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Letters

  • Manifest hatred

    Can anyone tell us readers what makes an asylum seeker turn to terrorism, as we’re witnessing in France and Germany? Is it jealousy and hatred towards the west? It’s hard to believe how these asylum seekers have the guts to harm those who reached...

  • Beach gone to the dogs

    The decision to allow dog owners to use a number of public beaches this summer has proved to be annoying, unhygienic and downright illogical, to say the least. While the Malta Tourism Authority and Nature Trust are daily providing us with...

  • Church and State matters (1)

    In the editorial of The Sunday Times of Malta (July 24), when commenting about euthanasia it was stated: “It is important that Church teachings should inform the debate”, and in the same breath it was affirmed “however, they should not determine...

  • Church and State matters (2)

    “It is important that Church teachings should inform the debate. However, they should not determine its outcome.” This is the conclusion of The Sunday Times of Malta’s editorial on July 24. Any guess as to which ‘teachings’ will determine its...

  • Still waiting for new bulb

    At the beginning of May the street lamp in the middle of Għar il-Lembi Street, Sliema, went out. After several calls by myself and my neighbours to the Sliema local council I was informed that they were sending their contractor to fix it. Weeks...

  • Door numbers in Swieqi

    Reference is made to the letter by Lina Warrington (July 24) entitled “Swieqi door numbering”. Ms Warrington and other readers may not know that responsibility for door numbering was allotted to the Electoral Office only last January. Note has...

  • Flight path

    So the ‘towers’ at Mrieħel will, after all, go ahead – it could not be otherwise considering the composition of the Planning ‘Authority’. I am no expert in the field, but I often see airplanes coming in to land at Gudja airport. Will these towers...

  • Mail service to Canada (1)

    I refer to Maria Bianco’s letter entitled ‘Snail mail’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 24). It is always with regret that we learn of such unfortunate delay. Maltapost delivers several million untracked letters every year and takes much pride in...

  • Mail service to Canada (2)

    Hurray, my brother’s birthday card at last arrived in Canada on July 20, having taken 29 days to get there. The Russian balloon took 11 days to go round the globe. In 1953, when my father emigrated to America, we used to receive letters within a...

  • New and old in the Church

    In his article ‘Thank you; but no thank you’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 17), which discussed the curious position of a Vatican prelate, Fr Joe Borg wrote that “our local brand of Tridentine conservatives, fuelled by several priests who were...

  • Empty plots must be enclosed

    Empty plots must be enclosed

    It is baffling that the competent authorities are not insisting that owners have their empty plots surrounded by a boundary wall. Apart from being an eyesore, these plots are a nuisance and an inconvenience to users of pavements and to...

  • Dignified burial or cremation

    Reading Pam Crawford’s letter (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 24) I fully endorse her view that it is high time the government introduces cremation in this small island of ours, for people who may want an alternative to burial. We are running out...

  • Titular statue

    I refer to Fr Hermann Duncan’s article ‘The Carmelites in Santa Venera’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 24). For the sake of correctness, the sculptor of the titular statue of Santa Venera was Karmenu Mallia (il-Lhudi), not Tumas Dalli as stated...

  • Unavailable medication

    I would like to thank The Sunday Times of Malta for publishing my letter of July 24, in which I highlighted that when I went to amend my Schedule V as part of the Pharmacy Of Your Choice scheme, I was told that I had to wait until September for...

  • Famous quote on change

    Viscountess Nancy Astor (1879-1964) was the first ever female Member of Parliament to be elected and take her seat. Throughout her long career she introduced many changes. One of her most famous quotations is: “The main dangers in this life are...

  • Residential parking

    Whatever happens with regard to residential parking, the only thing taxpayers demand is that they are all treated as equals and not have some motorists in certain towns and villages more equal than others. That would be very unfair.

  • Spotlight on dishonour

    The editorial ‘Spotlight on human trafficking’ (July 13) is useful and timely. It merits the appreciation of the Maltese who cherish the noble values of our nation. I was already aware of many facts mentioned in the US State Department report but...

  • Home’s culinary restrictions

    Home’s culinary restrictions

    It has come to my knowledge that new regulations are in force at the Church home for the elderly in St Julian’s. I find it hard to understand why no sandwiches or snacks are being offered to the residents with their last ‘cup of tea’ as was...

  • Protest’s aim

    The editorial of the Times of Malta, ‘Gagging is not for democrats’ (July 27), chose to depict the judicial protest I filed recently as an anti-democratic attempt at gagging the press. The protest was merely aimed at preventing me, my family or my...

  • Ethics

    It is commendable to analyse the medicinal properties of the morning-after pill. Also, assessing the needs of society is praiseworthy. However, there is complete silence regarding the morning-after pill’s ethical implications.