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Letters

  • Judge’s posts incompatible

    I beg to disagree completely with Joseph Muscat of Ta’ Xbiex (August 23) that retired Judge Lino Farrugia Sacco was worthy of being a judge after escaping from his impeachment. Muscat contradicted his own assessment when he said Farrugia Sacco was...

  • What is FDI?

    For how long must we suffer journalists writing about economic and financial subjects and not knowing the basics of certain terms they use? The latest case was an item pronouncing that foreign direct investment stock fell by €3 billion because...

  • Charity in feasts

    Fr Joe Borg has now become an expert of his version of the truth. “What is the truth?” (John Ch 18. 38). Is he a new Elijah? In his latest diatribe, Fr Borg (August 27) wants to set himself on the highest pinnacle. Is he aiming to be the next...

  • The plight of Maltese

    I cannot but agree with correspondent John Ellis about the ear-hurting mispronunciation of words like ‘taraha’ and ‘tarahom’, particularly by the young (but even by the not-so- young) generation. I believe that nothing is being done to correct...

  • Safe delivery

    I must congratulate MaltaPost for safely delivering a letter from the US which included my name and house number in Sliema on the envelope but omitted the name of my street. That’s what I call good service. Thank you MaltaPost.

  • Priest’s view of culture

    Priest’s view of culture

    I refer to the debate that ensued following a recent Talking Point by educationalist Sandro Spiteri. I will not comment specifically on the detailed episode since I was not there. In a subsequent response Fr Stephen Attard said the following as...

  • Man of God

    Philip Farrugia Randon, in his letter ‘Wrong Target for Criticism’ (August 22) stated: “It pains me to read harsh words of criticism against our beloved archbishop, Mgr Paul Cremona. He is truly a man of God, enriched with a fervent...

  • Sunny side down

    One morning last week, I enquired at a Bank of Valletta branch whether it would be possible to install a small canopy on the ATM outside the branch because it becomes virtually impossible to see what appears on the monitor due to the sun shining...

  • No distress

    Did anyone else notice, from TVM’s 8 o’clock news on Thursday that the migrants brought into Malta appeared well-dressed, cheerful, not at all in distress, well-fed even (no signs of malnourishment or being skinny)? The (many) kids were happily...

  • Sound advice about noise

    The adverse impact of noise to health and wellbeing is not hyperbole, on the contrary, according to the European Policy on environmental noise: “The external costs of noise in the EU amounts to at least 0.35 per cent of its GDP, but much higher...

  • No gridlock

    No gridlock

    Would-be traffic expert Hugh Arnett opines that Bisazza Street, in Sliema should be opened for traffic again because of the heavy traffic passing along Tower Road and Qui-si-Sana which, he states, is creating gridlock in peak hours. I happen to...

  • Discrimination against ‘aliens’

    Readers of this newspaper write frequently to “condemn” the abuse of, or lack of, basic human rights and alleged discrimination against minorities overseas – invariably matters about which they can do absolutely nothing, nor have any effect. Who...

  • Pay up now!

    I live in an apartment and share the electricity bill of the common parts, which include a lift, with a young family. Since the lift works on three phase, the service is more expensive than the domestic one. I hasten to add that for me, the lift...

  • ‘Emotional’ voters who saved Malta

    Michael Falzon, in his replyto my letter ‘Voting withone’s head’ (August 25), wrote that I missed the point of the “logic vs emotion” argument he made recently. Had it been so I would have accepted his criticism with gratitude but it was not the...

  • Seen but not heard

    Did the police not manage to arraign any of the people celebrating the Stella Maris feast because of blasphemy? Or do they have a good eyesight but are hard of hearing?

  • The right PN reply

    I refer to the letter by Matthew Bonett, acting Director of Information for the Nationalist Party (August 21). I expected him to write something like this: “I can assure Giov. DeMartino that the SMS sent to Franco Debono was sent by mistake. The...

  • Protection of telecoms

    Protection of telecoms

    Prime Minister Joseph Muscat took immediate action to compensate consumers in the wake of the Enemalta disaster. He and his government are to be congratulated on this. In addition, I understand a properly regulated Customer Charter is now being...

  • Place where birds sing

    There is a place where those who love to listen to birds singing will be fully satisfied. Itis Delimara. Drive from Marsaxlokk to the lighthouse and park there, then walk toward the very tip of the peninsula, where there are the salt pans facing...

  • Language of television

    Reuben Zammit, PBS programmes manager, was not entirely convincing in his lengthy defence of the use of the Maltese language on the PBS output. Words like avveniment, serata, and tikkreja are frequently broadcast and consigning to oblivion...

  • Ruining festivities

    At the feast celebrated in Żebbuġ, Gozo, Bishop Mario Grech delivered a very good homily in which he said we are destined to be happy but, sometimes, the festivity of life, the family and so on is ruined either by our actions or those of others.

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