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Letters

  • Bus route of shame

    The way the bus service from St Julian’s to Valletta operates is a disgrace and whoever is responsible ought to be ashamed. Buses arrive at Sliema from St Julian’s already full and people waiting on the bus stop get crammed inside the bus like...

  • Coverage of Parliament

    I refer to the article on ‘Full-time MPs...’ by Keith Micallef (January 7). In the editing, my comment on MPs and the media got garbled. Here textually is my comment: “Current MPs suffer from the fact that the media just ignore their bread and...

  • President’s activities

    It is hard to understand why the President of the Republic should have been involved in announcing the release of two Maltese-language cartoons at Verdala Palace. It was not an occasion of national importance and surely a functionary of the...

  • Stifling the press

    Most Maltese must be disgusted and worried by the Paris massacre of seven journalists and others seriously injured by Muslim well-trained extremists armed with Kalashnikovs. This attack was aimed at silencing the freedom of the press and of...

  • Service provider meanderings

    I write this while left holding the line on Melita’s customer care help centre. It has already been 45 minutes so far. I am calling for the third time and already visited their Valletta outlet regarding a seemingly simple issue. My little saga...

  • Reflections on the presidency

    Alfred Griscti (January 6) is totally wrong when he says that “The presidency is not part of the executive, and, as such, has no executive powers”. The Constitution says that “The executive authority of Malta is vested in the President” who...

  • Sport for children

    Sport for children

    A very important educational debate was initiated in this newspaper a few months ago about the young adolescent and competitive sport but, unfortunately, many questions were left unanswered and the issue remained inconclusive. Here are my...

  • The presidency

    I am sure that if we had to take a random ballot among the population about how President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca is performing, the odds are that the majority will be very happy with how she is carrying out her duties. Our President has...

  • Very good service

    Just to let one and all know that there is definitely one company in Malta which gives a prompt and efficient service. I had some gifts ordered this Christmas which didn’t arrive on time. When I contacted Maltapost, they immediately looked into...

  • Jesus outside the temple

    Without entering into the merits of Joe Zammit’s interpretation of the verse from the Bible: “The just man falls seven times a day”, his letter (‘A parrot –like saying in homilies’, The Sunday Times of Malta, January 4) reminded me of a passage...

  • More user-friendly please

    On the night of January 3, my wife and I flew back from Heathrow to Malta on flight KM103. This flight was late, as it generally is, and the boarding, now at a distant gate 22 was chaotic instead of the normally orderly affair. The plane...

  • Road patching

    Is there an international prize for an official who allows the roads to have the worst patched surfaces in the whole world? This person certainly deserves such an award, since he or she seems to be thoroughly inefficient, lazy or couldn’t care...

  • Who has the ultimate say?

    I am sure most people who have had dealings with Mepa know how difficult this authority can be. The people of Victoria should support their council in its struggle with Mepa over the tree uprooting question. The real issue is not the trees, but...

  • Changing names

    The proposed alternatives to changing a man’s surname on marriage are the ingred-ients for a real mess. Not to mention the confusion for children’s surnames. Why not just have the first name and the identity card number? So I would become known as...

  • The ancient Hebrews

    This letter is addressed to the agnostics, the sceptics and those who believe that the ancient Hebrew writers of the Old Testament were uneducated, superstitious religious fanatics groping in human ignorance, while trying to develop a concept of...

  • Time is running out for Busuttil

    In his article entitled ‘Holding government to account’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 4), Simon Busuttil seems to shy away from his prime responsibility of a political party leader. Busuttil does not talk about reconciliation and unity...

  • The case for a property tax

    The case for a property tax

    The articles on a property tax by John Consiglio (The Sunday Times of Malta, December 28, 2014 and January 4) were very well written. While there may be many reasons for the introduction of a property tax in Malta, it is most definitely needed on...

  • Poor driving skills on roads

    As if the ever-increasing amount of vehicles on the roads is not enough, we still have very poor minor accident management and driving skills. Very recently, I experienced a huge tailback on a major dual carriageway because four cars had bumped...

  • Environment and us

    I have the perception that our quality of air has seriously degraded during the last few years. Driving back from Rabat to Qormi every day, I can see a brown layer of air covering most of the island, stretching from Mosta to Naxxar, Sliema to Marsa.

  • Don’t let them win the war (1)

    Don’t let them win the war (1)

    We are under attack. The sophisticated military-style attack which shocked France on January 7 was rightly perceived to be a declaration of war against our values and identity. In the immediate aftermath, the prevailing sentiments were those of...

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