly billboard. I find that these horrible things add significantly to the ruin of our far from perfect streetscape. I particularly loath the two billboards on the left of the Portes des Bombes...

  • Hunting in winter

    It was very courteous of Maurice Mizzi to express his opinion about the spring hunting referendum (‘The referendum’, The Sunday Times of Malta, March 22). In his letter, he said that if the decision goes against the hunters, they will lose only...

  • We deserve better

    So now we have our Prime Minister wanting us to believe that by allowing spring hunting we will be treated equally like our fellow European citizens. Maybe more equally, yes, but never less, he was quoted as saying. I ask our Prime Minister to...

  • Price of petrol and diesel

    On March 23 the European Commission published the prices of petrol and diesel in the EU. This data shows that in 15 EU countries, namely Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland,...

  • Drake that disappeared

    Some months ago a drake, like other birds of prey, found refuge in a sheltered patch on the Marsa golf course. His choice was excellent. The golf club, besides being a private domain, is a protected area, a peaceful paradise. It also has rivulets...

  • Shouting the right facts

    The trouble with Evan Buttigieg’s argument (Shouting the wrong facts, March 14) is that it rests on the belief that if a species is not yet in decline, then it must be alright to keep on killing it until it is. Buttigieg appears to have a respect...

  • Bullies and manipulators

    The front-page headings of March 23 brought a wry smile to my face. It is obvious to anyone who can think for himself who the bullies really are. Also, it is quite clear, given the evidence, who the actual manipulators are.

  • Hunting vote for expats too

    As a foreigner, who has lived here for some years, I am very disappointed to find that I am denied the opportunity to vote in the referendum. Would it be unkind of me to wonder whether there is a hidden agenda here?

  • Managing critical infrastructure

    Managing critical infrastructure

    As a regular visitor to Malta, I have watched its growth and development with interest. It was very exciting to read (March 16) that the old Malta shipbuilding premises are destined to be turned into a maritime hub. It is interesting to see that...

  • Right of association

    Reference is made to the story that was entitled ‘Employers urged to block union verification process: new system one of main reasons for disputes on recognition –source” (March 14). The Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil...