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Letters

  • Newspaper trolling

    In his letter ‘TV appearances’ (January 6), Mario Dingli speculated sarcastically that Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar coordinator Astrid Vella was “hurt” because “for some reason or other” she was no longer allowed to “express her environmental...

  • Significant looming danger

    Scaffolding is going up all along the outer faces of the central bastion and adjacent walls of the Floriana land-front, pending much-needed repairs. These are necessarily largely in St Philip garden, adjacent to the Argotti garden. Immediately...

  • The king of Norway

    I would like to trace an article that appeared in this newspaper some years ago. I was leaving Malta after a fulfilled job and picked up the newspaper at the airport. The article was a very touching and interesting story about how the Norwegian...

  • Worlddisorder

    Huge disappointment is greeting 2017 with the coming inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America and his false solutions to all the problems facing the world. The Middle East is in turmoil. Mass migration has become a...

  • Proposed driving rules are as useless as current ones

    Parliament is currently debating whether or not the government’s proposed stricter driving rules should be implemented. When the authorities are only capable of catching six (six!) drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve, lowering the alcohol consumption...

  • Following one’s conscience

    Salvu Mallia, in his varied and sometimes controversial interview in The Sunday Times of Malta (January 8), affirms: “I have only one leader, which is my conscience”. He insists that “the government should provide a good education system, allowing...

  • HMHS Goorkha and St Edward’s College

    Further to Michael Galea’s very interesting article entitled ‘WWI newspaper snippets from Malta during 1917’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 1), I would like to add some coincidental information in respect of HMHS Goorkha and St Edward’s...

  • No simple conclusions

    George Debono’s letter entitled ‘Road speed and death’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 8) was a real pleasure to read. I commend his reference to various published studies and national data, but I would dispute his dismissal of official...

  • Salvu Mallia interview

    I refer to the interview with PN candidate Salvu Mallia, (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 8). What really struck me about what Mr Mallia said was the way he finally ended up as a PN candidate after “shopping around” for other possible parties...

  • Appropriate conclusion

    I write to congratulate the Judicial Appointments Com­mission for their considered decision to reject the nominee of the Minister of Justice, Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera, for the higher position of judge. All the members forming part of...

  • The Transport Master Plan 2025

    The Transport Master Plan 2025

    The article ‘Let’s leave cars in 2016’, by Peter Biczók (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 1) is a baseless attack on Transport Malta’s National Transport Master Plan. Ironically, Mr Biczók claims to promote cycling as a viable commuter option...

  • Mutton for lamb

    For the second year in succession, two retail outlets have pulled the lamb’s wool over our eyes and, in the season of goodwill, have ruined our Christmas dinner. I asked for New Zealand leg of lamb but, despite assurances, the purchase turned out...

  • Food for the swans

    Food for the swans

    Public access to the swans is being denied on the instructions of the Wild Birds Regulation Unit. It is indeed ironic that, of all the wild swans in Europe and elsewhere, Malta’s swans need a police escort and their temporary roost made...

  • The dark side

    Ironically, it appears we have now grown unbecomingly used and accustomed to it. For the last few weeks, practically on a daily basis, the supply of electricity from the national grid to an apartment block in University Street, Msida is abruptly...

  • Pay rises

    ETUC, the European Trade Union Confederation, has elected 2017 the year of the pay rise. What is the position of the trade unions in Malta, taking into account that none of them seem to have joined the campaign for an increase in the minimum wage?

  • Children of lesser parents

    Whereas it is highly commendable that students who frequent State schools are given free transport, one may ask why is it that their counterparts attending private and Church schools do not benefit from the same advantages. They are also...

  • Name the arbiter

    I refer to Mark Said’s letter ‘Condomini affairs’ (January 9). I would like to know who is the arbiter with regard to condomini affairs. I have asked several legal sources and I had slippery answers. Please, can the relevant authority say who...

  • Catholic politicians

    As already stated, a politician who is a follower of Christ cannot be in favour of divorce, abortion, euthanasia etc. One must not forget that Christ also made it abundantly clear to His followers that “No man can serve two masters. For either he...

  • A year of reckoning

    A year of reckoning

    There was little talk on January 1 about terror and violence; just the pretence of waking up to a hopeful beginning. The New Year is here but already it felt old... in the most sinister way imaginable. The world has to face a year of reckoning on...

  • Civil libel damages

    From statements made so far, it seems likely that this year will see the end of criminal libel. This would be a huge achievement for freedom of speech in our country. People found guilty of criminal libel can not only be fined but also sentenced...

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