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Letters

  • Bus cards balance

    For various reasons, the number of elderly persons who will be using the Tallinja card can be expected to be proportionally high compared to the rest of the population. Since most people will tend to be topping up their card with at least €10 at a...

  • Parliament exhibitions: more needed

    Parliament exhibitions: more needed

    It came as refreshing surprise to some that the first two exhibitions in the foyer of Parliament building were not by the mainstream artists, whose productions are seen regularly and patronised by an eager exhibition-going following, but by prison...

  • Shameful behaviour

    What made that woman scream like a Sicilian fishwife at the Hungarian whose only ‘sin’ was inciting the people to form a queue when applying for their Tallinja cards? With the poor Hungarian not even pleading his innocence, the police had the...

  • National disgrace

    Charles Micallef (July 7) is right when he laments the sad state of toilets accessible to the public. Over the years, there has been progress in this matter but much, much more needs to be done. Why not have a sustained educational programme on...

  • Racial equality

    With regard to the ongoing Jack Daboma saga, I think a simple question should be posed to the Maltese government as to how many Maltese citizens of mixed race parentage have official positions, such as within the AFM, the police, immigration and...

  • Summer 2014 timetable

    I just noticed that the Gozo Channel timetable online for the current summer period is still that published a year ago. In fact, it is headed ‘Summer 2014’. As if to add insult to injury certain departure times from Mġarr are different from those...

  • Independence monument

    On reading former president Ugo Mifsud Bonnici’s book Konvinzjoni u Esperjenza, I took particular interest where reference was made to the commission and execution of the Independence monument. While appreciating Mifsud Bonnici’s appraisal of my...

  • Unfair pricing

    It has been stated that there is no discriminatory pricing with the new bus regime. However, a system which caters only for individuals with Maltese identity cards in itself is discriminatory, as those without the card are subject to two-tier...

  • Of bishops and cardinals

    I read with interest Fabian Mangion’s study entitled ‘Dom Mawru Caruana: minn monaku fl-abbazija ta’ Fort Agustus għal Arċisqof-Isqof ta’ Malta’ in Knisja Elfejn number 111. The article is in many ways a definitive biography in article-style of...

  • Road subsidence

    On the Sliema Front, just before you reach the building site of the former Tower Palace Hotel, driving towards St Julian’s, the road has badly subsided in two places. This is obviously not because of our much-maligned porous stone used in road...

  • Favouritism

    Labour promised greater transparency and accountability in the last general election and voters responded by giving it an overwhelming majority. The change in government was welcomed after years of arrogance. However, after two-and-a-half years in...

  • Greek debt

    Interviewing some people from the Baltic EU states about the Greek debt crisis, a radio BBC commentator made the point that the official standard of living in Greece is actually higher than several other EU countries, including Malta’s. It’s not...

  • Vilifying our religion

    Great news! Our lawmakers are planning to leave us free to publicly vilify our Catholic religion or any other religion for that matter. And further good news, businessmen are soon going to be free to open sex shops all over the island under...

  • Poor manners

    I feel sorry for people like Christopher Chegwyn (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 21) and others who are treated so badly – to put it mildly – by bus drivers as well as by Transport Malta. A couple of months ago, a good friend of mine took bus...

  • Two towers in Sliema centre

    I hope the proposals to build two towers in the Tigné area in Sliema are rejected. We complain about cars causing pollution but when it comes to building with cement, I believe this is much more of a hazard than fumes. These two towers are being...

  • Malta Philharmonic Orchestra

    Reference is made to Ates Orga’s review of the closing concert of the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (‘A fitting finale’, Culture and Entertainment, The Sunday Times of Malta, June 21), at the end of which he asks with bated breath what we should be...

  • ‘Greeks have voted, now kick them out’

    The above statement yesterday headed an article on Bloomberg News. The article was a reasoned argument for the expulsion of Greece from the European Monetary Union. It also contained the fact that even the International Monetary Fund considers...

  • A Malta map, from d’Aleccio to Mortier

    Together with his interesting article on the origin and development of Valletta’s Manderaggio (Mandraġġ), Denis Darmanin published a beautifully coloured map of Valletta by Pierre Mortier (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 21). As with many maps of...

  • Bus card

    Bus card

    My husband and I were among the first to register for the bus card and received acknowledgement of our registration on June 1. My husband received his card over three weeks ago but I still haven’t received mine. We are pensioners and were told...

  • Part-time priests, nuns

    Archbishop Charles Scicluna should put the brakes on career priests and nuns who choose a part-time career and instead make them focus more on their chosen vocation. Priests and nuns who take part in a religious programme are doing their bit, but...

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