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Letters

  • Use of sand

    Is the sand used in the construction boom in our islands imported? Or are our few sandy beaches being denuded illegally?

  • Olympic feat

    Olympic feat

    Two years ago, TVM televised the World Cup football matches in Brazil. Earlier this year, it did the same when the European Cup was held in France. But now the Olympic Games are being held, again in Brazil, and what do we see on TVM? Nothing. Can...

  • Common courtesy

    There has been correspondence in the last few weeks about the lack of common courtesy. There appears to be a new generation that does not expect it or want it. I attribute much of the rudeness in our society to the proliferation of social media...

  • Who will speak up for the unborn child?

    The debate on whether to introduce the morning-after pill is still ongoing. The camp in favour is hell bent on nitpicking and shredding to pieces the data available on conception. On the other hand, the camp against is basing its arguments on the...

  • Proper site for Sette Giugno monument

    The government seems to be favouring the suggestion to relocate the Sette Giugno monument back to St George’s Square, Valletta. In my opinion, such a decision would compromise the aesthetics of this square. There is a better place for this...

  • Double or single ‘m’?

    I have a question for the Maltese language experts. Why does the word ‘Amen’ have a double ‘m’ in the Maltese version of the end of a prayer? According to whatI have experienced in several other countries, the word has a single ‘m’. How and when...

  • The human footprint is far worse than that of any dog

    I am writing in response to a letter entitled ‘Beach gone to the dogs’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 31). My boyfriend and I take our dog regularly to Mġiebaħ beach (also known as Selmun Beach) and I have never smelt dog urine there. As for...

  • Home- schooling in Malta

    The introduction of home-schooling in Malta must be approached with care, for it is not appropriate for all children, or for all family circumstances. In fact, its suitability for a particular child will depend on a number of factors such as: The...

  • Transparency needed

    I refer to comments by Health Minister Chris Fearne in relation to the government’s contract with Vitals Global Healthcare (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 7). The Medical Association of Malta confirms that it has stalled signing and formally...

  • Waiting for medication

    I refer to the article ‘Inhumane wait for vital MS medicine’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 7). The article highlighted Sandra Apap’s inhumane wait for her multiple sclerosis medication. I too am a MS sufferer and I too have been waiting in...

  • Thank you

    I refer to my letter in The Sunday Times of Malta entitled ‘Medication entitlement’ (July 24). My Multiple Sclerosis medication Tecfidera (dimethyl fumarate) has been delivered to the pharmacy and was dispensed on August 3. I would like to thank...

  • Safe roads

    I agree that breathalyser tests would help reduce traffic accidents, especially fatal ones, but they are only a small part of what needs to be done. We should first ensure that outdated motoring laws should be scrapped and that all road signs are...

  • Bring back the telephone directory

    I would like to ask GO plc whether it intends to publish a new telephone directory as the last time one was issued was in 2004. Not everyone has access to a computer let alone the internet. Furthermore, a lot of the information listed in the 2004...

  • 20 years of sea contamination

    After 20 years one fish farm owner has finally admitted that the contamination of our swimming zones is caused by fish farms. Over the years these farms have increased their fish pens without the appropriate permits. The main question now must be...

  • Still waiting

    On July 15, I signed a contract with Melita plc whereby I was given a smartphone with instructions written in a language I did not understand. I complained several times that according to law the instructions should be either in Maltese or English.

  • More skips needed

    More skips needed

    A few months ago I wrote several e-mails to the Birkirkara local council regarding a bring-in site in Triq tal-Qattus, Swatar. The two small skips in this particular bring-in site were unable to cope with the demand and trash very often ended up...

  • Too many cars

    Having visited Malta over 100 times during the past 35 years I think I have earned a gold medal for tourism! So much has improved: the quality of service everywhere, the gastronomy, the care taken by the local councils to keep the place attractive...

  • Euthanasia

    The editorial in The Sunday Times of Malta of July 24 on euthanasia entitled ‘The right to life… and death?’ quotes Pope Francis warning Catholics against fundamentalism. However, it fails to quote Pope Francis on the subject discussed:...

  • Realist, not a racist

    Allow me to bring the following to the attention of Mike Wagstaff. The other day, a knife attack elderly on the streets of London left a woman dead. Not so long ago, Drummer Lee Rigby was hacked to death in broad daylight because he was a soldier.

  • Dead or alive

    I am truly surprised that Etienne Grech (August 5) should still be touting the old abortionist’s red herring that “there can be no life before the brain has started to form”. He argues that “death occurs when brain function ceases, hence, life...

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