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Letters

  • Friends and enemies

    I shall say this only once. Keep your enemies close and your friends ever much closer still.

  • The hidden gem

    The hidden gem

    On December 21, 2015, Fr Fernando Millán Romeral, prior general of the Carmelite Order, sent a letter to all the communities worldwide to remind us to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of St Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi on April 2. This...

  • Defending the indefensible

    I am impressed with the efforts of some Labour supporters in their attempt to defend the indefensible in relation to Minister Konrad Mizzi’s involvement in the Panamagate scandal. Their efforts include trying to shift the issue into the realm ...

  • Private trust, public deception

    Allow me to rebut the letter titled ‘Appearances’ by Alfred Demanuele (March 3) in the sense that Energy and Health Minister Konrad Mizzi decided to close Hearnville Inc. (Panama) only after he was caught out by blogger Daphne Caruana ...

  • Konrad Mizzi must go

    I did not expect Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to take advice from the leader of the Opposition with regard to Health and Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi and his chief of staff Keith Schembri. However, I think Muscat should listen to what former...

  • Challenge posed by Joseph Muscat

    Like some other prime ministers in Europe and elsewhere across the globe, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat wants to have it both ways: he wants to keep Konrad Mizzi in his Cabinet and Keith Schembri as his chief of staff, but at the same time, he...

  • The Marsalforn bridge

    The Marsalforn bridge

    The attached photo shows part of the main thoroughfare in Marsalforn, where a small bridge connects the two sides of this fishing village. The bridge happens to be almost right in front of the main bus station. Since this is a two-way street, one...

  • Some are more equal

    A friend was telling me that she got a ticket for parking her car in a place where this was prohibited. No amount of pleading that this was unknown to her relieved her from forking out the money. The Minister of Justice, when confronted with his...

  • Terror attacks

    Referring to my column of March 31, Alfred Gauci (April 11) wrongly accuses me of two things. First, he says, I did not condemn the March 22 terrorist attacks in Brussels. The second accusation wavers between saying that I ‘almost’ blamed ‘the...

  • Poor effort

    Last week, drivers were advised that part of Tower Road, Sliema, was going to be closed dueto roadworks. Why is it that the roadworks, were just concentrated solely on the road dips at Fond Għadir? I am never quite sure whether it is the Sliema...

  • The role of the media

    The people’s disapproval of the pathetic manner in which this country is being governed extended as far as the prison. Thanks to the Times of Malta’s pressure a group of female inmates were paid within a week for their services rendered months...

  • Unisex toilets are better

    Unisex toilets are better

    Regardless of the rights and wrongs of transgender legislation in the US, I would like to make this point. So often in airports, people arrive needing to use a toilet. So many times I see men happily popping in and out at a moment’s notice whereas...

  • Political ideology

    In light of recent Panamanian affairs occurring both on a national and international level, I would like to express my opinion on the situation we are facing due to the pledged loyalty the majority of us possess towards a political party,...

  • Pensions scandal

    Pensions scandal

    So we have gone from the frying pan into the fire when it comes to getting a fair deal from the Maltese government. Under the PN, we service pensioners were being systematically robbed ofour pension but to salve their conscience they gave us  €200...

  • MCCAA’s remit

    With reference to the Talking Point ‘When will MCCAA refund €2m?’, by Alfred Farrugia (April 5), the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties would like to state the following. The process of investigation mentioned by...

  • Slow buses and change of drivers

    Public transport buses that transit through the Qormi park-and-ride depot often stop to change drivers. There are times when this does not take up too much time but there areoccasions when this changeover isoverly protracted. However, to wait for...

  • Silence when praying

    When chapels dedicated to the Holy Sacrament were set up, they were meant to be havens of silence but the majority of the faithful persist in reciting the rosary and praying other invocations aloud, to the annoyance and frustration of others who...

  • New political party

    My congratulations to Marlene Farrugia and her group  for taking the reins in hand and attempting to pull this country out of the morass of political intrigues we have had for the past 95 years.  The problem is the old political system to which...

  • Positive force

    It is a pity that some people look at the negative side of a situation because, in doing so, one doesn’t realise there is another way that gives you courage so that life may go on with a positive attitude. I want to share with readers some tips...

  • Kappara junction works

    Kappara junction works

    And now we all wait for six months with bated breath for the Kappara junction to be completed. The result is predictable: this highway will soon fill with more traffic than before, leading to calls for more improvements somewhere else along this...

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