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Letters

  • Overdue memorial

    Allow me to throw some light on certain points raised in a prominent feature entitled ‘Barrakka plaque for dead Portuguese sailors ‘wrong’’ (June 22). Thomas Zerafa may have arrived at a hasty conclusion after perhaps being misled by the English...

  • Nationalise the airport

    Nationalise the airport

    Appointing a Committee on Foreign Investment, like they have in the US, is probably unthinkable for Malta. Not necessarily, though.  It certainly would have come handy when the government decided to sell off our one and only airport in order...

  • Obstructing a wonderful harbour view

    Lately, a relative of mine was treated at Sir Paul Boffa Hospital in Floriana. I visited this person in Ward 1 and, while there, I had the opportunity to speak to other patients as well. The patients spent most of the time in the ward but, every...

  • Value for money?

    Let’s compare the cost of buying an English newspaper in Malta and buying the same English newspaper in England. As an example, the cost of the Sunday Express is, I believe, currently €3 if bought in Malta and £1 if bought in England. Besides...

  • Upper Barrakka

    The Upper Barraka Gardens used to be a resting place for the family, but not anymore. Due to weddings and parties it is getting very noisy indeed, and dirty too.

  • Gays and mental health

    I refer to what evangelist Tom Brown said during his address to the River of Love in Żebbuġ, as reported in The Sunday Times of Malta on June 14, namely that “gay persons are mentally ill”. Our foundation deplores such unjust criticism on a...

  • Gay conversion

    I refer to the article in The Sunday Times of Malta (June 21) about a gay man reported to have seen a psychologist who claimed his sexual orientation could be cured. The Malta Psychology Profession Board strongly condemns any attempts by...

  • ODZ: ‘outside’ or ‘open’ development zone?

    ODZ: ‘outside’ or ‘open’ development zone?

    I refer to Alan Deidun’s article ‘Anti-Ħondoq front evaporates’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 14). The Moviment Ħarsien Ħondoq has been fighting to protect an ODZ area against ‘mega-development’ for the past 13 years. It could be considered the...

  • Identity cards

    I recently went to the Sliema primary school to change my identity card. The whole process went very smoothly and efficiently and at the end I was told that the new card would be delivered by our local postman. Nothing wrong with that. I was also...

  • Recycling of bottles

    Is it just me or has the recycling of soft drink bottles taken a step in the wrong direction? Malta had one of the best systems in the world for re-using (dare I say recycling?) used bottles. Crates of glass bottles were returned and refilled many...

  • Wardens and discrimination

    Much has been said and written about wardens dishing out tickets like confetti. A few days ago, in Valletta, I noticed two wardens working together slapping tickets under windscreen wipers. However, I noticed that they had completely ignored two...

  • Funding the welfare State

    Karm Farrugia (‘A healthy economy’, The Sunday Times of Malta, June 14) is right about Malta’s excellent economic growth statistics. This is largely due to English being our main commercial communication medium and also the fact that we are...

  • Saving Villa Frere’s Royal Gazebo

    Saving Villa Frere’s Royal Gazebo

    In January 1912 King George V, accompanied by his wife, called on Malta on their return from a royal tour of India. As the King partook in more formal functions, Queen Mary spent time visiting a few cultural attractions, among them the famous...

  • Preyed upon

    It seems that drivers are being preyed upon by wardens on a daily basis. Why is it that they always manage to find victims? The answer is that they know there are far too many vehicles on the road and not enough parking spaces, especially in areas...

  • A government that listens

    The article titled ‘A government that listens… but bans certain questions’ (June 23) is based on a fabricated story which was penned despite a clear and immediate denial by the Office of the Prime Minister. Coincidentally, this story was turned...

  • Anniversary of road report

    On June 20, 2014, my letter ‘Lunar landscape in Birkirkara’ – referring to Triq B. Bontadini, the road on whose side the Infetti football grounds lie – was published. Although the road itself is familiar to many who have the misfortune to drive...

  • Reduce the tax for pensioners

    Reduce the tax for pensioners

    Pension schemes are back in the headlines. For readers who have still some years to go to reach their pension age, I can assure them that, when they do so, they are in for a great shock both psychologically and financially. The former is quite...

  • We have no right to take away life

    I too am a member of the Nationalist Party executive. I was always of the opinion that if you belong to a political party you must toe the party line. The same can be said for any club, society, association or Church you belong to. If you do not...

  • Danger zone

    Danger zone

    The photo shows Republic Street, next to Independence Square (It-Tokk), Victoria. It is the main (only one in that part) through road of Victoria, thus being used by buses, construction trucks, cars and motorcycles in both directions. It is very...

  • Short man syndrome

    Does short man syndrome really affect people here, considering people in Malta and Portugal are the shortest in Europe? According to the experts, short people are more aggressive, jealous, live shorter lives, get paid less as actors, are more...