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Letters

  • Rape of a village

    Patrick Calleja’s articulate letter (‘Last chance to save rural area’, August 1) exemplified how once more an organ of the State (for the umpteenth time Mepa) has failed to live up to its mission and decided against the interests of the people for...

  • Concert devoid of Maltese

    Concert devoid of Maltese

    In a competitive world that grows smaller by the minute and where making oneself known is so much linked to success, our small country cannot do without advertising and publicising itself. The unfortunate thing is that some people seem to limit...

  • Dogs aboard Virtu Ferries’ catamaran

    Regarding the report aboutthe dog that died on the catamaran, I can hardly believe that Virtu Ferries management are unaware of the rules regarding dogs on board the vessel. I am a frequent passenger on the Jean de la Valette catamaran together...

  • One source of road anger

    Anyone using the road from the Ferries to Gżira, particularly between 2.30 and 4.30pm, has to endure at least a half-hour, often longer, drive till one reaches the infamous Manoel Island bridge area. The bridge and the immediate vicinity have, for...

  • Fumes emitter

    I read with interest the letter (August 7) complaining that two angel statues had been left in the road waiting to be hoisted up onto their pedestals, in the process causing a massive traffic jam within St Paul’s Bay. I noted that the...

  • Bus refund

    I refer to the letter ‘Bus card: “fare” deal or a flop?’ (August 5) by Joe Mifsud of Dingli. Malta Public Transport had already identified the problem mentioned and the refund was processed automatically on July 18. The company has got in touch...

  • Wrong place for Victoria market

    Wrong place for Victoria market

    The chosen setting for the relatively new street market in central Victoria shows lack of responsibility by the authorities and lack of importance given to locals. The decision is absurd. It affects parking in the centre of town, where finding a...

  • Labour’s food for thought

    Labour’s “road map” enticed an overwhelming majority to put this party in government after so many years in Opposition. It included solutions to the energy issue. Today, under this “progressive” administration, we witness situations such as...

  • Vilification

    Anarchy does not lead to demo­cracy. The suggested re­moval from the penal codes of any vilification of religions is a retrograde step and should be re-examined in detail. There should always be some control, even if this is only nominal. I would...

  • Traditional Catholic values

    I would like to make an impassioned appeal to stop further onslaughts on traditional Catholic values that have always upheld the Maltese family. A Pope, whose wisdom is a gift of God, recommended the faithful to strive for an even better knowledge...

  • Random litter is ruining Malta

    Nearing the end of a two-week holiday in Malta, we experienced even more delights on the island than our previous visit 16 years ago. If there has been one blight on our visit, it has been the phenomenal level of casual littering, from the streets...

  • The traffic chaos through Mellieħa

    It was a pleasant summer morning while heading to Mellieħa Bay – until I arrived at the top part of Ġorg Borg Olivier Street. In the summer heat, a bus and a large commercial vehicle were blocking traffic in both directions. Following a number of...

  • Insulting believers

    In order to give free rein to freedom of expression, the government is proposing to do away with Article 163 of the Criminal Code. Austin Bencini (‘Vilification of Catholic Religion’, the Times of Malta, July 13) says that article 163 is outdated...

  • Piano’s project is fantastic

    I recently visited Valletta for the first time since Renzo Piano’s City Gate project was completed. It is superb and fantastic. Piano has done a fine homage to the Knights’ legacy, making everyone who lives in Malta proud. He has also secured...

  • Commemorating September 2, 1798

    Commemorating September 2, 1798

    Charles Xuereb (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 9) tells us that he bases his arguments on documentation regarding the failed French period in Malta (1798-1800). Perhaps since he is so well informed, he might answer some of the following...

  • Abortion law

    I am sure few would have been surprised by the formation of a pro-abortion group in Malta. Its spokesman promulgates the customary reasons for legislating in favour of allowing abortion in limited circumstances, but then throws in enough emotive...

  • Englishloan words

    Let’s stop confusing readers with the way we spell English-borrowed words in Maltese. Besides looking strangely spelt, they show a lack of seriousness by our academics who were supposed to have solved this problem years ago. There used to be a...

  • Gozo holiday shattered by building noise

    Surely there must be some regulations about building noise during holiday time? I am sitting on the third floor of a block along Qbajjar promenade – a holiday area – and having to listen to builders banging and hammering all day! Surely there are...

  • Lucky paragliders

    I bet those two paragliders (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 9) consider that angels were flying with them. To be airborne in Malta is to risk getting shot from the sky. It must have been terrifying to be swept up into the sky, disconnected from...

  • From an ‘old boy’

    As an ex-Allied Newspapers’ ‘boy’ between 1949 and 1960, and now aged 92, I would like to pass on my congratulations on the Times of Malta’s 80th anniversary. I started, on arrival in Malta after leaving the British Army, as a cub sports reporter...

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