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Letters

  • Party loyalties

    I am not a political person nor somebody who takes a particular interest in any party, in the sense that I hate the division that exists in this tiny country. It has become a matter of ‘us’ and ‘them’. I follow the news and whatever is happening...

  • A problem of epidemic proportions

    I note correspondence about whether Maltese diabetes prevalence is just over six per cent or almost 14 per cent. The figure of around six per cent is a few decades old – obesity and diabetes type 2 are recognised to have been on the rise...

  • The Brexit vote

    According to a recent article in The Observer, there can be no doubt that the majority of the print media in the UK is urging a Brexit on anti-foreigner grounds. I am following the EU referendum debate and can conclude that most British newspapers...

  • The Queen’s Christian faith

    This year Her Majesty The Queen is celebrating her 90th birthday. An attractive, recent publication entitled The Servant Queen and the King she serves has been published by the Bible Society, Hope and the London Institute of Contemporary...

  • Addolorata and our cultural heritage

    Julian Galea Naudi’s letter on the sad state of neglect of the Santa Maria Addolorata Cemetery (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 22) highlights the deterioration and degradation of one of Malta’s most important architectural and landscaping...

  • The Sette Giugno in Maltese history

    Daniel Cilia is a good photographer but his historiographical sensitivity is limited. I totally disagree with his proposal that the ‘Sette Giugno’ should be in Maltese (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 22) for two reasons. First of all, ‘Is-Sebgħa...

  • A trip down memory lane

    Daniel Cilia (‘Sette Giugno should be in Maltese’, The Sunday Times of Malta, May 22) may be right to question the language implication behind this retained memory of the unfortunate event, wherein a number of Maltese civilians were killed by...

  • Malta and the Panama Papers

    As the Panama papers unfold, the existence of a notorious Maltese- dominated ring of influential people/companies has emerged.  What was initially considered to be a perception has become a factual reality. And clearly, there is a common...

  • Ta’ Xbiex swings in a dangerous state

    Ta’ Xbiex swings in a dangerous state

    The swings in Ta’ Xbiex are in a bad state and need urgent attention as they are now dangerous for toddlers and children. These swings have been abandoned for more than a year now. We have been complaining and presenting petitions but nothing is...

  • Maurice de Giorgio – a year later

    The waning of the month of May reminds all those of us who loved and revered Maurice de Giorgio that a year has already passed since he shed the dazzling shabbiness of this world. Maurice de Giorgio was the driving force behind Fondazzjoni...

  • Positive school environment

    I refer to the article “Higher secondary open day turned into ‘a market of academic subjects’, says MUT” that appeared online. As head of the higher secondary, I wish to clarify a number of points which may be misleading: The open day’s aim was to...

  • Alien presence

    While reading Martin Scicluna’s article (May 18) regarding Muslims in Europe, I was struck by the thought that one question is rarely articulated in this discussion and it is this: is Islam an alien presence in the West? Sadly, I believe it is.

  • Tunnel vision

    Tunnel vision

    Can we please stop this silliness about the Gozo tunnel? Nobody seriously believes it is going to happen and it usually only appears as a topic as a distraction when politicians don’t want to talk about more serious issues. Instead, perhaps one of...

  • No common factor

    It is indeed ironic to read Clifford John Williams’ letter (May 24) about hunting offences. Following a spring hunting season devoid of gory pictures of dead birds, complaints, and the likes of  CABS noting a “significant change” due to the...

  • Beyond reproach

    Since Justice Minister Owen Bonnici said that accepting a motion of censure against Keith Schembri, the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, would set a “dangerous precedent”, one can now ask whether he (Schembri) is above the law.

  • Choose local produce

    Recently, I came across an excellent reason to both support and purchase local produce: ketchup imported by a Maltese company from Turkey. The list of contents read as follows: 90 per cent water and just three per cent tomato concentrate. Yes,...

  • Transport frolics

    Once again Transport Malta has, in my opinion, managed to go against all logic, managing to turn Ta’ Xbiex into a maze forus drivers. What was the Transport Malta official thinking when he decided to block the usual exit onto the main road? I am...

  • Very demeaning practice

    Fort St Angelo is the beacon of Cottonera and the soul of Malta. Following recent sensitive and successful restoration works, the dignity of this national symbol of solidity, independence and permanence is now compromised by the occasional use of...

  • Sub-zero concerns

    After the recent shocking revelations about secret accounts and all that, I am really amazed at the Prime Minister’s apparent cold attitude towards the whole thing. I am sure he is intelligent enough to see that the kettle is boiling over and the...

  • Devotional ‘art’

    The Times of Malta carried an article titled ‘The miraculous Redeemer’ (March 24), which included promises of “indulgences” and the description of a “pilgrimage” in Senglea with “a small piece of Jesus’s cross”. I’d like to see this “miraculous”...