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Letters

  • MCCAA’s remit

    With reference to the Talking Point ‘When will MCCAA refund €2m?’, by Alfred Farrugia (April 5), the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties would like to state the following. The process of investigation mentioned by...

  • Slow buses and change of drivers

    Public transport buses that transit through the Qormi park-and-ride depot often stop to change drivers. There are times when this does not take up too much time but there areoccasions when this changeover isoverly protracted. However, to wait for...

  • Silence when praying

    When chapels dedicated to the Holy Sacrament were set up, they were meant to be havens of silence but the majority of the faithful persist in reciting the rosary and praying other invocations aloud, to the annoyance and frustration of others who...

  • New political party

    My congratulations to Marlene Farrugia and her group  for taking the reins in hand and attempting to pull this country out of the morass of political intrigues we have had for the past 95 years.  The problem is the old political system to which...

  • Positive force

    It is a pity that some people look at the negative side of a situation because, in doing so, one doesn’t realise there is another way that gives you courage so that life may go on with a positive attitude. I want to share with readers some tips...

  • Kappara junction works

    Kappara junction works

    And now we all wait for six months with bated breath for the Kappara junction to be completed. The result is predictable: this highway will soon fill with more traffic than before, leading to calls for more improvements somewhere else along this...

  • Industrial relations specialist

    I am writing with reference to Richard Matrenza’s appointment as chairman of the Industrial Tribunal and with reference to the article ‘As Tribunal proceedings halt, three chairs appointed’ (April 4). I would like to clarify and explain that the...

  • Good Samaritan

    On behalf of my wife and family, I would like to take the opportunity to thank the doctor and his wife for the assistance they gave my wife after an accident she incurred on Easter Sunday afternoon at Mdina. I would like to add that they stayed...

  • Siġġiewi development

    I refer to recent articles regarding a pending application with Mepa for the granting of development permits in Siġġiewi. My clients, Rodrick Farrugia and Bertu Pace, would like to make the following clarifications since the contents of the said...

  • Urgent restoration needed

    Urgent restoration needed

    I must congratulate the Restoration Directorate which has been carrying out numerous restoration works on public property and many historical buildings including chapels around Malta. It was a great pleasure to know that the earliest historical...

  • Road safety

    Jean Karl Soler makes a number of errors and untruths in his letter ‘Road safety rule’ (April 6). He says: “It is notable that the Bicycling Advocacy Group continues to avoid any enforcement of road safety regulations for cyclists, including the...

  • ITS audit

    With reference to the article ‘Tourism institute fails EU quality assurance audit…badly’ (April 5), the National Commission for Further and HigherEducation would like to make some clarifications. The article makes reference to an ‘EU quality...

  • British Services pensioners

    RAFA Malta GC fully agrees that Maltese service pensioners, that is, the pre-1979 civil servants, Malta police and AFM pensioners were misled and given false expectations because the European Court of Justice was only considering the...

  • Interaction with animals

    Interaction with animals

    This photo with a lion was taken a couple of months ago during my visit to Mauritius. I have often pointed out that animals are more intelligent than six-year-old children and have a super sense of feeling. They will interact well with you if they...

  • Beyond the ghettos

    I refer to Ranier Fsadni’s ‘Testimony from Brussels’ (March 31). Reading his unbalanced article makes one think that the Belgians were to blame for the massacre in Brussels. Not once did he condemn the terrorists’ act. Space wasn’t limited as he...

  • Loan initiative

    I refer to Charlon Gouder’s piece titled ‘Loan scheme is a sham’ (April 5). I shrink from imposing my response on the readers of the print edition but would invite them to peruse it on my online blog at...

  • Exemplary individual

    Ever since my arrival in Malta some weeks ago on sabbatical leave from Australia with my confreres of the Franciscan Order of Conventual Friars, it was brought to my attention that my long time friend Roderick Bovingdon was criticised in a number...

  • Increased security at airports

    In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks at Brussels airport – an airport used every day by our national airline and frequented by many of our citizens who work in Belgium – it was inevitable that security would be sharply increased at airports...

  • A woman who impressed the world

    During a consistory of cardinals held a few months ago, Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint. The canonisation ceremony will be held on September 4, 2016 at St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican, during the Jubilee of Mercy. Mother...

  • President of all the nation

    I feel it is my duty, as a citizen of Malta, to thank the President of the Republic, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, for her hard work during the past 24 months. She is always striving to bring about unity among the Maltese and appealing for citizens...

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