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Letters

  • Rude receptionist

    My wife and I have just spent a three-week holiday in Malta. Everything was very good and the staff members at the hotel where we stayed were excellent. All was well till the last evening. We were due to be picked up by our Maltese friend at...

  • Battling to hold on

    Battling to hold on

    While the World Cup is taking place, citizens of Egypt, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, North Korea and Ukraine are battling for survival and no one seems to care about their ordeal. In Iraq, the government is asking for more help from the Obama...

  • Where’s the beef?

    It is simply pointless for PBS programmes manager, Reuben Zammit to provide a list of efforts, consultants and save-my-face bodies as answer to my criticism of the style and language used by many from his newsroom and other programmes. The short...

  • Bank of Valletta’s audacity

    Were the government to award a special medal for audacity, Bank of Valletta would undoubtedly be a front-runner. While still persisting in its recalcitrance towards agreeing a just compensation to the shareholder victims of the L.V. Multi-Manager...

  • Change in newspaper title

    Ever since this newspaper is being referred to as Times of Malta, I have felt I should write and ask to correct this aberration, but have hesitated for various reasons. The point is that Times of Malta could mean lots of things but a newspaper...

  • Walking past a tower crane

    The title of the article ‘“Generally” safe to walk past crane’ (June 16) implies there is a recognised margin for error. What is even more surprising is the fact that the Occupational Health and Safety Authority considers it normal practice that...

  • Tariffs burden on sports clubs

    Tariffs burden on sports clubs

    Most sports clubs are run on a voluntary basis and are non-profit making organisations. During the last decade, both the government and the Malta Football Association have invested heavily in sports facilities for clubs hailing from all divisions.

  • Electric cabs in Valletta

    I visit Valletta frequently to attend theatre, restaurants and other events in the evenings. The white electric cabs cease to operate after 8.30pm. The government is trying to prepare our city to become European cultural capital in 2018 and,...

  • Obstacles to integration

    Monday’s editorial fell into the rut of rights and integration. Before considering the possibility of giving migrants the vote, the two major parties must draw up a national manifesto of what constitutes a Maltese citizen. Any new citizen must...

  • Dialect of the ‘hill folk’

    Readers may be surprised to learn that a Maltese resident is quite familiar with Missouri French (‘Dialect cannot be exterminated’, June 25). My family is from Old Mines, in the lead mining area called The Lead Belt, south of St Louis, Missouri,...

  • Facing the future with faith

    In two of his recent typically erudite but profoundly spiritual public contributions, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech was on track once again. In his conclusion to the con­ference on Pope Francis’s exhor­tation Evangelii Gaudium, Mgr Grech outlined the...

  • Airport safety and security

    I would like to thank Anthony Saliba for his letter ‘Airport emergencies’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 22). Safety and security play a very important role in the operations of our airport and we are committed to provide a safe and secure...

  • Truth about sick lawyer

    I read with great interest (May 18) that “disgraced lawyer Patrick Spiteri could end up not facing justice over a string of high-profile fraud cases, because he is seriously ill”. The report goes on: “In the last sitting of a case, in which Dr...

  • Malta Aviation Museum

    On reading last week’s environment page (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 22,) I came across a caption giving readers the impression that the Malta Aviation Museum’s vicinity is infested with rats. The photo shown was actually taken more than a...

  • Thank you

    We would like to thank all the staff at St Ann’s Residential Home at the Gozo General Hospital, who in some way or another helped our aunt Ġiorġa Vella during her stay at the female geriatrics ward. Six years ago, she suffered a massive stroke...

  • Holding back progress

    Whenever some new invention comes about, there is a negative reaction from its competition. We have seen this happening over and over again. What didn’t they say when mobile phones, microwaves, margarine and artificial sweeteners entered the...

  • A deserted street

    A deserted street

    When referring to Bisazza Street, pictured, some correspondents tend to consider its attractiveness with its paving and street decorations, but give no importance to the fact that the closure of the street to traffic has caused inconveniences to...

  • Pollution-free environment

    I refer to the letter on Bisazza Street by Aldo Portelli (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 22). As a Sliema resident, I believe we should all be grateful that we have at least one pedestrianised street in Sliema, where one can enjoy sitting down in...

  • The hunt for past papers

    I would like to put make a suggestion to the Matsec board with regard to the availability of past papers. As parents, we are forced to drive around locating this and that past paper from various stationers that stock them. Inevitably, no one...

  • 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...