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Letters

  • Stability policy

    Reference is made to the article ‘Hedging policy makes for expensive diesel – pump price in 2016 was 5c above the average in the EU’ (January 16). Since April 2013, customers benefitted significantly from lower prices and price stability. The...

  • Guilty as charged

    Reference is made to the item ‘FTS slander case waiting for fraud probe’ (January 12). It is being clarified that the slander case that was put off pending a police probe was not jointly initiated by Robert Ciantar, as implied. In fact, the only...

  • Of decency

    I have recently read Peter Apap Bologna’s book, Memories 1941-1973, and found it to be an interesting and well-researched publication. What was really impressive and shocking was the epilogue, ‘Seven days of infamy’. The author managed with great...

  • Alone in the dark

    At around 10.30 on Monday night, some parts of Balzan had a temporary power failure. Luckily, since at home our supply is three-phased, not all the rooms were in cold darkness. I needed ascertaining whether the failure was due to some fault from...

  • Bad experience

    On Thursday, January 12, at about 8.45am, as I stopped to drop two patients at the Hospice Movement, in Balzan, a heartless warden took a photograph of me in my car. This will probably be followed by the receipt of a parking ticket. A...

  • Catholic politician’s loyalty

    I fully agree with Louis Spiteri (January 13) that a Catholic politician expressing his beliefs finds himself in the wilderness. S/he has to be loyal to the party and its leader’s traits if s/he does not want to be sidelined. The only solution...

  • It’s all about Floriana

    It’s all about Floriana

    ■ Il-Furjana, the organ of the Floriana School Old Boys Association, has survived the rigours of time. Unfortunately, it had been usurped and run down by well-meaning but incompetent committee members. A group of young patriots have now engineered...

  • Night centre at Ħamrun

    The item regarding a study by Caritas on the situation of the elderly in Dingli (December 20) was quite interesting but it was not that surprising because the problem of loneliness seems to be a malaise of our times and spread all over Malta.

  • Healthy competition

    Healthy competition

    The Malta Automobile Club has noted with pleasure that a number of service stations are still selling diesel at €1.14 per litre, in spite of the increase in price announced by Enemed. This means that consumers now need to take a good look at the...

  • Newspaper trolling

    In his letter ‘TV appearances’ (January 6), Mario Dingli speculated sarcastically that Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar coordinator Astrid Vella was “hurt” because “for some reason or other” she was no longer allowed to “express her environmental...

  • Significant looming danger

    Scaffolding is going up all along the outer faces of the central bastion and adjacent walls of the Floriana land-front, pending much-needed repairs. These are necessarily largely in St Philip garden, adjacent to the Argotti garden. Immediately...

  • The king of Norway

    I would like to trace an article that appeared in this newspaper some years ago. I was leaving Malta after a fulfilled job and picked up the newspaper at the airport. The article was a very touching and interesting story about how the Norwegian...

  • Worlddisorder

    Huge disappointment is greeting 2017 with the coming inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America and his false solutions to all the problems facing the world. The Middle East is in turmoil. Mass migration has become a...

  • Proposed driving rules are as useless as current ones

    Parliament is currently debating whether or not the government’s proposed stricter driving rules should be implemented. When the authorities are only capable of catching six (six!) drunk drivers on New Year’s Eve, lowering the alcohol consumption...

  • Following one’s conscience

    Salvu Mallia, in his varied and sometimes controversial interview in The Sunday Times of Malta (January 8), affirms: “I have only one leader, which is my conscience”. He insists that “the government should provide a good education system, allowing...

  • HMHS Goorkha and St Edward’s College

    Further to Michael Galea’s very interesting article entitled ‘WWI newspaper snippets from Malta during 1917’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 1), I would like to add some coincidental information in respect of HMHS Goorkha and St Edward’s...

  • No simple conclusions

    George Debono’s letter entitled ‘Road speed and death’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 8) was a real pleasure to read. I commend his reference to various published studies and national data, but I would dispute his dismissal of official...

  • Salvu Mallia interview

    I refer to the interview with PN candidate Salvu Mallia, (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 8). What really struck me about what Mr Mallia said was the way he finally ended up as a PN candidate after “shopping around” for other possible parties...

  • Appropriate conclusion

    I write to congratulate the Judicial Appointments Com­mission for their considered decision to reject the nominee of the Minister of Justice, Magistrate Consuelo Scerri Herrera, for the higher position of judge. All the members forming part of...

  • The Transport Master Plan 2025

    The Transport Master Plan 2025

    The article ‘Let’s leave cars in 2016’, by Peter Biczók (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 1) is a baseless attack on Transport Malta’s National Transport Master Plan. Ironically, Mr Biczók claims to promote cycling as a viable commuter option...

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