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Letters

  • Claim against me was proven wrong

    I write regarding the article entitled ‘Achieving accountability’ by Ranier Fsadni (June 4). In the article it was said that I “resigned after being accused of fast-tracking the visa of the nanny of a former lover”. In the interests of accuracy...

  • Unfair reaction to Gianluca speech

    Unfair reaction to Gianluca speech

    Gianluca Bezzina is a perfect example of a young practicing Catholic person living a joyful life to the full based on Christian values. Christian values are applicable to all – believers and non-believers – because who does not wish to live a...

  • Doing the impossible

    One is forced to admire the confidence of a government in presuming that it can build a €300 million marina, a cruise liner terminal and a luxury village on the outskirts of Qala when it cannot even provide one decent road to the village.

  • Xemxija saga

    Many might think that the drama regarding the proposed rape of Triq is-Simar, at Xemxija by some greedy speculators was over and done with. The saga goes on and on with postponement after postponement in the scheduled meetings, one after the...

  • Whose pursuit of glorification?

    I refer to Mark Sammut’s article ‘The pursuit of glorification’ (June 3), where he writes: “I e-mailed Cassola at least twice to ask him why he and the other board members behaved in this dishonourable way. His answers were reluctant and...

  • Don’t destroy the retreat

    Hot on the heels of Malta being labelled as the rowdiest and nosiest place in the EU, it occurs to us there is one last nook where peace reigns supreme: the area surrounding Mount St Josph Retreat House, in Tarġa Gap, Mosta. So proud are we...

  • Bus service from Mars

    On a recent morning at 9.30, I was on the ‘Galiet’ bus stop at Dragonara Road, in Paceville waiting for the No. 120 bus to go to San Ġwann. This bus runs every half an hour but no bus went by until 11.15am, by which time three buses...

  • Source of irritation

    Source of irritation

    I refer to the editorial entitled ‘Time to redefine wardens duties’ (May 22). Earlier this month, I was exiting the Tigne Point tunnel and, on emerging and seeing the sunlight, I switched off my headlamps. A warden who was exactly at the very...

  • Waste less, save more

    In the UK, during WWII, the slogan “Use it, wear it out, make it do” was very popular. Considering the circumstances at the time, like it or not, you had to go by the slogan. These days we are doing exactly the opposite, especially when it comes...

  • Medieval history

    In his contribution entitled ‘The Christian presence in history’ (May 27), on the public lecture delivered by Jeremy Johns on May 20, Mgr Joseph Farrugia looks forward to a forum on the subject that would “include the participation of such...

  • Malta’s overall shabbiness

    The good performance of the Maltese economy is very welcome. We must now work to ensure that this translates into tangible improvements in the quality of life of the Maltese people, through, for example (and very urgently) better roads and safer...

  • Job for all the boys

    An article entitled ‘Riddle of politically-restricted job’ speaks of a mystery. I cannot understand why this has “raised eyebrows”. I think there is a very simple explanation. This is simply ‘jobs for the boys’ (Labour) when Labour is in...

  • Education system overhaul

    I refer to the article on the final question in the maths exam, which was not in the syllabus. It is pathetic that pupils are given a question that is not in the syllabus considering that said syllabus is so vast. Why is it that, in Malta, no...

  • Remembering Godfrey Wettinger

    Allow me to join the chorus of tributes to the late Godfrey Wettinger. Incidentally, early this year he gave me his consent to quote from his interesting book Lost Villages of Malta. This contribution will be published early June in the annual...

  • Whiter shade of greenery

    It does appear like certain section of the media, some ‘opinionists’ and the Nationalist Party are going through great pains to demonise anyone who in any way is linked to the latest projects that have been announced by the present...

  • Mid-Med Bank staff pension fund

    Joseph Grech (‘Mid-Med workers’ case’, May 28) asked a few pertinent questions in regard to the liquidation, in 1987, of the Mid-Med Bank Staff Pension Fund. Evidently he did so in view of the recent court judgment (489/1991) which went against...

  • Fitting anniversary tribute

    Fitting anniversary tribute

    This week marks the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of 338,226 Allied troops from the harbour and the beaches of Dunkirk between May 27 and June 4, 1940. As an RN engineer aboard HMS Albury, my uncle, Louis ‘Tooloo’ Earley, did six round-trips...

  • Shameful booking

    On Sunday mornings, many locals and foreigners flock to the market at Marsaxlokk. I recently went there too with a couple of friends. It was very difficult to find a parking space and, in the end, we opted to park on the side of the road...

  • Lifeguards on our beaches

    Two people have drowned on our beaches. I see there are now calls for the lifeguard service, which usually starts in mid-June, to be deployed earlier. While I feel this would be an improvement, the service is only available on popular beaches...

  • Is silence out of range?

    I want to express my concern about the proposed shooting range in Mosta. The site chosen for this range, with its proximity to Mount St Joseph retreat house, defies any logic. It makes no sense to site a noise-generating facility directly adjacent...