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Letters

  • An empty plot and deaf council ears

    An empty plot and deaf council ears

    In this age when so much is being said about the growing generation’s selfishness and lack of care, we grown-ups have to examine ourselves seriously and see how much of this is our fault. At school we try to instil clear Christian values in our...

  • In bad taste

    Allow me to air a complaint on something which has been bothering and irking me for quite some time now. I am referring to the frequently broadcast Xarabank’s visual spot advertisement on TVM wherein a particular person relates how many people...

  • The real picture

    I refer to Alfred Gauci’s letter “Resurrecting the past” (December 6) wherein the following was stated: “The biggest lesson that should have been learnt from the incidents in Tal-Barrani Road 30 years ago: leaders of political parties should...

  • Promises, promises

    Any political leader can dream and then make any kind of electoral promises hoping that such promises may result in attracting votes to his party. When the electoral pledges, when costed, run into hundreds of millions of euros, for such promises...

  • Cosmological fallacy

    In response to a letter of mine in which I argued that there is no evidence of a supernatural “being”, Mario Dingli came up with a wide-spread fallacy (November 30). He wrote that the universe is “proof” of God’s existence. In philosophy, this...

  • Lowering of standards

    Martin Schulz is reported to have said at a joint press conference in Valletta that he did not believe that the Panama Papers scandal had cast doubts on Malta’s ability to push through EU anti-money laundering laws. Does the fact that the...

  • A dangerous gangway

    A dangerous gangway

    While the ferry was berthed at Valletta quay on December 9 at around 10am, the passengers experienced quite an uncomfortable and unpleasant situation while disembarking. Due to a slight swell, the gangway was very unstable and a crew member was...

  • Expression in Maltese

    The Maltese language is definitely richer than it seems. I fell in love with my native language when I was quite young and I believe we should all be proud of having our own language. I would like to suggest to writers and to the public in general...

  • Can’t the warden help?

    Last week I was passing by a private school in Pembroke and watched a warden giving a ticket to a parent who had just picked up his child from school. The parent, who was already in the car must have parked his car for just three minutes to rush...

  • Two points

    Is it not about time that we seriously consider rebuilding, to its former glory, the Royal Opera House in Republic Street? As it is, it is neither ‘fish nor fowl’ – a pathetic part ‘metal Lego’ and part ‘pseudo-Roman’. On a different note, we...

  • Shameful

    The Prime Minister said “we have  nothing to hide”. Good for him. Then why has he kept hidden the sale of hospitals’ contract, the Electrogas contract, the Azerbaijan oil contract? Or was he referring to the Panama saga? There again, why has he...

  • Making inclusion education a reality

    Making inclusion education a reality

    As a former educator and head of school, the leader, ‘Steps toward equity in education’ (December 9), aroused in me the urge to share some fundamental principles that helped me and my staff cater for the needs of all students, irrespective of...

  • Beacon of hope

    Truth, honesty, transparency and accountability are the basis of an effective administration. This is what Simon Busuttil is promising and he is already substantiating his proposals through his measures and proactive policy from the Opposition. He...

  • The wrong guide

    In the aftermath of the toxic campaign for the American presidency, Stan Snowdon wrote that politics is dead and that we should “go back to the Bible” to serve as our guide (November 8). Robert Ingersoll, an American lawyer and orator, did not...

  • Monster plan

    The Paceville master plan should have its name changed to monster plan. The word fits all round.

  • A great lady

    A great lady

    Recently during Net TV’s Iswed fuq l-Abjad, on the 30th anniversary of Tal-Barrani, the many qualities of Mary Fenech Adami were referred to by her daughter Maria Cassar and Louis Galea. They were answering questions posed by Frank Psaila to...

  • Workers’ scheme

    In his greed to try and lessen the trust rating gap between the Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition, Simon Busuttil has again shot himself in the foot. He has harshly criticised the work in the community scheme that is being managed by...

  • Voting in America

    Incredibly, the Times of Malta states that “[Donald] Trump claims that illegal vote cost him the popular vote without evidence”. What a sad time this is for responsible journalism. Has this newspaper not seen Barack Obama giving a de facto...

  • State of Mosta dome

    State of Mosta dome

    I am not an architect but I invite everyone to go for a walk round the Mosta dome masterpiece and focus on its huge walls and facade. Visible are various cracks and cracked stones caused by time and nature. Several key stones on the facade clearly...

  • European monarchs

    I am currently reading for a Master of Arts degree in history of art with the Department of History of Art in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Malta. The main research area of my dissertation is ‘Portraits of 17th and 18th century European...

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