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  • What are dominant China’s real motives?

    What are dominant China’s real motives?

    As we all learn as we progress through life, there is no such thing as a free lunch. We also soon learn that an essential purchase is a magnifying glass in order to read the infamous small print. Malta is at present enjoying an abundance of free...

  • Frescoes at the cathedral

    I refer to the letter titled ‘Frescoes on St John’s façade’ by Alfred Calleja (July 15). While thanking Mr Calleja for his observation, The St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation states that it is aware of the traces of a decorative scheme present on...

  • Unwilling home visit

    A few days ago, not feeling well, I called a health centre to request a home visit by a doctor. The receptionist very kindly asked me what symptoms I had, and when I replied that I had a sore throat, ear ache and runny nose, she passed me on to...

  • Envoy: a bad image

    I write with sadness of how I perceive “the new Malta”. Along with my wife/best friend we visit Malta at least two to three times a year and have many friends there. We have been coming to Malta for more years than I can remember, and will...

  • Schizophrenic economic development?

    When Malta joined the European Union in 2004, it ceased to be considered a developing country and was categorised as a developed country. In reality, Malta has the characteristics of a developed country in terms of various factors, including its...

  • No need for a Gozo bridge

    I am shocked by the government’s decision to consider, once again, a bridge between Malta and Gozo, which is to be entrusted to the Chinese. The environmental consequences of such a bridge are certainly something to worry about. Should the...

  • Protecting our nationals

    I am not surprised that the German authorities recently took the law in their own hands and abducted two children, thus flouting the care order issued by the Maltese authorities. The French authorities in another case did the same thing in the...

  • BOV St Paul’s Bay branch

    Last month I dropped by the ATM of the BOV branch in St Paul’s Bay to withdraw some cash. There was nowhere to park except for a reserved parking spot in front of the building, and I parked my car there with both front windows open. Two other...

  • Destroying the environment

    Various governments have not done enough to protect the environment, a case in point being the garden city at Santa Maria Estate, Mellieħa. Unfortunately Mepa has extended the building area to 30 per cent. The worst sacrilege is committed by...

  • Great service at Mater Dei

    Heartfelt thanks goes to all at Mater Dei Hospital – in our case M3. The dedication and special extra care which was recently showered on my husband George was wonderful. I wish I could give them the world, however the best I can do is to say to...

  • Public transport efficiency

    We all know how important an efficient public transport system is for tourism. I would like to suggest a change in bus route 101 and/or 102 that goes from Mellieħa to Golden Bay and then to Ġnejna. It is ridiculous that the bus first passes from...

  • Gozo bus service

    Gozo has always had an efficient bus service and I don’t want it to degenerate due to a lack of common sense. Last Sunday I was on bus 301 going from the Mġarr ferry to Victoria, along with many other passengers. The bus arrived at the Victoria...

  • Excellent initiative

    Excellent initiative

    I refer to the article ‘We’ve bought a ship to save the migrants’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 13) which highlighted the commendable effort by Christopher and Regina Catrambone to purchase a vessel with the aim of picking up ‘boat people’. At...

  • Bisazza Street

    Every now and then someone, with an obvious personal agenda, writes for Bisazza Street, Sliema, to be de-pedestrianised. No valid reason is given except to further the interests of Qui-si-Sana residents. It appears that these people think they...

  • Loss of trust

    A specialist on German foreign policy at the European Council on Foreign Relations has described the US as a “weak superpower” whose spying methods and surveillance on other countries is solely driven by a feeling of insecurity. The expulsion last...

  • Granuled Granaries

    The Granaries in Floriana are considered to be a convenient mass gathering venue by the majority of the Maltese population. Very few people know what the granaries are or when they were built. Most people, in fact, don’t care. They only care about...

  • ‘Perjury’ case

    I refer to the report ‘Tycoon accused of perjury in civil case’ (July 9). I would like to give a wider picture to the case to eliminate certain negative impressions which could have arisen from this report. A civil court case is currently pending...

  • Vatican neutrality

    After weeks of football matches, on the Sunday night of July 13, the Germans won against the Argentinians making them the world champions for 2014. When contacted on the morrow at Vatican City, the prefect of the Pontifical Household, Archbishop...

  • Targeting civilians unacceptable

    Targeting civilians unacceptable

    Further to the article ‘Gaza civilians flee following bitter warning’ (July 14), I would count myself among those who accept that Israel has a right to defend itself from incoming Hamas rockets. Nevertheless, I am shocked and appalled at Israel’s...

  • Nepotistic Labour

    Times of Malta has done a sterling job of exposing the nepotism at the heart of the Labour administration. In revealing that Sai Mizzi – the Energy Minister’s wife – is receiving over €13,000 every month in a quasi-ambassadorial pay package, it...