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Letters

  • ISIS in an EU country

    Imagine ISIS deciding to attempt to attack Malta. What will their intentions be? Where will they hole themselves up? Malta may not have the military expertise required but we are famed for our bargaining, so I am sure the Prime Minister and the...

  • Floating solar power

    With land at a premium in Malta, a recent development in the utilisation of photovoltaic energy might be of interest. The development concerns floating solar power plants. A typical example is the 465 kWp Sunflower solar power plant that can be...

  • Immodestly dressed singer

    When one reaches a certain age there are few things that really shock you. However, there are always some that still do. Last Saturday, I attended a concert of sacred music in the parish church of Floriana. The church was packed and it looked...

  • Drivers must not multitask

    I fully support Catherine Cole, whose letter ‘Distractions while driving’ (February 9) refers to the unimaginable dangers of texting/phoning while driving. I had a very close encounter the other morning when exiting the tunnel on foot from Swieqi.

  • Lights needed

    Can whoever is responsible please consider installing traffic lights, similar to the ones near the aqueduct in Birkirkara, at the Triq San Anard junction, in Tarxien, in the ATM area? It is very dangerous to venture into this main road from Triq...

  • Rescue of an old dog

    Late one night, on the road from Fontana to Xlendi, with the lightning flashing, my friend and I spotted a little white dog running up and down at the side of the road, then curling up to go to sleep. It was obviously soon going to be run over if...

  • Holy Shroud of Turin

    Many people are under the influence of the ‘experts’ from Cambridge, Zurich and the US in dating the Holy Shroud of Turin to the year 1260 AD. This approximate date, reached in concert by the scientific institutions mentioned, was based on a...

  • The threat of extremism

    Ranier Fsadni likes to remind us, in his articles, not to put all Muslims in one bag. It is right, I agree with him, but we must not sit back as if nothing serious enough is happening either. I wish to quote a Muslim national’s letter to the...

  • Hard graft

    In EU circles, ‘hard graft’ refers to one’s ability to lobby, negotiate and build alliances. I learned this lately when arguing against allowing Greece to revisit its bailout terms. Reckoned as a small country in the eurozone, Greece doesn’t...

  • Wait for turn

    I augur that the Constitutional Court will hear the appeal filed by the Electoral Commission when its turn arrives and not prior to the other cases waiting their turn.

  • Broadcasting Authority concerns

    Broadcasting Authority concerns

    The Broadcasting Authority recently expressed concern in connection with televised food preparation programmes. The concerns focused mainly on some of the practices of those preparing foods regarding food safety and hygiene. The regulator can set...

  • The monti relocation

    Having followed with great interest the debate on the possible relocation of the monti stalls to Ordnance Street, Valletta, I wonder whether Strait Street was ever considered. I am sure that if the vacated properties there were refurbished and let...

  • Security at the new Parliament building

    My views on the siting of the Monti near the new parliament building echo yours (leader dated 1st February). The monti will have a most detrimental effect on the aesthetics of the entrance to Valletta just when the unsightly monstrosities created...

  • A teacher’s mission

    A teacher’s mission

    I react quickly to reading online about the protest bythe MUT in relation to the call for applications for a deputy head teacher at a Church school in Gżira, which the union deemed “a clear breach of agreement, discriminatory and arguably...

  • Is this a true story?

    Conversation between pharmacist and customer: “I do not understand. Are you really asking me to pay for waiting at your pharmacy?” “No, the fee is for waiting in the waiting room.” “Then, I will wait in the pharmacy instead.” “You still have to...

  • Anti everything

    Eddy Privitera is anti everything PN but I am still waiting for his views on former minister Manuel Mallia and the shots fired in the air. How about it?

  • Supporting father

    My father, Magistrate Joseph Apap Bologna, would have celebrated his 67th birthday last Wednesday 4 had he not passed away on October 19, 2014. It was not easy for me, my mother and my sister to lose someone who was there for us through thick and...

  • Two more MPs

    The returning of two seats to the PN ,as ruled by the court, is only stating the obvious and a remedy of a mistake that got caught. The fact that the government will be appealing against the granting of two additional seats to the PN, when it...

  • Harsh words

    I think the cardinals of the Church regret electing a Jesuit to the papacy whenever they hear Pope Francis criticising the Church with his strong language and shocking metaphors. The Pope’s latest harangue was, in fact, directed against them. He...

  • Distractions while driving

    Distractions while driving

    I am absolutely sick of, yet again, driving behind idiot drivers either going ridiculously slowly and/or weaving all over the road or driving at breakneck speed in heavy traffic, only to discover what? Yes, you’ve guessed it: they are talking or,...