Advert

Letters

  • 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...

  • Hands off Air Malta

    Over the years, one of the greatest maladies of Air Malta has been gross over-staffing. In fact, the Alitalia plan envisages a severe trimming of the workforce. It also envisages the hiving off of significant Air Malta departments, including...

  • Money for nothing

    How odd, the Prime Minister earns €58,511 per annum, a minister earns €45,329, a parliamentary secretary earns €43,269 and an MP earns €20,604. However, one particular Labour MP earns €65,285, which is a lot more than the Prime Minister...

  • The morning-after pill: truth be told

    I refer to the article ‘Truth about morning-after pill’, by Margaret Spiteri, a consultant gynaecologist (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 21). What a relief: at last a person from the field of science explains in plain words the truth about the...

  • Residents in hell

    What are the disadvantages when a terraced house makes way for a block of apartments, besides reducing sunlight and sometimes even country or sea views, to surrounding buildings? Sliema and most other places in Malta are having to put up with the...

  • The meaning of ‘Madras’

    Recently I watched a very interesting and excellent movie entitled The Man Who Knew Infinity. The film was about the life of the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanuja, a native of Madras, a state in India which is today called...

  • Thank you from Brazil

    I wish to express my thanks to the Mission Fund for the donation they sent me recently. The money will be spent on the purchase of medicines for elderly Jesuits and in-house maintenance. Readers can contribute by sending donations to help Maltese...

  • Sliema’s MPs and Townsquare

    Sliema’s MPs and Townsquare

    The following MPs received the highest number of votes on the 10th electoral district (which includes Sliema) at the 2013 general elections: George Pullicino, Robert Arrigo and Francis Zammit Dimech for the Nationalist Party, and Manwel Mallia,...

  • The nemesis of ambition

    Malta’s hotel entrepreneurs and construction developers are never satisfied with their achievements. As soon as they finish one project, they start planning more projects in Malta or abroad. The developers make sure that the next project is more...

  • High-rise emergency

    Regarding the Townsquare 38 floor building, would it be pertinent to enquire if the Malta Fire Brigade and the Civil Protection Department were at all consulted for their opinion to make sure that in a case of a fire or emergency they could cope...

  • Financing of Fawlty Towers

    Following the go-ahead from the Planning Authority for the building of high-rise towers in Malta, the next item on the drawing-board is to discuss the financing of these large projects. The main banks have their hands tied in many ways and there...