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Letters

  • Court inconsistency

    KSU – Kaċċaturi San Ubertu note the discrepancy in court sentences with regard to unlawful possession of firearms or ammunition when hunters and non-hunters are involved. A recent case of an American citizen apprehended at the airport in...

  • Clear talking

    In his letter ‘Modern talking’ (January 25), Albert Cilia Vincenti made the following statement: “For the women who use them (MAPs), this is a private matter and the intention is obviously to avoid an unwanted pregnancy not to abort unborn...

  • Ministerial silence

    This newspaper carried an article titled ‘Transport Minister refuses to publish suspended tender inquiry findings’ (January 12). I do not understand the need of such a heading bearing in mind that refusal to publish anything concerning this...

  • Monsters in our midst

    It seems the developers’ ruthless and, in reality, barbaric plans for development of towers in Paceville and Mrieħel might be modified. The developers might be getting shamed into making some kind of concession to build fewer floors for their...

  • Forty years later

    Forty years later

    The newspaper Il-Furjana has done it again. Further to the letter by Joe Bugeja ‘It’s all about Floriana’ (January 18), allow me to refer to the initiative taken by the newspaper board and congratulate them for reuniting former Floriana players...

  • Wrong technical argument

    It is pretty clear the Greens in Malta are acting on some instructions, or directives(?), communicated to them by their overseas controlling body (head office!) to propagate the incorrectness that “an overseas company in Malta only pays five per...

  • Bishops’ wise words

    I refer to the excellent editorial on the bishops’ guidelines following the Pope’s exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The current issue somehow evokes the doctrinal controversy that occasioned the first council of the Church as recorded in the Acts of...

  • Daily nuisance

    Daily nuisance

    I refer to the photograph that appeared on January 27 showing vegetable boxes and other rubbish in Dingli Street, Sliema. Residents in Creche Street face this 365 days a year. Apart from creating such a dump, the fruit and vegetable seller...

  • Bullying tactics

    After the Obama administration accused the Russian government of hacking Democratic Party e-mails during the US presidential campaign, serious political observers are now worried that Germany will become the next focus of Moscow’s campaign to...

  • All is not well

    Simon Busuttil, the leader of the Opposition and of the Nationalist Party, gave a magnificent speech in Parliament addressing the members of the European Commission that were here for the inauguration of Malta’s presidency of the European...

  • Power to the people

    Power to the people

    The Brexit referendum was ‘advisory’. Why? Because Parliament reigns supreme. It has long since separated itself from nonsenses like the Royal Prerogative. Theresa May tried to resurrect this archaic feature to justify the decision to give no...

  • Misnomer of the year

    ‘The Year of Mercy’ was the misnomer of the year. At the start of the ‘Holy Year’ we were told by a local priest that the “floodgates” of Divine Mercy would be wide open for everyone. The only floodgates that were actually open in 2016 were the...

  • Emergency pill debate

    Hats off to Miriam Sciberras and Klaus Vella Bardon for speaking out against the morning-after pill and filing a judicial protest to block its sale. They stated clear and valid medical and legal reasons why this pill should not be sold. It is a...

  • Smoother flow

    Smoother flow

    I sincerely hope Transport Malta has noticed that from the day we were allowed once again to drive on the left lane (the bus lane) from Sliema through Gżira, there have been no traffic jams. On the contrary, the flow of traffic has returned to...

  • Political amalgamation

    I was on holiday in Malta over the Christmas period with my family. One thing that did not change in my daily routine was waking up early despite the various attempts to go back to sleep. To while away the time read articles/comments penned by...

  • Civilisation under attack

    A recent unexpected attack against the concept of Western civilisation occurred at the prestigious BBC Reith Lectures when the philosopher and cultural theorist Kwame Anthony Appiah told his audience: “Whether you claim it or rebuff it I think...

  • The Maltese are enslaved by their cars

    New analysis shows that traffic is costing the Maltese economy €200 million per year. The Maltese are sadly Europe’s worst-hit victims of a generational urban-planning fiasco. All one needs to do is look at the statistics and their paradoxical ...

  • Making Malta’s presidency work for people in fisheries

    Making Malta’s presidency work for people in fisheries

    The Prime Minister has firmly stated that through Malta’s presi­dency of the European Council he wants to bring the EU closer to its citizens. I believe communication is an essential aspect in this regard. I’ve spent most of my week in Brussels,...

  • The failures of Barack Obama

    I refer to Kristina Chetcuti’s column entitled ‘Who is the winner?’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 15), where she said: “Whatever Barack Obama’s political failures – and sadly there were many – I will...”. I would be much obliged if Ms...

  • At the moral crossroads

    Many agree that we live at a time when science is taking an ever-increasing linear and progressive direction never seen before in the history of mankind. This has given citizens of many countries the possibility of deciding on sensitive life and...

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