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Letters

  • When the PN played with democracy

    The PN and its allies in the so-called independent press made a song and dance about the government’s decision to hold public consultation about its proposal to postpone local council elections so they would be held at the same time as MEP...

  • Malta has had enough

    Malta has had enough

    It was mentioned in Times of Malta (September 11) that a high percentage of the population is most concerned about the traffic jams, lack of green spaces and overdevelopment. I would have faith in this government if it would not give the green...

  • Work of the Synod

    According to the General Secretary’s Office of the Synod, 253 participants will be present for the extraordinary Synod on the family which will take place in the Vatican on October 5-19. Among those taking part there will be 14 married...

  • The horse at City Gate

    Having travelled the world over and had the pleasure of visiting and seeing historical and prominent cities featuring their marvellous monuments, I am baffled to see that in Malta and in particular in our marvellous capital city we offer the...

  • Maestro Vincenzo Ciappara

    I was very pleased to see a photo of Maestro Carmelo Pace, who was my late husband’s first cousin, printed with the letter ‘So what is culture’ (September 6). I was however dismayed to see that no mention was made of his uncle Maestro Vincenzo...

  • Friend of Cana Movement

    Jack Dominion, a leading clinical psychiatrist and writer on understanding marriage, love and sexuality, died on August 11 in London. He was often a guest of the Cana Movement through his 40-year frienship with the movement’s founder, Mgr Charles...

  • No longer a ‘perception’?

    Up to March 2013 the Nationalist Party considered poverty in Malta to be just a ‘perception’. All of a sudden, after March 2013, and particularly after May 2014, poverty in Malta has become a reality. Lately, we have been bombarded by the PN...

  • Removing Recherches from Mikiel Anton Vassalli’s bibliography

    The authorship of the anonymous publication Recherches Historiques et Politiques sur Malte (Paris, 1798) had never been properly discussed until Giovanni Bonello, in an article in The Sunday Times of Malta (September 6, 1991) attributed the...

  • No deterrent

    Penalties for stealing electricity are to ‘soar’ from 10 per cent to 200 per cent of the amount stolen. That appears to be a massive increase but in reality 200 per cent is only twice the value. What a farce! It is no deterrent, especially...

  • No licence? No problem

    Expired tax discs, no insurance, illegal number plates and dumped cars. Vehicle irregularities seem to have exploded over the summer months, with foreign-plated cars without valid tax discs that can run through speed cameras and park with...

  • Two-faced approach

    The editorial ‘Intimidation by the ALE?’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 7) hit the proverbial nail on the head. It exposed the pitiful state our country has fallen into. We have now come to the point where we cannot even rescue an injured...

  • Moynihan House, St George’s Bay

    It has been announced that there is an application to demolish Moynihan House in St George’s Bay. The building is named after two prominent British men who lived there – Captain Andrew Moynihan, an outstandingly brave soldier, and his son, 1st...

  • Culture and the arts

    Culture and the arts

    The arts constitute a vast subdivision of a particular country’s culture. The culture we have today and which makes us what we are and distinct from other nations is the ongoing result of what was yesterday. That is why I am worried about recent...

  • First ‘bikini trial’

    I refer to the article ‘Déjà vu for court as first ‘bikini trial’ was in 1964’ (Times of Malta, September 4). This brought back fond memories, as I well remember my father, the late legal procurator Benedict Dingli, recounting this case in family...

  • Scottish independence

    As the Scottish independence referendum approaches, I have been frequently asked my thoughts regarding the outcome. I was born in Scotland and lived there for almost 40 years. I regard myself as a patriotic Scot who supports Scotland in all its...

  • Let the truth soon prevail (1)

    I have three grandsons attending St Michael’s Church School. The news that the school’s assistant head (complete with name and surname) has been accused by the police of indecent assault came as a shock to all. I do not know the person, not even...

  • Let the truth soon prevail (2)

    I refer to the news item ‘Probe police handling of teacher abuse cases’ (September 3). Even though it is perfectly understandable and legitimate that the name of the 10-year-old boy who reported Anthony Callus, (a member of the society of...

  • Architecture without frills

    Architecture without frills

    The Renzo Piano designs for Valletta are beautiful in the harmony created by line and volume. Now that this project is nearing completion, many people who were initially sceptical and dismissive of the whole idea have come to appreciate its...

  • Bells of joy

    The letter ‘Deadly bells’ was a welcome diversion from the current cascade of empty talk and speculation devoted to the internal squabbles of the Church in Malta. I have two suggestions with regard to the question of ringing. A short joyous peal...

  • Why choose the Spanish?

    As a visitor to Malta I remember the old buses, and they were good. I was surprised on my last visit to find Arriva with expensive bendy buses and expensive fares. It is hard to see how they failed. I wonder why the Maltese government thought the...