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Letters

  • Road hogs in St Paul’s Bay

    Has St Paul’s Bay local council ever thought of sending a warden to spend a few minutes near the kiosk next to the Sirens’ pitch? It is not the fact that so many drivers ignore completely the one-way traffic signs placed near the tower and others...

  • Children do ‘discriminate’

    An article drumming up support for ‘integration’ that appeared in Times of Malta carries the baffling assertion that so-called “integration programmes” should start at a young age “because young children do not make a distinction between different...

  • Vittoriosa bus service

    Why does Vittoriosa not have a bus service to the city centre? Old people are bound to walk to the outskirts to get a bus. The terminus at the square was suspended when there were works in the area but these have now been completed. We were told...

  • Why fares are so unfair

    Why fares are so unfair

    Air Malta’s Stephen Gauci replied to Roy Martin’s “interesting question” (‘Airline fares’, June 23) by giving us a fabulous lecture on the inner workings of booking engines, which leave airlines at the mercy of their natural propensity to fix...

  • Deportation as a deterrent to migrants

    Writing as a legal immigrant (and a former deportee) it occurs to me that the correct punishment for anybody who arrived in this country illegally and who then breaks the law in Malta should be deportation. However, when people arrive on these...

  • Give us our medicines

    Once more I have to complain about out of stock medicines. The pharmacy of my choice scheme has been without Bumetanide 1mg tablets for the last three months and I have been forced to buy these tablets at €20.45 for a box of 100 tablets. Is the...

  • Memories of White Rocks

    Memories of White Rocks

    My wife and I are currently on our annual holiday in Malta. We read with great interest the article in Tuesday’s Times of Malta about the proposed development of the White Rocks. The photo with Chris Cardona, Economy Minister, showed the Officers’...

  • Unequal treatment

    I refer to the report titled ‘Council Must Pay €81,378’ (The Times, June 21). It is pertinent to note that the Department for Construction and Maintenance under the previous Administration carried out extensive works in most localities in Malta...

  • Frozen account

    The article entitled ‘Pensioner bank account frozen after row over apartment charge’ (June 21) makes very interesting reading. I was always of the opinion that to freeze someone’s bank account, the charge has to be rather serious. A quibble...

  • Samaritans in Sliema

    Through this newspaper, I would like to thank a number of total strangers who through their kindness and consideration helped us so much last week. My wife and I are in our 70s. Walking down the very steep slope of Triq II-Lanċa to catch the...

  • Parking in the capital

    There is no doubt that local councils were set up to relieve the government of certain projects that are usually implemented by the central administration itself. How many of us are pleased with our local councils though? Is it not about time the...

  • Eco-reductions

    After many e-mails to ARMS Ltd asking why, since September, the eco-reduction on my bills was stopped, I was informed that to be entitled one must consume less than 9.58 units of electricity a day. This capping has put off a lot of people who did...

  • Getting from A to B

    Getting from A to B

    My wife and I have visited Malta for many years and did so again this year. I am not the first and not the last to miss the old iconic yellow buses and their equally iconic drivers. This year brought back two memories as we used a replacement bus:...

  • Rights and immigrants

    Aditus is rushing. It is worried about irregular migrants who, in any case, should be grateful. It was our soldiers who risked their lives, our taxes that provide them with accommodation, food and medical assistance. Voting rights are not...

  • Language on television

    I refer to the letter entitled ‘Stop Waffling’ (June 16). PBS takes note of the comments on the perceived use of “plethoric nauseating practices” by its newsroom and sports journalists in particular. PBS continually sends its journalists on...

  • Ombudsman doth protest...

    While it is well and proper for the Ombudsman to pursue the relevant process available to him in regard to furthering complete and exact performance of his duties, including the filing of a judicial protest, I would also suggest that the stoutish...

  • Unforgettable performance

    Song of Songs New Choral Singers 20th Anniversary Concert, in aid of Hospice Malta, took place on June 11, in collaboration with the Metropolitan Cathedral Chapter and the St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation. Malta is blessed by many choirs,...

  • Union recognition: how not to decide

    Union recognition: how not to decide

    The dispute between Union Ħaddiema Magħqudin, the General Workers’ Union and Transport Malta over which trade union represents the bus drivers brings to mind how a similar dispute was unsuccessfully resolved at Malta Drydocks back in 1994. I was...

  • World Cup disharmony

    When people want to make noise, they come to Spinola Bay. The St Julian’s local council should know better than to issue permits for the public screening of football matches in a densely populated residential area like Spinola Bay. This...

  • Short of funds

    I refer to the letter entitled ‘Lunar landscape in Birkirkara’ (June 20). The local council is aware of the state of the road in question but does not have the funds at the moment to be able to carry out the necessary works. The council is doing...

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