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Letters

  • ‘Emotional’ voters who saved Malta

    Michael Falzon, in his replyto my letter ‘Voting withone’s head’ (August 25), wrote that I missed the point of the “logic vs emotion” argument he made recently. Had it been so I would have accepted his criticism with gratitude but it was not the...

  • Seen but not heard

    Did the police not manage to arraign any of the people celebrating the Stella Maris feast because of blasphemy? Or do they have a good eyesight but are hard of hearing?

  • The right PN reply

    I refer to the letter by Matthew Bonett, acting Director of Information for the Nationalist Party (August 21). I expected him to write something like this: “I can assure Giov. DeMartino that the SMS sent to Franco Debono was sent by mistake. The...

  • Protection of telecoms

    Protection of telecoms

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat took immediate action to compensate consumers in the wake of the Enemalta disaster. He and his government are to be congratulated on this. In addition, I understand a properly regulated Customer Charter is now being...

  • Place where birds sing

    There is a place where those who love to listen to birds singing will be fully satisfied. Itis Delimara. Drive from Marsaxlokk to the lighthouse and park there, then walk toward the very tip of the peninsula, where there are the salt pans facing...

  • Language of television

    Reuben Zammit, PBS programmes manager, was not entirely convincing in his lengthy defence of the use of the Maltese language on the PBS output. Words like avveniment, serata, and tikkreja are frequently broadcast and consigning to oblivion...

  • Ruining festivities

    At the feast celebrated in Żebbuġ, Gozo, Bishop Mario Grech delivered a very good homily in which he said we are destined to be happy but, sometimes, the festivity of life, the family and so on is ruined either by our actions or those of others.

  • Tax visitors to Comino

    Tax visitors to Comino

    Some small Italian islands (and at least one in England that I can think of) charge tourists for landing and charge boats for mooring in their bays. This newspaper reported that 4,000 people visit Comino on an average day in summer. They pollute...

  • A ritual not a procession

    Last Saturday’s incident at the Ferries in Sliema has rightly hit a chord with Times of Malta readers. It seems that the unfortunate victim was arraigned because she disturbed a religious procession. I was at the Ferries when two band clubs had...

  • Education eradicates poverty

    I would like to express my gratitude to the Mission Fund which, through the people of Malta and Gozo, provides me with financial help for my mission work. Education has the power to eradicate poverty, hunger and disease in Africa. Inspired by this...

  • Proposals for Floriana

    In my article ‘We need a new Vilhena’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 25), I emphasised the need to project a new vision for Floriana and included a proposal to convert the area known as Beltissebħ into a residential complex. The feedback received...

  • Schoolchildren with diabetes

    I refer to the article ‘Teachers urged to give life-saving medication’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 17). The Maltese Diabetes Association has been trying for years to address the situation in schools regarding children with diabetes. The...

  • Thanks from the Philippines

    I would like to express my heartfelt thanks for the financial help I’ve been receiving from the Mission Fund. This kind of support encourages us to meet the challenges we face every single day. It gives us a better chance to improve the quality of...

  • Church leadership

    Church leadership

    The Maltese Church has recently been criticised for a lack of leadership, but it’s not clear to me (and perhaps to some others) what exactly its critics mean by “good leadership”. Do they mean the return of some form of fundamentalist...

  • Wake up call

    This is an earnest plea to the clergy vilifying the Catholic administration in Malta. I am sure that many have the best intentions, but there are others with less pure objectives. Both, however, provide fodder to those with strong anti-clerical...

  • The Church needs to reflect

    This is an ideal time for reflection for the local Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The Church was instituted to spread the good news of the Gospel. Fr Joe Borg in his article ‘Ecclesiastical blood transfusions’ (The Sunday Times...

  • Sunday Mass

    Further to Peter Calamatta’s letter ‘How to make Mass experience better’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 24), he forgot to mention that parking for the 11.30am Mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Paceville is not a problem, as our two...

  • The Church – a solution

    I would like to compare the papacy to that of the presidency of the US. What do they have in common? Both occupants are world leaders, have enormous responsibilities, are on the job 24/7 and their jobs lead to stress. What do they...

  • Soul-searching

    I would like to contribute to the ongoing discussion about the Church leadership. I agree with Bishop Mario Grech that the Church is in desperate need of a blood transfusion to eradicate the feeling of sloth and to instil...

  • Nato must stand up to Russia

    A conflict fuelled by Russian weaponry and led by eccentric Nationalists has now developed a momentum of its own. There has been no invasion, yet the borders of a European country have been redrawn by force and Eastern Ukraine is now as unstable...