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Letters

  • Drunken passengers

    Again, we read about drunken passengers on board flightsto Malta. According to Ryanair’s website, the weekday flight from Edinburgh to Malta leaves at 7.30 in the morning. Why is the airport authority in Scotland allowing drinking at 7.30am? In...

  • Dangerous ‘precedent’

    I refer to the report ‘Restaurant in Valetta refused following residents’ complaints’ (March 30) and highlight in particular the phrase “the application could have proceeded as the board was bound by consistency”. This ‘consistency’ practice means...

  • Elusive bins

    Elusive bins

    How, I wonder, are the residents of Mosta going to be encouraged to recycle their waste at a ‘Bring-in-site’ when the various bins meant to be used to sort and collect the waste, have been removed to allow drivers to park their cars in the same...

  • Garage repossession

    I refer to the article ‘Elderly man cannot repossess garage in spite of court ruling’ (March 26) which may not be entirely correct. The case referred was filed in the Rent Regulation Board on April 10, 2015 and decided on July 2, 2015. It took...

  • Safety on the buses

    I write in relation to a letter by Tony Gatt entitled ‘On the Buses’ (April 5). Malta Public Transport apologises for any inconvenience caused by the shortcomings of the driver in question. The company focuses heavily on the safety of its staff...

  • Good company

    Perhaps someone in the know would kill my curiosity. What would the initial cost be to set up a company in Panama? If it is not too expensive, I might be tempted to set up one myself there.

  • Road safety rule

    Jim Wightman and George Debono have, as expected, responded at length to my criticism of the evidence, or rather the lack thereof, supporting their continued attacks on Maltese drivers, the Transport Ministry, the law courts and the police. The...

  • The quality of concrete

    I spent much of my working life in architecture and surveying, saw lots of problems with concrete and I concur with much of what was said in the article ‘Many residential buildings under construction to face problems in 30 years due to untested,...

  • Brussels attacks

    Brussels attacks

    After the Paris attacks, it was the turn of Brussels to be the victim of a horrendous attack perpetrated by IS, leaving 31dead and over 200 injured. Once again, the entire world is speechless and stunned as to how such an event could have happened...

  • Commercially sensitive

    With reference to the article ‘Transport Malta turns down Times of Malta request to publish controversial contract with GWU’ please note the following. The said contract has been signed following rigorous procedures guided by the Department of...

  • Watch your walk

    Watch your walk

    Texting while walking is becoming a hazard and those doing their texting are completely oblivious to anyone around them. The amount of times I see folk walk into each other is maddening, to putit mildly. I’m sick of all these inconsiderate people,...

  • Defamation and vilification

    I refer to the article by Jason Azzopardi, shadow minister for home affairs, ‘To vilify, or not to vilify’ (April 1). He takes me to task for something I wrote on March 23 when I said: “Freedom of speech does not mean a thing if we don’t also...

  • Transport Malta signs

    For these past weeks the ‘state-of -the-art’ signs installed by Transport Malta have been signalling to motorists to avoid Birkirkara Bypass due to works in progress.   The roadworks in question only lasted one day; yet for weeks we are being...

  • Defamation

    Is the citizen no longer entitled to protect his reputation?

  • Fathers of the Maltese book

    The Akkademja tal-Malti appreciates the view of those correspondents who have written in the Times of Malta extolling Pawlu Mizzi’s contribution to the development of the Maltese book. We are very much aware that his Klabb Kotba Maltin...

  • On the buses

    Having just returned from a 10-day visit to Malta I found the Tallinja “explore” card very convenient and good value. However, when the seven-day period expired, I ventured to buy a ticket for myself and my wife on a bus at the Valletta...

  • Presidential pardon

    I again wish to remind the President and the Justice Minister to reconsider their recent decision not to pardon Godfrey Ellul. Ellul is 67 years old, terminally ill, and has already spent the larger part of his sentence behind bars. He just...

  • Politics of insecurity

    Why do politicians keep on blundering in and destroying countries, and then bemoaning the disastrous chaos, violence and barbarity we are witnessing in Europe and elsewhere in the world? Why are we creating these tragedies ourselves? It is very...

  • Gay ‘marriage’

    Gay ‘marriage’

    British Prime Minister David Cameron has been said to have adopted a “poisonous form of radical moral liberalism” in championing the cause of gay ‘marriage’ in the UK. The same can now be said of the Maltese Prime Minister and leader of the...

  • Cycling getting safer

    In his letter ‘Evidence for safer roads’ (March 23) Jean Karl Soler questions some of the sources of the datapresented by the Bicycling Advocacy Group. True it is almost a national shame that statistics for cyclingare largely collected by a...