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Letters

  • Public event at St Julian’s

    Public event at St Julian’s

    We would like to exercise our right of reply with reference to the editorial ‘When a popular event goes awry’ (March 28). St Patrick’s Day is not a national day, local festive day or special day that the council celebrates. In the past, the...

  • Road decorum

    Overtaking from the inside is against the law. Motorbikes are doing it all the time; many times going over the double white lines and onto the other side of the road. Have you ever been startled by a bike flying past you, a few feet away from your...

  • Education system defects

    I will talk about that category of students who are not brilliant in the subject but neither are they average or a total loss but somewhere below average. We tend to lose them on the way because there is no cure if they fall behind. The class...

  • Growing demands

    I advise the Minister of Education and the Archbishop to proceed with caution regarding the never-ending demands by Imam El Sadi. His latest was about the teaching of Islam in local schools and it should be decided upon with caution because his...

  • Of neutrality

    Simon Busuttil on Wednesday publicly hinted he will soon make it a political party issue to ask the European Union to remove the neutrality clause from the Constitution of Malta. This is a very serious dangerous issue. The vast majority of the...

  • Welcome to Crane Island

    Welcome to Crane Island

    As your plane approaches our island on a beautiful, sunny Sunday, you can have a fantastic view of masses of concrete blocks across the water from the walls of Valletta. An aerial glimpse of the rest of the island will reveal even more concrete...

  • Leadership crisis

    Those who may still have had a shred of doubt on whether the Nationalist Party is gripped by political desperation and had the unique opportunity of following Beppe Fenech Adami’s speech - nay, harangue is more fitting- in Parliament during the...

  • Ethoxyquin in fish feed

    I watched a very interesting programme - Indovina chi viene a cena - on the Italian TV on Monday. It made my blood run cold. It covered the use of the chemical ethoxyquin as an additive to fish meal feed to farmed Norwegian salmon. I then decided...

  • Catholic schools

    Catholic schools

    The founder of Catholic schools in Malta was Mgr Cajetan Pace Forno, later bishop and archbishop of Malta. As soon as he had been appointed bishop he reformed the studies in the Seminary and gained from Rome the faculty of giving academic...

  • An explanation

    Allow me to refer to the news item titled ‘MEP claims of potential money laundering wrong - Konrad Mizzi’ (February 27). In view of the above, one can urge Pana Committee chairman Werner Langen to ask the following question to the Minister within...

  • Xarabank’s misguided ‘random act of kindness’

    Xarabank’s misguided ‘random act of kindness’

    Xarabank’s “Random Acts of Kindness”, featured on March 17, provided yet another good reason why I consider this programme as falling below the standards of what good journalism should all be about – informative, educational and interesting. While...

  • FTS probe

    Reference is made to the article  ‘Police widen FTS probe to include the perm sec’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 26). It must be stated that at no point did Joseph Caruana, permanent secretary, Ministry for Education and Employment, confirm...

  • The ideal family

    Kristina Chetcuti, in her Sunday column entitled ‘The Perfect Family does not Exist’ (March 26), states, “We need key people in society – like priests – to support the diversity of a modern family, and to keep in mind that not even Jesus’ was a...

  • Why the vulgar expressions?

    Further to what has already been written in previous letters on the play Fl-isem tal-Missier u ta’ l-Iben u ta’ l-Ispettur Bonnici, I too found the title insensitive and lacking in good taste, to say the least. However, I was persuaded to go and...

  • Malta is not for sale

    Malta is not for sale

    Many high-rise properties are being built with the hope of attracting rich foreign nationals to our island. These will occupy some of the best land with the nicest views. Although I am against such high-rise buildings, the government is adamant in...

  • Sylvanus

    What a pity that the Sylvanus column is being stopped. It is the first thing I read every Sunday as soon as I buy The Sunday Times of Malta. Over the last 30 years, its very clever satire on topical, newsworthy items has been unsurpassed by any...

  • Religion in schools

    Part of the Islamic school at the Islamic mosque in Corradino closed down recently, according to the school director. The secondary students, who number between 60 and 80, will have to go elsewhere. Later, in an interview, the Islamic director...

  • A Gozitan at the Holy See

    While reading a 300-page book about Pope Francis’s ‘revolution’ by Argentinian author Elizabeta Piquè, I came across the name of Mgr Alfred Xuereb, the first private secretary to Pope Francis, about eight times. He is an unknown personality from...

  • Scottish economy

    The article by Elisabeth O’Leary analysing the economic case for Scottish independence totally ignores Scotland’s huge gap between tax revenue and spending. According to The Guardian (August 24, 2016), in the 2015-16 tax year, revenue per head in...

  • Partial year of culture

    With all the fuss about the city and the year of culture, certain items of great national and international importance seem to have been ignored. There seems to be stupid discrimination against certain events, mainly due to pique and antagonism,...

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