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Letters

  • Judged by animals

    Not only is it appalling to discover that hapless creatures are still being kept in totally unsuitable surroundings, but also to read that no information is available about legal action being taken against Charles Polidano.  This ludicrous state...

  • Corruption a form of blasphemy

    In his homily at Casa Santa Marta on November 25, Pope Francis spoke about corruption as a form of blasphemy, living as if there is no God, but only material goods. He said this type of arrogance and worldliness will be destroyed in the final...

  • Setting the record straight

    I refer to the article that was titled ‘Pullicino Orlando to keep position of trust’ (December 3). It has, yet again, been erroneously stated that the Esplora project was delayed by two years. We have informed the Times of Malta, time and time...

  • Traffic accidents

    Traffic accidents

    We keep hearing about vehicles losing control and hitting either a tree or lamp post or something else and the driver being grievously injured. What I would like to know is this – when an accident of this nature occurs does the driver undergo a...

  • Rental issue

    I read Joseph Tonna’s letter (December 6). I would also like to know what remedies are available for landlords in such circumstances since it seems that the law is in favour of such tenants. My late sister owned a property which she had rented out...

  • Seven-seat difference

    I refer to Eddy Privitera’s letter “Who’s Right?” (December 3). Privitera tries to explain to the reader that the Labour Party rightly obtained a nine-seat majority in Parliament in the last elections of 2013, following the corrective measure...

  • Yes to pro-life

    By coincidence two prominent women bearing the same name visited our shores promoting totally different ideology. Rebecca Gomberts stands for abortion over the waves. When she called in 1997 and even at an earlier date she had a cold welcome...

  • Traffic fines

    The report on traffic fines (December 5) states that 6,624 fines were issued to motorists who were found to be “not in control of their vehicle”. Can we know why?  

  • Gratitude

    Allow me to express my gratitude to the Mission Fund. Every year Mission Fund sends us a generous donation so that we may continue with our missionary work. I live in Hola, Kenya where the place is semi-desert. The people are mainly pastoralists...

  • Night safety of tower cranes

    In this period of heightened construction activity and given the proximity of all places in Malta to the airport why are most tower cranes not equipped with red aviation warning lights? Not to mention the need for such lights in case of a rescue...

  • Restoring industrial heritage

    Restoring industrial heritage

    This is Mġarr, Gozo’s pumping station and a sign for restoration had been placed on site by the Ministry of Fisheries. Well done. The building still holds the old machinery that used to pump water ages ago with the name ‘Ruston & Hornsby’. Similar...

  • Irresponsible behaviour

    Driving behind a garbage collection truck in Wileġ Street, Paceville, one afternoon I was disgusted to notice how irresponsible and careless some of the people who make a good living from the area are. They dump their waste on the pavement in...

  • Rental issue

    I have a residential tenement which is presently rented out to a Maltese person on a post-1995 annual agreement due to expire in January 2017. The agreement started in 2001, it is in writing and all the minimum details required by law are...

  • Resurrecting the past

    Resurrecting the past

    The biggest lesson should be learnt from the incidents in Tal-Barrani road 30 years ago: leaders of political parties should keep their supporters away from where trouble is brewing.  If the then leader of the opposition, Eddie Fenech Adami,...

  • Brexit and holidays in Malta

    Reg Davies (December 1) demands an apology from Malta’s Prime Minister as a condition for continuing to holiday on the island. What a wonderful example of sheer arrogance of the Brexiteer. It is Davies and his fellow voters who decided, against...

  • All for May

    I must reply to Peter Apap Bologna’s article of November 28, ‘English and British’ in which he attacks my letter of November 21 (not reproduced in full) on quite false grounds. I was not supporting Brexit – in fact my wife and I voted to remain...

  • Greatest ambassador

    Several weeks ago, Malta lost what to me was its greatest ambassador, Jacqueline Azzopardi, from the University of Malta. I first dealt with Jackie when inquiring about an opportunity to lecture in Malta as a Fulbright scholar. She invited me to...

  • The art of distinction

    Recently, while I had the grace of reading and enjoying an interesting book, I met a Latin phrase which really made me reflect. So went this proverbial phrase: Qui bene usquit distinquit, bene docet. In other words, whoever distinguishes well,...

  • No justification

    I refer to Roger Mifsud’s letter ‘The voters’ clear choice’ (November 25) by saying that the Nationalist Party’s ċedoli scheme is perfectly legal. What the correspondent called “the huge progress Labour has forged in government” can never justify...

  • Urgent restoration work needed

    Urgent restoration work needed

    The Victoria Lines at the Mtaħleb/Fomm ir-Riħ end appear to be undergoing restoration. When visited three months ago, a small section of wall had been rebuilt, and capping stones placed in two piles. Two weeks ago, some few capstones were back,...

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