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Letters

  • Wardens

    I have a strong feeling that the Gozo wardens recognise that particular cars belong to ‘visitors’ and not islanders. These wardens hide behind trees and kiosks and, at the first instance, inspect these visiting cars for any minor irregularity and...

  • Thanks

    I would like to thank all the staff at the ENT section of Mater Dei Hospital for the care and attention they gave me during my few days there as a patient. I would also like to thank my surgeon and the operating nurses group. They are very...

  • Whatever suits you fine

    Maurice Mizzi (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 21), along with his criticism of the current Ornis chairman, states: “It is important that a good chairman should never show any bias towards one person or group of people”. Obviously, as it suited...

  • A predictable crisis

    A predictable crisis

    That Greece was unfit to enter the eurozone was predictable. That Greece would default on its international debt commitments was predictable. However, how can one explain the persistent smiling Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras throughout the long...

  • Chairman may air his personal views

    With reference to the letter by Maurice Mizzi (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 21), in which he replied to my letter the week before, I endorse the claim that a chairman has to be impartial during Ornis committee meetings, but this does not...

  • Requirements for dental decay

    Kathryn Borg’s article on dental decay (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 28), while highlighting the role of sugar in the high incidence of dental caries in children, decries research on other “spurious factors”. There are three essential...

  • Toilet shortcomings

    Last Tuesday I visited the public toilet for people with disabilities, just opposite the Maltapost branch office by the parish church in Mosta. To my disgust, there was no toilet paper, the floor was filthy, the electric hand dryer was out of...

  • Art course needs proper certification

    Another successful part-time course in drawing and oil painting, organised by the Ministry of Education, through the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology, came to an end. As usual, the organisation, the facilities and the teacher, Carmen...

  • News with no picture

    News with no picture

    The 8pm news bulletin on TVM on June 29 mentioned the presentation of the palium (right) by Pope Francis to, among others, Archbishop Charles Scicluna. It was said that, earlier in the day, the Italian TV carried a close-up picture of Mgr Scicluna.

  • Warden who spoilt the day

    My wife and I recently visited Gozo, where we decided to stop for a few minutes at the Arcadia shopping centre because it was too early to have some lunch. This was at 11.57am. We parked our car carefully in a parking bay and were already crossing...

  • Tyres fitted incorrectly

    While walking around Mellieħa one evening I could not believe how many cars making use of rain tyres have them fitted incorrectly. A typical rain tyre will have either a deep full chevron tread or, in some cases, a half chevron tread pattern. When...

  • Inner circles

    Ranier Fsadni recently criticised the Prime Minister for his spontaneous remark in Parliament while answering a question from the Opposition. The Prime Minister remarked that the former administration believed that all people occupying public...

  • VAT refund problems

    We have the right to a VAT refund on our imported Jeep Cherokee. Last year, in June, I received a cheque for €110, dated March 4, 2014, so it could not be cashed because it was four months out of date. They had promised me a new cheque within...

  • The euro experience

    The Greek Prime Minister persists in huddling with his ministers, creating confusion in the minds of the EU citizenry. Deliberately, of course, and intended only to put the ‘troika’ (EU, ECB and IMF) in bad light as anti-solidarity biased, instead...

  • Meusac’s role

    I refer to a news item (July 2) in which the reply by the Minister for Foreign Affairs to a parliamentary question is reported. The heading of the report – ‘The cost of Meusac’ – may seem misleading because the PQ referred to costs related to the...

  • Bus service complaints

    I refer to the letter ‘Online bus complaints’ (June 25). Malta Public Transport takes every complaint seriously in order to guarantee the best possible service for our customers. Anyone wanting to make a complaint or suggestions online can do this...

  • Kitchen Garden staff

    It is a pity Harry Fenech (June 30) decided to respond in the public domain now and not through a handover, as he was asked to do a number of times by the treasurer and by the MCCF accountants, Spiteri Baileys, for continuation’s sake. It is also...

  • Anti-shooting range movement

    Anti-shooting range movement

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Shooting range shows how common good is being sacrificed for private profit making interests – Front (Ħarsien ODZ)’ (June 29). While I respect the Front’s opinion, I must express serious concerns with the...

  • Towering Sliema

    Architect Ray Demicoli must harbour a bizarre sense of humour when selling his idea of a 40-storey hotel rising from the narrow congested roads of Qui Si Sana (June 25). He posits that a hotel does not generate congestion in the area as there is...

  • Language rules must be reliable

    “Whom am I speaking to,” asked the voice at the other end. “Sorry, you’ve got the wrong number: nobody I know says ‘whom’,” replied the man on this end, while he put the phone receiver down. His reason for doing so: all the people he knew said...

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