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Letters

  • Needs of people living with ME

    I refer to the letter ‘Health Ministry must stop dragging its feet’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 9) by Rebecca Sultana on behalf of ME Sufferers Malta. The World Health Organisation (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological illness. This acquired...

  • Malta 1940s radars

    A book entitled Malta’s Early Warning System during WWII by Major Tony Abela is to be launched at Dingli Cliffs on March 29. The book is dedicated to all who served on Malta’s radar stations during World War II, including my late father. It also...

  • Our national sculptor

    Though I fully agree with the letter about Antonio Sciortino (‘The Maltese Michelangelo’, The Sunday Times of Malta, March 16), I beg to differ about calling him our ‘Maltese Michelangelo’. Sciortino was a master in a distinctive class of his own...

  • Singapore of the Mediterranean

    It is amazing how a small island like Malta has become a centre of economic activity which has transformed the country into a rich and prosperous one capable of generating employment. At first glance, our island appears to have reached the climax...

  • Unkind comments

    As one who has been through a similar tragedy 14 years ago, when we lost a daughter as a result of a traffic accident, I write to appeal to newspaper readers to refrain from comments and needless speculation following the recent tragedy in which a...

  • A figure of speech

    The little-used title word paraprosdokian comes to mind when reading many comments. As everyone knows, a paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the...

  • Park and Ride trip too long

    I hadn’t used the Park and Ride facility to go to Valletta since the departure of Arriva. About 10 days ago I thought of giving it a try but what a disaster it proved to be! The journey to Valletta from the car park took, as usual, about five...

  • Gulf between two leaders

    The debate between the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader must have given a very good indication of the enormous difference between the two leaders. Joseph Muscat was completely in control of any subject brought up by the moderator, Peppi...

  • Spectacular buildings of knights are no-go areas

    Having an almost lifelong fascination with the Knights Hospitaller, my recent holiday was in that respect a very grave disappointment. Expecting to visit an almost inexhaustible range of spectacular buildings constructed by them, I found that...

  • Marriage means union

    I would like to bring it to the attention of John Azzopardi (‘Bishops’ right, duty to guide’, March 12) that my “cute little letter”, as he called it, possibly in an attempt to belittle me, was never against the bishop preaching to his Church...

  • Second AFM commission

    It was announced that another AFM commission has been set up to investigate alleged discrimination within the armed forces, going back over the past seven years or more. The new commission will still be headed by s former brigadier, Maurice...

  • The Shanghai Electric sale

    There are parallels between John Dalli’s sale of Mid-Med Bank to the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank and Konrad Mizzi’s sale of the BWSC plant to the Shanghai Electric Company. Both came out of the blue without prior public discussion. The HSBC deal...

  • The fulcrum of family and society

    Over time, family culture has contributed to Malta’s welfare. It did so economically, politically and socially more so in matters of education and character formation. Practically all Maltese families regard children as a treasure. Numerous...

  • Why cast a shadow on presidency?

    In this (un)democratic country, it is no surprise that the Prime Minister should attempt to circumvent the Constitution and dictate what the duties of the president-designate should be. Of course, there is no harm in redefining the role of the...

  • Homophobia in Uganda

    Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, called homosexuals “mercenaries” and “prostitutes” as he signed legislation setting harsh penalties against them, including long-term jail sentences. Navi Pillay, the top United Nations human rights official,...

  • Chronology of LNG plant explosions

    I refer to the article erroneously headed ‘Minister ignores recent liquefied gas plant blasts’ and sub-headed ‘Brincat claims the last explosion happened 70 years ago’ (March 20). As can be confirmed from the transcripts of the parliamentary...

  • Threat to Marsaxlokk

    Despite the public outcry over the LNG storage vessel off Marsaxlokk, the government is stubbornly refusing to budge. This may lead one to believe that yet another pre-election deal may have been undertaken. Safety must be at a premium and one can...

  • ‘Presidential’ debate on TV

    The Spectator’s contributors must be following the local scene as its March 8 edition had a piece which questioned the usefulness of televised political debates. This is what it said: “Why do I so strongly not want there to be televised debates...

  • Migrant debt to the Maltese

    An irregular immigrant is complaining about being sentenced to a prison term for escaping from detention. There are several facts he may need to know. We Maltese, both as Catholics and because we are subject to international obligations we have...

  • Controversy over St Paul in Malta

    Stephan Mifsud is the latest to question whether St Paul ever came to Malta. Like previous theorists, he restricted his hypothesis to a single factor while ignoring other far more reliable sources. The Acts of the Apostles do not exist in isolation.

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