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Letters

  • A simple question

    I read the informative contribution by Michele La Ferla entitled ‘Inclusion of Catholics’ (February 20). At the end of the contribution the correspondent writes: “Let us not be like many of the Japanese martyrs and die in vain to hold firm to...

  • First-class service

    I would like to publicly thank the Gozo General Hospital because were it not for its staff and facilities I would not be here to write this. I suffered a heart attack but benefited from some outstanding care. From the prompt arrival of the...

  • Festival distraction

    While I would like to congratulate the winner of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, I would also like to sincerely express my appreciation to all those who contributed to make the event a great show. I understand that commercials were a...

  • Olga Galea Naudi

    Olga Galea Naudi

    I am reading for a Master of Arts in History of Art at the University of Malta under the supervision of Charlene Vella. I am researching Olga Galea Naudi as a personality and her seminal role as a muse to the artist Edward Caruana Dingli. I am...

  • Checks and balances

    Are grapes gathered from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Of course, not. So how can I believe that the Nationalist Party has turned green when, while coming out against Żonqor Point it was in favour of a racetrack that will be built in ODZ and...

  • Generosity

    The only way to truly love God is by loving others, especially those in need. Our faith finds its strength through charity. There is a lot of good in the Church of Gozo and Malta and this is shown through solidarity with those in need. I would...

  • Inconvenient gatherings

    As from the coming election, leaders of both major parties should stop holding mass meetings in towns and villages but, instead, opt for open spaces such as Ħal Far or Ta’ Qali. The advantages are numerous, especially in terms of noise from loud...

  • Permission to speak

    Allow me to refer to the letter titled ‘Arrogant talk’ by Eddy Privitera (January 24) wherein he said that Simon Busuttil “lacks the basics of democracy” because he (Busuttil) took European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker and European...

  • Friendly ‘giggle’

    Friendly ‘giggle’

    My wife and I, together with our two children, Ben and Sarah, had visited Malta in 1991. While in Gozo for a day, our children had a beautiful ‘conversation’ with a local boy on the steps of his parents’ shop. I think it was in St George’s Square,...

  • Of nationalism

    I refer to the editorial, ‘Dawn of the new Nationalist’ (February 15). I am intrigued as to how this newspaper could possibly call the present-day PN a “new Nationalist party”. A truly Nationalist party would, above all else, secure our borders...

  • Shipwreck chronicles

    I cannot understand certain fallacies by people who should know better. Having carried out some research, they fail to verify old wives’ tales and repeat the same mistakes. Fr Hermann Duncan had a good article (February 9) but confused some issues.

  • The good within

    How easy it is in life to evaluate people in a negative way but that’s not the right way to do. We must find the good in each person because, yes, there is some good in every human being. Every cloud has a silver lining and even a bad watch would...

  • Careful transformation

    Careful transformation

    With reference to the letter by Joe Diacono (February 13), Casa Antonia Nursing and Residential Home, as the new owners of this classical building, would like to reassure readers we will be carrying out a smooth transformation of the former...

  • A gigantic wrong

    Unfortunately, Sheena Abbot-Davies’ letter ‘Out of touch’ (February 11), typifies the standard abortionist response whenever this subject comes up. They are always in favour of ‘liberal’ values like free-speech, etc. – until someone doesn’t agree...

  • Long-term appointment

    On February 5, I was preparing to go to Mater Dei Hospital for my appointment as I had been diagnosed with advanced arthritis in November 2016. Before phoning for a taxi, my wife gave a look at the Mater Dei appointment notice, only to realise...

  • Food in hospitals

    Wilfrid Storace-Rutter (‘Hospital menu’, February 6) is completely right in his assessment of hospital gluten-free food. I have a wheat allergy, which, for their own convenience, the hospital nutritionists all translate as celiac, which I am not.

  • Oops, they did it again

    Oops, they did it again

    The mantra of Transport Malta should be, among other things, to ease traffic wherever possible. Instead, they do the complete opposite and create bedlam with their ‘’new ideas’’. The short red pylons that were erected in Gżira, from near the A1...

  • Party in despair

    When Daphne Caruana Galizia posted her story about Chris Cardona – quoting a mysterious “source” – I recalled Lawrence Gonzi’s prophetic words: “Nothing happens by chance” (my translation). In fact, the timing of the story reeks to high heaven: on...

  • Fatality waiting to happen

    Fatality waiting to happen

    As Swatar and Tal-Qroqq are divided by the Birkirkara bypass, I feel it necessary to raise the issue of this dangerous crossing used by university students and residents of Swatar alike. Despite several warning signs advising to use the underpass,...

  • Populist wave

    There is nothing new about the growing tide of populism across the world. It has happened before. An axis of populism led us into World War II. We now face the same threat from disparate but privileged members of the upper classes who realise that...

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