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Letters

  • PN playing politics again

    The leader of the Opposition had been making it very obvious that he and his party were using the unfortunate abduction in Libya of a fellow Maltese citizen, Martin Galea, to try and score a few political points Foreign Minister George Vella,...

  • What’s in it for Gozo?

    What’s in it for Gozo?

    I do not normally rant about many things but thought the film industry deserved a line or two. This is a very turbulent business: you either have a job or have to do other things to put food on the table for months. Yes, the Brad pack’s in town...

  • No birdsong in Malta

    The letter from Elsa Meyland-Smith (July 22) made very interesting reading. She complained that she has not seen many birds in Malta and could not imagine from where the 30,000 birds which will be trapped by bird trappers will come from. The...

  • Lost camera in the UK

    My parents would like to find a family from Malta who were travelling in Britain two weeks ago. They left their camera in my parents’ car by mistake and we would like to get it back to them. The camera contains their holiday photographs from...

  • Shooting the messenger

    I refer to the court decision that Birdlife members should be charged over ‘possession’ of dead birds. The court is sending the wrong message. Instead of asking the police to dedicate more time to investigate the culprits of these despicable acts...

  • Problems for Church if it opts to set up a TV station

    I read with great interest Mgr Charles Vella’s article ‘Why not a socio-religious TV?’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 13). My attention was particularly drawn to his final comment: “The time will come when our island will become more and more...

  • Montekristo and the ‘zoo’

    I refer to the article ‘Polidano Group will face charges over animal park’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 27). It is unfortunate that the authorities in the past were insufficiently vigilant and that these animals were ever allowed to pass...

  • Industrial action at the University

    As concerned citizens we welcome the agreement reached between the University authorities and staff with relief. However, for the future, we feel obliged to invite the parties concerned not to resort to any type of action that may cause anguish to...

  • Roma and Sinti genocide

    Around 500,000 Roma and Sinti were killed during the Holocaust. The Roma genocide, also known in Romani as Porajamos (devouring) was practically forgotten after 1945. A movement has been formed to establish August 2 as the official remembrance day...

  • St Paul’s Bay parking

    I refer to the letter by David Brincat Preca (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 20) in connection with parking around the Bank of Valletta St Paul’s Bay branch. If the gentleman decided to go to the rear of the building where there is room to park,...

  • David and Goliath

    Although even the legend is no more reliable than any other biblical ‘history’, many Israelis believe that Goliath was a native of Gaza. He was a giant with a sword, a shield and armour. David, much smaller in stature, had the long-distance guided...

  • Bisazza Street traffic detour

    Alfred Griscti (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 20) hits out at people calling for Bisazza Street to be reopened for traffic, alleging that they have an “obvious personal agenda” and that their only motive is “to further the interests of...

  • Relic of the arm of St George

    Relic of the arm of St George

    I refer to the ‘Commemorative philately’ caption story, (The Sunday Times of Malta, Gozo page, July 27) in connection with the recent visit of the relic of St George’s arm from Venice to Malta. I would like to point out that an official...

  • A euphemism for killing a person

    The term ‘assisted dying’ pretends to be a ‘compassionate and caring’ way to end life but is in fact a euphemism for killing a person at what may be the most vulnerable point of their adult lives. Assisted suicide can in no way be construed as...

  • The debate on assisted dying

    According to Martin Scicluna (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 27), “traditional religious concerns” should play no part in the debate on so-called assisted dying. I take it, therefore, that Scicluna accepts that traditional concerns may be raised,...

  • Reforming the Church

    Following the result of the divorce referendum I feel that the Church in Malta, especially its leadership, is still shell shocked. I believe the root of the prob-lem is the mindset with which the Church still operates to this very day. This...

  • Bad bus service in San Ġwann

    The bus serving route 15 goes from Valletta to Sliema where it changes to 225 and then passes through St Julian’s, San Ġwann, Naxxar, Mosta and Għajn Tuffieħa, ending at Golden Bay. On the return journey, when it arrives at Sliema Ferries it...

  • Great service at Attard’s Klabb 3-16

    Last year, we contacted the Times of Malta newsroom to complain that no learning support assistants were provided for the Attard Klabb 3-16 government summer school. For our son, a four-year-old autistic boy, attending school even in summer is...

  • The final hurdles in Iran talks

    The final hurdles in Iran talks

    Despite several weeks and months of negotiations, Iran and the major players in this game – Germany, France, Britain, China and Russia – have not succeeded in reaching an agreement on limiting Iran’s nuclear programme. Extending these talks over...

  • Exemplary youngsters

    Year after year, groups of dedicated youngsters and some not so young dedicate most, if not all, of their spare time to prepare exterior decorations that are used during their locality’s festa. The energy and dedication of these individuals know...