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  • Armed forces deserve medal

    Armed forces deserve medal

    Many letters have been published about the bitter, sad fate of the asylum seekers and forcibly displaced persons who arrive in Malta. They are traumatised, exhausted and full of fear and hope. Remarkably little has been written about the people...

  • In search of a colleague

    I wish to trace a Mr A. Cassar who worked for me in night clubs in Manchester and Chesterfield, UK, in the late 1960s and early 1970s. I visited his home in Fgura many years ago and in May this year, while on a holiday, I went there to see if I...

  • Yellow lines

    More than three weeks have passed since my letter of June 24 about the double yellow lines stretching from Sliema Hotel up to block 66 at The Strand. But only on Sunday did a traffic policeman stop to do his duty. It is a pity that many officers...

  • How much?

    Now that corruption at Enemalta has been eradicated completely, commissions are no longer being paid, and Libya is supplying us with oil at preferential prices, can anyone tell how much consumers are saving on their bills? No percentages, please.

  • Two cellos

    I was among the lucky crowd treated to 2Cellos at Teatru Rjal as part of the Malta Arts Festival 2014. Well done to the organisers for a truly brilliant concert. Thanks for bringing this talented duo and their unique musical style to Malta.

  • Public beach?

    A couple of weeks ago I was with some friends at Għadira beach when an elderly couple arrived carrying their own umbrella and deck chairs. However, they were moved along by the owners of the sunshades already established in that part of the...

  • English as she is pronounced

    Recently, I read a letter from a reader complaining about the mispronunciation of one word used regularly on a major radio station. If one word badly pronounced troubles him, the rest of this letter will offer him no comfort. We Maltese tend to...

  • Neglect of statue

    Neglect of statue

    Has anyone noticed that the statue of St Paul has lost a part of its hand? This statue, which marks the centenary celebrations held in 1960, is an iconic landmark of St Paul’s Bay and the island named after the patron saint of Malta. The St Paul’s...

  • The truth about birds

    The article ‘A long flight in vain’ (July 12) refers to a honey buzzard tracked by the Finnish Museum of Natural History that spent a night in Malta and flew on to its wintering grounds. This being one of many such instances certainly disproves...

  • Dedication to patients

    My heartfelt appreciation goes to all the doctors and nurses on Ward 9 at Karin Grech for the love and dedication they show to all the patients on the ward. The patients are treated like kings and queens and love and care are the order of the day.

  • Scratch and lose

    When Transport Malta introduced third-party coaches and minivans to supplement the loss of the articulated buses, we had to bear with: no air-conditioning, high steps, broken seats, shabby interiors, large and heavy side doors on the minivans. The...

  • Church’s voice (1)

    In his letter ‘Church’s voice is loud enough’ (July 10), Ian Grech states that the Church, despite having its own radio station and distributing religious material, expects to have a louder voice. The correspondent needs reminding that the Church...

  • Church’s voice (2)

    I agree with Ian’s Grech letter about the Church’s voice being loud enough. Moves made by the Church regarding the issues of divorce and civil unions reminded me of actions that had been taken during the interdiction in the 1960s. Just imagine...

  • Swieqi’s new police station

    Swieqi residents have in general appreciated the fact that, at long last, Swieqi has its own police station. It is, however, totally useless if it is not run professionally by today’s standards; the one we have, unfortunately, does not seem to...

  • No mean achievement

    To be classified with musical giants the likes of Vivaldi, Mozart and Marcello in the realm of mandolin concertos is no mean achievement. I was thrilled to discover, thanks to Charles Xuereb’s groundbreaking programme Bil-Qala u l-Moqdief on...

  • Illegal parking causes hazard

    Illegal parking causes hazard

    As a resident of St Julian’s, I am concerned about the pedestrian and traffic hazards created at Ivo Muscat Azzopardi Street, corner with St George’s Road, leading to Mikiel Anton Vassalli Street, better known as Regional Road. On a number of...

  • Let us be grateful

    We should indeed be grateful to the Prime Minister for setting our minds at rest that Malta is not selling its soul to the Chinese. You have to take his word for it, especially since he has already sold our identity through the sale of passports...

  • Frescoes on St John’s façade

    Frescoes on St John’s façade

    I recently took several photos of the clock which is on the façade of St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta. These photos, I must say, surprised me. I could see some traces of paintings on the main clock where there is the Latin inscription Clerici...

  • The bare necessities

    As a frequent visitor to Malta, I read with interest the story (July 11) about the unfortunate three-year-old girl who was injured after falling from a walkway not protected by railings while visiting the Splash and Fun Park in Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq. I...

  • Privileged opportunists

    I recently had to pass through a government housing estate and I noticed that only residents and those providing services could pass through. It means that only people living in that estate have the right to park there. Good. These individuals had...