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Letters

  • ‘Storing’ electricity

    ‘Storing’ electricity

    The article ‘Novel offshore floating system’ (August 25) had a description of a concept for large-scale offshore renewable energy storage. The point of the device was said to be “solving” the very real problem of supply-demand mismatch when...

  • Route to hell

    I fully endorse the article ‘Adventures on route 202’ by George Camilleri. I have sent many letters to Transport Malta about this bus service with no improvement being made. I fully sympathise with the correspondent if he has to catch this bus...

  • Ombudsman delays

    Nine months ago, I had forwarded a complaint at the Ombudsman’s office hoping to recover the money I paid for damages to my car. This happened in a road at Safi and the local council is refusing to pay, although I have provided them with all the...

  • Wardens’ job

    It is ridiculous to blame the wardens in Gozo for doing their job, enforcing the law. The blame should be squarely put on the authorities and the organisations in charge of promoting tourism to Gozo. The Gozo Tourism Association and the Gozo...

  • Rental market

    Rent increases in Malta really make me angry. Over the last three years, my rent increased 50 per cent and that included my downsizing to a one bedroom. I really want some measures put in place by the government. I expect some action to be...

  • Civic sense

    Civic sense

    I am hugely disappointed by those living on our beautiful island, primarily due to the lack of respect for the environment and the tragic way in which we treat the sea. I have been to many beautiful beaches over the past weeks and was extremely...

  • Sustainable development

    Sustainable development is development that can be sustained and not become a white elephant. So the use of ground water by innumerable boreholes done illegally then sanctioned is not sustainable because the level of ground water is falling fast.

  • The safe use of ATMs

    The safe use of ATMs

    Bank of Valletta strives to keep abreast of the field by utilising the most up-to-date technological innovations. Nevertheless, digital technology cannot give the necessary protection to customers when drawing cash from an ATM if the surroundings...

  • Hear people’s voice

    It’s obvious that the Maltese public has been terribly short-changed by the Environment and Resources Authority, the watchdog created after the demise of what was the Malta Environment and Planning Authority. It’s a travesty of justice that ERA,...

  • Filthy state

    For the first time in the five weeks since we arrived back in St Paul’s Bay, I have seen just one road sweeper, by the Dolmen. Only once. Buġibba is filthy. I walk daily from the Gillieru to the Sunny Coast Hotel in Qawra and the pavements are an...

  • Damocles on air

    The very popular programmes Times Talk and Madwarna have been axed by PBS, or whoever pulls its springs. Xarabank had a last-minute reprieve and probably has to look over its shoulder on what subjects it discusses during its Friday slots. Is the...

  • Delaying touch

    I read (August 22) that there is yet another delay in the preparations of the gas tanker for the new power station. It seems to me that whenever Minister Without Portfolio Konrad Mizzi is involved, delays are the norm.

  • A warm place

    My family and I visited Malta over many decades. My children, Sally and David, learnt to swim when they were four and five, crossing over the sheltered bay of St George’s. Originally we stayed in the converted barracks of St Andrew’s, renamed...

  • First rate service

    For the past 10 months, I have been attending regularly at Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre at Mater Dei Hospital. On August 15, I needed to be conveyed to emergency, and, from there, after a number of tests, I was admitted at Ward AU2. I write to...

  • The runaround

    My wallet and I very recently parted company with one another while travelling in the afternoon on a Malta Public Transport bus between Valletta and Buġibba. It’s a mystery as to how it happened. All I know when I left the bus was that my wallet...

  • Great publication

    Great publication

    Some weeks ago I read a short news item in the Floriana community paper, Il-Furjana, about a book which narrates the history of St Publius church and its art treasures. This item reported what Judge Emeritus Giovanni Bonello wrote to the editors...

  • Protecting creation

    I would like to convey a message to all those who, knowingly or unknowingly, through their actions and/or use of money damage the environment that belongs to all of us. This message is taken from the book Caring For Creation: “We must protect...

  • Airline’s new flight plans

    Airline’s new flight plans

    I read with great concern the article regarding Air Malta’s new plans, which are apparently drawn up in agreement with Alitalia. In a nutshell, this to me means that Air Malta would be giving up one-third of its present European routes in exchange...

  • Lure them here

    I was not shocked by the number of tourists I recently heard complaining about the bus service. Mellieħa is a European Destination of Excellence and the local council does a good job with the beach and events in the village but for the average...

  • Clear language

    Dave Cousins (August 16) either totally misread or intentionally perverted what I had written six days earlier in an opinion piece in this newspaper. I most certainly did not refer to any “golden age” when it was “okay to use abusive language...

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