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Letters

  • A moral not political choice

    A moral not political choice

    The Maltese are not gullible. They have been indoctrinated to appreciate democracy. This principle allows them freedom of choice. They are also influenced by conscience that guides them in the principles of life, especially when that involves...

  • President’s powers

    Because Alfred Griscti (January 19) ‘reiterates’ something does not make it correct and he is still totally wrong when he says that “the Presidency is not part of the Executive (the government) and, as such, it has no executive (that is,...

  • Irresponsible declaration

    Simon Busuttil declared that he is in favour of spring hunting. This is an irresponsible act and I believe that his statement will damage the Nationalist Party. He is seen by many, especially among the uneducated masses, as a role model. His...

  • Ruining Maltese and English too

    Henry Frendo’s article contained valid arguments and good sense (January 8). The deterioration of standards in language studies in both Maltese and English is the result of bizarre methods of teaching and wrong linguistic theories, especially the...

  • Is Air Malta to be low cost?

    Is Air Malta to be low cost?

    I am a loyal supporter of Air Malta and have been flying the airline very frequently indeed for over 14 years. The main reasons for flying Air Malta as opposed to the competitive so-called low-cost airlines such as Ryanair or Easyjet are the...

  • Colonial residue

    Mnemonic colonial residue lingers on as seen in the letter by correspondent Joseph Xuereb (January 16) thanking God for the British when they came to ‘save’ Malta from the French two centuries ago. Not all seem to agree. On January 18, 1884, ...

  • We already missed the bus

    It has been reported lately that Church and State have agreed to work together on various social projects. Excellent news! A clear clarion call to invest in a society built on dialogue and solidarity. But I feel that we have already missed the...

  • Presenters from the past

    With regard to Eugene Sapiano’s letter ‘Presenters from the Past’ (January 16) Ġużi Mallia, affectionately known as Nannu Peppu, passed away at his residence in Santa Venera on April 8, 2004, aged 86. Salvino Tellus, who attended his...

  • Alternative government

    The role of the Opposition is essential in a democracy. In Malta, Simon Busuttil and his formidable team are presenting to the people not only an effective and very often proactive Opposition but an already emerging alternative government. The...

  • Why insult for no valid reason?

    Why insult for no valid reason?

    The recent savage massacre in Paris by masked Islamist extremists who stormed the offices of the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo brought the utter condemnation of the civilised world as demonstrated in the French capital by the record march...

  • Proposed hotels instead of landscaping

    After all the hassle and millions spent from taxpayers’ money to relocate the Waste Water (sewage) Treatment Plant from Smart City to Ta’ Barkat, Xgħajra (2006), so that planned hotels and villas in Smart City would be at a safe distance from...

  • No tickets for foreign cars?

    There seem to be quite a number of foreign registered vehicles in Malta these days. They are probably not owned by tourists but by EU citizens working in Malta. This is a good sign as long as we can keep them employed. The foreign vehicles...

  • Bad example

    How can Bank of Valletta be expected to take a fair approach to settling the Multi Manager Property Fund issue when its principle shareholder, the government of Malta, has set such a fine example by successfully putting off for decades a fair...

  • Referendum is about the common good

    Josef Camilleri, president of Malta Pyrotechnic Association, in a reaction to the holding of a referendum on spring hunting, insisted that it was not correct in a democracy to deny a group of people their enjoyment and pastime simply because they...

  • The end of travel?

    A veteran American financial and geopolitical analyst has been predicting for several years the coming “age of religious wars” and the coming “end of travel”. Unfortunately, his predictions appear to be coming true right before our very...

  • A swimming pool for Gozo

    I read with interest about the proposal being considered by the government to build a second national swimming pool on the island of Malta. What about Gozo? We have no swimming facilities here at all but plenty of Gozitan residents who would...

  • Interact with birds not kill them

    Interact with birds not kill them

    We should interact with birds, which are marvellous creatures. Birds are intelligent animals. In fact, they have the intelligence of eight-year-old children and as our offspring have feelings, whether a person likes them or not, so do the...

  • Reflections on the Presidency

    In response to Martin Spillane (January 12), I would reiterate that the Presidency is not part of the Executive (the government) and, as such, it has no executive (that is, governmental) powers. As guardian of the Constitution, which...

  • Bicycle contra-flows

    The Bicycle Advocacy Group recently published a press release calling on councils and Transport Malta to make bicycle commuting in their localities one of their New Year’s resolutions. One of the methods suggested was to use bicycle contra-flows...

  • Repeating untruths

    For reasons known only to himself, Mark Anthony Falzon in his commentary in The Sunday Times of Malta on January 11, repeated once more an untruth he occasionally writes about me. It is not true that in 2004 or in any other year, I took the...