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Letters

  • Great leaders

    Last Wednesday, Louis Conzalez, from Mexico, while passing some comments in Quora Digest, about the way President Donald Trump does politics, concluded his article thus: “Great leaders unite their people. Destructive people divide...

  • ‘Imperial’ choristers

    It was very interesting to read the article (February 9) about the landmark Sliema hotel which is now due to be converted into a residence for the elderly. The hotel opened in 1865 and has seen a good slice of recent history. Sliema is one of the...

  • Where’s the EU?

    Instead of resigning or suspending himself to devote all his energies to clear his name, Economy Minister Chris Cardona has chosen the villainous path of a bully in regard to a journalist who alleged that he was in a brothel in Germany while...

  • Pill box is saved

    Pill box is saved

    We have very good news coming from the Planning Authority. The NGO Wirt San Ġwann has managed to save the pill box in San Ġwann when the Planning Commission decided to impose a condition that the developer must retain its position, restore it and...

  • Malta’s EU presidency

    Malta’s EU presidency has come and, in four months, will go but its fallout will be with us for longer. Besides the hype, mainly for the benefit of the Muscat government, I would say the presidency is leaving most of the people indifferent and ...

  • Biblical illiteracy

    John Guillaumier’s piece ‘Paul’s teachings’ (February 9) demonstrates sheer biblical illiteracy. His attempt to set Paul against Jesus fails miserably given the sources he adopts to prove his feeble argument, meaning that Paul ignored Jesus’...

  • Optimum use of space

    Optimum use of space

    What a very effective way of using parking areas! Shade for the cars plus solar panels.

  • Foreign Affairs Council president

    I refer to the article titled ‘Diplomats ordered not to use presidency logo’ (February 11). The Ministry for Foreign Affairs will not comment on the opinions expressed in the article, however it would like to outline the following. The Foreign...

  • French shivers

    Populist far-right leader Marine Le Pen is closer than ever to gain power in France after recent polls showed she is very likely to reach at least a second round of voting this spring in the two-stage electoral process. She promised to hold a...

  • Libya ban

    The directors of Equitrade Ltd, which distributes animal health, veterinary pharmaceuticals and horse requirement products, categorically deny the alle­gations made in the report ‘Libya bans Maltese firms for “smuggling”’ (January 24). Since then,...

  • St Paul in Malta

    St Paul in Malta

    Referring to Fr Hermann Duncan’s feature ‘The Pauline cult on our islands’ (February 9), I would like to add the following. Besides the two parishes mentioned, there is in Attard an old chapel (above) dedicated to the arrival of St Paul in Malta.

  • Fitting tribute

    I was moved by Peter Busuttil’s memorial article on Pino Scicluna. It was written not only with much knowledge of that very fine actor and of his personality but with the love that old friends like Peter and Pino have for each other. I invite...

  • Pigs and troughs

    One of my favourite songs is Stop this world, written by jazz pianist and singer Mose Allison in 1966 and recently recorded by Diana Krall. In the opening four lines of the song, the second and third very aptly describe the status of Malta under...

  • Mercy inpractice

    The agreement with Libya on migrants is not much help to them. Libya cannot cope with migrant problems as it has a lot to deal with already. The poor migrants are cleaned of their money by smugglers, caught by the coastguard and then sent to...

  • Marsascala inconvenience

    Marsascala inconvenience

    In the beginning of this year, a new pavement started to take shape in the old bypass connecting Żabbar to Marsascala. A pavement in this stretch of road is badly needed. I am not sure whether this is a temporary pavement but most of the residents...

  • Red card

    Allow me to refer to a news item titled ‘Commission “morally convinced” Jimmy Magro solicited €25,000’ (February 2, 2017). The following was stated in the item in question: “The Permanent Commission Against Corruption has found a case of attempted...

  • Shipwreck date

    Fallacies, if repeated often enough, will eventually sound like gospel truth. The question, or analysis, of St Paul’s shipwreck on the Maltese islands crops up every now and then. ‘Modern’ scholars go out of their way to negate any traditional...

  • Down the drain

    When the government was asked to provide a list of projects/investments sec-ured through the good offices of Sai Mizzi, the wife of the Minister at the Office the Prime Minister, Konrad Mizzi, the reply was nil. No documents exist. A few months...

  • Imperial Hotel renovation

    Imperial Hotel renovation

    Allow me to air my preoccupation on developments happening in our beloved Sliema. I have reservations as to the wisdom of converting the Imperial Hotel into an old people’s home, rather than having upgraded the property into a five-star boutique...

  • Stick together in face of challenges

    Stick together in face of challenges

    The world is heading into a storm, like the ship carrying St Paul to Rome, shipwrecked on our shores two millennia ago. The feature in The Sunday of Malta last week about the captain of that vessel acting to avoid the worst, was fascinating. It...

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