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  • Army promotions

    Army promotions

    A typical example of bad governance is the report by the Parliamentary Ombudsman when it is stated: all the good work that has been painstakingly built up over the last 32 years (under the leadership of prime ministers Eddie Fenech Adami, Alfred...

  • Sheep in a quarry

    I just want to say how shocked I was to hear the news that 300 human beings from Turkey were brought to Malta like so many sheep and placed in a quarry!  What about normal housing regulations? What about plain simple decency? They are now going to...

  • Ta’ Qali attraction

    On Monday I took bus 186 to Ta’ Qali. Arriving there, I found the place still like a bomb site with one or two workmen sprinkled around doing very little. Apparently the work is due to be completed by 2020 - maybe if they banned mobile...

  • A deserved response

    What the three Nationalist Party MEPs - Roberta Metsola, David Casa and Francis Zammit Dimech - have done in the European Parliament is nothing less than shameful.  They seemed to delight in denigrating not just our government - which some may...

  • Social housing

    On December 13, under the heading ‘ Top Three Gems’, I ended my letter with the following words: “Once the electoral battle heats up, we may be regaled with even more ludicrous statements [by Adrian Delia]. So watch out.” I was spot on. Delia has...

  • A direct order

    Reference is made to the article titled “Fitch is given €40,000 annual direct order – Former tourism minister taps passport fund” (February 18). The National Development and Social Fund (NDSF) agency would like to clarify that the joint...

  • Opening hours

    Opening hours

    As a visitor to the island I am spending most of my time exploring towns and villages and have been struck by the great number of churches and chapels, all of them locked. All of them display no sign of when they might be open even for...

  • Friends of friends

    It’s good to see that the Times of Malta  has reversed its policy with regard to the prevalence of “friends of friends” networks in Maltese society (vide its editorial of February 20). Up to 2008, when I still led the Labour Party, it was not at...

  • Cypress trees

    Some 50,000 people are calculated to enter Valletta every day with the majority of them, no doubt, walking along Republic Street.   The rejuvenation of our capital city is a delight to watch… the result of good planning and good taste. A small...

  • Gozo left in the lurch

    Gozo left in the lurch

    One of our daily papers has just reported that the government will be issuing a call to rebuild 170 roads worth around €70 million. Yet again, no reference in the relative press release refers to the sister island.  Gozo has a right to be included...

  • More revelations

    Another two examples (February 13) of what we, mere ignorant ‘foreigners’, cannot comprehend as the workings of Eddy Privitera’s exulted leader’s, the Mighty Muscat, band of brothers. Firstly, Andrea Fenech Farrugia is suspended on full pay...

  • 10 more days

    The article “New 10-day paternity leave plan shot down” (January 26) describes a proposed EU directive, through which men will benefit from an extra 10 days of paternity leave, as a new work-life balance. I speak both as an employee and an...

  • Slalom on asphalt

    Now that the government has embarked on a nationwide pro-ject of road resurfacing, one could be forgiven for assuming that local councils have been relieved of their responsibility for the maintenance of secondary roads and relieved also of a...

  • Public inquiry

    Labour MEP Miriam Dalli is reported as stating, with regard to the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, that “a public inquiry could not be held during a magisterial one”. Why? And, in any case, does this mean she supports a public inquiry?

  • The English whippet

    The English whippet

    The whippet was created by the miners in the North of England by breeding several breeds together, each for their own purpose, consisting of the Black and tan Manchester terrier, Bedlington terrier, Dachshund and Italian greyhound, until they...

  • Competition Office

    Reference is made to your editorial entitled ‘Obstacles to consumer rights’ (February 6). The Consumer Association Malta would like to voice its concern about the current state of affairs in so far as compliance with competition law is...

  • Comparisons

    ‘Red Eddy’ (‘Church media’, February 12) has the Archbishop in his crosshairs (again) in his weekly rant. Skipping the usual rantings and railings, I laughed at the last paragraph: “I am convinced the Archbishop will simply ignore the warnings of...

  • Holy sacraments

    As a retired permanent deacon living in Malta, I was most interested in the reported comments made by Fr Renè Camilleri (“Stop baptisim at birth, drop religion clause”, February 12). Having spent many years in the UK baptising and preparing...

  • Broken promises

    When our dear Prime Minister boasts that our economy is in fine shape, no one dares to contradict him because it is a fact. Unemployment is low compared to past years and growth has continued unabated for nearly a decade. As we applaud Joseph...

  • Third World standards

    Third World standards

    Adrian Delia is determined to keep trying to dupe those who follow his speeches by inventing downright fabrications. After having claimed the week before, that Joseph Muscat “wants elderly people to die (which includes me, of course) in order to...