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Letters

  • Unnecessary discomfort

    One of the major signs of a caring and sensitive community is the way it treats its animals. Our little island has emerged as a highly developed animal-loving community championing their welfare with laws, regulations and special clinics. Without...

  • Solving a story of a love lost

    My grandfather was James Lopez, a general exporter born in 1894 in Malta who married my grandmother, Mary Catherine Grehan, an Irish nurse, in London in 1930. Due to the economic situation of the time and the failure of his business he paid for...

  • Will Simon Busuttil apologise?

    For months, the Opposition leader and his party held press conferences on the Mark Gaffarena story, hinting that Prime Minister Joseph Muscat was somehow involved in the case. While testifying in front of the Public Accounts Committee, the Auditor...

  • Culture improves European society

    The European Cultural Parliament strengthens the role of ideas that revolve around art and culture along with taking initiatives in Europe. It also uses the arts to build bridges across Europe and offers a forum for a regular debate on crucial...

  • Abusive, sexist language

    The verbal attack Petra Caruana Dingli referred to in her article ‘Outspoken Hags and Sluts’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 1) is abhorrent. The abusive and sexist language hurled at Caruana Dingli and columnist Daphne Caruana Galizia does not...

  • Public retraction of private apology

    Public retraction of private apology

    My leisurely drive one evening was interrupted by two wardens in Triq J.F. Kennedy, St Paul’s Bay. They informed me that my left turn into this road from Kennedy Drive was prohibited due to a no-left-turn sign at the start of the road. I replied...

  • Voting rights for UK citizens

    Maltese nationals living in the UK will be entitled to vote in the upcoming referendum to decide whether Britain stays in the European Union – just as they are allowed, with equal rights with the natives – to vote in local and national...

  • ‘Donation’ abomination

    A fireworks competition was held at the Grand Harbour last Saturday. Entering King George public garden in Floriana, I was informed that, for me to take a seat, I needed to make a donation of €5. I opted out, proceeding to walk in the public...

  • Stress-free pet travel

    Following an incident last year aboard the only available ferry link between Malta and mainland Europe, in which a dog died in a hot car, admittedly due to the owner’s fault, a local news website reported that an inspection by the Veterinary ...

  • Wonderful musical gift

    Music is a precious gift everyone can benefit from. It helps us grow as people developing our minds and social lives whatever age we are. This is the belief which underpins Meludia, an exciting programme the government is making freely...

  • Get to grips with ARMS

    Get to grips with ARMS

    As he has now taken over the energy portfolio, I would suggest the Prime Minister takes a good hard look at the utterly incomprehensible shambles and incompetence that seems to characterise ARMS Ltd. For months and months I went without a bill and...

  • To serve not be served

    Great was my surprise when I read in the papers that the Paola parish church was making a new statue of Christ the King to be carried in a procession. I presume Christ will be represented as a man in full regalia sitting on a golden throne when...

  • Sense of urgency

    My dearest mother, who is 85 years old, has been confined to a wheelchair since last year. Thankfully, she was provided with an electric wheelchair some weeks later and this slightly improved her motivation. In early January, the wheelchair...

  • Parking at the Gozo Cathedral

    Gozo Cathedral parishioners reside in various parts of Victoria. Most of them, as well as some who come from villages, use private transport to attend religious functions at the cathedral. Before the restoration works, Cathedral Square and...

  • Animal abuse

    Animal abuse

    It was shocking to read about the condition of the pure-bred Shar Pei dog when it was rescued. I find it difficult to understand why the Maltese, who are generally gregarious people, treat their pets so badly. We witness all the time animals...

  • Common sense

    We came to Malta on March 23 via Paris but our luggage did not arrive. After we filled out the required forms, we left for the hotel. The next day we went to the airport to enquire about the luggage and were told it would arrive the following...

  • Priorities

    Rather than criticise the government of the day for ‘its’ performance regarding Mater Dei Hospital, I suggest Lawrence Gonzi is taken to task for the utter and dangerous mess workmen made at the hospital’s Emergency Department. Surely the lives of...

  • Farewell, Sugar

    Farewell, Sugar

    This picture appeared in this paper on June 16, 2014. The Għasri local council had decided to honour our lovely Sugar by naming a race after her in the Għasri feast horse races. She had been resident in the village for 25 years. Sadly, Sugar died...

  • Maltese book pioneer

    Since my youth, I have been following Pawlu Mizzi’s work in publishing and promoting reading on Malta and among the Maltese. From the 1970s till today his publishing houses have produced innumerable books on the most varied subjects related to...

  • Political statements

    I remember Lawrence Gonzi being quoted as telling a former UA ambassador he had had a very limited choice when it came to choosing his Cabinet members. I believe Simon Busuttil is in a worse position. A member of his present ‘shadow Cabinet’,...

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