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Letters

  • Absurd comments

    I am utterly convinced that Adrian Delia’s speeches are causing untold embarrassment to many PN voters endowed with even a modicum of intelligence. The ridiculous arguments he made while speaking on Radio 101 on June 9 were no exception.  Delia...

  • Litter not my fault

    I’m sat in a cafè. It’s breezy. On the balcony, a load of plastic packaging and other stuff has blown off some teenagers’ trays, done a couple of orbits of the balcony, and now gone over the edge. This caused amusement for the teens concerned, but...

  • Urgent call for attention

    Urgent call for attention

    I am enclosing a recent photo of the Olive Grove in San Ġwann. As can be seen it is in a grave state of abandonment.  The young trees have not been watered for a very long time and some of them are in need of urgent attention otherwise they will...

  • Enforcement with a smile

    A positive mental attitude is an absolutely indispensable prere-quisite for success. Wardens in Malta are responsible for the enforcement of numerous regulations, including those relating to traffic, littering and dog fouling. The warden is meant...

  • Go’s abusive behaviour

    The service provider Go has decided to remove its current telephone network infrastructure and shift everything to an optic fibre system.  In my opinion this is being carried out in a highly abusive manner. Go’s way of doing things is unique. They...

  • HSBC must respond

    Our registered letter dated February 28 followed by chasers dated April 11 and June 1 addressed to HSBC’s CEO, as well as our e-mails dated March 8 and April 3 addressed to the CEO’s executive assistant regarding a number of issues – including an...

  • What has happened to Valletta?

    I was delighted when I returned to Valletta in January to see the bright new paint on government buildings and the transformation of Triton Square in preparation for the opening of the 2018 EU City of Culture. Alas, what has happened since! We...

  • Too much construction

    Too much construction

    I recently spent two weeks in Malta studying English. Unfortunately, the apartment I booked was directly opposite a building site. For the entire duration of my stay, I had to put up with non-stop construction noise from 7am to 6pm.  When I booked...

  • A dangerous building site

    Over the past eight weeks or so, I have been watching the redevelopment of Antoine de Paule Square in Paola on Skyline Cams from Dublin and I am surprised no one has been knocked down and killed yet. There is no traffic control; drivers park where...

  • Tackling the migrant crisis

    Sooner or later Europe will be forced to make a difficult decision concerning migrants from Africa. Do they continue to support the human trafficking industry with all the migrant exploitation, suffering and drownings, continue to depopulate...

  • Councils need to take a stand

    Councils need to take a stand

    I welcome the recent announcement of a consultation on a review of waste management, with particular reference to littering and domestic waste. In parts of Sliema there are large blocks of flats, many of which are on short lets or let out to...

  • Setting the record straight

    I write with respect to the article appearing on Times of Malta (June 20) entitled “OPM candidate for MGA ‘has conflict of interest’”. Reference is made to Main Street Complex and to one of its board members, Marlene Seychell. The article...

  • Fire hazard

    In the week that is marking the first anniversary of the Grenfell tragedy in London the Times of Malta reports on another massive concrete edifice being planned in St George’s. Bearing in mind most of the deaths in Grenfell were because appliances...

  • Nature’s own antidote

    Nature’s own antidote

    While drastic situations may call for drastic measures, the Minister of Transport is going too far if his plans for improved traffic flow, as in the Central Link Project, involve the massacre of hundreds of mature trees. Not only are they an...

  • Proportional rents

    Much is being bandied about (forgive the pun) about the contribution made by band clubs to Malta’s culture and I don’t think that anyone contests this. However, a Bill now being debated in Parliament proposes that private property is in effect...

  • Right timing

    Up until now the Road Infrastructure Safety Management directive (2008/96/EC) has focused almost solely on the safety of car occupants on the TEN-T network. This meant that the needs of other road users – cyclists, pedestrians and motorcyclists –...

  • Love changes everything!

    Many recall the immortal lyrics of the great song by Michael Ball, released in 1992, Love changes everything. If love changes everything it can change the way we are living in our homes and communities. Pope Francis spoke about this kind of love...

  • Scourge of graffiti

    Scourge of graffiti

    It is very saddening to see that Malta is now becoming very similar to other countries in Europe and elsewhere in a negative way. We used to pride ourselves in saying that our country was almost unique in terms of buildings looking pristine...

  • Playing cat

    In recent times Eddy Privitera says that whenever one goes to the bank or to the broker to deposit €1,000 or so in cash, in his own account, one is invariably asked from which source the money came from. I am not surprised that the teller at the...

  • Archaic maritime laws

    The ongoing saga of the influx of migrants from Africa seems to go on forever. Those countries affected by all this are the southern European countries like Greece, Italy and Malta. When a controversy arises everyone in Europe (i.e. EU) are quick...