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Letters

  • Anti-Isis coalition

    The Ministry for Foreign Affairs takes exception to the comment by correspondent Martin Scicluna in his article titled ‘Terrorism and neutrality’ (February 25). In his article, Scicluna stated that “Malta’s Foreign Minister said that this [not...

  • High petrol, diesel prices

    High petrol, diesel prices

    The European Commission has confirmed that on March 2 there were 16 EU member states where the price of unleaded petrol was cheaper than that in Malta. In the case of diesel, the Commission’s Energy Policy Oil Bulletin shows that on March 2, there...

  • The Scicluna episcopate

    Archbishop-elect Mgr Charles Scicluna said in an interview that he is not Paul Cremona. He is Charlie Scicluna. This categorical statement indicates he is determined to leave his own imprint on his episcopate for the love of God and his people in...

  • Bad or good news for Qala?

    It is usual for positive tidings to hit the news before elections and Qala is no exception: what with the recent road resurfacing in front of the council offices, the repaving of the square and the opening of the Folk Museum? So why aren’t Labour...

  • A tribute to a dear friend

    I trust I am resonating the prevailing sentiment among Patrick Vella’s close friends when I state that we lost a peerless marine buff through his untimely demise last week. Patrick infected all those around him with his inherent passion for the sea.

  • Services offered by British High Commission

    Following your publication of two recent letters offering feedback on our services, I am keen to share further information about the role of the High Commission. Our mission is to promote the UK’s interests in Malta, with a focus on: safeguarding...

  • Unprecedented poverty in Greece

    Here in Greece we were surprised to hear that the Maltese Finance Minister was the strictest accuser against Greece, together with the German Finance Minister. I lived in Malta 45 years ago where I worked for Nato for two years. I often used to...

  • Expo 2015

    I wish once again to draw the attention of the public to Expo 2015, which will open in two months’ time in Milan. Twenty million visitors are expected, but along Via Dante and the Corso they will not see the Maltese flag. There are 140 flag poles...

  • HMS Decoy

    I have been asked to trace the whereabouts of Lawrence (Joe) Muscat who served on HMS Decoy for a full commission 1967-1970 before returning to Malta. I am afraid I have been given no other information. Any help would be much appreciated. I can be...

  • Price of petrol and diesel in EU

    The Malta Automobile Club welcomes the reduction of three cents in the price of unleaded petrol (€1.35 per litre) and diesel (€1.28 per litre). As a result of such reductions, there are now 16 EU countries where the price of petrol is less than...

  • Colorectal screening

    I refer to the article about colorectal screening, ‘I didn’t think twice taking cancer test’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 1). Please everyone, do the test. I did it seven years ago and had to have part of my colon removed because of a...

  • Prejudice against vulnerable road users

    Prejudice against vulnerable road users

    It is truly difficult to understand what motivates Jean Karl Soler to go to such lengths to give the bicycle a bad name. Once more, he resorts to touting statistics out of context to make his point. It is meaningless to compare bicycle and motor...

  • Demise of Sikka l-Bajda

    A brief look back at the Sikka l-Bajda story might serve to put matters into perspective. At the end of April 2009, then prime minister Lawrence Gonzi and environment minister George Pullicino announced a proposal to set up three wind farms:...

  • Television commercial breaks

    When I resided in the UK the saying was that commercial breaks during television programmes were meant to give viewers time to make a drink. In actual fact, during these breaks, the power station operators used to see a surge in electricity as...

  • A gentleman who is never to be forgotten

    The unexpected death of George Grech stunned family and friends and others who had come into contact with him. St Dominic’s church, in Rabat was full to capacity. George was first and foremost a family man. Fr Lino Grech, who officiated at the...

  • Blocked culverts

    I refer to the item about blocked culverts, published on Monday. Kindly note that all culverts in St Julian’s are cleaned on a regular basis, however, each time it rains they are blocked with the material that is carried by the water. The local...

  • The ‘me first’ culture

    The famous slogan Malta l-ewwel u qabel kollox (Malta first and foremost), coined by the late Dom Mintoff, has evaporated into thin air. Modern politicians have decided to change this slogan to put themselves first: Jiena l-ewwel u qabel...

  • Bedtime law

    Where I the minister of education I would see to it that it’s compulsory for parents to read bedtime stories to their children, with heavy fines imposed on those who do not.

  • Reason for high blood pressure

    Reason for high blood pressure

    After reading the article on the front page about half the elderly having high blood pressure, I set off from San Ġwann to meet a friend in Sliema and then head to Golden Bay for a relaxing morning. The bus arrived 25 minutes late due, according...

  • Make our life simpler over landlord bills

    I refer to the article headed ‘Expats can apply for utility refunds’ (February 16). In the first place, it must be made clear that Maltese tenants are in the same situation as European expat tenants: unless the bill is in their name, they too will...

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