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Letters

  • Easy money

    Although the Msida local council is fully aware of the precarious parking situation, in a highly residential area especially overnight, wardens continue to splash parking tickets on vehicles wrongly parked in the early hours of the morning before...

  • Right to vote

    It was interesting to read the article in Times of Malta about the Maltese living in the UK who are entitled to vote. It also made me livid. One gentleman had only lived there for two years and could vote. I have been here for 23 years and am not...

  • Haven faces destruction

    As I heard the news of a shooting range complex planned to be built next to Mount St Joseph Retreat House I wondered what the President’s Foundation for Well-being of Society had to say about the issue. Through this retreat house, the Jesuits have...

  • George Cross as a symbol on the flag

    George Cross as a symbol on the flag

    The argument for having or not having the George Cross on the flag (Thomas Zerafa, May 6) emanates from the fact that by now it should have transformed itself into a national symbol, something which does not seem to have happened. It was placed...

  • No Malta left for people to enjoy

    That a Labour stalwart like Eddy Privitera should express shock at the proposal for building a hotel on the Mellieħa sandy coast really means that this mania for building anywhere and everywhere has reached its zenith, to be deplored by all and...

  • Sliema gem

    Whenever I pass through the Savoy area, in Sliema I always remember a wedding or two I attended at the Savoy Guest House but, unfortunately, it has been abandoned for quite some and it’s not in a very good state. Are we going to lose another gem?

  • Awareness about coeliac disease

    International awareness week for coeliac disease is being held between tomorrow and next Sunday. My daughter was diagnosed with this condition one-and-a-half years ago. Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks the villi in...

  • Public clocks

    Why is it that in Malta there is not a single public clock that shows the correct time? I sent an e-mail to the Ministry of Transport more than two years ago about this but nothing was done. Also, the paint used for road markings fades away only...

  • Blasting birds from the sky is not a sport

    It has been encouraging to see the law being enforced against bird hunters. It’s beyond comprehension how anyone with a heart and of sane mind considers as ‘fun’ the mass slaughter of defenceless wild birds. It is what it is: mass...

  • The Prime Minister’s tweet

    After reading Mark Anthony Falzon’s column ‘Preying on birds of prey’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 3) I believe that the author should resign his chairmanship of the Ornis Committee, a body whose purpose is to find a balance between hunters and...

  • Mistaken polls

    Within the space of a few weeks, and in three different countries, opinion polls have been proved dramatically wrong. First it was the general election in Israel, then the Malta spring hunting referendum and now the UK general election. One...

  • Bus lane at the Strand

    The bus lane along the Strand is absolutely useless. I was recently stuck in traffic all the way from Sliema to Gżira for over 20 minutes. The bus lane was constantly empty except for the occasional taxi and just three buses that cruised by.

  • Better less than more

    Economists who could be in the pay of either individual hotels or even possibly any of the sector’s lobbying organisations often come up with the wrong reasons for recommending further physical or numerical growth of certain facilities in...

  • Disrespect for both Maltese and English

    Disrespect for both Maltese and English

    I am all for the Maltese language and for the English language. I am in favour of bilingualism but not for the total disregard of the proper use of Malta’s two official languages. The picture shows an official sign in a locality which has a labour...

  • Garibaldi’s stay in Malta

    Frans Said, writing on Garibaldi’s stay in Malta in 1864 (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 3), suggests that “a study should be carried out to ascertain his lodgings while in Malta” and adds: “Perhaps the building had suffered damage during the last...

  • More on Garibaldi

    Further to my letter ‘Garibaldi in Malta’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 3), I have been reliably informed that Garibaldi’s grandfather is buried in Malta. According to my information, he is buried at the Capuchin Santa Liberata Cemetery in...

  • Prevalent plastic peril

    The proliferation of plastic bags and related products has now reached alarming proportions causing irreparable damage to the environment. As plastic is relatively cheap and durable its use or misuse in the last 50 years has resulted in widespread...

  • Mediterranean Sea is a cemetery

    I do not know how some European nations sleep at night knowing that thousands of men, women and children are dying as a result of horrible people smugglers. The Mediterranean has become a cemetery. I suggest that Europe, in agreement with the two...

  • The Corner Hostel

    A few years ago someone had the great idea of turning a beautiful old house into a hostel and decided to call it The Corner Hostel since it is situated in St Margaret Street, Sliema, corner with Melita Street. However, for some reason, the owner...

  • Spin doctors

    Reading the opinion piece by Silvan Agius, the human rights policy coordinator at the Ministry for Social Dialogue, reminded me about how those whose job it is to spin finally end up believing their own spinning. He writes: “Admittedly, this...

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