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Letters

  • Lack of transparency

    How absurd that we are still waiting for the results of what six months ago Konrad Mizzi described as the “unprecedented step” of asking the Inland Revenue Commissioner to audit his financial affairs as well as the results of the second audit he...

  • Helping South Sudan

    I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Mission Fund for supporting us Maltese missionaries. The Mission Fund is a partner in our mission in South Sudan and through its invaluable support seven boreholes have been drilled, giving access...

  • Health is wealth

    Malta residents now today Need to be watchful and look both ways. Tons of development trucks daily on the prey Noisily and dustily on their way To create a Babel of Tower sway. If this offends your lungs and nose, Don’t worry dears, just, keep...

  • Interview with MUT president

    I read with interest Kurt Sansone’s interview with Kevin Bonello, the president of the MUT (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 31). The interview dealt with so many issues related to teaching but I will restrict my comments to Mr Sansone’s initial...

  • Human life: valuable and inviolable

    Human life: valuable and inviolable

    I refer to the interview with Louise Vella entitled ‘Not scared to live or die’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 31). Ms Vella argues “If I cannot love life and cannot laugh anymore, just let me be. Aren’t we meant to live a full life and then...

  • Gozitan composer

    I would like to congratulate the young Gozitan composer and maestro di cappella of the St Mary’s parish church of Żebbuġ, Gozo, for the composition and performance of his Missa Sanctae Mariae Assumpta Est, which was performed for the first time in...

  • Prompt action

    I would like to thank Enemalta for the prompt action taken to repair a lamp in Żabbar Road, Żabbar. I also appreciate the assistance and attention given to me by a Żabbar local council employee who followed up my complaint by contacting Enemalta...

  • Thanks from Chile

    I would like to publicly thank the Mission Fund for its generous donation of €2,000 in aid of pastoral work in the parish of Diego de Almagro, in the desert of Atacama in Chile, where I am serving as a priest. This village of approximately 15,000...

  • Pastoral Letter

    I think on the whole The Sunday Times of Malta gives good coverage to Church and religious issues. A recent example is the article ‘Priests not political if they speak out against high-rise projects’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 14). Many...

  • Davids and Goliaths

    I write in support of Michael Sammut’s letter (August 8) regarding the building development in St Helen Street, Sliema. It is, of course, correct to state that the area is, in fact, a tourist zone but not designated as one to which the so-called...

  • Degree standards

    I was very impressed by Emma Grech’s letter (August 10) in which she gave due credit to Loughborough College and the Ministry of Education. Her letter also highlights two other aspects of UK higher education: standards and institutional identity.

  • Anti-social behaviour

    Anti-social behaviour

    I made two calls to the police on Monday, the feast of Santa Marija, a public holiday. I live on one of the most polluted streets in Sliema as far as noise from construction goes. The police never sent anyone but they told me the government agency...

  • Looming danger

    The decision on the proposed gas tank at the Victoria citadel will be made today. Reading the case officer’s report recommending approval, one notes that the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, which claimed pride of place for the accolades on...

  • Sewage overflows

    The Water Services Corporation refers to the article entitled ‘Divers in Gozo seemingly still swimming in sewage’ (August 16). This highlighted an ongoing problem being encountered at our sewage treatment plant in Gozo, which is causing untreated...

  • Wishful thinking

    After nearly four years of Labour government, I think it would be an injustice if I, as a Sliema resident, did not put pen to paper to express my deep gratitude to il-gvern li jisma (Labour) for the most lovely period of my life. I think I am also...

  • English football in Maltese

    English football in Maltese

    The Barclays English Premier League Season got underway on August 13. First match of the day, at 1.30pm, saw Hull City play against champions Leicester City. What an exciting match, with Hull winning. Then, on to match two but, unfortunately,...

  • From theocracy to secularism

    I’ve seen Malta transformed from a stifling, priest-ridden theocracy in the 1950s, under the stern and authoritarian Archbishop Michael Gonzi, to a secular State at the beginning of the 21st century, under the current easy-going, ‘bubbly’...

  • Public inconvenience

    It is a shame that in a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen and the site of the most modern house of Parliament that is Valletta not a single public convenience is in sight. This happened to me last Saturday afternoon when I needed to visit a...

  • Political rectitude

    The comments attributed to Minister Edward Scicluna in regard to the Panama Papers, involving Minister without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi and the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Keith Schembri, are very worrying and certainly not befitting a man in...

  • Mosta square plans

    Mosta square plans

    Talks are taking place on projects involving Mosta Square. Allow me to make some comments. The people of Mosta are rightly worried when they learn about such discussions for various reasons. One is the church. Another is parking, which could mean...