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Letters

  • Voting rights

    Following David Jackson’s letter ‘Unable to vote’ (May 15), I again googled whether I am entitled to vote in case things had changed. Sadly, they have not. In the Expat’s Manual, under Voting Rights, one reads: “If you are moving away from the UK,...

  • London parks can be sold

    I have a serious proposal to put forward to the newly-elected British government. It can solve all its ills and make Britain the richest place on earth. My suggestion is for the government to sell off, for commercial purposes, every square foot of...

  • Indifference of politicians 

    Terry Bate wrote that “politics and politicians feature prominently” in Times of Malta (April 15). He then went on to clarify the distinction between crime and politics. Crime is “when you take the money and run”. Politics is “when you run and...

  • Road safety petition

    To clarify our position, the current petition for improvements in road safety is aimed at all road users, not only people on bicycles. The vast number of traffic accidents last year and the 10 per cent rise in this year’s first quarter, as...

  • Drip, drip disturbance

    I invite the reader to do a quick experiment. Call to your memory an occasion where you were able to be at peace, where time seemed to gently go by at your pace and you were able to fully enjoy and cherish the bliss of simply being. Now, open a...

  • Cottonera site for new university

    Cottonera site for new university

    Public land shouldn’t even be an option after the Malta tagħna lkoll promise, especially when several heritage sites serve no purpose and are rotting further by the day. A wiser choice and an ideal location for the proposed American University of...

  • Bus service deteriorating

    As a frequent visitor to Malta, I have noticed a rapid deterioration in the bus service since the takeover by the Spanish company. Timetables seem to be complete fiction. There is an absence of inspectors. Passengers are allowed to stand by the exit.

  • Franciscan pilgrimages

    We have just returned from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land organised by the The Holy Land Commissariat in Malta and led by the Franciscan friars who are the official custodians of the Holy Places. This proved to be an enriching experience for us all...

  • Empty and neglected

    Empty and neglected

    Sliema easily takes its place as one of the nicest places in Malta and second after St Paul’s Bay with the most vacant dwellings. This is a pity as most of these buildings are crumbling to disrepair, without any sign of them being sold or at least...

  • Pickpockets in Sliema

    I was informed by tourists the other day that a woman’s purse had been stolen from her handbag while shopping at Sliema Strand. When she reported the incident at the Sliema police station, there were three other persons reporting theft of their...

  • A spiritual haven is needed

    Let me too voice my disapproval of the idea of constructing a shooting range in the vicinity of Mount St Joseph in Mosta. When are we going to prioritise our choices? When are we going to stop looking only at individual interests to the detriment...

  • The right type of university

    Malta does not need to be second rate and a new university should not make money for export but, rather, should import quality students, coming here for academic reasons and not just for sand, sun and occasional study. As its students will be...

  • Fatal accident just waiting to happen

    Fatal accident just waiting to happen

    On Wednesday, I witnessed a woman being almost run over by a speeding car while she was using the zebra crossing. This happened at the Ferries at about 8 am, when a car on the normal lane stopped to let the woman cross and another vehicle came...

  • Mountains out of molehills in Gozo claims

    As soon as the Anthony Debono (Giovanna Debono’s husband) case came to light, the PN media started publishing allegations of similar happenings occurring since March 2013, when the Labour Party came to power. The target of the PN was and still is,...

  • Sound levels breach rules

    The shooting range planned for Mosta is expected to attract “high end sports tourism to Malta... and hundreds of athletes and their coaches and staff will be coming from all over the world...” The scale of such activity must be supported by...

  • Malta is being ruined

    It appears that this Labour government is hell-bent on promoting and/or assisting the ultimate rape of Malta and has sold its soul to the construction industry. The latest brain-twister by Joseph Muscat and his acolytes is the plunder of a large...

  • What on earth happened to my ID card?

    I am writing this letter because I need some advice regarding my application for an ID card. I applied for one on November 11, 2014 and to this day have still not received it. I have sent e-mails to the e-Residence unit and the customer care...

  • Addolorata Cemetery

    I have just come back from a visit to the Addolorata Cemetery and am disgusted. Even though it was Mothers’ Day, the place was dirty, bins were overflowing, wild grass was everywhere, papers were flying all over the place and there was no water...

  • Shooting range

    The setting up of a shooting range near a retreat house is like building a hospital near a quarry. It makes no sense. An entertainment entrepreneur recently complained that there are too many gentlemen’s clubs in Paceville, which is detrimental to...

  • Zebras, rainbows and human rights

    In her article published on May 10 Petra Caruana Dingli lambasted my response to Fr Richard-Nazzereno Farrugia’s attack on Gozo’s rainbow crossing inaugural press conference. According to her, “his article was written in a civil tone, and...