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Letters

  • Industrial heritage

    Industrial heritage

    Opposite the buildings of Times of Malta in St Paul Street, Valletta, stands a trademark of industrial heritage. Since culture is in my veins, I noticed a small nameplate on the steel door of the former Canberra Restaurant. I decided to raise this...

  • Opening hours

    In view of the document for public consultation to allow shops to determine their opening hours, may I suggest that this should involve all outlets across the board. Unfortunately, in these times, when most couples work five days a week,...

  • Sin of idolatry

    I suggest that Fr David Muscat (‘Getting stuck on stupid’, September 22) brushes off the much-accumulated dust from the cover of his Bible and sees what God has to say about the sin of idolatry, not man’s interpretation or his...

  • Visitor’s views

    In response to Frank Salt’s article ‘A historic place’, may I, as a regular visitor for many years, make a few comments? No doubt, each visitor has a particular reason for holidaying in Malta and some may be considered unusual. My wife and I stay...

  • Tribute to an uninvited VVIP

    Tribute to an uninvited VVIP

    For the reception marking the 50th anniversary of independence that was held at the Upper Barrakka Gardens, the government failed to include in the VVIPs’ list President Emeritus Eddie Fenech Adami, the man synonymous with national reconciliation...

  • Bully hunters

    A relative of one of the hunters who was present in court was shouting “do you call this justice?” while slamming his jacket on the floor. So what is justice? Shooting a protected bird and organising a meeting without a permit? What is justice?...

  • Council by laws

    Reference is made to the editorial entitled ‘Empowering local councils to serve’ (September 25). The procedure relating to bylaws is governed by articles 34(1) and 35(1) of the Local Councils Act (Chapter 363 of the Laws of Malta). While it is...

  • Seawater damage to cars

    The new rainwater catchment system has now reached an advanced stage and should alleviate several flood-prone areas in the country during downpours. Low lying ground at Marsascala, particularly the wharf near Il-Magħluq, is subject to...

  • Reporting disused or unsafe cables

    Enemalta refers to Lino Briguglio’s letter that was published in Times of Malta on September 17. Our distribution network technicians have inspected the street indicated to make sure that the overhead electricity cables in this area are safely...

  • Is this the future of feasts?

    Is this the future of feasts?

    I refer to the news in Times of Malta of September 25 concerning the results of a questionnaire on festas in Malta. According to Andrew Azzopardi, there is indication from the results of the questionnaire that unless young people are encouraged to...

  • Comparing Malta with Singapore

    Having lived for a decade in Singapore and now six years in Malta, I was intriguedto read Martin Scicluna’s comparison of the two nations (September 24). However, it was disheartening, after a plausible summation of Singapore’s remarkable success...

  • Democracy at Mepa

    Are we coming of age? After 50 years of independence, we are perhaps finally realising that democracy has to be practised and not just paid lip service to. I was pleased to note that Mepa will be publishing notices regarding planning...

  • Draconian steps needed

    Draconian measures are called for to control, and even stop, the slaughter of protected birds. A number of persons boast of exotic collections of such birds, stuffed and kept behind glass. It must be made completely unprofitable to house such...

  • Collective punishment is war crime

    Collective punishment is unjust. Prisoners in Soviet Gulags were collectively punished for one prisoner’s misdemeanour. In Nazi Germany, Jews and anyone caught helping them was collectively punished and unspeakable atrocities ensued. Palestinians...

  • Crowded Blue Lagoon

    Crowded Blue Lagoon

    Can the Malta Tourism Authority tell us where the public is supposed to stay at the Blue Lagoon, in Comino? The photo above clearly shows the situation on September 12 in the morning when we could not find a vacant spot. If the Blue Lagoon now...

  • UK football: never on a Saturday

    I note the recent increase in the Go share price on the local stock exchange. This is obviously good news for investors but possibly bad news for customers. Share price rises are often due to greater profits that can be achieved by reducing costs.

  • Of angels and mermen

    Antoine Vassallo, in ‘Angels are not in the mind’ (September 24) does not believe in mermen and frog princess, referring to them as fictional, but speaks of angels as fact: “certainly not imaginary”. So, how does that work? Facts can only be...

  • Are hunters free to speak?

    I have always been outspoken in my opposition to hunting and I support the government’s decision to close the hunting season to control the illegalities that were taking place. However, I cannot but condemn the actions of the police and the courts...

  • ALE has not deteriorated... and does not intimidate

    I refer to the article ‘Environment police unit suffers useless massacre’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 14). The Malta Police Force strongly denies the claims recently published in the media regarding the alleged deterioration of its...

  • The price reductions of medicines

    Whenever I hear or read that the prices of a number of medicines have been reduced I am not at all impressed. During the years I have been writing about the scandalous prices of medicines in Malta it has emerged that a number of those same...

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