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Letters

  • Concrete for our heritage

    Concrete for our heritage

    There is something weirdly surreal in the statement “Townhouse to be converted into three-storey car park” (‘Grandchildren join fight to save Gozo townhouse’, April 27). Such Monty Pythonesque absurdity takes some beating. That this beautiful...

  • Those ticket touts in Buġibba

    I have just returned home from a holiday in Malta where I have been many times before with my family. However, this time, my family holiday was spoilt by the constant harassment of predatory ticket touts on the Buġibba and Qawra seafront and...

  • National Bank of Malta

    I have read with interest the article ‘Final stages for National Bank saga’ that appeared in The Business Observer (April 21). I refer to the second paragraph of the article: “Consultants Ugolino, Nun and Chilton drew up the government’s version...

  • Monument

    With reference to the ‘Abercromby monument’ at The National Library, as far as I know that is a bust of Dun Karm Psaila made in the 1960s by the late George Borg.

  • National parks

    I refer to the article ‘National parks for Malta’ written by Martin Galea (April 13). He makes his point about a greener Malta very clearly. Hopefully, the contribution will ignite a little spark in all concerned and make us more aware of the...

  • Pension theft

    I refer to the letter by Claudia Cuschieri from the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity (April 22). May I remind this lady and readers that we service pensioners are still being robbed of the service pensions that we are entitled to, up...

  • Choice of words

    Oh dear! On the back page of the Times of Malta on April 20 there was a photograph of a man in a horse-drawn sulky. He is quite clearly driving the horse and sulky and not – as the text would have it - riding the horse. To make matters worse, the...

  • Consumer affairs

    I would like to thank the staff at the consumer affairs office, namely Lorna Vella and Dorothy Farrugia, for their continuous support and professionalism. Their hard work, numerous phone calls and several letters helped me resolve my case and...

  • Leaders’ donations

    As our beloved Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition are probably more ‘loaded’ than a bus filled to the brim with passengers risking falling out any minute, I wonder what their contribution in terms of money was to Puttinu Cares. Or is...

  • New titular statue for Paola

    The approval by Archbishop Charles Scicluna for the present titular statue of Christ the King to be replaced by another one, as reported in a section of the press recently, came as a totally unexpected shock to me personally as well as to many ...

  • Tax evasion

    This what a friend in Germany has just written to me: “Panamagate - hilarious viewing if it wasn’t so serious! It’s like turning over a stone and watching a lot of beetles scurrying away out of the sunlight. Didn’t know that your Maltese...

  • Bank accounts

    I listened to the speech by Labour deputy leader andHealth and Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi to a packed hall the other day. The event reminded me of a Xarabank night. Mizzi tried miserably to explain his position with regard to the Panama Papers...

  • Leak scandal fallout

    Leak scandal fallout

    The resignation of the prime minister of Iceland was the first prominent political fallout from the document leaks known as the Panama Papers, which have shed a harsh light on the private financial activities of many rich and powerful people.

  • Motor sport

    I refer to the article ‘Off-roading laws need to be enforced to protect Mellieħa, says mayor’ (March 2). As the recognised Maltese federation for motorcycle sports (representing the International Motorcycling Federation FIM in Malta), the ASMK...

  • Pope on corruption

    I am often asked what has Pope Francis to say on corruption. He often spoke on the subject and I will mention just two instances. When still Archbishop of Buenos Aires he issued a strong pastoral letter denouncing corruption in Argentina. He also...

  • For all to see

    Valerie Borg (April 21) is either naïve or blinded ‘red’ as she tries hard to absolve Konrad Mizzi over the Panamagate affair by attacking Beppe Fenech Adami over his “palace and property”. She claims “we know naught” about Mizzi’s secret company...

  • No more bridal blush

    No more bridal blush

    We had the bad news that TripAdvisor did not include our island in the Top Islands in Europe. Some of us were shocked but I was not. I have now been back in Malta for seven years and I have got used to all that is good and bad in it. However, if...

  • We’ve heard it all before

    The Leader of the Opposition’s latest rallying cry is that he “intends to clean up politics in Malta once for all”. Big talk. But we have heard it all before from his predecessors. Prior to the 1987 general election Eddie Fenech Adami had promised...

  • Economic performance

    One must hand it to the present administration for its governance of public finances, on which our economy chiefly depends for its overall healthy performance. In 2015, our sovereign deficit was just 1.5 per cent of GDP, the lowest for decades;...

  • Standing up to corruption

    I am glad that the retired judge Giovanni Bonello found no need to take a stand against corruption in the 25 years of Nationalist administrations.

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