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Letters

  • Records of centenarians

    It was astonishing to read (January 11) that our electoral register casts such doubts on its correctness when it lists so many persons who have gone beyond their 100th birthday. Have our political parties, in this age of information technology,...

  • Gratitude over returned wallet

    During the pre-Christmas period I lost my wallet with important bank cards. I had not realised it, thinking I had left it in the car.   An anonymous woman, on finding it, handed it to a parish priest who in turn took it to his nearest police...

  • Delusional visions

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna confirmed that the alleged apparitions reported by Anġelik Caruana were not supernatural. The same could be said about the “Marian” apparitions at Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje.  The hallucinatory nature of the...

  • Teach all children to ride a bike

    Teach all children to ride a bike

    Allen Heartland in his letter ‘Cyclists and Motorists’ (January 12) suggests that all cyclists should be forced to take some form of driving test before being allowed on the public roads.  In a pop survey of the members of the Bicycling Advocacy...

  • Highest vehicle taxation rate

    It is unbelievable that when EU statistics do not sound sweet to the ears of the spokesman on energy, transport and infrastructure of Alternattiva Demokratika Ralph Cassar, he tries to bring up all kinds of excuses to try and contradict the...

  • A complete disaster

    Transport Minister Joe Mizzi has created a disaster in the buses system. What made him take certain decisions is something I cannot understand, but public transport is a complete and utter failure from start to finish. I wonder if Mizzi would care...

  • Not in public

    I would like to comment on the gathering of Muslims to pray in front of the Msida church. Followers of other religions can find premises to pray but this should not be done outside, especially when our country is a Christian one. I believe that in...

  • Price of oil

    Is the generous profit made by the government through the sale of fuel products at such a high price (in spite of its lowest level of cost) at par with what would have been its earnings from the extraction of oil from the disputed area (sic) as...

  • Inconvenient

    Inconvenient

    I am disappointed by the laissez faire attitude of the Sliema local council regarding the scaffolding on part of the pavement in Manwel Dimech Street. I informed the council about this problem in December and was told it would be resolved.

  • The public transport system

    I would like to express my views on the present public transport situation. The bus terminus in Valletta has been extended into St James Ditch. This has resulted in a number of problems. There is no bus shelter in the ditch, so passengers waiting...

  • Disastrousbus system

    The bus routes are still being changed and these changes are taking us from bad to worse. Last Sunday we tried to take the bus to Buġibba from Naxxar Road, Birkirkara, at bus stop Piu. When we looked up to see the numbers of the buses stopping...

  • Not consumer friendly

    Not consumer friendly

    I have tried printing the schedules for the bus routes I use but these have been designed with such a large black heading that it uses all the ink in my cartridge. Furthermore, the names of the bus stops are printed in a very small font size,...

  • Maltese crew who perished on HMS Indefatigable

    Being avid readers of World War I articles, my family and I were disappointed on reading the names of the Maltese crew serving on the battle cruiser HMS Indefatigable who perished in the Battle of Jutland (‘Malta during 1916 – the Year of...

  • Glenn Bedingfield’s comment about our Archbishop

    Some say that Glenn Bedingfield is not a public officer and therefore has the right to say what he wants because our country is a democracy. I treasure our country’s democracy but there should always be a limit to what anyone can say. Whether...

  • Where are the artists?

    Last week an American artist by the name of Ashley Olsen was strangled to death in her apartment in Florence. She lived in the Oltre Arno, a bohemian neighbourhood inhabited by artists and a part of the city I am familiar with. I too lived there.

  • Empty niches

    I hate empty niches. An empty niche conveys a message: a job has not been completed and there is disagreement over what to put in it. Two empty niches in the front of a very prominent building at the heart of our capital city cry out for...

  • Praying in public

    By praying in public as they did last week, Muslims will not gain any sympathy. The only way to solve this problem is to continue searching for the right property in the right place. Bringing up the need to pray five times a day should not be laid...

  • Valletta access

    I totally agree with what was written in the editorial ‘A master plan for the capital’ (January 13). Very well said. Make it difficult for people to access Valletta and they will certainly find a more convenient place to satisfy their wants. Life...

  • Near tragedy on a bus stop

    Last week, a horrendous accident was averted in the nick of time. It was around 5pm on a bus stop in Msida. As a bus pulled in to take on passengers, a sizeable throng of some two dozen surged forward and jostled to get aboard. A handful got on,...

  • Archbishop’s comments on Prime Minister unwarranted

    Archbishop’s comments on Prime Minister unwarranted

    Even the most ardent of the Prime Minister’s supporters may clearly see his New Year’s kitchen message was a public relations disaster. It was an ill-conceived, badly researched, mediocre presentation that inevitably ended badly and was another...

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