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Letters

  • Aid for Albania

    I would like to thank the Mission Fund for the donation of €2,000 that will be used in the building of a social development centre in the village of Lagjja Mirdita on the periphery of the city of Durrës. The Dominicans have been offering their...

  • ‘To do what is necessary’

    The above is the job specification given in an answer tabled in Parliament to Mario de Marco’s question. Ten of the 184 on the ‘trust appointments’ list enjoy this dubious employment description. Such a shameful answer is not acceptable, not even...

  • Bank’s queries

    After the scandal of Swiss Leaks, HSBC (Malta) seems to have gone overboard. Talk about closing the stable door. I transferred a substantial sum of money from a local bank to my current account at HSBC with the purpose of settling a loan account.

  • Keep English spelling for loanwords

    Those who, like myself, are against using Maltese phonetic spelling for English loanwords should think twice before claiming Professor Ġużè Aquilina as their guide or mentor in the context of the present debate. The orthographic principle adopted...

  • Misuse of hazard lights

    Misuse of hazard lights

    I have long held the view that in Malta the use of hazard lights by drivers is in many cases improper (and in some cases even illegal). On our daily progress through our cluttered streets we encounter these obstacles everywhere: main roads, side...

  • Parable for our times

    The parable of the vineyard and the wicked tenants (Matthew 21, 33-41) is thought-provoking and can easily be applied to the current situation of the Christian faith in Western societies. In this parable Christ speaks about tenants who, having...

  • A non-issue

    During a recent television debate between the Energy Minister and his shadow, one couldn’t possibly miss their lack of appreciation of the implications of hedging contracts. Just imagine the viewers’! Both talked casually about Enemalta’s recent...

  • Police investigations

    In the article entitled ‘Police chief dropped action over blunder by CID officers’ (March 17), Times of Malta conveniently ‘forgot’ to mention quite a few things that clarify the situation. During the course of a telephone conversation, Times of...

  • Creating hell on the roads

    Creating hell on the roads

    Once again, Transport Malta has managed to devise a system whereby traffic, and a great deal of it, is the order of the day. Transport Malta is making a name for itself for doing the unthinkable. At the Sliema Strand, the other day, I witnessed...

  • A man to be proud of

    I must confess I have a soft spot for Tonio Borg as I was in the same class with his father at St Aloysius College but I must say his article, ‘The Lord Denning of Malta’ (March 18), was first class and covered most aspects of Maurice Caruana...

  • Pope John Paul II’s Day

    April 2 has legally been established in Canada as Pope John Paul II’s Day. The day was chosen to coincide with the anniversary of the Pope’s death. The law, C-266, was given a third reading by the Canadian Senate on December 16, 2014. This...

  • Presumed liability

    It is obliging of Jean Karl Soler (The Sunday Times of Malta, March15) to prolong the debate about the principle of presumed liability as this is an important issue that needs to be brought to the notice of the public. Soler once more uses the...

  • GWU: Credible, competent and consistent

    Kristy Debono saw fit to attack the General Worlers’ Union in her article entitled ‘The GWU’s kowtowing act’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 15). Our fault, it seems, is that we are working with Enemalta management and government departments to...

  • Relic of brush with European history

    In reference to Fr Mark Cauchi’s plea (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 15) regarding the old street name of Rue de l’Egalité (not Liberté) in Valletta, may I share the good news that action is finally being taken after 217 years by the...

  • The referendum

    In less than a month’s time most of us will be voting in the referendum on hunting in spring. Perhaps very few people have realised the importance of this referendum. In an election the electorate votes for its favourite party’s programme in general.

  • Archbishop Scicluna’s principles

    In his letter ‘The Church must act’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March15), Amabile Galea said: “I would like to know Scicluna’s views on contraception within marriage and the receiving of Communion by remarried divorcees”. Archbishop Charles...

  • Branding a new Malta

    We are told that Malta is buzzing. In the words of a euphoric Prime Minister in the aftermath of two years of a Labour administration, this is a time for change, renewal and modernity. But is Malta really changing? As we bask in the glow of a...

  • Still dangerous

    Still dangerous

    Following my letter ‘Dangerous pavement’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 15), I received an e-mail from the Senglea local council which stated: “Regarding the fixing of the open hole in front of Block 5A, contractor has closed it off once...

  • Motorised bicycles

    I am writing to express my concern regarding the increasing number of young people driving what I can only describe as motorised bicycles. The Saturday before last I was crossing a pedestrian crossing in Rabat at about 8.30pm. Two cars had already...

  • Think twice before you park

    May I make an appeal to all drivers to think before they park and never block the pavements’ disabled access ramps. I also appeal to all drivers to stand up for the disabled as well as pushchair and pram users and honk their horn every time they...