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Letters

  • A gap in service

    As a frequent visitor to this beautiful island over many years, I have had a love-hate relationship with the buses. The old iconic buses held a certain charm, were frequent, cheap and served the whole island. Thankfully, the bendy buses and...

  • Forced laughter

    Forced laughter

    I read with great interest the article ‘Swinging expectations’ (May 18) by Johann Agius, who, I presume, is a theatre critic. Unfortunately, I was present at the ManoelTheatre on May 14 for what I thought would be an enjoyable evening. I am...

  • Dangers of a possible Brexit

    On June 23, Britons go to the polls in a nationwide referendum to determine whether their country remains a member of the European Union. Should a Brexit occur, a two-year transition period would follow but the costs to Britain and Malta would...

  • Marriage is between a man and a woman

    Throughout the centuries, in all societies, the family unit has been regarded with the utmost importance since the procreation of children guaranteed the continuation and stability of the human race. It is interesting to note that even in pagan...

  • Addolorata Cemetery in a bad state

    The Addolorata Cemetery, completed in 1869, has been neglected, allowed to fall into a seriously bad state of disrepair and is in an urgent need of restoration. The 19th century neo-Gothic cemetery designed by Maltese architect Emmanuel Luigi...

  • Two towers on ITS site

    The Sunday Times of Malta (May 15) story regarding the process and the sale of the ITS site is misguided by someone who fed it the wrong information and is riddled with factual errors. Had the journalist asked the government for its version of...

  • Towers and floors

    It seems that everything had been planned to the last detail regarding the building of two horrid towers in St George’s. We need not ask whether the project has the blessing of the Planning Authority, as it seems to have the backing of our...

  • Government pensioners

    There are thousands of pensioners who were employed with the government before 1979. Their employment contracts entitled them to receive (on reaching the pensionable age) a service pension from the Treasury and a Social Security pension. Instead,...

  • War stories

    I enjoyed reading the article in The Sunday Times of Malta (April 24) about students meeting British WWII veterans. The students were given the opportunity to learn more about an important part of Malta’s recent history from first-hand...

  • Excellent Air Malta service

    I would like to publicly express my thanks and gratitude to all the crew while I travelled from London Heathrow to Malta on flight KM103 on May 5. I arrived from Edinburgh to London Heathrow after having had an operation following a serious injury...

  • Our Lady of Fatima

    May 13 was the 99th anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition to the three children of Fatima. From May to October of that year, 1917, Our Lady appeared six times to these simple but saintly children. During her last apparition in October the...

  • ‘Sette Giugno’ should be in Maltese

    In a month’s time we shall be celebrating one of our national holidays, the so-called ‘Sette Giugno’. It is a pity that after 97 years we still refer to the event in Italian and not in Maltese. Would it not be more appropriate to refer to this day...

  • Beautiful coin featuring Sciortino’s ‘dangerous sport’

    Congratulations to the Central Bank of Malta and Noel Galea Bason for an exceptionally beautiful coin celebrating Antonio Sciortino’s art. Galea Bason has proved once again that, as a numismatic draughtsman and modeller, he not only has no rival,...

  • Accordion Festival

    At a young age I started studying the accordion under maestro Carmelo Abela. During my studies, I also had the opportunity to meet maestro Charles Camilleri. At that time I was also a member of the Malta Accordion Association and passed the first...

  • Solution for Sliema parking nightmare

    Sliema is a parking nightmare that could only get worse once more mega projects are ap­proved. The problem could easily be solved should any of our entrepreneurs take up this solution as a commercial enterprise or if the government takes the bull...

  • Humanitarian values

    Humanitarian values

    The Assoċjazzjoni Publju ta’ Malta is pleased to learn that the Episcopal Conference, after considering the importance of the biblical text in the Acts of the Apostles referring to Malta, has issued a directive (dated May 10) to all Church...

  • Restricted view

    The Cittadella in Gozo has been given a real facelift. The cathedral square has seen a total change with new lighting, new facades and a multitude of other things with beautiful results, may I add. Now that all is practically completed, the...

  • Signs of the times

    It is no coincidence that in the same issue of the Times of Malta (May 12) we were presented with three leading articles concerning the decline of moral and ethical values in our society. In the editorial it was stressed that we are living “in...

  • Corruption allegations

    As previously stated, two officials engaged with FTS were accusing a private contractor, Giovann Vella, of slander and threats, while he was making serious allegations against one of the individuals. Two reports were filed by the FTS officials -...

  • Another blunder

    Works in the upper part of Republic Street, Victoria, protruding into Independence Square, are close to completion. However, it is disgusting to note that a narrow pavement measuring less than one foot and a half is not being  widened,...

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