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Letters

  • No favour

    The article ‘Environment police unit suffers useless massacre’ (September 14) must have come as somewhat of a shock to European Commissioner designate Karmenu Vella ahead of his questioning by MEPs before his confirmation. The reasons for this...

  • Malta’s lessons for Scotland

    In the late 1950s, Malta voted to stay tied to the British yoke until it obtained independence in 1964. Mintoff was right to seek integration at the time. Malta’s economy was geared to the British presence and integration was then a sensible...

  • A Church too liberal

    A Church too liberal

    In this materialistic and consumerist day and age, our Catholic Church too is suffering. It is suffering from a lack of depth in spirituality, and an attachment to worldly mores, values and practices. Hence its message often sounds vacuous and...

  • ‘No’ to bays in Marsalforn

    I have a summer residence in Barda Street, Marsalforn. Over here there exists a big parking problem. Everyone parks as it pleases him or her without respecting garage or drive-in entrances. I informed the Żebbug local council about the problem and...

  • Thank the postman

    Hadrian Wood (‘Safe delivery’, September 4) should congratulate the postman who delivered his letter even though there was no street name on the envelope. The postman is the one who knows most of the people living in the streets. If it were not...

  • New citizens

    If the Prime Minister was ser-ious and honest when addressing a seminar in New York, and if Malta truly wishes to attract international talent to its shores (which sounds like a good idea for an island basically lacking in the home-grown variety)...

  • Traffic flow

    The grumblers and whiners are at it again. Can’t these guys be thankful that at least we have one pedestrianised street in Sliema, like Republic and Merchant streets in our capital city? The way the traffic flows now cannot be better; it’s the way...

  • When the PN played with democracy

    The PN and its allies in the so-called independent press made a song and dance about the government’s decision to hold public consultation about its proposal to postpone local council elections so they would be held at the same time as MEP...

  • Malta has had enough

    Malta has had enough

    It was mentioned in Times of Malta (September 11) that a high percentage of the population is most concerned about the traffic jams, lack of green spaces and overdevelopment. I would have faith in this government if it would not give the green...

  • Work of the Synod

    According to the General Secretary’s Office of the Synod, 253 participants will be present for the extraordinary Synod on the family which will take place in the Vatican on October 5-19. Among those taking part there will be 14 married...

  • The horse at City Gate

    Having travelled the world over and had the pleasure of visiting and seeing historical and prominent cities featuring their marvellous monuments, I am baffled to see that in Malta and in particular in our marvellous capital city we offer the...

  • Maestro Vincenzo Ciappara

    I was very pleased to see a photo of Maestro Carmelo Pace, who was my late husband’s first cousin, printed with the letter ‘So what is culture’ (September 6). I was however dismayed to see that no mention was made of his uncle Maestro Vincenzo...

  • Friend of Cana Movement

    Jack Dominion, a leading clinical psychiatrist and writer on understanding marriage, love and sexuality, died on August 11 in London. He was often a guest of the Cana Movement through his 40-year frienship with the movement’s founder, Mgr Charles...

  • No longer a ‘perception’?

    Up to March 2013 the Nationalist Party considered poverty in Malta to be just a ‘perception’. All of a sudden, after March 2013, and particularly after May 2014, poverty in Malta has become a reality. Lately, we have been bombarded by the PN...

  • Removing Recherches from Mikiel Anton Vassalli’s bibliography

    The authorship of the anonymous publication Recherches Historiques et Politiques sur Malte (Paris, 1798) had never been properly discussed until Giovanni Bonello, in an article in The Sunday Times of Malta (September 6, 1991) attributed the...

  • No deterrent

    Penalties for stealing electricity are to ‘soar’ from 10 per cent to 200 per cent of the amount stolen. That appears to be a massive increase but in reality 200 per cent is only twice the value. What a farce! It is no deterrent, especially...

  • No licence? No problem

    Expired tax discs, no insurance, illegal number plates and dumped cars. Vehicle irregularities seem to have exploded over the summer months, with foreign-plated cars without valid tax discs that can run through speed cameras and park with...

  • Two-faced approach

    The editorial ‘Intimidation by the ALE?’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 7) hit the proverbial nail on the head. It exposed the pitiful state our country has fallen into. We have now come to the point where we cannot even rescue an injured...

  • Moynihan House, St George’s Bay

    It has been announced that there is an application to demolish Moynihan House in St George’s Bay. The building is named after two prominent British men who lived there – Captain Andrew Moynihan, an outstandingly brave soldier, and his son, 1st...

  • Culture and the arts

    Culture and the arts

    The arts constitute a vast subdivision of a particular country’s culture. The culture we have today and which makes us what we are and distinct from other nations is the ongoing result of what was yesterday. That is why I am worried about recent...

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