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Letters

  • The hunting referendum

    Soon most of us will be voting in the spring hunting referendum. Those who will be voting ‘No’ will be voting to stop hunters killing birds which are about to hatch and produce their offspring. Furthermore, spring is the best time of the year in...

  • Billboards clash with historical gates

    Billboards clash with historical gates

    I always rejoice at news of the removal of some unsightly billboard. I find that these horrible things add significantly to the ruin of our far from perfect streetscape. I particularly loath the two billboards on the left of the Portes des Bombes...

  • Hunting in winter

    It was very courteous of Maurice Mizzi to express his opinion about the spring hunting referendum (‘The referendum’, The Sunday Times of Malta, March 22). In his letter, he said that if the decision goes against the hunters, they will lose only...

  • We deserve better

    So now we have our Prime Minister wanting us to believe that by allowing spring hunting we will be treated equally like our fellow European citizens. Maybe more equally, yes, but never less, he was quoted as saying. I ask our Prime Minister to...

  • Price of petrol and diesel

    On March 23 the European Commission published the prices of petrol and diesel in the EU. This data shows that in 15 EU countries, namely Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland,...

  • Drake that disappeared

    Some months ago a drake, like other birds of prey, found refuge in a sheltered patch on the Marsa golf course. His choice was excellent. The golf club, besides being a private domain, is a protected area, a peaceful paradise. It also has rivulets...

  • Shouting the right facts

    The trouble with Evan Buttigieg’s argument (Shouting the wrong facts, March 14) is that it rests on the belief that if a species is not yet in decline, then it must be alright to keep on killing it until it is. Buttigieg appears to have a respect...

  • Bullies and manipulators

    The front-page headings of March 23 brought a wry smile to my face. It is obvious to anyone who can think for himself who the bullies really are. Also, it is quite clear, given the evidence, who the actual manipulators are.

  • Hunting vote for expats too

    As a foreigner, who has lived here for some years, I am very disappointed to find that I am denied the opportunity to vote in the referendum. Would it be unkind of me to wonder whether there is a hidden agenda here?

  • Managing critical infrastructure

    Managing critical infrastructure

    As a regular visitor to Malta, I have watched its growth and development with interest. It was very exciting to read (March 16) that the old Malta shipbuilding premises are destined to be turned into a maritime hub. It is interesting to see that...

  • Right of association

    Reference is made to the story that was entitled ‘Employers urged to block union verification process: new system one of main reasons for disputes on recognition –source” (March 14). The Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil...

  • Gregorian chant revival

    A colleague and I feel that the loss of the practice of sung Gregorian chant during our religious ceremonies, since Vatican II, has been a serious loss for our western Catholic Church. Our religious authorities were too hasty in doing away ...

  • Address unbecoming

    Times Talk (March 24) had Mgr Charles J. Scicluna, Malta’s new Archbishop, as the main guest. For reasons best known to himself, one of the presenters asked the new Archbishop whether he could address him as “Fr Charles”. The Archbishop ...

  • Irrelevant adverts

    The hunters’ lobby recently had a front-page advertisement on Times of Malta in connection with the hunting referendum. It showed a young man holding his pretty, smiling girlfriend (March 16). Another one of their ads showed a couple with...

  • Road contractors need regulation

    Road contractors need regulation

    Although complaints on the subject have been endlessly voiced, I am compelled to bring up, once again, the heart-wrenching state the road infrastructure is in. Potholes, the size of large rodents and deep enough to submerge one, are spread...

  • Isolated hospital

    The Prime Minister is promising a development for these islands through medical tourism. So far, so good, provided it is true and the project materialises one day. Yet, when trying to attract people to undergo operations in Malta, has he realised...

  • Opportunity for growth

    The Faculty of Theology of the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium together with the Augustinian Institute – Malta will be holding jointly an international conference on Augustine of Hippo’s preaching. This third series of lectures will be held...

  • Blocked street

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Ambulance delayed by parked cars’ (March 23), referring to St Elia Street, in St Julian’s. The local council of St Julian’s is not in favour of the parking bays in this street.These had, in fact, been reinstated by...

  • Translating Ebejer’s book

    I am not sure Charles Briffa’s letter (March 21) clarified any point I made about needless translation of English into Maltese when we boast so much about our bilingual fluency. The fact that Francis Ebejer wished for translation of his work is...

  • Yells and hard sells

    Yells and hard sells

    I am an Australian of Maltese decent who has fallen in love with magnificent Malta and, in particular, Valletta. I am so in love with Malta and Valletta that I have purchased a small maisonette in this beautiful city. It is because I care so much...

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