Advert

Letters

  • Traffic information

    I refer to the post ‘No date yet on making traffic system “intelligent’”. When we installed the variable message signs, months ago, we had stated that the signs will first be used extensively for the works on the Kappara project.  We have used the...

  • On finding voices

    Reuben Sciberras (July 11) chose to dedicate the main thrust of his response to my original piece on the Industrial Tribunal by attributing to me misogynistic and homophobic qualities. This is rich, coming from the mouthpiece of Minister Helena...

  • Public safety

    Public safety

    I am full of admiration for the many volunteers who spend hours decorating our towns and villages for the annual feast. They deserve our thanks. However, more attention should be given to public safety as some bulky decorations put the lives of...

  • Empire ‘fights back’

    The British working class was the backbone of the army that maintained the Empire and, on June 23, 2016, the same working class backbone delivered ‘freedom day’ to the United Kingdom. For four long post-Empire decades, all the ills faced by...

  • Appalling state

    The state of many public toilets is appalling. Very often hand dryers don’t work; toilet paper is missing; there are no soap bars or soap dispensers; dirty flooring; foul smells; door latches improperly fitted, thus violating your privacy. What’s...

  • World of politics

    There is an adage in the English language - ‘hoist by his own petard’ -  which, I believe, originates from Shakespeare’s Hamlet. It cannot be more adapt to David Cameron’s recent situation. On June 24, he must have silently reflected Margaret...

  • Cause to be thankful

    It is important in our lives to be thankful for all that goes well and for all that doesn’t go well. For what we enjoy and for where we suffer moral pain, sorrow and emptying wallets. For sobriety and for overdrinking, because they both teach us...

  • Correct language

    The editorial ‘Maltese language standards’ (June 30) was called for and to the point.Is the present generation receiving proper comprehensive education or is it being inundated with too many subjects without having the time to absorb what they learn.

  • Green wardens

    Green wardens

    Perhaps the time has come for traffic wardens to be given more powers, rather than simply issuing parking tickets. We are all too aware of the many environmental issues that plague our islands, such as litter and rubbish round every corner. This...

  • Voting in elections

    The article ‘Why electronic voting is seen as a “difficult journey”’ (July 7) is informative but contains some mistakes. The STV-PR voting system used in Malta does involve picking ballot papers randomly for transfer at full value (one vote) but...

  • Football coverage

    Well done TVM for the extensive coverage of Euro 2016, making it possible for soccer enthusiasts to enjoy their favourite sports.

  • Why bailwas granted

    I refer to the article ‘Disheartened domestic victims suffer in silence’ (July 7). Having looked into what actually happened in the two cases mentioned, the following clarifications are in order. The authors of the article highlight the fact that...

  • Bus card problems

    On April 30, I applied for a Tallinja card for my wife and myself at the Transport Malta kiosk at the Ferries. I submitted two completed application forms with photographs, which were duly checked by the clerk on duty, and paid €32.23. The lady...

  • Economic arguments

    “Any differing views”, asks economist Karm Farrugia (July 6) when asserting that he has always taken the fatidical figure of “3,000” as “the floor above which real and marginal analysis can effectively approach reality”. But, of course! So, here...

  • Passport control

    I received my renewed passport the other day. Although I am a British subject, it is, of course, one of the maroon “European Union” passports. It is valid for 10 years. I don’t know - and I don’t suppose that anybody knows - whether this will mean...

  • Looming danger

    Looming danger

    For several weeks now, we have been waiting for some action on the removal of a hanging water tank. The tank is above a pavement near the lotto office and ice cream parlour in St Julian’s and, should it fall on pedestrians walking below,...

  • Living inforgiveness

    Forgiveness: the world will laugh at this word because, unfortunately, there is a mentality to pay evil by evil, even by some people who are supposed to give us a good example. In doing so, there will be no peace in the heart of those who pay evil...

  • Maoism not Marxism

    In my letter ‘Christian ideal’ (July 5) I made a mistake which I would like to point out and correct. The second sentence should have read thus: “Communism and the other ideologies of the 20th century, Nazism and Maoism and in a similar...

  • The people’s puppeteer

    The western world has had the likes of Randolph Hearst, Lord Beaverbrook and Robert Maxwell. Much-maligned though they were by the way they swayed public opinion to suit vested interests against the common good, compared with Rupert Murdoch they...

  • A great Great Britain

    A great Great Britain

    I cannot understand how some people in Malta have taken upon themselves the right to blame the British people and their Prime Minister for voting to leave the European Union. Some of them seem to have been waiting for this moment to express their...