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Letters

  • Improving Malta

    Living in Malta for the last 18 months, I have not only come to appreciate the natural beauty of our island but have observed some things that can be improved at a minimal cost and with little effort.  These are just a few suggestions: Make...

  • Coast Road will be completely changed

    One of my delights in the past was driving along the Coast Road. This was because it was the longest stretch of land in Malta where one could enjoy beautiful scenery – the blue sea and the horizon sometimes dotted with passing vessels, yachts and...

  • Road network – the weakest ­­­link

    Medical best practice suggests that prevention is better than cure. Close monitoring, sound practices and strategic planning drafted by those who have dedicated their life to this objective ensures that gradually, more patients enjoy longevity by...

  • An accident waiting to happen

    An accident waiting to happen

    It would be interesting to find out whether the Minister for Transport and the chairman and chief executive officer of Transport Malta will be prepared to assume personal responsibility if and when a pedestrian is seriously hurt in a section of...

  • Desperate for a better life

    If one hears a child crying and wanting to leave his parents’ house because he fears them, would one lock the child inside to ensure he will not get run over by a car? Or would one try to understand the child’s behaviour and do one’s utmost to...

  • Spring hunting

    The spring hunting season has been closed prematurely because of an illegal act. By the same logic, if traffic offences exceed 0.0006 per cent of the total number of cars on the road the Prime Minister, who can count on the support of the Leader...

  • Country for migrants

    We in the Mediterranean are being faced with a difficult migration situation which we cannot solve alone. The European Union and the United Nations should act right away. I suggest that members of the United Nations should contribute generously to...

  • Garibaldi in Malta

    Giuseppe Garibaldi, the hero of two worlds, was a colourful personality who played an important role in the unification of Italy. His biggest problem was the Papal States, as there could not be full unity if the central part of Italy did not form...

  • Russian viewpoint: fair or distorted?

    I found the Russian Federation Ambassador’s article (‘The Russian viewpoint’, April 28) both interesting and alarming. He makes a fair point about the Soviet Union’s role in the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945 but conveniently ignores the fact that...

  • Posh nosh

    Whenever and wherever (not just in Malta) I avail myself of fine dining, once the preserve of the well off, I notice a direct correlation between the size of the bill and the size of the plate. It seems that the smaller the plate, the bigger...

  • Bus fares increased

    On numerous occasions, the Minister for Transport, Joe Mizzi, claimed that the bus fares would not increase and the card system would save money. After the publication of the new fare structure, unfortunately, the opposite is true. For...

  • Scene of neglect in San Ġwann

    Scene of neglect in San Ġwann

    The residents of Mensija Road, in San Ġwann have endured this shameful scene of neglect for many years. Three weeks ago, the perfect opportunity to carry out the necessary work presented itself when the pavement had to be dug up and...

  • Last chance?

    It has been accepted that although there were illegalities during the spring hunting season, they were far fewer than the numbers reported last season. Moreover, last season was already a great improvement over theone before it. With the...

  • No shot in the dark

    How anyone, be it members of SHout, BirdLife or the public but especially those of the Opposition, can simply “agree” (April 27) with the Prime Minister’s decision to close the spring hunting season – two days before it was due to close anyway –...

  • Over the rainbow

    I fully agree with the article written by Fr Richard-Nazzareno Farrugia on April 24 called ‘Rules of crossing the road’. It dealt with the way a group of unwitting children was led across a rainbow-coloured crossing to celebrate the first...

  • A fraternal visit

    A fraternal visit

    We, the Franciscan Capuchin brothers, greatly cherished the fraternal visit paid to us by the new Archbishop, Mgr Charles Scicluna, on April 17. Many of us friars were present and wholeheartedly welcomed the Archbishop in our quincentenary friary...

  • Historical defeat

    Eddie Privitera, in his letter ‘Celebrating an electoral defeat’ (April 22), said the Nationalist Party suffered yet another ‘historical defeat’ on April 11. What he failed to mention was that in the local council elections held on March 10,...

  • Generous contributors

    I am not a sceptical person but I could not help feeling uncomfortable when recently I was asked to give a donation to a particular charity at the entrance of the outpatients department of Mater Dei Hospital. To my surprise, when I...

  • Any solution in Yemen?

    Earlier this year, a rebel group by the name of ‘the Houthis’ forced Yemen’s President to step down. Immediately afterwards, Saudi Arabia and Iran each volunteered to help! What this means is that there is now a proxy war going on between ...

  • Belling the naughty cat

    Belling the naughty cat

    In a very light-hearted interlude while listening to Vivaldi’s soothing motet Nulla in Mundo Pax Sincero (There is no real peace in the world) I suddenly recalled an Aesop fable I came across at primary school 80 years ago. Here is its modern...