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Letters

  • Successful pilgrimage

    An impromptu decision to join a very well organised Lourdes pilgrimage turned out to be perfect. Special thanks go to the tour leader Fr Karm Busuttil, who apart from providing daily religious activities made our stay memorable and...

  • Documentary’s shortcoming

    I have watched more than once the biographical documentary about the late Gozo Bishop Nikol Cauchi on TVM. It is nothing short of a little masterpiece about the beloved Gozitan prelate who will also be remembered as arguably the most prolific...

  • Restless people

    I’m waiting for the Russian Ambassador to inform us that the rumours of a war between Russia and Ukraine are another Western lie. The Russians are good at chess; first they signed an agreement to protect the territorial integrity of Ukraine in...

  • Discharge lounge

    The system of sending patients home from hospital with a discharge summary is a laudable step in healthcare and for no reason should it be interfered with. However, the practice of keeping frail patients and their carers waiting in a chilly lounge...

  • So what is culture?

    So what is culture?

    I refer to the article ‘The mystery of Valletta’s three-legged horse’ and specifically to the comment: “Austin Camilleri’s sculpture takes off from a simple premise: the fact that Malta, unlike other countries in northern Europe, has no equestrian...

  • Investor compensation

    We refer to Paul Bonello’s article that was titled ‘Another bad financial deal (August 20). The investor compensation scheme is committed to safeguarding the rights and interests of investors. The investor compensation scheme regulations (Legal...

  • Completely cut off

    Since July 19 (and at the time of writing) I cannot access my accounts so that I cannot control my usage and download invoices. I wrote several e-mails but to no avail. It has become a nightmare trying to call at a Melita outlet or phoning in to...

  • Stumbling ramps

    Since the recent refurbishment of the Victoria bus terminus, three yellow concrete bumps have been placed close to the pavement. Whatever the reason, they have been frequent causes of accidents. It’s not the first time that passengers have...

  • Healthy option

    Having worked as a staff trainer in the UK elderly care system for 19 years before moving to Malta, I was surprised at some of the comments in the article ‘Elderly want chips’ (August 25). The idea that residents cannot have chips “as they are...

  • Language must evolve

    There has recently been a call in these pages to regularise the Maltese language. The French tried to do this years ago, banning ‘hamburgers’ and ‘night club’ and all the rest from their vocabulary. Fortunately, in the UK we embraced terms like...

  • Plight of our language

    I cannot but agree with correspondent John Ellis about the ear-hurting mispronunciation of words like ‘taraha’ and ‘tarahom’, particularly by the young (but even by the not so young) generation. I believe that nothing is being done to correct this...

  • Vittoriosa’s very humble person

    Vittoriosa’s very humble person

    On a recent visit to the Vittoriosa medieval Collachio to view the rehabilitation process of this iconic site with its 13th century houses, I called at the Auberge de France to meet the affable mayor John Boxall not least to show my appreciation...

  • Lecturers on holiday

    Now that a satisfactory agreement has been signed by the lecturers and UĦM, we hope that all lecturers are present throughout the full academic year, which will help students through their studies. It so happens that students complain that some...

  • Judge’s posts incompatible

    I beg to disagree completely with Joseph Muscat of Ta’ Xbiex (August 23) that retired Judge Lino Farrugia Sacco was worthy of being a judge after escaping from his impeachment. Muscat contradicted his own assessment when he said Farrugia Sacco was...

  • What is FDI?

    For how long must we suffer journalists writing about economic and financial subjects and not knowing the basics of certain terms they use? The latest case was an item pronouncing that foreign direct investment stock fell by €3 billion because...

  • Charity in feasts

    Fr Joe Borg has now become an expert of his version of the truth. “What is the truth?” (John Ch 18. 38). Is he a new Elijah? In his latest diatribe, Fr Borg (August 27) wants to set himself on the highest pinnacle. Is he aiming to be the next...

  • The plight of Maltese

    I cannot but agree with correspondent John Ellis about the ear-hurting mispronunciation of words like ‘taraha’ and ‘tarahom’, particularly by the young (but even by the not-so- young) generation. I believe that nothing is being done to correct...

  • Safe delivery

    I must congratulate MaltaPost for safely delivering a letter from the US which included my name and house number in Sliema on the envelope but omitted the name of my street. That’s what I call good service. Thank you MaltaPost.

  • Priest’s view of culture

    Priest’s view of culture

    I refer to the debate that ensued following a recent Talking Point by educationalist Sandro Spiteri. I will not comment specifically on the detailed episode since I was not there. In a subsequent response Fr Stephen Attard said the following as...

  • Man of God

    Philip Farrugia Randon, in his letter ‘Wrong Target for Criticism’ (August 22) stated: “It pains me to read harsh words of criticism against our beloved archbishop, Mgr Paul Cremona. He is truly a man of God, enriched with a fervent...