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Letters

  • Is this a war myth?

    It is repeated in books and articles that Malta was the most bombed place in World War II. Is this a myth, one of the many that we in Malta are so fondof cultivating? I refer your readers to a web page that talks of the bombing of Hamburg, Dresden...

  • Bus changes for the worse at San Ġwann

    We in San Ġwann used to have three buses to Valletta, 32, 22, 225 (15), and one to Sliema, 225. Now we have one to Valletta, 24, and three to Sliema, 110, 203, 202, with the consequence that the 24 is very full, usually with standing room only by...

  • Now where did I park?

    Now where did I park?

    If the owner of this car (above, whose licence expired last November) forgot where he last parked, he may find it in Francesco Azzopardi Street, Rabat. Another “lost” car, GVN 059 (licence expired last July), may be found on the grounds of the...

  • No end to distress

    The start of 2016 has broughta big headache for commuters, such as myself, using thepublic transport. Due to the draconian changes we are again being made to struggle to reach our destination, ever in fear of turning up late. Bus routes which for...

  • Malta’s vital water supply

    Global warming scientistshaving been warning us for some time that northern Europe faces the prospect of warmer and wetter weather, while a hotter and drier Mediterranean zone will be our lot. Praying for rain is not exactly the 21st century...

  • Cyclists and motorists

    I have always thought that cyclists should by law take some sort of road test and questionnaire on road sense and safety. Besides wearing helmets, they should also have basic insurance and be registered for the road, use a bell to indicate their...

  • Identity matters

    I was born in France. So, theoretically I’m French. My dark complexion, however, seems to suggest I come from another country, maybe Africa. I have struggled a lot to answer one of the simplest questions: where do you come from? Before I jump into...

  • Airline delays

    I refer to the letter ‘Why does cargo get priority?’ (January 4). Air Malta is predominantly a leisure airline that also offers an important freight service to the local community. It is not Air Malta’s policy to delay flights and such a delay...

  • Firearms collectors and shooters

    Firearms collectors and shooters

    The Association of Maltese Arms Collectors and Shooters has been promoting the collection and restoration of historical and collectible firearms, and of target shooting disciplines, since 1985. Target shooting is one of the safest sports...

  • Public transport disaster

    We commuters have never had it so bad. Announcements on the radio claim that public transport has improved. However, facts prove otherwise and routes have been changed for the worse. A case in point is bus number 61. The bus terminus was formerly...

  • A dangerous cross

    In St Mary Street corner with Neolithic Temples Street in Tarxien there is a stone cross which has been deteriorating for a couple of years and which could pose a danger to passers-by. One has to point out that St Mary Street is a busy road. Some...

  • Easing traffic on our roads

    It is now generally agreed that with the number of vehicles on our roads, in an island the size of a European city, we have reached a traffic crisis. Something needs to be done and there is one thing that would ease the situation. We can do what...

  • Free healthcare

    Just after Christmas I had a medical problem. I went to the Floriana health centre where I was examined and sent to Mater Dei Hospital because I needed an ultrasound examination. After the exam, I was referred to the Urology Unit at Mater Dei. The...

  • Memories of Cappadocia

    I refer to Ramona Depares’ article ‘Sunrise over Cappadocia’ (Escape, The Sunday Times of Malta, December 20, 2015) and would like to congratulate her for the detailed and vivid description of that early hot air balloon flight in the dark in...

  • 2015: economists’ delight

    Since my graduation in the 1950s, monitoring Malta’s economic performance has been almost an obligation. I did it incessantly. Without hesitation, I can say that 2015 has been the best year ever, at least since independence. Economic growth at...

  • Costly war

    Reading about Isis and their various attacks, one wonders where they are getting their arms and vehicles and everything else that enables them to keep such a costly war machine going.

  • Malta Public Transport disappoints again

    The Sunday Times of Malta (‘Fury at axeing of Magħtab bus route’, December 20, 2015) reported about Magħtab’s residents’ fury at Malta Public Transport for eliminating bus route 205, which served quite a few villages including Magħtab. The same...

  • A complete and utter mess

    I use buses every day and happen to live close to Dun Karm Psaila Road (Birkirkara Bypass). Up to December 20, we were very well served by bus routes 31 and 37. The frequency of bus route 31 was every 20 minutes leaving Valletta and it was well...

  • ‘Sorry not in service’ sign

    I keep asking what the ‘Sorry not in service’ sign on buses means. Who is sorry? The driver? The bus company? Transport Malta? Sorry for what? Why is it that we notice scores of buses parading with this sign on when bus stops are constantly full...

  • Too much traffic between Mġarr and Mellieħa

    Too much traffic between Mġarr and Mellieħa

    We have just had a glorious couple of weeks at our lovely home in Manikata and are returning to the UK. The only thing that keeps spoiling our enjoyment and that of numerous other residents, in what was an idyllic village, is the deplorable state...

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