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Letters

  • Mid-Med Bank staff pension fund

    Joseph Grech (‘Mid-Med workers’ case’, May 28) asked a few pertinent questions in regard to the liquidation, in 1987, of the Mid-Med Bank Staff Pension Fund. Evidently he did so in view of the recent court judgment (489/1991) which went against...

  • Fitting anniversary tribute

    Fitting anniversary tribute

    This week marks the 75th anniversary of the evacuation of 338,226 Allied troops from the harbour and the beaches of Dunkirk between May 27 and June 4, 1940. As an RN engineer aboard HMS Albury, my uncle, Louis ‘Tooloo’ Earley, did six round-trips...

  • Shameful booking

    On Sunday mornings, many locals and foreigners flock to the market at Marsaxlokk. I recently went there too with a couple of friends. It was very difficult to find a parking space and, in the end, we opted to park on the side of the road...

  • Lifeguards on our beaches

    Two people have drowned on our beaches. I see there are now calls for the lifeguard service, which usually starts in mid-June, to be deployed earlier. While I feel this would be an improvement, the service is only available on popular beaches...

  • Is silence out of range?

    I want to express my concern about the proposed shooting range in Mosta. The site chosen for this range, with its proximity to Mount St Joseph retreat house, defies any logic. It makes no sense to site a noise-generating facility directly adjacent...

  • Destruction of trees in Gozo

    Destruction of trees in Gozo

    And the saga goes on. I am referring to the beautiful old trees in Victoria’s Independence Square. For reasons unknown to me, the Victoria council is simply determined to chop down these trees and get rid of them. Their latest excuse is that the...

  • Noisome adverts

    Why does the Broadcasting Authority allow those inter-mittent, noisome, bleeping pop-up adverts to interfere with serious discussion programmes screened on TVM? Is it not enough that these programmes are already interrupted two or three times for...

  • Free up more parking space

    If there is something that annoys car owners it is the lack of parking space. Unfortunately, potential parking space is sometimes unavailable only because it happens to be in front of a store or shop and not necessarily because it is being...

  • Heartfelt thanks

    Thanks are due following a fire at our home on April 17, when no one was home. First of all, special thanks go to our neighbours who were the first to notice the fire and report it to civil protection immediately. More thanks go to Civil...

  • Malta transport

    I refer to David Oliver’s letter ‘Bus service deteriorating’, published on May 19. Perhaps it would be a good idea to send the appropriate personnel for training in Gozo as we do not have these problems over here. Buses run on time and the...

  • Castille project planning

    Castille project planning

    In reference to the article entitled ‘Castille project remains a mess, over two months on’ (May 29), it is being pointed out that, in recent weeks, a number of additional signs were put up to direct both vehicular traffic and pedestrians (see...

  • Religious sideshows

    On May 14, Times of Malta published an advertisement with the heading ‘Don Bosco amongst us’, which was nothing more than a display of an urn! The “official programme” included “worship by the faithful at St Patrick’s, Sliema”, a “carcade to Ta’...

  • Teacher’s card

    I refer to the letter entitled ‘Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna does not accept teacher’s card’ by Joe Chetcuti (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 24). In his letter Chetcuti seems bound to ‘name and shame’ FWA for not allowing him in for free at two of its...

  • Incredible decision by court

    The recent decision by a court in the so-called oil scandal case not to consider accepting a gift by an employee of Enemalta as corruption is, in my view, incredible. The magistrate overseeing the case found that the employee in question did...

  • Beach university

    For sun, sea, surf and, oh yes, scholarships, come to Malta, to the world’s only beach university.

  • Fabri family of Vittoriosa

    Fabri family of Vittoriosa

    I am researching the Fabri family of Vittoriosa and my special interest is Franceso and Gerolamo Fabri who were sculptors and lived from the late 18th century to the mid-19th century. They worked in Maltese globigerina stone. Their works include a...

  • The Prime Minister’s tweet

    It is not surprising that Maurice Mizzi passed some unfair comments about Mark Anthony Falzon (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 10). However, he seems to be very ill-informed about Falzon’s integrity. I have spent years on the Ornis Committee...

  • Poverty inrich Malta

    For most of us who have more than enough to eat, the report of how a family is barely scratching a living (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 17) in today’s Malta should raise serious questions. Rich countries around the world have, in recent years,...

  • Give St Anne Street back to the people

    Give St Anne Street back to the people

    I refer to the interesting article ‘Envisioning Floriana as a walkable garden’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 17). I congratulate the four young architects for the preparation of the masterplan for St Anne Street and Pope John XXIII Square in...

  • The return of the birds

    I suspect many readers have no­ticed that since the last protected bird was shot and the hunting ban was reintroduced, birds have begun to return to pathways of safety. Gardens, streets and public paths have become adorned with species of so many...