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  • Unpleasant experience

    Reading the letter by Patrick Biczok (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 15) reminded me of a very unpleasant experience that happened to me as I attempted to exit from Triq il-Qasam, Swieqi to St Andrew’s Road, St Julian’s. Traffic from both...

  • Grand organ at Mosta Rotunda

    Grand organ at Mosta Rotunda

    I would like to thank Fr Joe Carabott who took the initiative to restore the grand organ at the Mosta Rotunda, which was in need of extensive repairs. The Archpriest was also responsible to motivate parishioners to collect funds for the...

  • Malta’s EU presidency

    I fully agree with Joseph Fenech of Mosta who wrote in The Sunday Times of Malta (January 1) to pay tribute to the Nationalist Party for the fact that Malta now holds the presidency of the European Union. I feel, however, that in the list of...

  • Man with a big heart

    The Ramblers’ Association is saddened by the passing away of its founder member, Lino Bugeja, after a short illness. Sport education was his profession and career, and being a man with a big heart, he continuously strove to promote the importance...

  • Banning glyphosate

    I refer to the article of January 16 titled ‘EU’s permission to ban glyphosate is not needed’. The Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change would like to clarify the following. We refer to the DOI press releases of...

  • Towering greed

    I would like to thank Mario Dingli for writing (January 12). I understand what he tried to say about everything being planned beforehand with regard to the proposed towers at Paceville and Mrieħel. I am not under any illusions about what’s happening.

  • Wrong embellishment

    Wrong embellishment

    The aqueduct is, I believe, a Grade A scheduled property. The placing of planters/pots could not have been approved. I do stand to be corrected however and would appreciate if the Santa Venera local council would enlighten us on the matter. Alof...

  • Telephony rates

    Last October, Melita announced astronomical rises to their fixed telephony rates. These increases ranged from 333 per cent to 500 per cent. After various protests in the press, it tried to quell the surge of dissent by announcing new packages from...

  • Egrant will not go away

    The first anniversary of Panamagate will soon be with us and that blessed third company, Egrant Limited, is and will be in the limelight. The fact that the police have not begun investigations to find out who is the owner of that company speaks...

  • Up with the people

    To all those who have written calling for a ban on referendums because they are afraid of the sovereign will of the people, I would also like to recommend a ban on free speech, free expression and, certainly, freedom of thought and the requirement...

  • Pitiful Buġibba

    Pitiful Buġibba

    I have been living in Buġibba for the past 25 years and over the past few years the locality has never been up to standard, as it should be given that it is a tourist resort. However, in recent months Buġibba must qualify as the number one ghetto...

  • Blinkered youth

    Neo-Nazism is resurfacing across Europe. In Britain, we see Polish EU citizens spat at and told to go home. Across Europe the tide of intolerance grows as ‘populism’ takes its grip. Now what is this ‘populism’? A resurrection of the same mass...

  • Inauguration Day

    Inauguration Day

    With the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America tomorrow, the challenges ahead abound. With such a volatile, bombastic, vain and slippery person as President of the US, it is certainly most concerning...

  • Stability policy

    Reference is made to the article ‘Hedging policy makes for expensive diesel – pump price in 2016 was 5c above the average in the EU’ (January 16). Since April 2013, customers benefitted significantly from lower prices and price stability. The...

  • Guilty as charged

    Reference is made to the item ‘FTS slander case waiting for fraud probe’ (January 12). It is being clarified that the slander case that was put off pending a police probe was not jointly initiated by Robert Ciantar, as implied. In fact, the only...

  • Of decency

    I have recently read Peter Apap Bologna’s book, Memories 1941-1973, and found it to be an interesting and well-researched publication. What was really impressive and shocking was the epilogue, ‘Seven days of infamy’. The author managed with great...

  • Alone in the dark

    At around 10.30 on Monday night, some parts of Balzan had a temporary power failure. Luckily, since at home our supply is three-phased, not all the rooms were in cold darkness. I needed ascertaining whether the failure was due to some fault from...

  • Bad experience

    On Thursday, January 12, at about 8.45am, as I stopped to drop two patients at the Hospice Movement, in Balzan, a heartless warden took a photograph of me in my car. This will probably be followed by the receipt of a parking ticket. A...

  • Catholic politician’s loyalty

    I fully agree with Louis Spiteri (January 13) that a Catholic politician expressing his beliefs finds himself in the wilderness. S/he has to be loyal to the party and its leader’s traits if s/he does not want to be sidelined. The only solution...

  • It’s all about Floriana

    It’s all about Floriana

    ■ Il-Furjana, the organ of the Floriana School Old Boys Association, has survived the rigours of time. Unfortunately, it had been usurped and run down by well-meaning but incompetent committee members. A group of young patriots have now engineered...