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Letters

  • This is PN’s ‘moment of trust’

    This is PN’s ‘moment of trust’

    It is a fact that in recent years there has been a radical change in Maltese society. The rush to modernise appears to be unstoppable. Frank Psaila’s underlying premise (‘The right man for the job’, August 18) is that the Nationalist Party may win...

  • Why do we still work half days?

    It’s hot in Malta, which is one of the reasons many foreigners have chosen to live here. And what is often pleasant at this time of the year is to step inside a shop or an office where air-conditioning is running in order to enjoy a brief respite...

  • No way to compensate for power cuts

    I have followed the events surrounding the major power cuts that affected much of Malta with interest. My reason for writing is to share my own understandings of such incidents while I worked for British Telecommunications in the UK. Margaret...

  • The problem with subtitles

    Mark Anthony Falzon’s article ‘Jien jisimni Bond, James Bond’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 17) makes some interesting points on the perception of the Maltese regarding the dubbing and subtit­ling of films – processes that are part of...

  • Association funds

    With reference to my letter under the same heading published on August 9, I was informed that the two officials responsible have been forced to resign. It was also decided that, henceforth, dealings with hoteliers, restaurateurs, caterers and...

  • How to make Mass experience better

    How to make Mass experience better

    I refer to the article by Fr Joe Borg in The Sunday Times of Malta (August 17). I will refrain from entering into the fray of the Church leadership, which is known to be in disarray by most. I will, however, comment on the solutions behind making...

  • Lethargy in worship

    I read with interest Fr Joe Borg’s comments about the leadership of the Catholic Church. No one person can be held responsible for the Church’s decline. Overall leadership by example is required by everybody, from priests to archbishops. This is...

  • Fix the sound quality in our churches

    I refer to Fr Joe Borg’s contribution in your columns, particularly to his reference to sloppy homilies and mediocre reading of the Word of God. First and foremost, the business of the Church is to speak out the Word of God. The basis of this is...

  • Fr Joe Borg and the Church

    I admit that I never read Fr Joe Borg’s contributions as I feel he is too prejudiced, but his opinion piece last Sunday was given great prominence. His criticism of the Church administration can only be taken with a pinch of salt. I am sure he...

  • Plight of the Christians

    I agree with Mgr Charles Vella regarding last Sunday’s article over the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria. I’m sure the vast majority expected the homily to include a message by the Archbishop reminding the faithful to remember the persecuted...

  • Mistakes in Maltese

    Alfred Brincat (The Sunday Times of Malta, August 17) rightly pointed out some common mistakes that have taken root among the population, like the wrong use of ‘għalfejn’ instead of ‘għaliex’ (why). However, something that irks me and probably...

  • Thank you Malta

    I have just returned from a wonderful holiday in your beautiful island where I visited my family and our precious granddaughter, who are now settled in Malta. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all concerned for such a hospitable...

  • Dogs left to bark

    Times of Malta ran a piece the other day about what dog owners should try to achieve in training their dogs but it omitted to mention what is by far the most selfish and irritating common fault of some dog owners. I refer, of course, to the...

  • Is our island godforsaken?

    I was quite amazed at the choice of language of one of the regular columnists (Ivan Fenech) in his article ‘Selective customer care’ (August 19), particularly what he wrote in his introduction, which read: “For years, when I visited Malta with my...

  • Of burkinis and nudists

    I’m an atheist but I also believe in democracy, meaning I believe the burkini ought to be allowed on our beaches but, then again, therefore so should topless bathers and nudists. By the same reasoning if we allow one we must allow the other.

  • Red tulips in hospital

    The red tulip, an expressive symbol of the Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Campaign, is sprouting beautifully in the rich and fertile medical field at Mater Dei Hospital. The success rate and good clinical evidence experienced at the Neuro-Surgical...

  • Appeal to save Church customs

    Appeal to save Church customs

    This is a wake-up call to all local feast enthusiasts and organisers. There seems to be a movement to eliminate all external celebrations. It started with the ever-growing anticlericalism but now has also reached certain ‘modern’ priests. In the...

  • Vittoriosa bus service

    Vittoriosa is the only locality where there is no public transport service into the centre. People from the area of Fort St Angelo have to walk a long way to reach the terminus at Cospicua. Originally, the bus serving route no. 2 had its terminus...

  • The missing husbands

    Further to Martin Scicluna’s excellent article about World War I (August 13) there was, in fact, a Memorial of Remembrance held in Valletta on August 3. A Service of Remembrance and Reflection was held at St Paul’s Pro Cathedral, which included...

  • Cause of death: assistance

    The term ‘assisted dying’ attempts to convince us that we can always tell when someone is dying. Of course, this could not be further from the truth. It is not just ‘tricky’, as Joseph Vella Bonnici suggests. There is no scientific way of...