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Letters

  • Closed junction

    With reference to the letter ‘Unnecessary traffic diversion at Lija’, published on February 16, kindly note that the junction in Lija was opened a week before.    

  • Gaddafi cash?

    During the Libyan crisis, if I remember well, there was talk of somebody whose name escapes me now – my memory is no longer perfect – who was taking care of the finances belonging to Muammar Gaddafi’s family. Could it be that those...

  • Buses still in a mess

    Unfortunately, the situation in public transport has not improved since the change of ownership. The service remains as unreliable as ever: bus drivers don’t know where they are going to, provide the wrong information to their...

  • Paler shade of green

    Now the lunatics have taken over the asylum at Mepa, within 10 years the only green areas you will see in Malta will be when Mepa tell the developers to paint the buildings green.

  • Gozo’s snail by ‘anonymous’

    Gozo’s snail by ‘anonymous’

    Gunther Schneck was a prolific German architect and artist. He formed part of the team of architects who designed the Munich Olympic Stadium in 1972 and dedicated his artistic life to a passionate exploration of graphics, painting and...

  • St Paul: the whole story

    St Paul: the whole story

    It was with great relief that the whole account of the shipwreck and stay of St Paul in The Acts of the Apostles was read for the first time during the Pontifical Mass at St Paul’s church on February 10. The whole account describes the journey,...

  • What we stand to lose in hunt poll

    I do not blame hunters and a sizable portion of the rest of the Maltese electorate, when they feel rather disappointed with their MPs. These MPs, who have been elected to Parliament by the same electorate, seem to have put aside over 104,000...

  • A new miracle by Jesus?

    An interesting piece of news from Word Press states that archivist Ignazio Perruci was hired by the Vatican to research about 6,000 documents in its vaults. Among the documents unearthed were four sheets of parchment dated 31AD containing the...

  • Miserly Malta

    Mark Carney, the Bank of England chief, has advised the British to enjoy low petrol prices while they last. Meanwhile UK residents have also been informed that they will enjoy a 20 per cent cut in their house heating costs for a whole year. If,...

  • The quality of tourism

    It is with great interest that I read Martin Scicluna’s column and his valuable advice to the government and tourism industry of these beautiful islands. I have been coming here for more than 30 years and I have seen some remarkable changes, among...

  • Railway walk

    I reply to the letter of Bryan Carter (February 5). There is a UK book by Oakwood Press on the Malta Railway. It contains a chapter on where it is possible to walk today. Also, there are stations at Birkirkara, Valletta, Ħamrun, Mdina and Floriana.

  • Long walk for bus passengers

    Long walk for bus passengers

    The news about extending the bus terminus to the far end of St James Ditch requires careful rethinking. This would mean more than a kilometre of walk, come rain or shine, from City Gate to the farthest bus. Is this appropriate for aged persons,...

  • Gżira bus lane is unnecessary

    Having just waited over 10 minutes at the Gżira bus stop before a bus came along – and that was the X2 to the airport – and a further two or three minutes for a bus to Valletta, I realised that a bus lane along that stretch of road is completely...

  • Children who stand in trolleys

    I feel I have to write to strongly complain about children being allowed to stand inside supermarket trolleys. I have complained several times to the customer care at my local supermarket. Though they agree with me, they say they can’t do anything...

  • Sleeveless or strapless?

    Mary Anna Pace spoke in a letter of the ‘Immodestly dressed singer’, but can I ask her how the singer was dressed? Sleeveless, in short sleeves, with bare back or strapless perhaps? I remember the days as a child when we used to go to confession...

  • Australia in Eurovision!

    At last, winning Eurovision is now within Malta’s grasp! Great news for Malta now that Australia is included in the Eurovision Song Contest – its chances of winning have been doubled. Now Malta will get maximum points from Australia and vice-versa.

  • Women who batter men

    Yet another puff piece about ‘domestic violence’ by Times of Malta gives women the complete benefit of the doubt and portrays them as special snowflakes who are more sinned against than sinning. Conversely, it neglects to publish the man’s side of...

  • Model maker’s funeral in Germany

    Model maker’s funeral in Germany

    On January 27, three members of the Association of Model Engineers flew to Aschaffenburg, Germany, to attend the funeral of Rainer Mader, who was tragically killed in a traffic accident in Malta earlier in the year. The members, myself as club...

  • Electoral system reform

    Austin Bencini (February 11) is shocked that our Constitutional Court has joined the chorus of disapproval of our electoral system. The PRSTV (proportional representation single transferable vote) has many merits but it is linked to a ‘quota’.

  • Which one is the victim?

    The recent partially successful attempt by the lawyers of the accused in the case regarding the involuntary death of cycling philanthropist Clifford Micallef, to defend their client’s rights due to his being a vulnerable person, must surely bring...