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Letters

  • Honest politicians

    The Talking Point titled ‘A great week for politics’ (July 21) left a very bitter taste and I’m sure that’s the case with most readers. It seems very clearly to me that when Kurt Farrugia decided to write his piece, lambasting Simon Busuttil from...

  • Women participation

    I write to clarify my position following the article ‘Quotas “not right way” to tackle gender imbalance’ (July 21). While my initial proposal (introducing a separate ballot for women candidates) would also contribute to ensuring more balanced...

  • Unused property

    Unused property

    Nicky Bianchi, clearly a property owner with a vested interest who has a rental income, joins the ranks of those who, willingly, continue to seek protection for their interests while continuing to miss, misunderstand or ignore the main thrust of...

  • Tears to shed

    I refer to Kurt Farrugia’s vitriolic attack on Simon Busuttil (July 21). I can easily tell from the tone of his poisonous piece of nonsense that he bears a lot of animosity towards Busuttil and I can understand why. Busuttil is the very antithesis...

  • The right talents

    Cunning a political leader mustbe but these are the specificcharacteristics voters should consider in the upcoming Nationalist Party leadership race. Besides having a strong character, a leader must be honest, compassionate, confident but cautious...

  • Golden oldies

    Golden oldies

    A new song by Kesha contains the following lyrics: “Am I dead? Or is this one of those dreams, those horrible dreams that seem like they last forever? Please, just let me die, being alive hurts too much.” How sad some of today’s pop singers...

  • Public service in disrepute

    Since the general election, we have rightly heard both the President and the Prime Minister make strong pleas for national unity in the wake of one of the most divisive and bitter general election campaigns in most people’s memories. It ill befits...

  • The ‘Blue lady’

    The ‘Blue lady’

    The apparition of the ‘Blue lady’, called so because of the blue dress she was wearing, occurred 100 years ago. At that time, the Governor of Malta was Lord Paul Sanford Methuen (1915 – 1919) and the person who had seen the ‘Blue lady’ was Howard...

  • Safety net

    I refer to the news item ‘Trainee fireman who fell down shaft loses €40,000 in compensation’ (July 19). I am no legal scholar to go into the merits of the court decision on the matter of an award due to an accident. However, I suggest that an open...

  • Poor pensioner

    Can you pick up a rip-off somewhere? The massive traffic jams are agonisingly pushing the money we spend on inflated petrol prices down the drain. Admittedly, there can be no short-term solution. In the meantime, the car-congested streets do not...

  • Sound moral values

    I am making a simple appeal to all people of sound moral values to back Edwin Vassallo’s courageous stand in voting against gay marriage, once a free vote was cowardly not given. Vassallo had the principles and the guts. Other MPs did not. But...

  • Blaring of horns

    It is 8.45am and I have been trying to ignore the persis-tent rhythmic blaring of the Liquigas truck horn for a whole 45 minutes now. It started increasing in volume until after some 20 minutes the truck appeared in front of my house. It was...

  • Inefficient transport

    In the five years I have been living in Malta, this is the worst time in terms of the bus service. I read in the Times of Malta that the operator was planning to use 33 more buses in summer but what is really happening is that there are fewer...

  • His Word

    With reference to Fr Mark Montebello’s letter (‘An act of love’, July 17), I wonder why he quoted Matt 25:11 and not Matt 19:4. Furthermore, when he reads the gospel in church, does he actually believe he is proclaiming the Word of God? I do not...

  • Addicted

    I was enjoying a pleasant Sunday lunch at Marsalforn when, suddenly, at the next table there was a commotion. A young chappie in obvious distress was calling out for help. Having a medical background, I rushed over to offer any help, only to be...

  • Traffic problems

    Traffic problems

    With reference to the item ‘Gżira traffic frustration’ (July 20), as a daily user of the mentioned roads I think the main reasons for traffic chaos are the number of traffic lights on The Strand coupled with several closed roads for works on...

  • Youngest landlady

    The English pub has been around for over 2,000 years and man has mainly dominated the running of pubs. Now, a young lady from Cumbria, Chloe Hogg, has been granted a supervisor’s licence to manage her father’s pub, Fantails, in Wetheral...

  • Political own goals

    We’ve had various attempts at explaining the Nationalist Party’s dismal failure at the polls. None of them really help shrink the mountain facing the PN. Apart from leadership quality arguments (all subjective), the stark reality is that the PN...

  • The spider’s web

    In the late 1990s, the Times of Malta reported a criminal case involving a man from St Julian’s who had sexually molested a 10-year-old boy. The man was sentenced to four years in prison and sent to jail right away No pious Catholic pleaded “human...

  • No room for a view

    No room for a view

    People living in Tignè can boast of having the best possible view of Valletta. It is the place where you can be sure to see Valletta without your eyes being hit by a monstrosity view of Tignè. But if you look from the side of the Grand Harbour,...

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