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Letters

  • Continuous ‘hammering’

    Continuous ‘hammering’

    A site is being excavated in St Helen Street, Sliema, located between a large block of residential flats and a private residence (picture). Excavations start at 7am and stop at 8pm. Despite numerous objections with the police, this continuous...

  • People of feeble faith

    While acknowledging my utter limitations in the matter, may I dare posit to Joseph Caruana and John Guillaumier the classic proposition: why is there something and not nothing? Hans Kung, in his precious little book Credo, deals rather extensively...

  • The ‘soldiers of steel’ march on

    ‘In questo mondo di ladri’, (‘In this world of thieves’) sang Antonello Venditti at the Joseph Calleja concert in front of the Prime Minister. Perhaps Mr Venditti should have been informed that in Malta such people are sometimes extolled, honoured...

  • Do not make the same mistake as others

    I was alarmed to see Mario Garrett’s article advocating for suicide by ‘exit bag’, physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 31). I am a lawyer in Washington State, US, where assisted suicide and euthanasia are...

  • Shame on the Water Services Corporation

    We are being urged to save water. Good! Campaigns are organised to educate people to save water, but the Water Services Corporation, which is in duty bound to supply us with water and to see that this essential commodity is not being wasted, is...

  • Darkness in Żabbar Road

    A street lamp located at Żabbar Road in Żabbar was moved across the road and mounted onto a pole some months ago at the request of a resident who objected to it being fixed to the façade of his property. Ever since its transfer the lamp has not...

  • Dog poop everywhere

    It was with great interest that I read Joe Attard’s letter ‘Beach gone to the dogs’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 31). We have been visitors for the past month and we enjoyed the beauty of the old buildings, the lovely people, the weather and...

  • Dog fouling law not being enforced

    As a foreigner, I agree with Joe Attard’s letter ‘Beach gone to the dogs’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 31). It seems that dogs fouling the streets have fallen off the radar here in Malta, only to be replaced by dogs fouling and urinating on...

  • A traffic disaster

    Many residents of and visitors to Ta’ Xbiex have been inconvenienced for over two months already. This is due to the erroneous decisions of someone at Transport Malta to place one-way signs in such a manner that, in order to go from Ta’ Xbiex to...

  • Disrespectful towards God

    Disrespectful towards God

    Whenever I am in Valletta, I usually pay a visit to St Francis church in Republic Street. Two weeks ago a strange thing happened shortly after 6am when the church opened. Two foreign youths each carrying a skateboard and a can of beer entered the...

  • Life is sacred

    The Sunday Times of Malta editorial of July 24 says: “While life may be viewed as sacred…” Sorry about the “may be”. Life is sacred.

  • Shameful Planning Authority

    I refer to the letter ‘How low can the Planning Authority go?’ by Astrid Vella, co-ordinator of Flimkien għal Ambjient Aħjar, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 24). She certainly pulled no pun­ches and I fully support her. She wiped the floor with...

  • British Service pensions

    I refer to the letter by my friend Joseph Buttigieg entitled ‘British service pensions’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 17). Like myself, Mr Buttigieg served for a long time in the Royal Air Force and retired with a service pension. As he points...

  • The future of this world

    I refer to the debate between Joseph Farrugia and Joseph Caruana about faith and reason. There is compatibility between faith and reason. This theory was also amply propagated by Jurgen Habermas and Pope Benedict XVI in a public lecture wherein...

  • Of standards

    The Ministry of Education has published three documents under the title ‘Bringing education into the 21st century’. Among other things, they talk about standards in the education field. But the documents themselves are in dire need of some...

  • CEO selection process

    I refer to the article “TV presenter John Bundy to become new PBS chief” (July 30) and in particular to the paragraphs where it refers to the appointment of Anton Attard in August 2010. For correctness’ sake, it must be emphasised that the...

  • Happiest players

    Karl Flores (‘Always a sport’, August 4) says there is joy even when losing. I would imagine that our footballers must be some of the happiest people on earth.

  • Dirty beaches

    Dirty beaches

    • I have just returned from a wonderful holiday on Lampedusa and what I noticed there in contrast with our lovely island was the absence of rubbish, especially cigarette butts in the sand on beaches, which I really hate. You hardly see any. At the...

  • Any comment?

    I have just read Revel Barker’s constructive comment on England coming out of the EU and have the stopwatch running to see if Mike Wagstaff gives him a full-page savaging after all my innocent comments received a half-page verbal tirade.    

  • Ethics

    It is commendable to analyse the medicinal properties of the morning-after pill. Also, assessing the needs of society is praiseworthy. However, there is complete silence regarding the morning-after pill’s ethical implications.

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