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Letters

  • What solution to current conflicts?

    Southeast and southern Ukraine, 2015: the Ukrainian government in Kiev seeks alignment with the European Union and, possibly, with Nato. The Russian-speaking eastern and southern Ukrainians seek alignment with Russia. Separatism is in the air,...

  • Delay in move to new hospital

    The president of the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses, Paul Pace, is proud of his achievement of delaying the transfer of operations from Boffa Hospital to the new Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology facilities because of parking issues. His achievement...

  • Unnecessary traffic diversion at Lija

    Unnecessary traffic diversion at Lija

    Transport Malta or its contractors do not appear to be performing any work on Sundays and holidays, if not on weekends, at the Balzan roundabout between Vjal it-Transfigurazzjoni, Triq in-Naxxar and Triq Dun Karm. So what is the purpose of...

  • Misleading campaign

    It is now very obvious that the anti-spring hunting campaigners want to confuse illegal hunting with legal spring hunting. No wonder Birdlife has always objected to work hand in hand with the hunters to curb or limit illegal hunting. I happen to...

  • A public outcry

    Can any decent human being remain silent in front of such horrifying brutality that has been going recently? Can we simply remain spectators? Today we are not merely Maltese citizens interested only in what is happening in our country; we are part...

  • No scientific support for teachings

    I am a staff reporter with the major Norwegian daily newspaper Dagbladet, and came across the article ‘Off the cuff cancer remarks’ by Kathryn Borg published in The Sunday Times of Malta on February 8. I am deeply shocked to see Borg spending the...

  • No transport vision at all

    An article in Times of Malta stated that there has been an increase of 20,000 cars on our roads. This means the authorities are getting large sums of money from car licences that permit them to be driven on our roads. What is being done to keep...

  • Elementary education in the early British period

    I am very pleased that my article on elementary education, which appeared in The Sunday Times of Malta on January 25, elicited a substantial number of letters. Some of the letters, although highly interesting, are completely irrelevant as they...

  • Does Malta need a British High Commission?

    I am English and have lived in Malta for 14 years. Recently I needed to contact the British High Commission as my passport expires towards the end of this year as I also needed some papers to be countersigned for my bank in the UK. When I...

  • Charlie Hebdo, at Vittoriosa

    Charlie Hebdo, at Vittoriosa

    No, not another caricature that hurts Islam but one that pokes fun at an old Catholic tradition which could have featured in Charlie Hebdo! It would have provoked a public outcry if it was published at the time it was made, over 300 years ago. At...

  • Save the Malta honeybee

    The indigenous, Maltese honeybee, Apis Mellifera Ruttneri, has evolved to live in perfect harmony with the local environment. Foreign apicultural experts are full of praise for this sub-species and strongly urge us, Maltese beekeepers, to protect...

  • Greece’s problems

    As the flamboyant 53-year-old Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis tried to gain support to alter the terms of the European bailout that expires at the end of this month, his fiscally hardline German counterpart Wolfgang Schäuble made it clear...

  • Repeating untruths about cycling and mortality

    I refer to the twin letters by Jim Wightman and George Debono in The Sunday Times of Malta of February 8, which are a direct response to my letter in the previous issue of the newspaper. It is indeed a pleasure to read Wightman’s reflective piece,...

  • The need for tax on fuel

    The debate about fuel prices is justified particularly so when we are under the yoke of a state monopoly. It is also justified when the global market for oil has collapsed and its price reduced by 50 to 60 per cent within six months. The debate,...

  • Village borders

    The fact that village boundaries according to the Church are not the same as those recognised by the State is rather confusing. A friend of mine says that during the Easter season a priest from Paola goes to bless his home when his post code is...

  • Better use of our ditches

    I was glad to learn through Times of Malta that the Valletta bus terminus is set to double in size in order to handle 40 new routes. The fact sprang immediately to mind that a different official procedure has continued to prevail with regard...

  • No courtesy to customers

    On February 3, in mid-afternoon, I happened to be accompanying a person to do some shopping at Lidl in Gozo. It was about 3pm. Checkout point five was free and there was only a trickle of people around. I was shocked and disgusted at the way...

  • Denied solar panel upgrade

    The government’s stated goal, repeated ad nauseam for catchy headlines, is to reach the 10 per cent target in renewable energy by 2020. However, its actions are the opposite as evidenced by Enemalta’s and the Malta Resources...

  • Roads to arrogance

    Roads to arrogance

    Abuse of traffic regulations in this country is out of control due to the fact that fines are low and the authorities almost completely ignore certain types of abuse. Every day, every hour and every minute one can spot countless traffic...

  • Donations vs taxation

    The Church in Malta appreciates the benevolence of voluntary contributions. The habit is transmitted to successive generations. Periodic appeals for support of charitable schemes are willingly accepted with mutual gratitude. Priests are rewarded...