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Letters

  • Restored Fort St Elmo

    It is with great pride and gratitude that I write this note. After a long awaited visit to this historic attraction, I am completely mesmerised by the result of this exceptional restoration. The audiovisual presentations are outstanding and the...

  • Leaving much to be desired

    On boarding bus no 47 at Mosta on my way to Valletta, as soon as I was seated, I noticed an English couple laughing while pointing to the sign on the front top of the bus, which sign is supposed to show the destination of the bus. They also had a...

  • Playing with words

    I find no attraction in the title of the play Fl-Isem tal-Missier, u tal-Iben u tal-Ispettur Bonnici being held at the Manoel Theatre. L-Ispettur Bonnici is ex-changed for the words l-Ispirtu s-Santu. I am more than sure that another title could...

  • Lenient approach

    In the Times of Malta of March 16, all Maltese and Gozitan drivers were informed that wardens are going to be lenient in the manner they decide whether or not to issue a contravention. This, I believe, is the second time we drivers have been...

  • Appeal to save Wied Għomor

    Appeal to save Wied Għomor

    The committee members of Wirt San Ġwann were completely bewildered and utterly staggered by the unprecedented barrage of applications for new developments in Wied Għomor as explained in the article ‘Valley under siege due to barrage of...

  • Light of their God

    Zorba the Greek once said in his film: “Life is trouble. Only death is not.” To surmount the world’s troubles many nations and individuals need the Light of their God. Otherwise they wallow, as they indeed do, in darkness. Our people, from...

  • Social media promotions

    Reference is made to the article ‘Thousands spent on Mizzi’s social media promotions’ (March 18). The article is factually incorrect and misleading. The costs for promotions used for social media campaigns have only been used for...

  • Recycled slogan

    The leader of the Opposition seems to believe that the only way he can save his political skin is by imitating Eddie Fenech Adami’s tactics of the 1980s. The slogan at the time was Xogħol, Ġustizzja u Libertà (Work, Justice and Freedom). Simon...

  • Carnival appreciated

    We would like to just say to all involved in carnival, how wonderful it was. We were here last year and will also make sure to be here next year at this time. Well done to all the dancers, music makers, costume makers, float arrangers and all who...

  • McCorvey converted

    It is true that as Martin Scicluna explained in his opinion piece ‘The Issue of Abortion’, Norma McCorvey under the anonym Jane Roe became the central figure of Roe vs Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalised abortion for...

  • Road improvement

    Road improvement

    These two pictures show the previous road situation and that of the present after repairs works were carried out. Thanks to some insistence and publications in the Times of Malta. Where there is a will there is a way. Well done to all those...

  • A book to be read

    During this present graced time of Lent a great spiritual classic that is being read, particularly throughout the Orthodox world, is The Ladder of Divine Ascent written by St John Climacus. As Benedict XVI said, this book “is a complete treatise...

  • Overcoming loneliness

    Survey after survey has revealed that many members in our society suffer from loneliness day in, day out. How have we reached this state? I would like to share a quote from the book Loneliness by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick, which I feel...

  • Much bigger

    Just a very short message to John Guillaumier who takes pleasure in denigrating God, the Church and anyone who defends these. The Church is much, much bigger than Ireland; when I say “bigger” I do not mean size.

  • Tarxien war monument

    Tarxien war monument

    In one of the Tarxien civic council monthly meetings, held on May 28, 1967, it was agreed that a monument to the Tarxien victims of war was to be erected in a prominent place in the locality. Tarxien artist Raphael (Rafael) Bonnici Calì was asked...

  • Re-emergence of demagogues

    In the 1950s – after the demise of the fascist dictators and the catastrophic lessons of World War II – we never imagined that we would witness the re-emergence of demagogues in our own times. In the United States, Donald Trump considers judges...

  • The Church should be represented

    I read with interest the article about The Today Public Policy Institute (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 12). The institute “aims to develop sound public policies, stimulate public debate and inform public opinion on issues of national importance”.

  • Marlene Farrugia wants to be PN leader

    Just as Simon Busuttil’s mask of ‘honesty and transparency in politics’ has fallen in a dramatic way after the allegations of funding by the db Group, so has Marlene Farrugia’s mask of being an ‘independent’ politician fallen as a result of her...

  • My home-away-from-home

    My home-away-from-home

    Malta sweet Malta. My home-away-from-home. I am heartbroken over your loss. All our loss, really. This overweight, athletically challenged American had the privilege of studying at the University of Malta back in 1993/94. I was in great part...

  • LGBTIQ and the case for biological parents

    I refer to the letter by Josie Muscat entitled ‘Fake marriage law’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 5). Dr Muscat rightly deplores the drafting of a Marriage Equality Bill, stating that our politicians will be putting LGBTIQ ‘parents’ at par...