Advert

Letters

  • Where was TVM?

    Where was TVM?

    Where was TVM on the eve of Independence Day? We senior citizens and all those who are at the moment infirm could not attend the celebrations in person. We therefore expected TVM to show us some of the activities at Grand Harbour. To add insult to...

  • A secular dream

    Last night, I had a dream where China invaded Palestine, imposed zero tolerance on religions and established the multi-national State of Palestine where Arabs and Jews started to live together in a secular State, free from the yoke of...

  • Perils of new ODZ policies

    Taking care of the natural environment is not only for the romantics. It increases our tourism potential. It is our heritage too and adds to our quality of life. It is free to be enjoyed by all, poor and rich. The natural beauty of Gozo is...

  • Tax rate on dividends

    I refer to the last Budget adjustments for tax computation. People using the married tax rates who had an income of less than €28,700 in 2013, excluding any dividends they received, can only declare that amount of dividend, which, when it is added...

  • A taste of Shakespeare on the radio

    My acquaintance with Shakespeare was brief and superficial. Apart from a glance or two in Palgrave at his Sonnets and watching Laurence Olivier in Hamlet, any deeper analysis of the Bard’s work was impossible. I was too busy studying other...

  • Another 50th anniversary

    Another 50th anniversary

    This month, Malta is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone at the main campus of the University of Malta in Msida (known as Tal-Qroqq). It was laid on September 22, 1964 by Duncan Sandys, the then Commonwealth...

  • Bylaws action

    I refer to the article ‘Wait for political direction stalling cabby bylaw’ (September 20) We would like to clarify that since all members present for a waste stakeholders’ consultative meeting held recently felt it was time to consider a...

  • Quality centre for creativity

    I refer to the letter by Joseph Muscat, published on September 19, entitled ‘A disappointing night at the opera’. Allow me to tackle his remarks separately. With regard to air conditioning, unfortunately, the system at St James Cavalier Centre for...

  • Federation cannot control the hunters (1)

    The very wise decision of Prime Minister Joseph Muscat to bring to a premature end the present hunting season has brought into the open the political power of the hunting fraternity. They statement that they will no longer continue to support the...

  • Federation cannot control the hunters (2)

    I have been living in Malta for nine years. Without fail, every spring and autumn hunting season results in the death of many species of protected birds. May I emphasis the word ‘protected’. Most of the hunters who are responsible for the death of...

  • Tas-Silg: when will it open?

    Tas-Silg: when will it open?

    It was reported in 2013 that the important archaeological temple site at Tas-Silġ would soon be opened to the public, once complete excavations had been carried out, which is about now. The site has been meticulously studied since the 1930s, then...

  • Checks on new citizens

    I can honestly say to Revel Barker (‘New Citizens’, September 15), that the fact that Maltese citizenship could be given – as he put it – to despots, war criminals and those accused of crimes against humanity did originally cross my mind. But, on...

  • Rebel arms

    While I was reading Times of Malta the other morning, CNN reported that the US is to arm the Syrian rebels. I can’t understand these political decisions. Don’t they realise what happened in Iraq and Libya once they removed their dictators? So why...

  • Angels are not in the mind

    The heading of the item that appeared in the September 10 issue of Junior News, ‘Imaginary Angels’, merits an objection. Although the word “imaginary” can also make reference to imaginative characterisation, the normal meaning is “lacking factual...

  • Gozo ward: a word of thanks

    I would like to wholeheartedly thank all the staff members at the female general ward at Gozo General Hospital for their dedicated and professional care when they attended to my mother during her recent hospitalisation for knee surgery. Healing is...

  • Incorrect but efficient

    On September 8 I wrote to ARMS asking for the installation of a smart meter at my residence, in keeping with the company’s own announcement. To date I have not even received an acknowledgement and am still in the dark about what is to happen and...

  • No air-con

    St James Cavalier’s auditorium was packed for the screening of the Nick Cave music documentary 20,000 days On Earth followed by a brief interview and live performance, on screen. The tickets cost €12 but there was no air-conditioning. It was...

  • Kurds’ home

    The Jews have waited 2000 years to have a national home. The Kurds are still without a national home after 4000 years. It’s time for Kurdish action.

  • An alternative at Armier

    An alternative at Armier

    The saga of illegal buildings at Armier has been going on for at least 25 years. One could not expect the new Labour government to have them removed and take all the political repercussions this would bring. I cannot understand what is wrong with...

  • Needed: more cooperation

    With reference to the item published in On the Dot about skips in Attard (‘Plain inaction’, September 15) GreenPak Coop Society Ltd, together with Attard local council, have for the past years endeavoured to increase public participation in...

Advert
Advert