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Letters

  • Pro-choice Malta NGO

    I would like to share some points with the nameless individuals of the pro-choice Malta NGO. From the time of Hippocrates, Father of Medicine, well before Jesus Christ, doctors were told “not to tamper with a pregnant woman”. Countries where...

  • Tremors

    The recent slight tremors were interpreted in various ways. Some said that it was only the drilling of oil by Joe Mizzi. Others said it was the noise of the escaped Turkish ship’s anchor hitting the bottom of the sea when the ship stopped for a...

  • Introduction of new books in schools

    With the introduction of books in schools such as Daddy, Papa and Me, The Sissy Duckling and My Princess Boy, I will now have to go that extra mile with my daughter to teach her what’s normal and what’s not.

  • Fund for the needy

    Last May, in the wake of a report about so many Maltese families living below the bread line, I had suggested that a fund be set up to which the highly-paid government consultants and advisers can contribute to help poor families. So far, there...

  • Hymn books for poor Catholics

    I am very grateful to the Mission Fund, of Mosta, for sending me €2,000 to help me with the printing of religious books in the tribal Santal language and €500 for Mass intentions. Both donations are very much appreciated. I have just reprinted...

  • Keep Malta clean and tidy

    It is Monday morning, 10, and I am driving down the east side of Valletta. Beautiful! Well, not really. The whole stretch is littered by horse droppings. Same thing with pigeons. In this case, it’s worse because every town and village got it. It’s...

  • Ringing fledglings

    One of the problems bird breeders have to face every year is the loss of fledglings. They have to ring fledglings within three days from hatching for, otherwise, the ring cannot be applied. I have noticed that, after ringing a fledgling, the...

  • Surcharge

    I read Malcolm Briffa’s letter (July 14) with astonishment. Does he read his ‘billing terms’ circulars? It states quite clearly that there will be a surcharge.

  • Bus card

    I refer to the letter ‘Why insist on travelling to Valletta?’ (July 29). Malta Public Transport identified the problem and the card has now been delivered. The company would like to apologise for the inconvenience.  

  • Peace and security

    Penning an article on peace and security makes one think about the Mediterranean issues that surround us. Thus, I would like to have a close look at peace and security in our localities, especially in the ninth and 10th districts. Take Swieqi,...

  • Service pensioners

    So Mark Musù purports to believe in pension reform. So why has he missed out of his articles the issue of service pensions? I came to Malta with reserved Royal Air Force pension, which I earned in the UK serving my country and then I worked for...

  • Women’s rights

    The editorial entitled ‘A government squabble on gender equality’, which appeared on August 6, states that the recently-published Bill 113 goes against gender equality, decriminalises pornography and that “in addition to sex shops, the Bill...

  • Art at old Pietà chapel

    Art at old Pietà chapel

    Bishop Paul Alpheran de Bussan (born 1684) became priest of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in 1710. He became Bishop of Malta in 1728 and brought to Malta various relics. In 1755, he approved the Solidarity of Priests at the Immaculate...

  • New opportunities for migrants

    New opportunities for migrants

    There is no doubt that migration has been around for thousands of years. For myriad reasons, people seek pastures new. The problem is then faced by the host country. It is easy to criticise any country that imposes a limit, or even decides to stop...

  • Air Malta: expansion not ‘maximisation’

    Air Malta: expansion not ‘maximisation’

    I write in response to the article about Air Malta’s proposed ‘fleet maximisation’ that appeared on July 31. I have been visiting Malta since 1981, on average three times a year, and, apart from four occasions, have always flown Air Malta (in...

  • Recycling campaign

    The Magħtab recycling centre has made strides ahead in educating the members of the public to separate household waste. May I suggest that permanent signs are erected next to the particular containers to identify what they are for because,...

  • Tallinja card no-show

    Some two months ago, I applied personally at the Floriana ticket booth for my Tallinja card. I was assured that delivery would be made just within a few days. However, my elusive bus card did not arrive. When, later, I made enquiries I...

  • Cryptic sign

    Can anybody translate a Transport Malta sign, as indicated below, in proper English? As it stands, I am afraid it does not make any sense. “150 minutes parking. No return within an hour” As it is, I understand it to mean that you are prohibited...

  • Love Malta, pity about the rubbish

    I’m a tourist from Australia (my parents were originally from Malta) and I absolutely love Malta and the Maltese people. However, I have been really disappointed with the way everyone just shows a total disrespect for this beautiful island by...

  • Angels on the road

    On July 22, at about 7.45pm, I was driving back home from Paradise Bay. Driving past the Veċċja, I was held up in traffic. After crawling for half an hour, I arrived near the parish church of St Paul’s Bay. To my chagrin, I discovered the...

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