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Letters

  • Having a bath

    Having a bath

    This water culvert in Bastion Street, Senglea, has been blocked for a couple of years and quite a few letters complaining about this to the authorities have been ignored. Now I am writing on behalf of the pigeons. Take your time, there is no hurry...

  • The value of hope

    If a person loses hope in life, he would have lost everything. In every problem, a person is like walking through a long tunnel but at the end of the tunnel he must see a beam of light. A person of hope, who lived in 1945, was Fr James Keller who...

  • Dirty politics

    In the bible, Timothy (6:10) says: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil” and, as the Maltese saying goes, “it’s their pockets they fill up first”. Past administrations, be they Labour or Nationalist, all had their Konrad Mizzis...

  • Disillusioned voters

    Simon Busuttil is setting standards, including ethical standards, in this country. In a couple of years of PN leadership, he confirmed he is a man of principle and that he is true to his word even in the most difficult circumstances. He is...

  • The threat of instability

    The threat of instability

    The collapse of Syria poses a huge threat to Middle Eastern stability.  Syria has been a major player in the Arab world since World War II.  It was indeed a major player among the dizzying cast of foreign powers that intervened in Lebanon’s...

  • Don’t shoot the pigeon

    Local councillors are taking it upon themselves to cull feral pigeons in the presences of police officers even though it is against the law to use firearms within 50 metres of a main road and 200 metres from a habitable area. In the meantime,...

  • God’s chemistry

    Starting from the premise that we are surrounded by marvels and mysteries, I dare write that the world’s greatest sufferers have produced the most shining examples of unconquerable faith. The greatest Christians in history seem to say that their...

  • Dangerous grids in Mosta

    Dangerous grids in Mosta

    Lately I noticed that some of the water grids installed along one side of Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta are in dire need of repair. I sent an e-mail to the local council and, within a few minutes, they replied saying they passed on my complaint...

  • Statue controversy

    I fully agree with what Charles Deguara (April 26) had to say about the new titular statue for Christ the King parish in Paola. Before a final decision was made on the type of titular statue of Christ the King that Paola should have, the late Dun...

  • Restoration

    I was very pleased to read that the chapel in San Ġwann, known as San Ġwann tal-Għargħar, will be restored this June. The interior is also in great need of restoration. The rooms added to the chapel about 40 years ago ruin the aesthetics of the...

  • ‘Insolvency’ judgment on shopping complex

    The shareholders and directors ofD.A. Holdings Limited refer to the article ‘Daniels shopping complex windingup after court declares it “insolvent”’ (April 25). The article fails to mention the fact that the shareholders, the directors of D.A.

  • Concrete for our heritage

    Concrete for our heritage

    There is something weirdly surreal in the statement “Townhouse to be converted into three-storey car park” (‘Grandchildren join fight to save Gozo townhouse’, April 27). Such Monty Pythonesque absurdity takes some beating. That this beautiful...

  • Those ticket touts in Buġibba

    I have just returned home from a holiday in Malta where I have been many times before with my family. However, this time, my family holiday was spoilt by the constant harassment of predatory ticket touts on the Buġibba and Qawra seafront and...

  • National Bank of Malta

    I have read with interest the article ‘Final stages for National Bank saga’ that appeared in The Business Observer (April 21). I refer to the second paragraph of the article: “Consultants Ugolino, Nun and Chilton drew up the government’s version...

  • Monument

    With reference to the ‘Abercromby monument’ at The National Library, as far as I know that is a bust of Dun Karm Psaila made in the 1960s by the late George Borg.

  • National parks

    I refer to the article ‘National parks for Malta’ written by Martin Galea (April 13). He makes his point about a greener Malta very clearly. Hopefully, the contribution will ignite a little spark in all concerned and make us more aware of the...

  • Pension theft

    I refer to the letter by Claudia Cuschieri from the Ministry for the Family and Social Solidarity (April 22). May I remind this lady and readers that we service pensioners are still being robbed of the service pensions that we are entitled to, up...

  • Choice of words

    Oh dear! On the back page of the Times of Malta on April 20 there was a photograph of a man in a horse-drawn sulky. He is quite clearly driving the horse and sulky and not – as the text would have it - riding the horse. To make matters worse, the...

  • Consumer affairs

    I would like to thank the staff at the consumer affairs office, namely Lorna Vella and Dorothy Farrugia, for their continuous support and professionalism. Their hard work, numerous phone calls and several letters helped me resolve my case and...

  • Leaders’ donations

    As our beloved Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition are probably more ‘loaded’ than a bus filled to the brim with passengers risking falling out any minute, I wonder what their contribution in terms of money was to Puttinu Cares. Or is...

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