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Letters

  • Triumph of faith

    I refer to John Guillaumier’s letter ‘The decline of faith’. His tirade was an extension of Ramon Casha’s promotion and adulation of the Malta Humanist Association (‘Growing beyond religion’, April 15) after a heartfelt description of the decline...

  • Expensive visit

    Expensive visit

    I contacted the CVA Department a few days ago as they are expecting me to pay €5.74 for exceeding the set free entry with just a few seconds. According to subsidiary legislation, there is no charge if vehicles access the CVA zone after 2pm.  To...

  • Brutal neo-liberalism

    The problem with European countries is not whether one should leave or remain inside the EU. The concept of creating Europe in itself was and still is a marvelous idea. What went wrong was and remains the imposition, over the decades, of the...

  • Serenades amid the sirens

    Lina Brockdorff’s beautiful War Memoirs, originally published in Maltese as Sireni u Serenati, are now available in English. But oddly enough, no mention whatsoever has been made in the papers and in the many promotional reviews which appeared all...

  • Safe from quakes?

    Plans for seriously high buildings should raise questions about the safety of these proposed constructions. How well, or badly, would our high-rise buildings resist an earthquake on the scale that took place here in 1693, wrecking part of the...

  • Santa Luċija valley

    May I draw the attention of the public and all organisations that the name of the Santa Luċija valley is ‘Wied Ġarnaw’ and not ‘Wied Garnaw’. The name ‘Ġarnaw’ was established by proclamation published in Government Gazette number 8710 of  May 17,...

  • Air Malta: service with a smile

    Whilst on a recent flight to Rome on our national airline Air Malta, I greatly admired the crew. Notwithstanding a nearly full plane and the short distance, they went that extra mile and took care to ensure the passengers were comfortable all...

  • Save Ħondoq

    Ħondoq in Gozo, a beautiful piece of land, should be returned to its original ODZ status and ideally be turned into a national park and protected against future threats of development. It should be saved for locals, visitors and future generations...

  • All that glitters

    Konrad Mizzi is charismatic, charming and polite. Nevertheless, irrespective of how minor his misdemeanor was, Mizzi has been associated with the Panama Papers. However, other ministers who made an even slighter gaffe, such as Manuel Mallia, whose...

  • Teaching of French

    How can a highly qualified French person (with a PhD in French) not be accepted to teach French in a Maltese school on the grounds that they want someone who has a BA in English and Maltese from the University of Malta? Not only is this absolutely...

  • Random wires

    A strategy needs to be devised for the electrical wiring that runs along homes and streets, including telephony wiring. When looking from roofs it seems so clear that there is no system or enforcement whatsoever to remove unnecessary cables and...

  • Justice reform

    The Ministry for Justice, Culture and Local Government would like to clarify the caption underneath Minister Owen Bonnici’s picture carried in this newspaper on June 19, in the section ‘’Week in pictures’. The urgent Justice Reform Bill moved in...

  • The morning-after pill

    I refer to the article by Mark Anthony Falzon in which he defended the legalisation of the morning-after pill (‘It’s all about the sex’, The Sunday Times of Malta, June 19). Falzon quotes the Mayo clinic as saying “Morning-after pills do not end a...

  • Nationalism and hostility in Britain (1)

    Nationalism and hostility in Britain (1)

    Mark Anthony Falzon (‘A Union Called Nigel Farage’, June 26) got it right when he attributed the Leave campaign’s success to nationalism. Quite simply, there has been a virtual 100 per cent hostility to the EU in the press ever since the UK joined.

  • Nationalism and hostility in Britain (2)

    Like many others I was shocked when I woke up Friday morning to a headline stating that Brexit had won. Even more shockingly, far right parties in France, Denmark and the Netherlands also called for a referendum on whether to remain in the EU or...

  • Nationalism and hostility in Britain (3)

    Great Britain saved Europe from a totalitarian nightmare, making it possible for the European Union to be what it is today. However, now that you have decided to turn your back on Europe – “In the name of God go”. With regret.

  • Human life

    Human life starts at fertilisation. Pills that prevent fertilisation are contraceptives. Pills that prevent the implantation of a fertilised ovum are abortifacient.

  • Of car parks and cruises

    I love Malta but having spent 38 years abroad I can’t help but compare the island to more civilised places where I have lived. First, owning a car in Malta is a liability as there are no city car parks anywhere except Valletta. In England,...

  • Information wanted

    Information wanted

    I am seeking some information and I thought readers might help. My mother’s uncle, A. Camilleri, used to serve on HMS Colossus with the Royal Navy and was awarded two medals (above), one of them showing his name for long service and good...

  • Pro-small business

    The Small Business Act was supposed to be a milestone and proof of a pro-business attitude. Yet, on two occasions, the government completely ignored this and rode roughshod on the very principles of the law enacting. Talk of dialogue with all...

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