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Letters

  • 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,...

  • Charge sheet changed

    Allow me to refer to the news report titled ‘Charges for Mallia driver now exclude attempted homicide’ (March 16) wherein it was stated that Magistrate Aaron Bugeja had been told by the Attorney General that the charge of attempted homicide...

  • Green swans?

    Green swans?

    This photo was taken at Lija public garden. Seemed too good to miss.

  • Traffic flow

    The Msida pedestrian traffic lights, opposite the marina, must be one of the busiest in Malta, especially in the morning and evening rush hours. They are constantly in use due to the heavy volume of people crossing from the Valletta bound bus stop...

  • New power station approval

    It was stated in Parliament, that the EU Commission approved in all its aspects, the new power station project. May I ask whether the Commission was given the same documents, contracts, and other papers, as presented to our Parliament by the Prime...

  • The colour of justice

    Is there something amiss in a system of justice that sends a man to jail for handling a stolen mobile phone, subsequently returned to its owner, and awards a suspended jail sentence to a driver who, aged 20 – uninsured and under the influence...

  • Bus drivers

    Why do Maltese bus drivers yell at you if you accidentally forget to put money in your Tallinja card. They shout blue murder if you happen to ask the same question twice, they would like to strangle you if you ring the bell at the wrong...

  • That tunnel

    According to the Prime Minister, a tunnel between Malta and Gozo would most probably have to have its entrance somewhere near Xemxija. I can assure the Gozitans that 95 per cent of the Maltese people and tourists going to Gozo for a...

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