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Letters

  • Vittoriosa bus service

    Vittoriosa is the only locality where there is no public transport service into the centre. People from the area of Fort St Angelo have to walk a long way to reach the terminus at Cospicua. Originally, the bus serving route no. 2 had its terminus...

  • The missing husbands

    Further to Martin Scicluna’s excellent article about World War I (August 13) there was, in fact, a Memorial of Remembrance held in Valletta on August 3. A Service of Remembrance and Reflection was held at St Paul’s Pro Cathedral, which included...

  • Cause of death: assistance

    The term ‘assisted dying’ attempts to convince us that we can always tell when someone is dying. Of course, this could not be further from the truth. It is not just ‘tricky’, as Joseph Vella Bonnici suggests. There is no scientific way of...

  • Wrong target for criticism

    Wrong target for criticism

    It pains me to read harsh words of criticism against our beloved Archbishop, Mgr Paul Cremona. He is truly a man of God, enriched with a fervent vocation. I feel that if the Church in Malta urgently needs better administration, then it should...

  • The bells of St Julian’s

    So, now we have another objector to the ringing of bells in our towns and villages. This time it also includes Marian tunes, which John Guillaumier finds so irritating apart from everything else (‘Mindless bell-ringing’, August 11). As a regular...

  • Why Germans decided not to invade

    The feature about the Nazi plan to invade Malta (August 11) made interesting and nostalgic reading. For the record, I lived through those days. However, with all due respect to the CIA, I think its report was based on inaccurate information. The...

  • Voting with one’s head

    In a recent edition of Iswed fuq l-Abjad on Net TV, ably presented by Frank Psaila, Michael Falzon, a former Nationalist minister, said that despite his outspoken criticism prior to the 2013 election, he voted with his heart and, therefore, voted...

  • Stop abuse in the name of religion

    Stop abuse in the name of religion

    I agree with Fr George Mercieca when he says, in his write-up of August 16 that village feasts in Malta and Gozo are a source of culture and offer local enthusiasts as well as tourists an opportunity to make merry, socialise and enjoy...

  • Dangerous pavements

    For the umpteenth time, together with other correspondents, I have written about pavements which are built not with the pedestrians’ safety in mind but, funnily enough, to accommodate vehicles so they may be driven smoothly in and out of...

  • Conceited repetitions

    It beggars belief that John Guillaumier can be so wilfully, genuinely and frighteningly ignorant of his own words and beliefs. Firstly because his letter ‘Unanswered prayers’ was a replica of ‘The futility of prayer’ just three weeks before in...

  • PN’s appeal

    I refer to Giov. De Martino’s letter titled ‘Nationalist insolence’ that appeared on August 11. The Nationalist Party appeals for donations through diverse methods, by way of adverts carried in the party’s media, during activities and through...

  • Why farmer was inspected

    Reference is made to the article entitled ‘Farmer who exposed bad practice being investigated’ appearing in Times of Malta on August 15. The article gives the impression that the farmer in question has somehow become the subject of ‘intense...

  • Coast Road widening works

    I clearly recall having read some paper by a learned historian who, after deep research, had claimed that the bay known as Salina used to extend right up to Burmarrad and had, in fact, been used by the Romans as a safe harbour and landing...

  • Bus driver who refused to stop

    Bus driver who refused to stop

    This is a Milanese couple’s experience of our ‘upgraded’ (from Arriva) bus service. On August 13, in late afternoon, after an hour’s wait at the Valletta terminus to catch the 101 bus to Ċirkewwa, the man tried to find a dispatcher to tell him...

  • Cars in search of asylum

    I think it is deeply insensitive and disrespectful for Times of Malta to refer to the Justice Ministry cars in Merchants’ Street, Valletta as being ‘illegally’ parked. The correct and proper nomenclature is ‘irregularly’ parked. Referring to them...

  • Dangerous pavements

    For the umpteenth time, together with other correspondents, I have written about pavements which are built, not with the pedestrians’ safety in mind, but funnily enough, to accommodate cars so they may be driven smoothly in and out of garages. It...

  • Voting with one’s head

    In a recent Iswed fuq l-Abjad on Net TV ably presented by Frank Psaila, Michael Falzon, the former PN minister, said that despite his outspoken criticism prior to the 2013 election, he voted with his heart and therefore voted PN. Had he voted with...

  • Trees blind drivers at roundabouts

    Trees blind drivers at roundabouts

    First of all I should say that the private company looking after the roundabouts on Gozo and Malta is doing an excellent job and some of them are a joy to circumvent. However, a few of them are downright dangerous because of the trees that are...

  • Killing fields

    Again we see the weak Maltese government ‘giving in’ to the pro-hunting lobby. How strange that Malta, now a member of the EU, takes everything it can from the ‘coffers of Brussels’, yet will not abide by directives from the EUin regard to this...

  • Suicide aid

    I cannot understand why suddenly it has become fashionable to refer to assisted suicide as assisted dying. The very word ‘assist’ means to help. So in fact one is helping someone take his own life at his request. That is suicide. Let us call a...