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Letters

  • Government plans

    I refer to Reuben Sciberras’s letter (January 3) on behalf of the Ministry of Consumer Affairs to the effect that, following a judgment of the Constitutional Court requiring that hefty administrative penalties be imposed only by a court of...

  • Forget Alitalia

    Forget Alitalia

    I am following up my letter of a few weeks ago wherein I had advised the government to forget about forging an alliance with Alitalia, a bankrupt airline with a daily loss of €500,000. Etihad Airlines is reviewing its investment in European...

  • Office of the Speaker

    With reference to the article published yesterday regarding the Office of the Speaker, I would like to hereby clarify a number of issues. With regard to engagement of staff the Office of the Speaker still follows the procedures applicable to...

  • Education ambitions

    I am very grateful to the Mission Fund for sending me €2,000 to help provide assistance in the form of scholarships for tertiary education to young girls in this rural area of Santal Parganas in the state of Jharkhand, north of Kolkata. We Jesuits...

  • Yes to dialogue

    Yes to dialogue

    Some weeks ago, dictionary.com announced that, in 2016, the word that was the most universally used was xenophobia. Among the various meanings this word has one finds two that stand out, namely: “fear or hatred of foreigners, people from different...

  • TV appearances

    Astrid Vella is hurt because, for some reason or other, she was no longer allowed to give her environmental views on PBS. I am sure Vella follows closely what goes on in Malta and she should have realised she was next after well-known people who...

  • The morning-after pill

    Controversy rages on the use of the morning-after pill and whether it is merely contraceptive or can also be abortifacient. The matter of whether it is contraceptive or abortifacient is beside the point when it comes to the objective morality of...

  • Good governance

    When the Deputy Prime Minister, Louis Grech, was introducing a Bill on good governance and transparency he said, among other things, that a commissioner would be appointed, with the approval of at least two-thirds of the House, to ensure...

  • Sweet Sliema

    It is 7am and as the seconds tick away, I accept I will be late for the ethics class at the University once again. The bus to Tal-Qroqq arrives and I get in. A mixture of morning breath, cheap coffee and unwashed hair slaps me right in the face. I...

  • Smoking mothers

    Smoking mothers

    I’m all for stopping parents from smoking in cars when children are present. A €50 fine is not enough to restrain them. They need to learn to be more sensitive and responsible for their children’s health and education. The same law should apply to...

  • Why Manchester?

    As a frequent flyer with Air Malta to and from Manchester over 35 years, I am appalled at the decision by the Maltese air carrier to drop this route. I have flown with them at different times of the year and rarely were there many empty seats, so...

  • Filthy towers

    I wish to continue voicing my concern about the proposed tower developments at Sliema and Mrieħel. In this time of the year we have naturally focused on the Christmas and New Year festivities but this is also the lull before the storm as the...

  • Walk the talk

    Last year started with the Panama Papers story and ended with the Auditor General’s papers story, which may turn out to be much more serious than the Panama Papers. The reason is a simple one. While the Panama Papers story was built and inflated...

  • Unsightly posters

    Unsightly posters

    From time to time, gigantic posters are put up in front of St George’s church in Qormi to advertise some local group activities. Apart from being an eyesore, I wonder what kind of permission these groups get to put up these posters. What is worst...

  • Condominium problems

    I read an article on this news­paper about the role of the condominium administrator and would like to ask whether resolving issues between apartments is the role of the administrator. At the moment, I am appointed as an administrator for the...

  • Flying high

    I am following up my letter in which I advised the government to forget about forging an alliance with Alitalia, a bankrupt airline with a daily loss of €500,000. Etihad Airlines is reviewing its investment in European airlines, especially Air...

  • Weekly pay

    It is highly ironic that at the time Eddy Privitera was praising the community workers scheme in his letter titled ‘Workers’ scheme’ (December 12), Eurostat statistics showed that 15 out of every 100 Maltese employees earned less than €230 a week...

  • Audacity of hope

    A new year. A new beginning. New hope. A beautiful dream for 2017 of everlasting peace in the Middle East, of an end to bloodshed in the Syrian civil war, of bringing to an end the intense cruelty to honest civilians, of a strong campaign against...

  • No request yet

    With reference to the story entitled ‘Competition watchdog still toothless after seven months’ (December 30), the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties would like to clarify that the ministry has not received any...

  • Sundial doomed?

    Sundial doomed?

    One of the oldest sundials in Malta is doomed to disappear. Scaffolding has already been installed and workers are already chipping the stone work off the wall. The sundial is located at the back of the Jesuits’ church, next to the Old University...

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