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Letters

  • Don’t blame whole country

    It is unfortunate that the correspondent who wrote the letter ‘Disappointed bus passenger’ (August 7) had to pay an additional €20 in bus fares while waiting for a Tallinja card to come through. However if this modest expenditure has indeed caused...

  • Ditch the laws on blasphemy

    According to a write-up in the Times of Malta (August 8), the Church authorities declared that the law prohibiting the vilification of the Catholic religion “must not be axed” - surprise, surprise! Justice Minister Own Bonnici should go ahead and...

  • The internet and the law

    To a lot of people the internet is a mystery. Somehow, we have managed to create this other world similar to another dimension, as described in movies like Star Trek or the more recent Interstellar. Being in another dimension seems to mean that...

  • Proposed Tower Road development

    I am writing on behelf of my client John Cilia regarding his proposed development at Tower Road, Sliema, on the property of the Carmelite Order, about which there has been much media attention. In particular, of concern are the implications...

  • Fenech Adami’s Malta

    I read with amazement some of the contents of the article ‘UK government sceptical of Fenech Adami’s Malta’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 16). In the first instance the views and comments in this article are those of deputy high commissioner...

  • Thank you

    I am very grateful to the Mission Fund in Malta for supporting our mission in Durrës, Albania. The money will go towards the education of underprivileged children as well as medical help for destitute families. I assure the Mission Fund’s...

  • Bible translation in Malta

    While referring to the very interesting article ‘Translating the Holy Bible into Maltese’ by Lino Bugeja (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 9), I feel obliged to add further credit to the Rev. Prof. Peter Paul Saydon, who co-founded the Għaqda...

  • The Maltese language

    In his article on the current (mis)use of the Maltese language, carried in the special 80th Anniversary Times of Malta magazine on August 9, Laurence Grech, former editor of The Sunday Times of Malta justifiably complains about the frequent...

  • Bonaparte and St John’s Museum

    Bonaparte and St John’s Museum

    Following the clarification by the president of the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation (Times of Malta, August 16), if the revelation is correct, the museum is in for a great renovation. May it further consolidate itself as one of Valletta’s key...

  • Bonaparte in Malta

    Napoleon could not have retained possession of Malta in 1798 and the reason was Admiral Horatio Nelson. Without the Maltese revolt, the French garrison would still have starved, leading to their capitulation to the English. Charles Xuereb (The...

  • Visitor crush

    St John’s Co-Cathedral is the first stop for most visitors. Museums provide a learning experience, which can be enhanced or undermined by the quality of services provided. As the number of visitors to Malta has increased over the past years,...

  • Wrong locality

    I refer to the article ‘Arraigned over JB Stores theft’ (August 18). The Birkirkara local council would like to clarify that Amadeo Grima never worked for it. Editor’s note: The newspaper report was based on what was stated in court.

  • Red, amber and grime

    What could one do with: a quad bike, one pair of hands, a pail, soapy water, sponge and a two-metre rod? Answer: clean in one day all the island’s traffic lights of accumulated dust and grime thus exposing the red, amber and green to...

  • Disappointed with Labour Party

    In my lifetime I have seen many elections – I am 89 years old – but I cannot remember a government that was elected on as comfortable a majority as this one, an astounding victory for Joseph Muscat. And yet, I cannot really understand how he is...

  • Accept Co-Cathedral’s limitations

    Accept Co-Cathedral’s limitations

    The recent ‘project’ conceived by the St John’s Cathedral Foundation is an excellent example to use in economics classes. It illustrates the basic concept of opportunity cost (the price of what you give up to get what you want), but this time not...

  • Libertinage – the silent killer

    Unless we are constantly on the lookout, we shall be overtaken by a barrage of ideas in conflict with what we believe in and stand for. In a very short period our society’s foundations are being shaken and under the guise of pluralism and...

  • Bus lane

    All this hullabaloo about the ‘illegal’ bus lane on the Sliema-Gżira road is a load of hogwash. Nobody asked the most important question: is the lane allocated to ordinary traffic wide enough to support traffic both ways, and that includes 12 ...

  • ‘Parkers’ are just spongers

    A pleasant evening can often start on a bad note when one encounters one of the numerous car park attendants (who are colloquially known as ‘parkers’) who litter so many of Malta’s public parking spaces. The issue at stake is not whether motorists...

  • Potential high cost of National Bank case

    Potential high cost of National Bank case

    In connection with the case of the National Bank of Malta, may I recommend to the members of this government that they watch the excellent movie Woman in Gold. It tells the story of a painting by Gustav Klimt which was looted from a Jewish family...

  • Check price before buying

    I refer to the letter ‘It’s a high fee for a clinic’ (August 12). It would appear that the correspondent does not seem to be sure which part of the bill he paid constitutes the consultant’s fee and which is the clinic fee. It must be pointed out...