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Letters

  • Uneducated actions

    I would like to express my frustration at the actions carried out by the graduate students who should, above all else, act as exemplary individuals and not destroy the same system that supported them. In relation to this, I would like to suggest...

  • Use of indicators

    Many years ago (I am 78 years old now), it used to be ‘might is right’ for most drivers on our roundabouts. Fortunately, we have learned to give way to traffic that’s already on the roundabout but why is the use of indicators so often...

  • Lack of sensitivity

    I write again to protest on a particular advert by Emcare on Radju Malta. The advert promotes some equipment required by the elderly. What worries me and many others (some have been complaining for quite some time during the morning programme...

  • Useless ‘features’

    Will the Times of Malta please tell us why the so-called Trending Articles shown online? What value do they hold? Are they considered educational or maybe entertaining? Because they are certainly not. All of them are in bad taste and they are akin...

  • Night orange picker

    Night orange picker

    These are pictures of a thief who sneaked into my property on November 12 at 11pm and stole a big basket of oranges and lemons from my trees under cover of darkness. He is a man of middle age or thereabouts, has a gaunt face and short hair, has a...

  • The ‘British’ way

    I just had to respond to Peter Apap Bologna’s rant on ‘Commitment to an ideal’ November 12). The ideal to which we should be committed and rejoice in is the will of the populace as expressed through the ballot box. I and my wife voted for...

  • Interesting news

    A couple of interesting news items were broadcast on NETTV in the 7.30pm news bulletin last Saturday. Translated word for word from Maltese they reported that: “A young man was knocked down by a car driven by a young lady that was being driven...

  • Socialists then and now

    I remember that, during an annual general meeting in 1971/2, a motion had been moved saying that the Malta Labour Party should change its name to Socialist Democratic Party. Both the proposer and the seconder gave the reasons why the party’s name...

  • Divide and conquer

    Divide and conquer

    I note from an article in this newspaper that the Planning Authority stated that it will be holding individual meetings with residents on the Paceville master plan. When I read that I thought that is good but later in the article the plan to...

  • Does Malta want tourism, birds or both?

    We recently returned from a walking holiday in your beautiful country, specifically in Gozo. Instead of having fond memories of your lovely country we are upset. Our walks were spoilt by regularly seeing bird traps – net traps and song birds in...

  • Learning Arabic

    I believe that more Maltese people should study Arabic. As a Finn with Iraqi roots who wants to relearn his once-lost Arabic, I feel at home in semi-Semitic Malta, but I am disappointed by the lack of interest in Arabic on the part of the Maltese,...

  • Politically dishonest

    I refer to the interview with Finance Minister Edward Scicluna (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 23). When asked about Panamagate and allegations of corruption and cronyism Prof. Scicluna attempted to deflect the criticism by mentioning two...

  • The voice of the people

    The voice of the people

    Although initially the Planning Authority (PA) turned down the St Julian’s local council invitation to participate in its public consultation meeting, it finally found the courage to face residents and NGOs over the Paceville master plan...

  • Endangered species

    The report published by this newspaper on a civil court decision in the case of a pedestrian who was hit by a car in a built-up area (October 31) makes worrying reading. The presiding judge concluded that “the fact alone that a driver was...

  • A better deal

    British Airways made a profit of £1.6 billion in the last year. I think Air Malta should join them or, maybe, Lufthansa (with whom they have a close maintenance relationship). In my opinion, these are better deals than Alitalia, which is losing...

  • The usual way

    Joseph Muscat is reported in another section of the press as having said: “We are not part of the establishment, so much so that a lot of criticism directed towards us is about us not doing things in the usual way.” Not doing things in the usual...

  • A financial injection

    A financial injection

    Air Malta has been in the news for quite some time and there does not seem to be any solution to the real problem it faces. The past has been ample proof it is not a matter of financial aid or investment. Obviously, money input would help but...

  • US Democratic Party may elect Muslim chairman

    A few days before the US election, I posted an article on my Facebook page, which I rarely use, and predicted a Trump victory. Various people contacted me and almost called me mad. They insisted that all the polls were giving a victory to Hillary...

  • Alphabetical voting

    The members of the Electoral Commission are planning to carry out some changes to the districts. It would be so kind if they change the unfair alphabetical order system first. Being a candidate for a local council with a surname starting with the...

  • Adequate pension

    The group Ħbieb tal-Aġenzija Sapport would like to welcome the measure announced in the last Budget whereby people with disability who cannot work will be entitled to a pension equivalent to the national minimum wage. The group would like to...