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  • Danger on the buses

    Since I do not happen to be one of those who complain about something only between the four walls of my home, as a result of which nothing will change, I tend to voice my thoughts in the papers. Sadly, I was described by someone at Malta Public...

  • Buses in reverse

    Having just returned to Malta for a couple of weeks, having last been here in November, I discover that what was a fairly sensible public transport system seems to have been redesigned by madmen. Residing in Qawra, I find that the bus numbers and...

  • The right to believe

    Returning to Malta, which became my second home, I have heard about the verdict of the Church that “nothing is divine or supernatural at Borġ in-Nadur”. I find it incredible that so many signs, messages and miracles can be declared as “not from...

  • Muslims in prayer

    Why can’t Muslims take a trip to the mosque in Paola to pray instead of doing so in public in Msida? If Christians did the same in a Muslim country I can assure you all hell would break loose. I lived in Yemen for two years and I had to adhere to...

  • Fitting tribute

    In 2011, I had been told by an official at the Office of the Prime Minister to consider erecting a monument to my late father, Giovanni, who faithfully and honestly represented the Nationalist Party, Sliema and Malta for 20 years. The area...

  • Nightmare on the road

    I have just got home from a nightmare drive through Mensija to the San Ġwann Road. The main road has been dug up for several days if not weeks. I had the misfortune of trying to drive home that way and along with many other drivers found myself in...

  • Good old ‘bad’ service

    Good old ‘bad’ service

    What a let-down for seniorcitizens, especially those from San Ġwann. Not only have our buses been reduced from three to one - and San Ġwann has a population of 14,000 - but we also have to walk a long way to try to get a bus from Valletta. There’s...

  • Disability quotas

    The Persons with Disability (Employment) Act of 1969 was never intended to apply to employers whose workforces total less than 20. It is misleading of the Times of Malta, therefore, to suggest that such should have been included in our statistics...

  • Sean Penn and El Chapo

    I read the article ‘Sean Penn: El Chapo visit was intended to highlight US war on drugs’ (January 15). I don’t believe actor Penn’s explanation for one second. The actor must have had close ties (or friends of friends) who delved into the seedy...

  • Opposition question time

    Opposition question time

    As an interested citizen, I follow parliamentary proceedings from time to time, in particular the 30-minute question time session at the start of the sitting. Since parliamentary proceedings are being shown on TV, this democratic avenue for the...

  • Soft talk

    With all due respect to PN leader Simon Busuttil, whom I support wholeheartedly – he will definitely get my vote if I amstill on earth for the next election – I feel that soft talk verging on the intellectual will not win too many votes. One has...

  • A wider meaning of environment

    The total environment has always been a priority for the PN despite any shortcomings. From the aesthetic point of view it was during the Fenech Adami administration that we saw the introduction of landscaping all over Malta because when we talk of...

  • Those painful Paola bumps

    It seems the Paola local council likes to use road bumps to restrict drivers. They seem to be sprouting up in this area. The bumps are not very kind to patients in pain. Those responsible just cannot imagine the pain that one feels coming home...

  • Are cyclists superior?

    George Debono (‘Saints on the road’, January 15) should stick to the main argument. The bicycle is another form of transport and riders must therefore abide by the highway code. This would entail an examination on the knowledge possessed by the...

  • Creating space on the road

    Creating space on the road

    The recent call made by Alfred Farrugia of the Malta Automobile Club for a reduction in circulation tax for low annual mileage car users has a number of valid points. Significantly there is the reference to the need of a modal shift by the car...

  • Trapping in dead of night

    I refer to the letter from WPS Roberta Grima on behalf of the Police Commissioner (January 16) relating to report: ‘Police failing to act over “massive” illegal night trapping – CABS.’ Firstly CABS welcomes the change in ALE working hours to deal...

  • Great job of Great Siege

    I have just seen the six-episode documentary about the Great Siege of 1565, which was produced locally by PBS. For various reasons, I had failed to follow it on T V. This is a great piece of work. Very professionally scripted, presented and...

  • What’s in a name? Power and fear

    What’s in a name? Power and fear

    Can the great minds of journalism create a new name to replace the horrible “Islamic State”? “Islamic State” is an overstatement and every politician, every journalist in the world should stop calling this fanatic group by this name. Why on earth...

  • Breathalyser kits

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Breathalyser kits not trusted by the police’ (January 22). The police have received no reports on the allegations contained in the article from any section where the equipment was procured. The equipment is in use...

  • 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,...