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Letters

  • Residents matter too

    As a resident of Castle Street, Victoria, I have come to the conclusion that somebody in authority has it in for those of us who live here. For the past two years we have had to put up with constant noise, dirt and dust, even on Sundays and public...

  • No change, no progress

    George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) had written: “Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” Many are terrified of progress, but humanity has always sought progress, as without it there is...

  • Doctrine of the Atonement

    “What are we to make of the thought that Jesus died for our sins?” asks Elizabeth Anderson in her article ‘If God is Dead’, is everything permitted? “This core religious teaching of Christianity takes Jesus to be a scapegoat for humanity.  The...

  • Bribery report

    I refer to the article ‘Official chose not to call police on alleged bribery’ (April 20). The impression that the police were unaware of the allegations or that the Foundation for Tomorrow’s Schools did not report the allegations to the...

  • New form of lightning

    Let me congratulate the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation and the restoration unit on their discovery of a brand new form of lightning. The picture of the lighting bracket on the front elevation of Castille that appeared in the Times of...

  • Reserved parking

    Reserved parking

    The reserved parking bay next door to the Paola health centre is being used mainly by doctors even though they have their own reserved parking spaces. It is not the first time that I had to phone the police. On the day I am writing this letter, I...

  • PN gaffes

    As I write I am watching theparliamentary session discussing the motion of no confidence in the government. Till now, the ‘Konrad Mizzi’ campaign embarked upon by Simon Busuttil has been massive, direct and a factor of unity that makes the...

  • David Bruce Military Hospital

    I was Corporal Maund, the company clerk working for Major Thorn, company officer, during 1953 and 1954. There was also L/Cpl Brian J Hunt, clerk to Major Mullington, the quartermaster. We were both RAMC national servicemen although Brian ...

  • Confused agenda

    Confused agenda

    Karl Soler perceives disagreement with the contents of his letters only as representing “personal attacks” and “attempts at discrediting him” but he fails disappointingly to argue his point of view. Apart from banishing pedestrians and bicycles...

  • Pension revisions

    I refer to the opinion piece by Roger Davies-Barrett entitled ‘Pensions scandal’ (April 14). While we take note of his views, allow me to clarify that the €200 mentioned in his contribution is not a tax allowance but an amount waived off from...

  • Devotional Wednesdays

    Currently in the Carmelite churches and those of the Discalced Carmelites as well as in other churches, Wednesdays are being celebrated in honour of Our Lady, also known as Audience Wednesdays. These Wednesdays begin the first Wednesday after...

  • Swieqi Valley

    How long will work take to widen a few meters of road in Swieqi by a foot or two? Or will it drag on like Reggie Miller Street, Gzira? Could the daily work have started after 9am and into the late evening letting some traffic through during the...

  • All a matter of evidence

    There is not a morsel of evidence regarding Energy Minister Conrad Mizzi and the money he is supposed to be holding in a bank in Panama. There is every bit of proof that Beppe Fenech Adami has a massive palace in Għargħur, besides a number of...

  • The agony of liberalism

    Liberalism is hanging on the ropes. Or almost dead. It is under siege from without and within. Nationalism and authoritarianism, strongly reinforced by technology, have come hand in hand together to exercise new forms of control and manipulation...

  • Deserving conservation

    Deserving conservation

    I fully share Daniel Cilia’s and Conrad Thake’s call for the protection  of Ġuzè D’Amato’s landmark house in Triq il-Kastell, Victoria. The house deserves a conservation order as one of the very few instances of good architecture in post-World War...

  • Maltese book pioneer

    I want to join those expressing their wish to see Pawlu Mizzi honoured during his lifetime for his sterling pioneering efforts to elevate the Maltese book and Melitensia literature to a deserved higher standard. It would be poignant to erect a...

  • Disgusting Gozo farm

    On April 8, I went on an organised day trip to Gozo. In the afternoon we were taken to a ‘farm’ in the vicinity of Marsalforn, but it was very disappointing. As soon as we arrived we were herded into this room, which in fact was a shop selling...

  • Malta’s Panamagate

    Malta’s Panamagate

    So here we are in these little islands of ours, wondering what is going to happen next after the latest Panamagate revelations. As a doctor, who was one of the many thousands who elected this present party into government, I feel very...

  • Useful quotes

    With politicos glad-handing everyone they meet, Panama Papers, with iterations in several forms, remind me of two of Oscar Wilde’s dicta, viz: “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much” and “There is only one thing in life worse...

  • Busuttil is no alternative PM

    As I claimed in my last letter on this subject (April 9), the Jason Azzopardi defamation case has continued to expose Opposition leader Simon Busuttil as not fit for purpose or to be ever considered as an alternative prime minister. When the PN...

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