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Letters

  • Enforcement

    In a bid to curb abuse by road users, Transport Malta has, over the last years, invested in its enforcement section. In fact, the regulator increased its enforcement officers pool from 67 in 2012 to 167 today. These officers have undergone...

  • Worrying silence

    The government’s proposal to introduce the freezing of embryos has caused a controversy, and justifiably so. The majority of the Maltese are against such proposal as it is unethical and immoral. This administration, although enjoying a substantial...

  • UK government collapse

    Some months back I predicted that the dreadful UK government would fall in April and lose the election I said would be held in May. The massive defeat in the House of Lords the other day over the Brexit legislation simply starts this...

  • Costly vegetables

    Costly vegetables

    A recent article in this newspaper said thatvegetables were the most nutritious food man can eat. I completely agree. However, what worries me is that vegetables are far too expensive nowadays. Not to forget the pesticides they contain and which...

  • Hip replacement

    What a great joy Theresa Grima of Attard must have experienced on realising that her 80-year-old husband had, so rapidly, recovered. I recently wrote about the marvellous achievement of Donald Dalli, aided by a team of fellow researchers who are...

  • Malta’s safe roads

    The Times of Malta reported on the front page (April 12) that ‘Malta posts [the] only rise in road fatalities in the EU’. The fact that this is an artefact of the small number of observations, which I have pointedout previously, is also clarified...

  • Consequences

    I would like to appeal to all members of Parliament to ponder seriously on the proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection Act. Would the consequences be beneficial to the Maltese society? Or would they create innumerable ethical, moral,...

  • One party

    ‘Cannabis contract despite no legislation’ ran a heading on the Times of Malta (April 14). The government is trying hard, very hard, to cut bureaucracy as much as possible. It knows that the Production of Cannabis for Medical use Bill – or any...

  • Safe cycling

    Safe cycling

    In his letter ‘Proficient cyclists’ (April 12), Jean Karl Soler is quite wrong in saying that James Wightman and myself “did not challenge” most of his “statements of fact” made in his earlier letter (‘Cyclists’ safety’, March 28). After trying to...

  • What censorship?

    Michael Briguglio sought to belittle the Front Against Censorship by calling it a “front for censorship” in an article bearing the same title (April 16). For starters, Briguglio might not be aware that the Front Against Censorship resisted the...

  • Victoria ‘disaster’

    Victoria ‘disaster’

    The small stretch of ‘cobbled’ road in Victoria’s main square, from St James church to Sabina Square, is a complete disaster. Subsiding at certain parts and disintegrating in others, the street is a collection of wavy bumps and holes, presenting a...

  • Traffic fatalities

    I wonder whether the increased rate of road fatalities, as recently reported, has anything to do with the appalling state of many of our roads. Here on Malta we have far too many ‘tyre shredding’ holes, ‘wheel wobbler’ ridges (often unlevel...

  • The IVF Bill

    As an ordinary citizen, I beg the President to refuse to give her assent to the IVF Bill when it is given third reading in Parliament. Former Labour minister George Vella, a specialist in family medicine, branded the Bill “a complete travesty of...

  • Ex-canvasser’s job

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Ex-canvasser still paid half his FTS salary’ (April 16). The Ministry for Education and Employment believes that the report contains false innuendos as well as having important pieces of information omitted, which...

  • Syrians’ plight

    Syrians’ plight

    By the time this letter is published, the bombings in Syria by the US, Britain and France will have already flattened their targets. But will they make any difference? Last year, the US fired more than 50 cruise missiles at Syrian air bases. Did...

  • A man of principle

    I would like to express my appreciation, indeed my admiration, for the way George Vella, a former deputy leader of the Labour Party, has come out in defence of principles that do not change with time or circumstances. When referring to the...

  • Disinformation

    I enjoyed the well-written article by Martin Scicluna entitled ‘Russian disinformation’ but is it not true that, with a few appropriate minor changes, this could equally apply to many other countries including Turkey, China, Venezuela, Iran and...

  • Outspoken Archbishop

    Archbishop Charles Jude Scicluna seems to delight in political controversy. His latest foray in the political field was when he retweeted an article that appeared in the electronic site Shift News that is mainly an anti-government site. The...

  • No more trees

    No more trees

    I was lucky to have been born in the 1950s.I enjoyed the 1960s and 1970s but by the1980s I began to realise what we were doing to this little planet of ours and whether it was possible I could get off. What on earth (no pun intended) will future...

  • Customer care

    I guess the correspondent who was praising Lidl customer “care” was lucky. Four weeks ago, on a Sunday, I purchased an electronic weather station and two pairs of gardening gloves between 9.15 and 10am. All was fine for three hours, then the...