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  • Not disabled friendly

    I am a wheelchair user and recently went to the passport office with my friend to renew my passport. I always ask beforehand whether the venue is accessible. I was aware that the main entrance of Evans Building was accessible and that there is a...

  • A true patriot

    I read with interest Fabian Mangion’s article on George Mitrovich, ‘Recalling a brave, sincere patriot forgotten by Malta’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 8) and was disappointed at how neglected his grave is. I wonder if some organisation will...

  • A relic left by the French

    A relic left by the French

    An old street sign in Old Treasury Street, Valletta, Rue de la liberte’ (Freedom Street), a relic left by the French in Malta (pictured), is covered in dust, hardly visable and in a shabby condition. The perspex covering it is also in a very poor...

  • Dangerous pavement

    I urge Senglea council to take note of a number of e-mails I sent about two big holes dug in the pavement of Bastion Street. These were meant to serve as a concrete foundation for pillars to support overhead balconies. The job was abandoned and...

  • Of guns and girls

    It would appear that Claire Bonello (‘Credibility matters’, The Sunday Times of Malta, March 8,) seems to harbour the odd opinion that “hunting is a bit of a macho affair, with burly men doing the shooting”. Women, or is it lady, shooters may be a...

  • No faith in local council

    The local council elections and the referendum on spring hunting will be held soon. While I know how I will be voting in the referendum, I doubt whether I will be voting in the council elections. After seeing that a number of main roads in urgent...

  • Cunning

    That Joseph Muscat is a cunning politician is known. However, what Malta desperately needs is a Prime Minister of integrity.

  • The Church must act

    I would like to congratulate Mgr Charles Scicluna on becoming Archbishop. I wonder whether he will be attending the crucial Bishops Synod on the Family next October. Gozo Bishop Mario Grech, as the president of the Maltese Episcopal Conference,...

  • The female image in 19th century art in Malta

    I am a postgraduate student at the University of Malta reading for a Master’s degree in History of Art under the supervision of Mark Sagona. My area of research is ‘The female image in 19th century art in Malta’, in which I am analysing the...

  • History of Argotti Gardens

    History of Argotti Gardens

    It is always interesting to read articles relating to our heritage such as ‘Origins and history of Argotti Gardens’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 1). However, a number of omissions and inaccuracies in this article need to be pointed out. The...

  • Inefficiency and lack of communication

    I’d like to ask the government whether it has any idea about what’s going on at Arms Ltd. I am tired of paying umpteen visits to Blata l-Bajda thanks to a mistake made either by Arms Ltd or Enemalta, with both sides blaming each other, leaving me...

  • Local car drivers

    With no claim to fame except my persistent refusal to blindly accept that one may be presumed guilty of a crime simply because one drives a car, I have been challenged to provide evidence to support my argument. However, in providing just such...

  • The Ides of March

    Today, March 15, is the Ides of March, a date that became notorious due to the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC – an act of treachery by 60 conspirators, led by Caesar’s friend Brutus. That event was followed by four years of turmoil, when...

  • A waste of money

    Every time there is an election or referendum, we start hearing about the so-called cheap flights for voters. Technology has rendered such initiatives a pure waste of taxpayers’ money. If most people are confident enough to use internet banking,...

  • Anti-Isis coalition

    Stanley Baldwin, a distinguished British Prime Minister in the 1920s and 1930s said: “You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain.” It is a maxim to which I normally...

  • Catch-up

    With reference to the letter titled ‘Catching Up’ (March 3), GO would like to clarify that the only changes which have occurred to our Interactive TV Catch Up service relate to the Disney Channels, which are available to our customers. The...

  • Shouting the wrong facts

    Seeing members of the Shout NO campaign stating their version of ‘facts’ proves words do come easy. What people should consider is the lack of facts to substantiate these words. Shout rely on Birdlife Malta spokesmen to state ‘facts’ about birds.

  • My right to the countryside

    My right to the countryside

    As a frequent user of the countryside for what now some consider my egoistic pleasure (my hunting passion), I have invested a substantial sum of money in purchasing land for my enjoyment. I have invested time and effort to transform a parcel of...

  • Bus lane in the dark

    It is unbelievable that the Ministry for Transport should introduce new measures – such as the bus lane in Gżira – without first having the necessary data to back those measures. If the minister does not know how many people use the buses between...

  • On forgiveness

    I refer to Alfred Gauci’s letter (‘Pope’s punch’, March 10) in which he advocates forgiveness in the face of wrongdoing by others. In general, he may be right and forgiving breeds inner peace. But his view may be slightly simplistic. Certain...