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Letters

  • Traffic in Bisazza Street

    Showing a photograph of Bisazza Street taken at 1pm on a Sunday afternoon (‘A deserted street’, The Sunday Times of Malta, June 29) does not make a strong argument against the pedestrianisation of the street. Why should we expect pedestrians to be...

  • The training of psychologists

    I refer to the interview with Susan Van Scoyoc entitled ‘Not all psychologists are expert witnesses’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 29). The Maltese Psychological Association would like to clarify some aspects of the interview that could lead to...

  • Bus service deteriorates

    As I have been predicting for many months, the bus service continues on its downward spiral. All the promises of a successful transport network have fallen by the wayside. To date, there are still no summer timetables and there are problems with...

  • Renzi’s reasoning

    Renzi’s reasoning

    Matteo Renzi is a man apart. He has just assumed the rotating presidency of the EU and his key agenda is reform of the bloc and immigration policy. Following the dreadful incident of 30 migrants found dead off the coast of Sicily he said: “If,...

  • Pay youths to learn

    On the proposal to extend schooling beyond the age of 16, it is ridiculous to believe that forcing the 21st century generation to keep occupying school chairs will ever be effective. A curriculum needs to be drawn up for all students (without any...

  • Expensive treatment

    A young man riding a motorbike was in a collision with a car in front of our house the other morning. He assured the car driver that he was not hurt but we noticed a very deep cut on his arm, which started to bleed quite heavily. My husband and I...

  • If there’s a will there’ll be a road

    Very shortly after my letter about the pitiful state of roads in and to Nadur was published (‘A tale of two villages’, June 16), the main road leading to Qala was closed for resurfacing. This was impressive, so far as it went – which was about 50...

  • Early racket

    Is it legal to be jackhammering outside people’s homes at 6.30am? Water Services Corporation men were outside my house in Triq l-Ibraġ, Swieqi the other morning doing just that, accompanied by a warden, at 6.30 on the dot.

  • Who will pay?

    We are a group of owners of an apartment block that is registered as a condominium. Administration expenses and costs incurred for the upkeep of the building are divided equally between the apartment owners. The airspace of the building however...

  • What a waste of money!

    Last weekend, traffic was held up at Xemxija due to resurfacing of the road on the bay. What an absolute waste of time, money and manpower as every patch has sunk and moved, forming large ‘waves’ on the newly-resurfaced road. Any more good ideas?

  • Weekend parking at popular beach

    Weekend parking at popular beach

    Last Sunday, we headed out to the beach as most families did on such a beautiful day. Given the wind direction, we opted to go to Għajn Tuffieħa bay (Riviera). Parking by this beach is always an issue given the small size of the parking area and...

  • A toast to Juncker

    On July 16, the European Parliament is scheduled to approve Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. The Commission president is Europe’s most important decision-maker on a wide range of policies and, as such, he has to show an...

  • Spiritual Church

    In his last article, Martin Scicluna takes on the Church in Malta for pleading for its voice to be heard. His approach is frank and frontal but subtle nonetheless. He assumes quite gratuitously that by the application of one’s reasoning and...

  • ARMS return envelopes

    Until recently, when we used to receive bills from government departments like ARMS Ltd and others, the letter used to include a stamp-free empty envelope to save us the inconvenience of buying the stamp or a possible trip to the post office. This...

  • Disrespectful advertisement

    Vodafone’s latest TV advert promoting its products, which shows a Catholic wedding ceremony in a church, is totally out of place. It is disrespectful of the seriousness of a wedding ceremony. Although I do not think it was made intentionally to...

  • Filthy bus terminus

    I would like to bring it to the attention of whoever is responsible that, although there are people cleaning up the litter and bins, the Floriana bus terminus is already all sloppy and filthy. It is disgusting. I hope that, under this...

  • Chicken no longer tastes like chicken

    In the latest mindless quest to produce cheap and tasteless food in vast quantities, the Ministry of Agriculture inaugurated a “state of the art” chicken farm in Qrendi, capable of slaughtering 1,200 birds per hour (June 27). The first time I...

  • Stop the waste of food

    Stop the waste of food

    I’m a tourist in Malta and have been so on many occasions. This time I have noticed one thing that I had not thought of before: the waste of food caused by the very big portions served in restaurants. One reason could be the modern, very big...

  • Man with the blower

    The Preziosi Garden, in Floriana, used to be swept on Saturdays or Sundays by a young man with a broom. A few weeks ago, somebody decided to supply this young man with a leaf blower. This was a bad idea for the following reasons: The leaf blower...

  • Tourists can be hosted in villages

    It seems to me that the Malta Tourism Authority is missing out on a great opportunity to boost tourism in the more rural areas of the island. Instead of promoting the overpopulated tourist hotels which are mainly in the northern part of the...