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Letters

  • Isolated island

    There is no ferry service from Malta to the mainland except for the horrendously-priced Virtu Ferries to Sicily, which has a monopoly. Has nobody in this country understood yet that not everybody wants to travel by plane while others, for various...

  • NGO at risk

    How laudable of Nature Trust to rescue turtles, rehabilitate them and then release them back into the sea. However, they had better watch out. In this glorious country of ours, they now risk being prosecuted for handling protected species. Is this...

  • Exam paper corrections

    With regard to this year’s SEC and Matsec results, it has become the norm to ignore issues that might bring to light why so many students could be failing their exams. Many point a finger at the curriculum, others talk about the gap between the...

  • Stains on the stairs and other city sites

    Stains on the stairs and other city sites

    It is certainly a shame that the new stairs at the entrance of Valletta have been marked by oil stains but they are not the only parts of our capital city which need the attention of the cleansing directorate. If anyone looks at the surface of...

  • Persecution of Christians

    These are the days of Islamic insurgencies where Sharia law and Islamic states are imposed by lethal means and brute force, where Christians are persecuted not for their wrongdoing but simply for being Christian. These are the days where a good...

  • Disco nights

    It is quite fitting that the song Disco Inferno was being played during the Farsons Beer Festival around midnight. This track is a true reflection of the 10 nights of sleepless hell that residents in the area have to suffer as a result of...

  • Payment for recklessness

    I sincerely hope the ‘cowboys’ who are still jumping off Cominotto in spite of all the warning signs are being made to pay for their treatment in case of injury as well as for the personnel and equipment costs. This should hold good even for those...

  • Go figure!

    The GO TV guide often puts out incorrect programme details, which is certainly not a good idea if viewers want to record something for later viewing. But they excelled themselves when I tuned into Liverpool FC TV, which was showing the story of...

  • Reflections on midlife

    I enjoyed the article by John Cassar White: ‘Baby boomers’ midlife crisis’ (July 28). It notes that middle-age is roughly between the ages of 43 and 62. I am 50. Yet, I don’t really dwell on the crisis. I look towards the positive elements...

  • Harbour view reclaimed

    Harbour view reclaimed

    The row of trees at Bastion Street, Senglea, are so healthy that from one season to another they overgrow in such a way that their leaves and branches reach the pavement and very soon are crying out for pruning. It would be sensible to have these...

  • Local council elections

    With reference to the article published in Times of Malta on July 31, entitled ‘Bonnici: postponing elections would require a change in law’, it needs to be clarified that, in his reply to a question posed by the newspaper’s journalist, the...

  • Bishop’s street

    I must agree with Alfred Grixti, mayor of Żebbuġ, when he says that “Bishop Caruana was an opportunist and a French lackey who did not deserve to become a bishop.” (July 30) Anyone who doubts this statement would be well advised to read The Lives...

  • An abuse of car space?

    Can someone explain to me how the holder of a disabled parking card on his car is parked all day in the only disabled parking bay in Buġibba Square, and is fit enough to be seen walking around all day selling timeshare? Every time I need to park...

  • Airless offices

    Went to ARMS offices and there is no ventilation; the new offices at the Law Courts in Strait Street are without ventilation; has there been a change in sanitary laws that we are not aware of?

  • PN playing politics again

    The leader of the Opposition had been making it very obvious that he and his party were using the unfortunate abduction in Libya of a fellow Maltese citizen, Martin Galea, to try and score a few political points Foreign Minister George Vella,...

  • What’s in it for Gozo?

    What’s in it for Gozo?

    I do not normally rant about many things but thought the film industry deserved a line or two. This is a very turbulent business: you either have a job or have to do other things to put food on the table for months. Yes, the Brad pack’s in town...

  • No birdsong in Malta

    The letter from Elsa Meyland-Smith (July 22) made very interesting reading. She complained that she has not seen many birds in Malta and could not imagine from where the 30,000 birds which will be trapped by bird trappers will come from. The...

  • Lost camera in the UK

    My parents would like to find a family from Malta who were travelling in Britain two weeks ago. They left their camera in my parents’ car by mistake and we would like to get it back to them. The camera contains their holiday photographs from...

  • Shooting the messenger

    I refer to the court decision that Birdlife members should be charged over ‘possession’ of dead birds. The court is sending the wrong message. Instead of asking the police to dedicate more time to investigate the culprits of these despicable acts...

  • Problems for Church if it opts to set up a TV station

    I read with great interest Mgr Charles Vella’s article ‘Why not a socio-religious TV?’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 13). My attention was particularly drawn to his final comment: “The time will come when our island will become more and more...

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