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Letters

  • Gaps too wide to be bridged

    Gaps too wide to be bridged

    Here are some facts to be considered when thinking about a Malta - Gozo bridge. Gozo has an area of 67 square kilometres with a population of 37,000. It is separated from Malta (population 400,000) by the Malta Channel, between 4.5 and 6.7...

  • Helping priests avoid abuse

    The Church announced a new procedure for the immediate investigation of sexual abuse allegations, basing it on education and prevention (November 29). Prevention comprehends a spectrum of measures of which I would like to cover two to help...

  • Need for rehab suite in Gozo

    On November 26, 1999, a one-day seminar was organised on the International Year of Aging at St Lawrence Leisure Resort in Gozo. At the beginning of this seminar the organisers informed us that the interventions were to be recorded so that the...

  • Pandering to other cultures

    Pandering to other cultures

    We are sadly witnessing an incisive frontal attack on Christmas traditions and celebrations intent on eradicating Christian heritage from the surface of the earth. Recently, CBS presenter Steven Levy, in spite of his Jewish origin, was completely...

  • High profits on the sick

    In a previous letter, I had indicated the much higher price for generic Esomeprazole 40gm in Malta when compared to the UK, a country that is not known for its cheap medicines. Lately, I have discovered that the same chemical, however under the...

  • Dark shadow over Ukraine

    Twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the hero of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, decided to revive a Cold War atmosphere in the world. The US and EU have voiced their concern. Thanks to Putin, Ukraine is now on its knees.

  • Fine care at hospital (1)

    Whenever I have visited this island I have always experienced the greatest kindness of its people and, indeed, of members of the government as well. A few weeks ago, my sister, Flora, suffered a broken hip during a holiday on Malta and was...

  • Fine care at hospital (2)

    May I take the opportunity to express my gratitude for the help I got from the skin specialist at Sir Paul Boffa Hospital. She was very helpful, efficient and a Godsend to me and all the patients in her care. Well done and may God bless her...

  • Mobile antennae on Balzan church

    I would like to wish Fr Kalċidon Vassallo every success in his new pastoral assignment at Mġarr parish, while congratulating him on his deserved nomination to monsignor. I am sure that I am interpreting the wishes of the people of Balzan who feel...

  • Sales tax on a loss

    Sales tax on a loss

    John Consiglio (November 27), in his reply to Frank Salt’s contribution, makes a case for considering the proposed changes to the present capital gains tax regime as fair and reasonable. However, he has not taken into consideration that a tax on...

  • School in dire need of help

    For 50 years, I have witnessed poor people living in carton huts or worse, plastic ones, and not having a daily meal. These circumstances are more than heartbreaking. Our mission in Cameroon has made a start to the fourth year of a Catholic ...

  • ID renewal in Mtarfa

    It was brought to my attention the other day that new ID cards have already been processed for the locality of Mtarfa. Our block of apartments never received any communication on the matter. On calling Identity Malta to verify the facts, the...

  • Time to give

    Christmas is a time of giving. Material gifts may make people happy but this kind of happiness often passes quickly. The gift of time spent with a person who needs the presence of a loved one would be a present never to be forgotten.

  • Happy memories

    Sky TV recently showed the Joseph Calleja 2013 concert at the Granaries and brought back a flood of memories for me. I was in the Royal Signals when I was posted to Malta in 1947. I left in 1949. At that time, Mgr Michael Gonzi was archbishop, Sir...

  • Gozo bridge

    Now that we have a costed proposal for building and maintaining a Malta-Gozo bridge, may we please have costed proposals for bypasses, flyovers, bridges, tunnels and metro in Malta so that we can decide priorities, particularly in view of the...

  • Papal doubts

    In his response to my letter dealing with the lack of any evidence of Divine Providence during the unprecedented carnage of World War I, Alfred Gauci had asked: “Why doubt?” He should have addressed his question to the former Pope Benedict. ...

  • Too many cars and buildings

    I came to Malta in 2003 to reside permanently here as a pensioner but have not decided to end my days here. After a few years, I read in Times of Malta that there were 273,000 vehicles. Now there are 323,000 (18 per cent increase in the space...

  • The scourge of billboards

    The scourge of billboards

    Does planting billboards in streets and squares surrounded by residences have anything to do with the environment? It think it has. The billboard industry is becoming a scourge but people do not know what to do about it, or perhaps they don’t...

  • Back to pot luck

    What I thought was mere coincidence is apparently anything but. For the umpteenth time, I saw three buses in a row congregating at the bus stop. They all supposedly have different schedules – one was certainly there 10 minutes late, whereas...

  • Italian aircraft carrier should visit Malta

    Warships of the Royal Navy – including aircraft carriers like Invincible, Ark Royal and Illustrious (all of which have now been decommissioned) – sometimes visit Malta’s Grand Harbour. Would it be possible for the Italian Navy to send to Malta its...

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