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Letters

  • Efficient action saves life

    The prompt and efficient service of an Emirates employee saved the life of an elderly man who nearly choked to death in a piece of watermelon while at the beach (July 7). Such an action should make us all realise the importance of having at least...

  • There is no point living in the past

    Having just read Graham Wood’s letter ‘Malta changes for the worse’ (July 9), I felt compelled to reply. He visited the islands as a child and viewed Malta through the eyes of a child, not noting the poverty or the poor standard of living of its...

  • Thank you from Pakistan

    I would like to thank the Mission Fund of Mosta for the generous donation of €2,000 which will partly fund a safe drinking water project, which we, the Dominican Sisters of Malta are carrying out in a very depressed community outside the city of...

  • Magnanimous in defeat

    The recent humiliating defeat of one of the top-rated international football teams in the world underlines the beauty of this game with its unpredictability, its high drama and scintillating brilliance. Brazil, the country with the best record ...

  • Creative industry needs strong, transparent structures

    Contrary to what was reported in the press, I am sure that Albert Marshall, chairman of the Arts Council, was at one with the minister in welcoming in a new fraternity of artistic directors, (‘Artistic directors should work together’,...

  • Wirt iż-Żejtun Symposium 2014

    I would like to congratulate the organisers of the Wirt iż-Żejtun Symposium 2014 which dealt with the Turks’ last incursion in Żejtun in 1614. The event was well organised and the speakers presented different aspect on the same subjects. The...

  • Parking problems in St Paul’s Bay

    One of the main problems affecting our localities is that of parking facilities or rather the lack of them. Forming part of the St Paul’s Bay local council deepened my understanding of how this difficulty is taking its toll on all sectors of our...

  • Where are the authorities?

    Where are the authorities?

    A few months ago I wrote a letter describing the careless parking taking place in a particular road in Tarxien/Fgura. I also reported this to the local councils for action to be taken but, unfortunately, things are getting worse and nothing has...

  • Concern over banding in schools

    As parents striving to raise our children in a stronger society, we are concerned with the introduction of banding in the education system. Education will once again start to emphasise grades and academic abilities only. In mixed-ability classes,...

  • Birkirkara council and the disabled

    The National Parents’ Society of Persons with Disability would like to commend the initiative taken by the Birkirkara council to gather statistics on persons with a disability in the locality and identify their various needs and shortcomings. The...

  • Like driving on the moon

    I am a frequent user of Triq il-Linja, Triq il-Ġonna and Triq Birkirkara, in Attard, adjoining roads that for a long time have been in such a bad state it’s like driving on the moon. I reported the condition of these roads to our local council in...

  • Hot water

    Warning to swimmers: always test the water before plunging in. According to one newspaper’s weather forecast, dated July 8, 2014, the average sea temperature around the Maltese islands was 254 degrees centigrade!

  • Troubled waters

    The recent aggressive Chinese behaviour in the South China Sea is worrying many countries: from Vietnam and the Philippines to Japan and the United States. Some years back, China used to call the South China Sea a sea of peace, friendship,...

  • To kill a palm tree

    To kill a palm tree

    Why do some people need to destroy a palm tree that does not belong to them? The photo shows that the bottom part of the tree is black as though it had been set on fire. That is not the case however. Something has evidently been poured onto it...

  • Definition of roadworks

    I can’t remember a summer when I haven’t written to this newspaper about the main road through Victoria being blocked at the height of the tourist season. What I can remember is a very recent announcement that there would be no roadworks this year...

  • Missing news

    Watching the TVM 8pm news on July 4, I was not surprised that the channel’s ratings are taking a dip. Full coverage was given to the 200th anniversary of the Malta Police Corps, with all the pomp and ceremony on the Palace Square, in Valletta,...

  • World Cup commentary

    I don’t know how TVM acquired live coverage of every World Cup game with the bonus of English commentary but someone should buy that guy or gal a large drink. I have to say the presentation is quite superb and the presenters would easily fit...

  • Culture of littering

    I feel the need to express my annoyance at the manner in which this island is being treated as a giant litter bin. The country is moving forward at great speed in many areas, with buildings, roads and historic sites being renovated and brought up...

  • Home straight

    I received a couple of registered letters over the last few weeks from Italy and from Malta. Each and every time the postal operator left a note stating that he tried to deliver an item but, unfortunately, I was out. Unfortunately for Maltapost,...

  • Ebola virus risks

    Ebola virus risks

    As the deadly Ebola virus spreads from Africa, can the Ministry of Health assure us that all is in hand to contain this lethal disease should it be brought into Malta by a boat migrant or indeed by other visitors? Are Armed Forces of Malta...