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Letters

  • ‘Warning’ needed for TVM comedy

    I am no religious fundamentalist or extremist. However, I could not keep back from airing this complaint of mine for the attention of PBS. TVM has been airing a number of episodes of Mrs Brown’s Boys. I watched most of them, but lately I have been...

  • The day after

    The day after the Budget should be a day of reflection and no work to contemplate what was said.

  • Grave in need of upgrading

    Grave in need of upgrading

    This is a photo of a communal grave (a total of 16) dedicated to lay members of the Franciscan Order (Terzjarji Franġiskani) originating from Sliema. The writing underneath St Francis’s statue reads: Qui riposano le ossa dei Terziari Frangeskani...

  • President’s escort too aggressive

    It is about time that the police revisit the aggressive driving manner that is used when escorting the President’s car. On three occasions in as many days, I came across the President’s car being escorted by police motorcycle outriders and, on...

  • If Malta should strike oil or gas

    Preliminary investigations appear to indicate that the Maltese archipelago is resting ona treasure trove of oil and gas. Whether this is so would quite likely be confirmed in the very near future, now that thefirst drilling of test wells began...

  • Where are the wardens?

    We have been promised a new warden system, one where instead of having some wardens playing the game of hide and seek, it would be one which educates the people first and then, if necessary, applies the law. Last Tuesday, while walking along...

  • Green award is an utter sham

    Green award is an utter sham

    The choice of Chris Packham to receive the UK Green Ribbon Award for the best environmental campaign by the media – “anti-hunting blogs filmed in Malta” – as reported on November 18, is indeed significant. Clearly this proves clowns are most...

  • Ghost of Lorry Sant revisited

    Ivan Fenech is probably one of my favourite local columnists, but on this one occasion I might have to disagree with him justa little. In his write-up ‘Ghost of Lorry Sant’ Fenech speaks against the building of hotels on that stretch of rugged...

  • Beware of extremists

    The TV news bulletin on Euronews of November 20 showed a security exercise being held in Antwerp, Belgium. Just in case. Hopefully never. The commentator said, in the meantime, that it was extremists, who are often some 10 per cent of any group...

  • Doctor’s note for book loan extension

    On Friday, November 21, I phoned the Melitensia section of the University Library to explain I might be unable to return on the due date the book borrowed up to the day after (November 22). I was asked when I expected to return it, and when...

  • The creators

    In reply to the atheist correspondents in these columns, I would like to say that when I see a beautiful building, I think of the architects, the one who conceived the idea and saw it through. The creator. When I see the most beautiful...

  • Damage caused by women’s lib

    An article in the Daily Mail (November 17) reveals that while the estimate of family breakdown for married parents is pegged at 48 per cent, the chance that unwed parents will still be together by their child’s 15th birthday goes down to a...

  • Stormy seas

    In the current rough seas which the barque of Saint Peter is going through in Malta, Jesus’ powerful and affirming words are directly addressed to us, whether bishops, priests, consecrated people, laity and people of goodwill: “It is I; do not be...

  • Petty concerns

    Isis is killing hundreds of innocent victims without showing any sign of remorse... Ebola is killing thousands of victims with its deadly disease... Civilians in war-torn countries are battling for survival... People in South Africa and other...

  • The Salina ‘bastion’ wall

    The Salina ‘bastion’ wall

    The great wall of Salina (I call it the Salina bastion) is indeed an eyesore. It could have been avoided by just cutting more rock – leaving enough space at road level for the planting of trees, then cutting further inwards at different levels and...

  • Balzan parish priest changed

    David Borg of Lija (‘A new parish priest needed’, October 28) must be one of the happiest men on the island because his request to have our dear Balzan parish priest changed has been met by the Apostolic Administrator. On a personal note,...

  • Danger on Victoria road

    I would like to express my disapproval at the bad state of the main road which leads from Taċ-Ċawla, in Victoria, to Sannat. The maintenance of this stretch of road has long been overdue. Moreover, it needs to be widened and a pavement...

  • Ten years of Sliema misery

    News of a fresh proposal by Gasan Group for the development of a 33-floor tower on the old Union Club area in Qui-si-Sana (The Sunday Times of Malta, November 2) justly attracted the anger of hard-working environment and heritage NGOs and residents.

  • A French gap: the banks

    I have followed with great interest the current debate about what the French did – or did not do – in terms of respect towards what the Maltese and their institutions (including the Church) owned during their occupation of Malta, and just before...

  • Make home testing for diabetes affordable

    The initiative to launch the National Strategy Against Diabetes is to be highly commended. Thousands of our fellow citizens suffer from this condition and diabetics need to be made aware of the way food affects their blood-glucose levels. For...