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Letters

  • University entrance requirements

    University entrance requirements should ensure that the applicant will succeed in the discipline for which they are applying, rather than exclude people by making unnecessary demands. Thus Education Minister Evarist Barolo is absolutely right when...

  • Jobless scheme

    I refer to the article ‘GWU will earn €8.5m from government jobless scheme’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, November 27). The article is misleading and unfair vis-à-vis Jobsplus and the GWU. Jobsplus supplied the author of the article with all the...

  • Overlooked masterpiece

    Originally overlooking Spinola Bay is the 17th century Palazzo Spinola, a three-floor Maltese Baroque architectural masterpiece. Among its many uses it served as a residence, a military hospital, a shelter for the homeless and an art museum.

  • Selfish act

    Last Sunday we dined at a particular place on the Sliema seafront. I knew that it would be a problem finding a parking place close to the establishment as there were no parking areas in the vicinity, but patience prevailed and after more than 15...

  • Misrepresentation of my speech

    Mark Anthony Falzon (The Sunday Times of Malta, November 27), who too, I understand, is a lecturer at the University of Malta, seems to be so averse to listening as to qualify as ‘lecturing’ the few words I said on the occasion of the recent...

  • National Bank: justice denied

    I am a long-suffering shareholder of the National Bank of Malta, in fact, one of the few surviving original shareholders who still lives in hope of justice being finally meted out and of closure. Some chance! The Attorney General recently asked...

  • Why should kitsch be defined as immoral?

    My colleague and friend, Prof. Mario Buhagiar, has taken up his pen to lambast the works that are currently being undertaken by the present parish priest of Paola, Rev. Can Marc Andre’ Camilleri, (The Sunday Times of Malta, November 27). To be...

  • Milestones of Paola parish church

    I refer to the letter by Joseph Farrugia, (The Sunday Times of Malta, November 27), regarding the ‘Milestones of Paola parish church’. Mr Farrugia is quite right in stating that “in 1905, Paola was made a vice-parish of Tarxien” and “in 1910 when...

  • Historia est Magistra Vitae

    Historia est Magistra Vitae

    How true it is that history is a great teacher and it is also true that many times history repeats itself. That is why I was not all surprised by the contribution of the learned professor Mario Buhagiar, (The Sunday Times of Malta, November 27). I...

  • Who’s right?

    I simply cannot understand the “mathematical” logic behind the decision of the constitutional court when handing down its sentence on the two extra parliamentary seats given to the PN. The court itself said that: “The principle of proportionality...

  • Scientifically literate students

    Scientifically literate students

    When I ask high-achieving students who did not opt for chemistry and biology in Form 3the following questions many do not knowthe answer. The questions are: What is the difference between a chemical and nuclear reaction? Can you explain why not...

  • Justice four years too late

    Congratulations to Edwin Vassallo and Peter Micallef, the two recently elected members of Parliament who were sworn in on Monday. After nearly four years and a lot of tactics to play for time from the party in government, justice was done with...

  • No peace at all

    I write in response to the editorial dealing with antisocial behaviour (November 26). We live in Triq il-Qawra, Qawra and have experienced first-hand being woken up at any time from 6.30 on a Sunday morning by the roar of motorcycles along the...

  • Investing in local talent

    A recent news item on the management structure of Vitals Global Healthcare (November 26) makes depressing reading. Malta has always enjoyed a high standard of medicine in spite of relative underfunding of the health service. Yet, instead of...

  • The will to love

    We were all made by God. We were meant to be all brothers and sisters in Christ. We were born in a certain age and year because God wanted something from us in that particular age. Hence, we are co-travellers on this brief trek on earth and in...

  • Political thought

    Political thought

    Dictatorship is dictatorship, whether it is meant to serve  capitalism and whether it is meant to serve the interests of the masses. In principle, both are detested. Agreed? It is a notorious fact that, in 1959, when Fidel Castro overthrew the...

  • Decisions of the judiciary

    I would like to refer to what purport to be reports in the Times of Malta of what I said during the swearing in of new members of the judiciary recently. These reports tended to be very summary and not always faithful to what I said, probably as a...

  • Noisy bikes

    Noisy bikes

    In your Editorial “Drive against antisocial behaviour” (November 26) you chose to dedicate no less than two paragraphs to the behaviour of motorcyclists, emphasising the noise they make. However, you ignored completely the loutish, even murderous,...

  • Muscat on Brexit

    My family and I visit Malta on a regular basis and have done so for the past 20 years. We were horrified to read on the UK edition of the Daily Mail  the comments of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat with regard to Brexit. On each of our visits, we...

  • Entry to university

    With reference to the front page item on entry to university (28 November) it would be unfair not to remark that the University of Malta has not ignored issues relating to access to tertiary education for would-be students with special needs, who...

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