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Letters

  • Who is the winner?

    Obviously, the Labour Party obtained the majority in the local elections and, in a democratic country, they are declared the political winners. This result, however, shows signs of what we Maltese see as the demographic political status on the...

  • Shattering the peace

    Shattering the peace

    Next door to Mount St Joseph Retreat House, Mosta, a shooting range is planned. It seems that the negotiations are in the last stages. This is a real shame. Mount St Joseph is an oasis of peace and reflection. Hundreds of Maltese frequent this...

  • Sette Giugno monument

    It is a real pity that the Sette Giugno monument has for so long been left isolated after being removed from St George’s Square, Valletta. According to Renzo Piano, it should be placed between the new parliament building and Our Lady of Victory...

  • Abuse reports

    In an item entitled ‘Man charged with seriously injuring partner’s autistic son’ (April 28), it was reported that “When the police started investigating, they found another two reports made to Appoġġ that the boy had a bruised face last September...

  • Strike of 1958

    The men whose jobs were on the line during the general strike of April 28, 1958 were not employed by Malta Drydocks but by the Admiralty at the Royal Naval Dockyard Malta. C. H. Bailey, a Welsh company, took over the ship repair section of the...

  • Who are these people?

    In Birkirkara, there are many streets named after Maltese individuals we do not know about. These include F. Busuttil, Ġużè Orlando, K. Galea, etc. There should be just one word underneath the name, like, say, painter, architect, war hero, etc. so...

  • Open day at parliament

    How about an open day for the public to view the long-awaited new parliament building? Mater Dei Hospital and PBS had opened their doors to the public, so why not Parliament?

  • The power of the Rosary

    We have heard a lot about the horrible atrocities being perpetrated by extreme terrorist organisations like Boko Haram and Isis, whose aim seems to be to destroy western civilisation, including the Christian religion. Many are of the opinion that...

  • Helping Christians

    In Iraq, Syria, Libya and other countries Christians are being persecuted by Islamist extremists simply because of their faith. It is good that we pray for Christians but should we wait for miracles to happen or should we see what other means we...

  • Villa Guardamangia

    I was interested to read the article ‘Queen Elizabeth’s Malta home in disrepair’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, April 26). When we are in Malta, we live just a short walk from Villa Guardamangia. A couple of years ago, I wrote to Buckingham Palace to...

  • Improving Malta

    Living in Malta for the last 18 months, I have not only come to appreciate the natural beauty of our island but have observed some things that can be improved at a minimal cost and with little effort.  These are just a few suggestions: Make...

  • Coast Road will be completely changed

    One of my delights in the past was driving along the Coast Road. This was because it was the longest stretch of land in Malta where one could enjoy beautiful scenery – the blue sea and the horizon sometimes dotted with passing vessels, yachts and...

  • Road network – the weakest ­­­link

    Medical best practice suggests that prevention is better than cure. Close monitoring, sound practices and strategic planning drafted by those who have dedicated their life to this objective ensures that gradually, more patients enjoy longevity by...

  • An accident waiting to happen

    An accident waiting to happen

    It would be interesting to find out whether the Minister for Transport and the chairman and chief executive officer of Transport Malta will be prepared to assume personal responsibility if and when a pedestrian is seriously hurt in a section of...

  • Desperate for a better life

    If one hears a child crying and wanting to leave his parents’ house because he fears them, would one lock the child inside to ensure he will not get run over by a car? Or would one try to understand the child’s behaviour and do one’s utmost to...

  • Spring hunting

    The spring hunting season has been closed prematurely because of an illegal act. By the same logic, if traffic offences exceed 0.0006 per cent of the total number of cars on the road the Prime Minister, who can count on the support of the Leader...

  • Country for migrants

    We in the Mediterranean are being faced with a difficult migration situation which we cannot solve alone. The European Union and the United Nations should act right away. I suggest that members of the United Nations should contribute generously to...

  • Garibaldi in Malta

    Giuseppe Garibaldi, the hero of two worlds, was a colourful personality who played an important role in the unification of Italy. His biggest problem was the Papal States, as there could not be full unity if the central part of Italy did not form...

  • Russian viewpoint: fair or distorted?

    I found the Russian Federation Ambassador’s article (‘The Russian viewpoint’, April 28) both interesting and alarming. He makes a fair point about the Soviet Union’s role in the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945 but conveniently ignores the fact that...

  • Posh nosh

    Whenever and wherever (not just in Malta) I avail myself of fine dining, once the preserve of the well off, I notice a direct correlation between the size of the bill and the size of the plate. It seems that the smaller the plate, the bigger...

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