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Letters

  • Investment bank

    During my years with the Malta Development Corporation in the late 1960s, early 1970s, the topic of an investment bank always featured prominently on the board’s agenda but perennially (like others) shelved. Typical of those years. Finally, four...

  • Help wardens

    Wardens should be respected at all times and people in authority should keep their feet firmly on the ground. The authorities should help wardens and not make their life more difficult than it already is, otherwise the system will just collapse.

  • Appropriate clothing

    Can we all kindly respect the people around us by dressing up appropriately wherever we are? Why should I find myself in a busy supermarket next to a man wearing just a pair of Bermudas and a belt to keep it from falling lower than his...

  • Abortifacient Swieqi road

    No need for explanations, whether scientifically or otherwise, on the morning-after pill. One only has to drive up and down Triq il-Keffa, Swieqi for a few times to assure themselves of the same result and, possibly, a clean conscience!  

  • Bad use of blogs

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna deemed it fit to advise internet users to be careful how to use blogs, to stay away from insults, to avoid making the internet a tool to induce hatred or hate others whether for political or religious reasons. This...

  • Different shades of green

    Different shades of green

    I’ve just spent 10 glorious days in Lithuania where we found the cities of Vilnius and Kaunas extremely green and beautiful. There are trees everywhere: lining the streets and lakes, in the many open spaces and in every nook and corner. And, yet,...

  • Those who serve others

    Mother Teresa has been formally proclaimed a saint.  In today’s society, where, due to social injustices, those who live on the fringe of society are being marginalised, we need to get inspiration from people like Mother Teresa who, in spite of...

  • The effects of Brexit

    After my fifth Malta holiday in recent years, I am contemplating the impact of Brexit. While we await EU negotiations to define the meaning of Brexit, the pound’s exchange rates have tumbled, terrorism fears are deterring air travel, the oil price...

  • Philosophy towards work

    A business succeeds not because it is long established or because it is big but because there are men and women in it who live it, sleep it, dream it, and build great future plans for it. Good leadership in the modern age requires an attitude and...

  • Generous architects

    Generous architects

    Further to the biblical meditation garden article (‘Creating space for inner peace in unruly Paceville’, September 1), may I point out that the same two architects – Richard England and, his assistant, Duncan Paladino – who created the gem of...

  • Looking forward

    Further to my letter ‘Wishful thinking’ (August 19), I go further in complimenting the Prime Minister as on August 22, he was quoted saying that the best is yet to come. Maybe we Sliema residents are in for a bonanza of more tower cranes and...

  • Vicious dogs

    Gżira residents are terrified of encountering the ferocious dogs that recently attacked a 70-year- old woman. I appeal to the authorities concerned to take immediate action before a much worse tragedy occurs.

  • Go slow online

    Paying for a 35mbps service and getting, most of the time, only 10 mbps, at times going as low as one to two mbps is quite a nightmare. I contacted GO technicians several times to report the problem over the course of eight months. The modem was...

  • Crossing in the dark

    I nearly witnessed a double fatality in Birkirkara Road, Kappara on August 20 at about 9pm. A driver nearly ran over a lady with a baby in a pushchair using the pedestrian crossing. The driver could only have been at fault for his excessive speed.

  • Air Malta’s future

    As a constant and long-term lover of Malta, I am horrified to find Alitalia propose stopping Air Malta flights from the UK and other European airports. If I had wanted to travel to Malta via Alitalia I would have done so but I prefer Air Malta as...

  • Where has Majsi gone?

    Where has Majsi gone?

    We were captivated. Wroclaw’s Cathedral Island was being transformed into a magical place and lit up, bit by bit, by the lamplighter. He silently held a long rod, like a fairy’s wand, and touched the lamps, which steadily breathed life. The...

  • Townsquare project: inadequate EIA?

    Townsquare project: inadequate EIA?

    I refer to the interview with Andrew Ganado about the Townsquare project and his attempt to “set the record straight” and talk about “misinformation”. But, how about “lack of information”? There is one massive fact that nobody seems able to...

  • This project reeks of pre-election deals

    I refer to the letter by Lino Briguglio entitled ‘Sliema’s MPs and Townsquare’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 28). The Nationalist Party’s position on Townsquare was made amply clear by party leader Simon Busuttil. This project is excessive,...

  • The only name of the game is money

    I read with interest the interview with Andrew Ganado on the Townsquare project (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 28). In my opinion this was all very sweet talk about how everything was done according to rules and regulations. Mr Ganado spoke...

  • No secrets, no lies

    The exposé by The Sunday Times of Malta (August 28) of a trip to a top London hotel by a businessman, a banker, and the chairman of the Planning Authority should serve as a warning to anybody contemplating crime or corruption of any kind. Without...