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Letters

  • Scientifically literate students

    Scientifically literate students

    When I ask high-achieving students who did not opt for chemistry and biology in Form 3the following questions many do not knowthe answer. The questions are: What is the difference between a chemical and nuclear reaction? Can you explain why not...

  • Justice four years too late

    Congratulations to Edwin Vassallo and Peter Micallef, the two recently elected members of Parliament who were sworn in on Monday. After nearly four years and a lot of tactics to play for time from the party in government, justice was done with...

  • No peace at all

    I write in response to the editorial dealing with antisocial behaviour (November 26). We live in Triq il-Qawra, Qawra and have experienced first-hand being woken up at any time from 6.30 on a Sunday morning by the roar of motorcycles along the...

  • Investing in local talent

    A recent news item on the management structure of Vitals Global Healthcare (November 26) makes depressing reading. Malta has always enjoyed a high standard of medicine in spite of relative underfunding of the health service. Yet, instead of...

  • The will to love

    We were all made by God. We were meant to be all brothers and sisters in Christ. We were born in a certain age and year because God wanted something from us in that particular age. Hence, we are co-travellers on this brief trek on earth and in...

  • Political thought

    Political thought

    Dictatorship is dictatorship, whether it is meant to serve  capitalism and whether it is meant to serve the interests of the masses. In principle, both are detested. Agreed? It is a notorious fact that, in 1959, when Fidel Castro overthrew the...

  • Decisions of the judiciary

    I would like to refer to what purport to be reports in the Times of Malta of what I said during the swearing in of new members of the judiciary recently. These reports tended to be very summary and not always faithful to what I said, probably as a...

  • Noisy bikes

    Noisy bikes

    In your Editorial “Drive against antisocial behaviour” (November 26) you chose to dedicate no less than two paragraphs to the behaviour of motorcyclists, emphasising the noise they make. However, you ignored completely the loutish, even murderous,...

  • Muscat on Brexit

    My family and I visit Malta on a regular basis and have done so for the past 20 years. We were horrified to read on the UK edition of the Daily Mail  the comments of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat with regard to Brexit. On each of our visits, we...

  • Entry to university

    With reference to the front page item on entry to university (28 November) it would be unfair not to remark that the University of Malta has not ignored issues relating to access to tertiary education for would-be students with special needs, who...

  • Charitable

    It seems John Azzopardi has described John Guillaumier’s writing in this newspaper as scholarly. I know Azzopardi to be an exceptionally charitable Catholic.

  • Badly folded

    The November 21 edition of this newspaper was particularly interesting and pertinent: so many good articles and an excellent editorial. I have, however, a couple of niggles about this largely excellent and informative paper. Since I finally...

  • Reason to go

    According to the Times of Malta (‘Whip blasts Medicines Authority’, November 16), government Whip Godfrey Farrugia, quoting a 2011 scientific paper, stated that the Ella One pill was abortifacient. He accused the regulator of forgetting that...

  • Drawing a line on noise levels

    Drawing a line on noise levels

    I took my seven-year-old grandson to the Esplora Interactive Science Centre. He and I were absolutely enthralled by the experience and were there for five hours, when we had to reluctantly drag ourselves away. My congratulations to all who were...

  • The financial year

    At the recent general meeting of the Malta Community Chest Fund it was announced that its financial accounts would be based on the calendar year (January to December). Allow me to state that, some years ago, the MCCF’s previous accountants had...

  • Proof

    John Guillaumier (November 25) in his answer to John Azzopardi, inter alia said: “The same epithets could be hurled back at them for believing in a ‘being’ for which there is no evidence whatsoever.” Perhaps Guillaumier should take some time off...

  • Education system

    I have the feeling that this is how changes are made to our educational system: we go in circles and adopt past practices that were discarded. I had this feeling when I heard that vocational subjects are being introduced at secondary level. This...

  • Keynes and citizenship

    I refer to the letter titled ‘Not a dog whistle’ by Karm Farrugia (November 19) wherein the correspondent stated that, if alive, economist J. M. Keynes “might well have been inclined to apply for Maltese citizenship”. To this one might reply that...

  • Honesty

    I refer to what Andy Walsh had to say about the British way. It is good to hear someone that is gracious in defeat following a democratic vote by the British people. I myself elected for Brexit, however, no one knows for certain whether this was...

  • The inequality issue

    The inequality issue

    Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency are both about the demand for change. But who wants change? Certainly not those who are comfortable with the status quo. Those who feel they have been left behind by ‘progress and prosperity’ would probably be...

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