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Letters

  • Swieqi door numbering

    I would like to draw the attention of the Door Numbering Unit of the Electoral Commission to the fact that buildings in Triq l-Imgħażel, Swieqi, have not yet been assigned numbers. Other streets in Swieqi were assigned door numbers, even though...

  • New traffic lights needed

    Triq San Anard in Tarxien is a very busy road with all types of vehicles driving through, very often at high speed and letting no one cross. Drivers coming from Triq id-Dejma find it rather difficult to enter the proper lane on the way to...

  • Chaos in St Julian’s

    St Julian’s has become chaotic. Construction work at Spinola Bay means pedestrians cannot use the pavement any more. These encroachments are shabby and dangerous for people who now have to walk on the road with busy traffic. Can’t we run...

  • Medication entitlement

    I am an MS (Multiple Sclerosis) patient. My consultant had prescribed a weekly dose of Avonex interferon beta-1a 30ug/0.5mL solution, which I have been taking for approximately the past five years. Unfortunately my MRI results have shown that this...

  • Queries about vilification

    In the name of freedom of expression one can now vilify any religion. This enabling Act causes concern as to its legality, urgency and timing. Malta’s Constitution enshrines the Catholic religion as the country’s religion. This signifies that...

  • Snail mail

    I posted  a  birthday  card  to  my  brother  Vincent  in Canada on June 21 as he celebrated his 80th birthday on July 5. However, almost a month later the card has not yet arrived. When I complained to Maltapost I was told that mail to Canada is...

  • A courtesy

    I refer to the letter ‘A thing of the past?’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 10). The correspondent who expressed dismay that courtesy is unappreciated should take heart from the following episode: A woman told off a man for opening a door for...

  • Cremation in Malta

    Cremation in Malta

    I have just read the story ‘Gravediggers told to deny reports on work conditions’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 10). Could someone explain to me and maybe other readers why the deceased are not cremated in such a small country? We cremate...

  • Use of the Parliament building

    Permitting other activities in our Parliament other than those related to national political debates by MPs, the passing of laws, the House Business Committee or other parliamentary committees turns this important institution into an ordinary...

  • The controversial Lija flats

    The highly controversial permit for flats in a two-floor residential and villa area in Lija has met with universal disapproval except from those who stand to make a profit by it. The residents and neighbours are rightly incensed and are collecting...

  • England post-Wembley 1966

    I have just read Mike Wagstaff’s diatribe (‘Blame it all on the EU’, July 19). His half-page article was riddled with mistakes. Why did I mention I was a submariner? Well, in the 1970s I had to travel to the Clyde Submarine Base from Derby by ...

  • Mellieħa Streets of Valletta

    In his letter ‘For history’s sake’ (June 22), Fr Mark Cauchi OSA wrote that, according to P. P. Castagna, Old Mint Street, in Valletta was centuries ago known as St Michael Street. Castagna gave no date and I very much doubt that what he ...

  • Unjust fines

    Unjust fines

    I feel compelled to protest publicly about the service of local wardens, particularly in Mdina. I twice received a notice of contravention within six weeks, claiming that my vehicle road licence is not properly affixed on the left-hand side of the...

  • Takeover bid

    Reference is made to the news report ‘Investors are demanding details on GO takeover’ (July 21). This report states that “This newspaper has reported that both the MCA and the Tunisian Parliament are investigating claims of conflict of interest in...

  • Pavements are for people

    As a driver, I have been wondering why so many pedestrians prefer to risk their lives by walking under the pavement rather than on it. I think I now know the reason. The majority of pavements that were originally meant for pedestrians (of all ages...

  • Marsalforn damage

    Marsalforn damage

    The inclement weather we experienced lately again highlighted the vulnerability of Marsalforn Bay to northerly winds. The complete destruction of the breakwater has exposed this popular tourist resort to gigantic waves, which, year in year out,...

  • Top-class treatment

    I needed to go to Gozo polyclinic in Victoria for blood tests. I was given prompt and caring attention by the staff from the moment I walked in right to the last minute I was there. The doctor was so helpful too. I am a type of person who, due to...

  • Exported politics

    I wish every success to the Consul on the Move programme and to Lawrence Dimech in particular. He has been at the forefront where Maltese interests in Australia are concerned. He says he is apprehensive about partisan politics being imposed on...

  • So sad and in bad taste

    The article ‘Saved by a fistful of dollars’ (July 16) about the Maltese priest living in Nice was really in bad taste. I am sure the picture of Fr Paul Sammut, smiling on the saddest day in the history of Nice, didn’t go down well with...

  • Permit application

    Reference is made to the article ‘PA revokes permit after making mistake’ (July 15). The article insinuates that the revocation of the planning permit held by applicant John Bonello, for the development of a kiosk in Paceville, may ‘benefit’...

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