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Letters

  • Politics and crime

    In the articles, letters and comments that are carried in this newspaper, politics and politicians feature prominently. I thought it appropriate to highlight the fact there is little difference between crime and politics. Crime means you take the...

  • One way justice is delayed

    The excellent leader about “the big bang approach to justice delayed” (March 19) is goodnews indeed. The shortening of time to have a legal point settled in court is the greatest need of our legal system, hand in hand with the doctrine accentuated...

  • The sins of taxi drivers

    The sins of taxi drivers

    More than once was I on the verge of writing a letter regarding those horrendous white-taxi drivers but what I saw the other day presented the ultimate reason. Some of them put their customers’ lives at risk since not only do they drive too fast...

  • Working with the needy in Egypt

    In this letter I would like to thank all the generous Maltese people who help us through the Mission Fund. In our work with the poor of Upper Egypt we are involved in health care and education as well as social work with poor families and the...

  • Unique rubble wall in Gozo

    At the main entrance to the Gozitan village of Żebbuġ there is a huge rubble wall. It is at the bottleneck entrance to this beautiful village. It is a unique structure in both its form and originality. Fifty years ago, during my childhood, there...

  • A caring government

    Come May, a special unit is going to welcome all those children and youths who suffer from mental problems. It will be situated quite closeto the building of MountCarmel Hospital. Theirs is not a sad case of ostracism; they are not a hindrance to...

  • Threat to Floriana territory

    The locality of Floriana is passing through a very difficult time on account of the decline in its population. Together with others, I have been hammering ad nauseam on this problem and it seems that the authorities are insensitive to such...

  • The Gender Identity Act

    It was to government’s pleasure that the Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics Act was adopted nem com, and thus with the support of both sides of the House. This shows that government succeeded in ensuring wide support for...

  • Created for each other

    There is a dream that secularists must surely have. This is the confinement of religious faith and its values to the purely private sphere, preferably to be neither seen nor heard. The bad news to those who propose this is that Christians,...

  • Public area land grab

    Public area land grab

    Why is Mepa giving away permits for such silly and ridiculous extensions? Buġibba and other tourist areas are being invaded with such extensions. This surely is illegal! And where is the Land Department? This is public land that these shops and...

  • Improving our tourism product

    We are hearing more and more about improving the quality of our tourism product which has evolved into one of the most important sectors of Malta’s economy. Tourism in Malta has done well but much more work remains to be done to improve quality.

  • The scourge of terrorism

    Tough political leaders crop up from time to time, leaders who have the willpower and determination to combat the scourge of terrorism infiltrating the whole world. Unfortunately, no such leader has emerged recently. During his presidency, George W.

  • ‘Malta’ from Uzbekistan

    ‘Malta’ from Uzbekistan

    Some months ago I corresponded in Esperanto with Anatoli Ionesov from the International Museum of Peace and Solidarity of Samarkand, Uzbekistan, who sent me a book with a poem originally written in Russian by poet Irina Aleksejeva, and translated...

  • Thank you from India

    I, together with my fellow Salesians working at Don Bosco Technical School in Shillong, India, wish to extend our gratitude to the Mission Fund for its generous donation of €2,000 to enable us help poor students at our institute. Our students come...

  • Rainbow colours

    The painting of the zebra crossing in St Anne Street, Floriana in the colours of the rainbow to commemorate the first anniversary of the civil unions law is, in my opinion, very dangerous. What now? On another anniversary, we will change the No...

  • Government sleaze

    Barely 24 months in office, the ‘much trumpeted’ Labour Movement government of Joseph Muscat appears to be already mired in sleaze. It has been reportedly accused of cronyism, nepotism, bullying, downright twisting of facts, sheer misinformation,...

  • Pettiness in media’s politics

    Possibly what irritates me most in the local political media reportage is pettiness. More concern is sometimes shown for trivialities rather than substance, as exemplified when the deal with Barts Medical School was recently announced. There was...

  • Jimi Busuttil

    Jimi Busuttil

    It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing away of Jimi Busuttil, the star of Simshar. Although I only met him once, in February, when he read my poetry for the President at San Anton Palace, I have a vivid mental picture of him. His...

  • They slammed the door themselves

    In his letter ‘Who am I to judge?’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, April 5), Amabile Galea touched on contraceptives and Holy Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. Regarding contraceptives he said nothing and seemed to have accepted what I...

  • St Paul and St Publius

    Both Valletta and Floriana commemorate the two patron saints of these islands. Both feasts are of national importance, as both saints were responsible for the introduction of Christianity here. It is a pity that due to lack of knowledge, many...