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Letters

  • Local car drivers

    With no claim to fame except my persistent refusal to blindly accept that one may be presumed guilty of a crime simply because one drives a car, I have been challenged to provide evidence to support my argument. However, in providing just such...

  • The Ides of March

    Today, March 15, is the Ides of March, a date that became notorious due to the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC – an act of treachery by 60 conspirators, led by Caesar’s friend Brutus. That event was followed by four years of turmoil, when...

  • A waste of money

    Every time there is an election or referendum, we start hearing about the so-called cheap flights for voters. Technology has rendered such initiatives a pure waste of taxpayers’ money. If most people are confident enough to use internet banking,...

  • Anti-Isis coalition

    Stanley Baldwin, a distinguished British Prime Minister in the 1920s and 1930s said: “You will find in politics that you are much exposed to the attribution of false motive. Never complain and never explain.” It is a maxim to which I normally...

  • Catch-up

    With reference to the letter titled ‘Catching Up’ (March 3), GO would like to clarify that the only changes which have occurred to our Interactive TV Catch Up service relate to the Disney Channels, which are available to our customers. The...

  • Shouting the wrong facts

    Seeing members of the Shout NO campaign stating their version of ‘facts’ proves words do come easy. What people should consider is the lack of facts to substantiate these words. Shout rely on Birdlife Malta spokesmen to state ‘facts’ about birds.

  • My right to the countryside

    My right to the countryside

    As a frequent user of the countryside for what now some consider my egoistic pleasure (my hunting passion), I have invested a substantial sum of money in purchasing land for my enjoyment. I have invested time and effort to transform a parcel of...

  • Bus lane in the dark

    It is unbelievable that the Ministry for Transport should introduce new measures – such as the bus lane in Gżira – without first having the necessary data to back those measures. If the minister does not know how many people use the buses between...

  • On forgiveness

    I refer to Alfred Gauci’s letter (‘Pope’s punch’, March 10) in which he advocates forgiveness in the face of wrongdoing by others. In general, he may be right and forgiving breeds inner peace. But his view may be slightly simplistic. Certain...

  • Mission to help in Peru

    I would like to express my deep gratitude to the Maltese Mission Fund for the contribution they have made to help us in our mission here in Peru. The demands are endless. As a lay missionary, I work mainly in a clinic where we attend to...

  • Company’s bad timing

    I’m a regular user of the St Julian’s-Valletta bus route, the busiest in Malta. Over the last 20 years, I’ve witnessed all kinds of shortcomings and abuses on this route, including supposedly frequent buses that delay to show up, crowds waiting...

  • Triton for Castille?

    Triton for Castille?

    Times of Malta carried a report last Tuesday about how Castille Square, in Valletta is going to be pedestrianised. I ask myself: why they don’t move the Triton Fountain to the centre of this beautiful square?

  • The making of a robust economy

    At least the following national economies in the European Union can be classed as robust: Austria, Britain, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden and Malta. They are characterised by conservative and secure banking systems, low...

  • Safeguarding the moral order

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has emphasised the importance of keeping a clear separation between the State and the Church, when meeting Archbishop Elect Charles Scicluna. However, why bring up this topic in the very first meeting with the new...

  • Are there two PNs?

    I wouldn’t blame anyone who may have followed Xarabank (March 6) and who may have started to believe that there are two Nationalist parties and not one. Listening to Mario de Marco’s conciliatory and positive tone during his replies to questions...

  • TV rights sharing bid

    TV rights sharing bid

    Melita would like to assure Simon Camilleri (March 5) that it shares his view on the need to establish a TV rights sharing protocol between pay TV operators on the lines that exist in other European markets. Melita is on record stating that such...

  • Bullied by garage owners

    A lot of illegal economic activity in garages is taking place in residential areas all over the island to the annoyance of residents. Some persons abuse openly while others work behind closed doors because they have been verbally warned but no...

  • Stewart family from the 1950s

    Stewart family from the 1950s

    I am trying to find anyone who knew my mum and dad (Marie and James Stewart). They lived in Malta in 1956-57. My father was based in an allied forces signal base – Phoenicia. They had good times in Malta and some sad times. Mum had a miscarriage...

  • Examples of pidgin Maltese

    I refer to the recent learned contributions by Joseph Friggieri and Henry Frendo on the subject of pidgin Maltese and would like to offer my modest support, although they do not need it. In my youth, I studied Maltese under Ġorġ Pisani, Fr Joseph...

  • Some tender loving care

    Having visited a friend of mine last week at Karen Grech Rehabilitation Centre, I was appalled by what I saw. This is an establishment where patients go to get better and to find peace and quiet. What I found was exactly the opposite. The noise...

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