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Letters

  • Lessons from Dwejra

    Lessons from Dwejra

    It is difficult to accept that our iconic Azure Window is no more. Many a happy picture was posted on Facebook lately, recalling happier times when the landmark was still there. I would like to share my take on this ‘tragedy’ and throw some light...

  • Useful alliances

    Recently, there has been some talk of coalitions and alliances. In my time, I remember of a really strange but vital coalition or alliance: this was when the Christian West democracies forged an alliance with an atheist dictatorship. It was deemed...

  • Azure Window replica

    With reference to the collapse of the Dwejra natural window, may I suggest that a small replica be placed in an adequate location both for the benefit of tourists and, especially, the future generation. Small souvenirs can also be done so we may...

  • Done and dusted

    Now that Times of Malta has been running its On the Dot column for quite a while, would it be a good idea to introduce a sister column? How about Done and Dusted? This would serve for this newspaper to report on which problems and issues,...

  • Access to Manoel Island

    Access to Manoel Island

    I would like to know where we stand about permanent access to Manoel Island. Till now, we have been obliged to content ourselves by accessing the place only on weekends and only during specified hours. After the coverage of the hullabaloo raised...

  • Panama company

    Allow me to refer to the news item titled ‘MEP claims of potential money laundering are wrong - Konrad Mizzi’ (February 28). When asked about comments made by Pana Committee (European Parliament) chairman Werner Langen, the Minister within the...

  • Personal safety

    George Debono’s article (March 4) contains many truths we all need to respect but is, unfortunately, itself rather ‘lopsided’. He should appreciate that so many pedestrians, cyclists and motorbike riders ignore common sense and the rules of the...

  • Let us keep our faith in Jesus Christ

    Are you among those who honestly believe that there is nothing after death? Do you really believe that with your last breath you will cease to exist? Have you considered that you could be wrong? And what if you are: if when you die, you become...

  • The role of conscience

    The Church rightly showed the face of the good and merciful God when it gave permission to people in complex situations to receive the sacraments after confiding to a priest. I invite the Church to go further and emphasise what is already Church...

  • Iconic natural landmark in Gozo is gone forever

    Iconic natural landmark in Gozo is gone forever

    The number of posts on social media related to the collapse of the Azure Window, or it-Tieqa tad-Dwejra as it is known in Maltese, reached uncountable levels soon after the incident. Pictures of ‘the arch that had been’ flooded news portals,...

  • Fifty years a priest

    On March 11 together with my companions  in Malta I celebrated the 50th anniversary of my priesthood. Really and truly, one  must, like in all walks of life,  utter wth deep faith: “Thanks be to God.” Apart from the basic principles of the Gospel...

  • Thank you from India

    I would like to thank the Mission Fund for its donation of €2,500, of which €500 are for Mass intentions and €2,000  go towards subsidising biblical and religious material in Santali, the language of the largest tribe in India, the Santals. I have...

  • More press freedom

    It’s simply amazing how the Nationalist Party has twisted the Bill which intends to give more freedom and not less to journalists, and thus strengthen freedom of expression by abolishing criminal libel. The PN went so far as to say that this Bill...

  • Tablets at schools

    Tablets at schools

    My daughter is in year 4 at a Church school and I attended a school meeting regarding the introduction of tablets which were given to pupils at the beginning of the term. In the initial phase of the meeting we were told that a switch is taking...

  • Corrupt duopoly

    The front-page item titled 'ITS developer paying wages of PN officials' (March 6) underlines the fact that both the major parties in Malta are totally corrupt. One side accusing the other of corruption while itself claim-ing to be whiter than...

  • Gozo carnival

    Can the Gozo carnival committee explain the reason why its activities in Victoria are being gradually transferred from their traditional venue of Independence Square to a particular area of Republic Street? I am afraid that when the Victoria...

  • Ireland on the brink

    Ireland used to be "more Catholic than the Pope". Not anymore. In a BBC documentary entitled 'Mission in reverse: Ireland on the brink', the editor of an Irish Catholic newspaper said that the Catholic faith in Ireland "is in a rapid...

  • One-armed drivers

    Drivers caught using their mobile phones while at the wheel should not be shown any sympathy. In fact, new stiff laws should be introduced for the ever-increasing number of offenders who constantly break the law and get away with...

  • Lights still out

    Over two and a half months ago (December 15), I wrote in this newspaper about the lights in Pantar Road where it meets Valletta Road, Mosta, being out of action. To date, even though apparently there is no reason for them to remain...

  • Battle sword

    Battle sword

    The news that on the occasion of Malta’s EU presidency, Grand Master de Valette’s bejewelled dagger will be brought to Malta from the Louvre and will be on display at Valletta is most welcome. The French authorities are to be thanked for this...

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