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  • More labour than Labour

    There is no doubt whatsoever that this government has done a lot for this country. It has positively revived a dying nation. Quite a significant achievement for a Prime Minister so young. Somehow though, he has given “the cold shoulder” to...

  • Let people pray if they want to

    In reply to Friday’s letter by Gillian Cousins, who asked why Muslims could not follow the law of the land –well they did, they got permission from the council, as the law requires. Furthermore, there are many Muslim countries that have ...

  • A bit short on megabits

    I along with hundreds and probably thousands of Melita customers are sick to death complaining day in day out about the same problem, when in fact nothing gets done about it. I am paying for 30 megabits but in true fact all I am getting is nothing...

  • Children from special occasion

    Children from special occasion

    Here are photographs of two young girls. While on holiday in 1990 (or 1991) with my late husband and son and daughter, we stayed on the island of Gozo but I can’t remember where. It was right by the sea though. We were walking through the town and...

  • Heroes of the 21st century

    As the famous French poet Jean de La Fontaine once said, the quintessential traits of a person can be grasped through the evaluation of his work. What type of work and purpose, and the passion, effort and drive one puts in it, are some of the...

  • Paper gives students boost

    Paper gives students boost

    Congratulations for a job well done for the recent revamp of Eye Spy (formerly Junior News). The weekly newspaper is having an amazing impact on students who need that little extra push to get them involved in reading. News and stories are well...

  • NAO report

    Reference is made to the articles ‘Auditor General finds gaps in 2014 festivities’ (January 28) and ‘PAC debates Auditor General’s report on OPM’s 2014 expenditure’ (timesofmalta.com, January 27). Both articles omit crucial matters as duly...

  • The pesticide levels

    I refer to the article carried in the Times of Malta under the heading ‘High pesticide levels in some fruit and veg’ (February 1). I must categorically deny that I ever gave an interview to the reporter regarding pesticide levels in “some fruit...

  • Rude talk

    Funny how some individuals, like Mario Dingli, suffer from such a superiority complex. His letter, published on January 28, projects this arrogance. Perhaps it is worth reminding Dingli of some of the reasons why the PN lost the last general...

  • Free trade and socialism

    MEP Alfred Sant is reported (February 1) quoting a study claimed to reveal that Malta would be the only EU state affected negatively by the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU. I have just...

  • Where biking is as natural as walking

    Where biking is as natural as walking

    The letter by Frans Said (‘Are cyclists saints?’, January 27) is a sad reflection of Malta’s old-fashioned obsession with the primacy of motor traffic on our roads, when the modern approach to overcoming impending gridlock and reduction of street...

  • At the Door of Mercy in Ta’ Pinu

    For us it was just the usual casual visit to Ta’ Pinu Sanctuary as most Maltese visitors do when they go to Gozo for some time of rest. The first thing that struck us when we arrived there was the good accessibility for persons with special needs,...

  • The IMF on Malta

    Exactly 50 years ago, as a research student in finance at the London School of Economics and Political Science, I spent three days in Washington DC as guest of the International Monetary Fund. There was one specific feature which stood out from...

  • Warming, extreme weather not linked

    Warming, extreme weather not linked

    I would like to comment on the article ‘The New Risk Society’ by Alan Pulis (January 25). It is a mistake for the World Economic Forum to make a link between extreme weather and global warming. This is one of the few areas of agreement between the...

  • Maria Antonia Galea

    In his book Lord of the Rings, renowned English author J. R. R. Tolkien puts on Gandalf’s lips the words “You shall not pass” as the wise wizard confronts the mighty Balrog. I am almost definitely sure that these words could not by any chance be...

  • Déjà vu

    Can Go please let me know why programmes on BBC Entertainment, Channel 302, are repeated from start to finish within two days of each other? An example was on January 26, DCI Banks.

  • Lease of vehicles

    I refer to the article ‘OHSA has no cars for building site inspections’ (January 29). The Occupational Health and Safety Authority clarifies that it had to make use of a reduced fleet in December 2015 not because the lease of the vehicles expired...

  • Untrained or just stupidly insensitive?

    A friend of mine bought two tickets to fly to Malta in March. Unfortunately one of the passengers died unexpectedly. So he called Air Malta to find out if he could just change the name on one of the tickets. The answer was: “Yes, but there is a...

  • Esso in Cyprus but not Malta

    Esso in Cyprus but not Malta

    Why are Esso and other popular international brands of petroleum products available in Cyprus but not in Malta? Why is the price of unleaded petrol in Cyprus €1.133 per litre, 18.7c lower than in Malta? Why does premium unleaded petrol in Cyprus...

  • Keeping Malta as it is

    When we Maltese emigrated in the past, we settled and integrated, and never did we protest for one thing or another. We all became respected citizens in our adopted country. Whenever Maltese people married a local, we never made them become a...