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Letters

  • LNG plant: safety must come first

    The Maltese people, especially residents around Birżebbuġa and Marsaxlokk, must be assured that their life is safe and that the new LNG plant is a safe operation. They deserve assurance that, in case of an accident, contingency plans are in place...

  • Gap between party leaders

    A year on since the last general election and the Nationalist Party is still trying to gain lost ground. To the surprise of many staunch supporters who wish the PN well, it looks like it is finding it difficult to narrow the gap that exists...

  • Donation to Ethiopia centre

    Galilee Centre is a retreat house run by the Jesuits. It is situated in Debre Zeit town, 50 kilometres south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Here we offer retreats to the religious and priests of the Ethiopian Catholic Church and to other Christian...

  • Bulb in no man’s land

    Before last Christmas, our street light ceased to function and it was reported to Naxxar local council both by our neighbours and ourselves. The lady at the council, in turn, reported it to Enemalta. I was ringing the council every week about it...

  • Fort Margarita in Cospicua

    Thomas Freller’s recent publication, The Observing Eye – The French Artist, Jean Hoüel in Malta, Midsea Books, 2013, is a most interesting read. It shows the reader in colour Hoüel’s remarkable 1770s’ gouaches, preserved today in the Hermitage, St...

  • Whither goest Malta?

    Fr Colin Apap’s article, ‘A Church that is relevant’, dwells on two metaphors: a hospital and a miniskirt. On the former subject, he rightly and appropriately quotes the Holy Father and on the latter he passes on his own outspoken comments, quite...

  • Economics poverty

    No, it’s not a printing mistake. Economic poverty is being admirably tackled by the minister who will soon be elevated to the presidency of the Republic, intent on retaining the fight against such poverty and aided by such institutions as Caritas...

  • Corruption by turns

    Corruption in public life is a ubiquitous, ever present problem threatening the integrity of a State and affecting the well-being of its people. The degree of its presence varies with time, sometimes rising to such a pitch as to jeopardize the...

  • Secretariat for the Liturgy

    The first completed work of the Second Vatican Council was precisely the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy (Sacrosanctum Concilium). For, as Pope Paul VI said: “The liturgy was the first subject to be examined and the first too, in a sense, in...

  • St Aloysius school grounds

    I refer to the article in The Sunday Times of Malta about St Aloysius College (‘College Rules, OK?’ March 16). With reference to the photo caption ‘The school grounds’ this is only a diminutive part of the sports facilities and is situated in the...

  • Needs of people living with ME

    I refer to the letter ‘Health Ministry must stop dragging its feet’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 9) by Rebecca Sultana on behalf of ME Sufferers Malta. The World Health Organisation (WHO) classifies ME as a neurological illness. This acquired...

  • Malta 1940s radars

    A book entitled Malta’s Early Warning System during WWII by Major Tony Abela is to be launched at Dingli Cliffs on March 29. The book is dedicated to all who served on Malta’s radar stations during World War II, including my late father. It also...

  • Our national sculptor

    Though I fully agree with the letter about Antonio Sciortino (‘The Maltese Michelangelo’, The Sunday Times of Malta, March 16), I beg to differ about calling him our ‘Maltese Michelangelo’. Sciortino was a master in a distinctive class of his own...

  • Singapore of the Mediterranean

    It is amazing how a small island like Malta has become a centre of economic activity which has transformed the country into a rich and prosperous one capable of generating employment. At first glance, our island appears to have reached the climax...

  • Unkind comments

    As one who has been through a similar tragedy 14 years ago, when we lost a daughter as a result of a traffic accident, I write to appeal to newspaper readers to refrain from comments and needless speculation following the recent tragedy in which a...

  • A figure of speech

    The little-used title word paraprosdokian comes to mind when reading many comments. As everyone knows, a paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the latter part of a sentence or phrase is surprising or unexpected in a way that causes the...

  • Park and Ride trip too long

    I hadn’t used the Park and Ride facility to go to Valletta since the departure of Arriva. About 10 days ago I thought of giving it a try but what a disaster it proved to be! The journey to Valletta from the car park took, as usual, about five...

  • Gulf between two leaders

    The debate between the Prime Minister and the Opposition leader must have given a very good indication of the enormous difference between the two leaders. Joseph Muscat was completely in control of any subject brought up by the moderator, Peppi...

  • Spectacular buildings of knights are no-go areas

    Having an almost lifelong fascination with the Knights Hospitaller, my recent holiday was in that respect a very grave disappointment. Expecting to visit an almost inexhaustible range of spectacular buildings constructed by them, I found that...

  • Marriage means union

    I would like to bring it to the attention of John Azzopardi (‘Bishops’ right, duty to guide’, March 12) that my “cute little letter”, as he called it, possibly in an attempt to belittle me, was never against the bishop preaching to his Church...

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