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Letters

  • How not to plan a town square

    Many people are unhappy with the way Nadur square was embellished a few years ago. I heard the work cost hundreds of thousands of euros. And the result? The trees were removed and the square has become naked. The narrow street leading to the...

  • Marsascala’s priorities

    I do not know who came up with the idiotic idea of constructing a new pool in Marsascala on the quie­ter side of the village’s promenade. This area will be ruined; after all, the existing pool and the waterpolo pool are both in good condition. Who...

  • Exposed

    Those people who object to being exposed should not expose themselves in the first place.

  • Regiments in Malta

    May I invite readers who have an interesting memory of the Devon, Dorset or Hampshire regiments in Malta between 1938 and 1943 to send it to me via cmandl.jary@btinternet.com? With the help of a small team of volunteer researchers from the ...

  • Gozo ferry tickets

    The question of ticket pricing for residents and tourists on Malta’s public transport and Gozo ferry (‘Ticket payment on Gozo ferry’ by Denis Mifsud, April 13) has been raised before. UK residents have free public transport for those over...

  • Bumpy road map

    These days, Alitalia is having talks to be saved. To think that this government wanted Air Malta to be taken over (by Alitalia) via a very bumpy road map!

  • KSU elections a sham

    KSU elections a sham

    I read with interest the leader on voting for the executive committee of the University Students’ Council (KSU) and Pulse’s decision not to contest yet again the forthcomingKSU elections. I consider the problem not to be Pulse but the KSU statute,...

  • Health issues

    I refer to my letter (April 13) regarding the dangerous substance ethoxyquin in fish feed and my questions to the health laboratory whether tests are being made on the fish meal and other fresh fish and shellfish imports. To date no reply has been...

  • Not again

    How often have you talked with another person who never looked you in the eye during the entire duration of the conversation? Or perhaps he did meet your gaze a few times but then his eyes shifted back to his shoes or to some point in the...

  • Unique Easter solemnity

    Those behind the Pontifical Mass on Easter Sunday broadcast live by TVM from St John’s Co-Cathedral, deserve to be congratulated. For once, I enjoyed the almost military precision of all the participants, from the concelebrants right down to the...

  • Egrant Capital

    Allow me to refer to the letter ‘Political investigations’ by Eddy Privitera (March 28) which said: “Many readers must surely remember one of the greatest criminal investigations of all time involving political parties, politicians and business...

  • Tragic moments

    Tragic moments

    I write with sincere hope that octogenarians will recall and publish indelible memories of childhood. Wartime Malta was a treasure trove of experiences, a collection of human sufferings that delineated the tragic drama. Octogenarians should not...

  • J.F. Marks Day

    Now that May Day is almost upon us I think it is time the government let the public know who really introduced May Day to these islands: John F. Marks, my father. Back in 1927, when president of the Labour Party in Senglea, he organised the...

  • Busy bus routes

    Last Wednesday (April 12), I was at the St Julian’s bus stop (opposite Wembley Garage) at 7.05pm on my way to Valletta to attend a performance at St James Cavalier that was due to start at 8pm. Six buses arrived, three of them stopping at the...

  • Excellent relations

    I refer to the report ‘Mariam Al-Batool Muslim school to continue operating’ (April 13). It was reported that the government subsidises the school to the tune of €300,000 annually and was also given interest-free loans of €200,000 each time,...

  • Marsa power station

    Marsa power station

    How wasteful and unimaginative was whoever decided to pull down practically the whole building of the old Marsa power station. I very much doubt whether the person/s concerned ever heard of the Lingotto car factory in Turin, Italy (above) and how...

  • Anarchy on the roads

    I felt compelled to write about the lawlessness on our roads – from drivers to pedestrians. It is clear there are no rules any more on our roads. Early morning suppliers to convenience shops flout all parking rules and leave their delivery...

  • The ability to think

    Henry-Franz Gauci (‘University entry requirements’, April 5) is correct when he says we should “start to consider whether these compulsory requirements reflect the modern educational perspective or are still a relic of the past”. The University of...

  • Tuna fish farms

    With reference to the article titled ‘Offshore fish farm deadline missed’ (April 18), the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) would like to clarify that: At no point did the CEO suggest that the deadline for the relocation of the tuna fish...

  • Train and tram relics

    Train and tram relics

    I refer to the letter ‘Train wagons’ by Mary Attard (April 12). On July 12, 1999, the Times of Malta had carried an article titled ‘Transport museum promoters urge restorationof abandoned tram’ together with a picture of sectionsof a tram used as...

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