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  • Early racket

    Is it legal to be jackhammering outside people’s homes at 6.30am? Water Services Corporation men were outside my house in Triq l-Ibraġ, Swieqi the other morning doing just that, accompanied by a warden, at 6.30 on the dot.

  • Who will pay?

    We are a group of owners of an apartment block that is registered as a condominium. Administration expenses and costs incurred for the upkeep of the building are divided equally between the apartment owners. The airspace of the building however...

  • What a waste of money!

    Last weekend, traffic was held up at Xemxija due to resurfacing of the road on the bay. What an absolute waste of time, money and manpower as every patch has sunk and moved, forming large ‘waves’ on the newly-resurfaced road. Any more good ideas?

  • Weekend parking at popular beach

    Weekend parking at popular beach

    Last Sunday, we headed out to the beach as most families did on such a beautiful day. Given the wind direction, we opted to go to Għajn Tuffieħa bay (Riviera). Parking by this beach is always an issue given the small size of the parking area and...

  • A toast to Juncker

    On July 16, the European Parliament is scheduled to approve Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. The Commission president is Europe’s most important decision-maker on a wide range of policies and, as such, he has to show an...

  • Spiritual Church

    In his last article, Martin Scicluna takes on the Church in Malta for pleading for its voice to be heard. His approach is frank and frontal but subtle nonetheless. He assumes quite gratuitously that by the application of one’s reasoning and...

  • ARMS return envelopes

    Until recently, when we used to receive bills from government departments like ARMS Ltd and others, the letter used to include a stamp-free empty envelope to save us the inconvenience of buying the stamp or a possible trip to the post office. This...

  • Disrespectful advertisement

    Vodafone’s latest TV advert promoting its products, which shows a Catholic wedding ceremony in a church, is totally out of place. It is disrespectful of the seriousness of a wedding ceremony. Although I do not think it was made intentionally to...

  • Filthy bus terminus

    I would like to bring it to the attention of whoever is responsible that, although there are people cleaning up the litter and bins, the Floriana bus terminus is already all sloppy and filthy. It is disgusting. I hope that, under this...

  • Chicken no longer tastes like chicken

    In the latest mindless quest to produce cheap and tasteless food in vast quantities, the Ministry of Agriculture inaugurated a “state of the art” chicken farm in Qrendi, capable of slaughtering 1,200 birds per hour (June 27). The first time I...

  • Stop the waste of food

    Stop the waste of food

    I’m a tourist in Malta and have been so on many occasions. This time I have noticed one thing that I had not thought of before: the waste of food caused by the very big portions served in restaurants. One reason could be the modern, very big...

  • Man with the blower

    The Preziosi Garden, in Floriana, used to be swept on Saturdays or Sundays by a young man with a broom. A few weeks ago, somebody decided to supply this young man with a leaf blower. This was a bad idea for the following reasons: The leaf blower...

  • Tourists can be hosted in villages

    It seems to me that the Malta Tourism Authority is missing out on a great opportunity to boost tourism in the more rural areas of the island. Instead of promoting the overpopulated tourist hotels which are mainly in the northern part of the...

  • ‘Speed’ lover

    A big welcome to another artistic bronze sculpture, ‘Speed’, by Antonio Sciortino at the National Museum of Fine Arts. Thanks go to Heritage Malta. Art lovers appreciated this gesture.

  • Ta’ Qali bad for cyclists

    Can the authorities do something regarding the sorry state of the roads around Ta’ Qali? These are in an appalling state of repair and quite dangerous in some places for cyclists, particularly those who use the area as a quiet backwater to learn...

  • Correct language

    I’m glad that for the first time ever I came across a letter from PBS stating that the station is promoting the proper use of the Maltese language during its news and other programmes. That means, I hope, that we shall no longer hear words like...

  • Glass ceiling for female artists

    Glass ceiling for female artists

    In his article titled ‘Women breaking the glass ceiling’ (June 30), John Cassar White starts off with the statement “while most women are increasingly asserting themselves in the workplace, much remains to be done to achieve parity with men in...

  • Disturbing the peace

    The tranquillity, peace and serenity that used to be enjoyed by families residing in Triq il-Knisja, Dingli, was shattered a few weeks ago. This is thanks to a decision taken by the Dingli local council, which, acting on a suggestion by someone...

  • Courses in drawing and painting

    The last lesson for this season in the part-time course Drawing and Painting – Advanced, organised by Mcast at Tarġa Gap in Mosta, was unfortunately held on June 25. I have to thank the Ministry of Education and Employment, the Mcast...

  • Unsung heroes

    The other day, I had the privilege to entrust my health to the staff at Mater Dei Hospital. Thankfully, we do not often need such procedures but it is only when we go through such experiences that we can appreciate these unsung heroes. The energy...