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Letters

  • Ministerial consultant

    I refer to the report titled “Justice Minister gave Tonna package equivalent to PM’s” (December 7). The content of the article is not new as the details published were already known to the public through a parliamentary question tabled by Jason...

  • Water everywhere

    Water everywhere

    I just have finished reading the article ‘100 metres underground lies a ring of bright water’ (December 8). With a little smile, I can show readers something even better. It is a source of crystal clear water being dumped onto the street just...

  • Alternative to burial

    On and off, I have attended several pre-cremation ceremonies. Cremation is a new buzzword with our population in Malta. Bodies of foes and saints have been burnt since time immemorial. Dominating powers got rid of the memory of their foes by...

  • Silent airline

    I recently wrote to the Times of Malta admonishing Air Malta for its lack of care for the elderly. My husband and I are travelling business class to Vienna in a couple of weeks and I had asked the airline if, instead of two suitcases each weighing...

  • In the dark

    The street lamp in the middle of Għar il-Lembi Street, Sliema has not functioned for the last seven or eight weeks. I personally called the local council several times and they informed me they had instructed the contractor to replace it. It now...

  • Route buses take

    Having spent an enjoyable (apart from the bus service) three weeks in Malta, I find on my return an article in The Times of London concerning the incentives in Malta to boost investment. At the end of the article it says that Malta “will have to...

  • Monitor the service

    I refer to the letter by Diane Oswald, Malta Public Trans-port’s head of communications, (November 29). I agree that, at times, bus delays are caused by different factors, like illegally-parked vehicles, roadworks and traffic jams. But that does...

  • European borders

    European borders

    It is no longer a case of waving your EU passport (or ID card) at the desk on arrival at any EU airport and walking through. Now the document – and, by implication, thereby its holder – needs to be scrutinised before anybody can be admitted (or...

  • Tight grip

    I do not think for a moment that Eddy Privitera did not understand that Robert Arrigo was referring to Joseph Muscat and his men when he said: “Whoever is not capable of running his own home cannot run a government.” Perhaps the correspondent will...

  • Thank you from Brazil

    I have just received a handsome donation of €2,000 from the Mission Fund of Mosta, which for many years has been sending money to Maltese missionaries in the third world on a regular basis. Such generosity confirms the missionary spirit of the...

  • Another construction fatality

    It has happened again, another workman has died at his workplace. It is a great shame. Let this not become just another statistic. Life is sacred. I can already see many people shrugging their shoulders and saying: “What can I do about it?” This...

  • Our traffic experts

    A big well done to the traffic experts who redesigned the junction between Pantar Road and the main Lija-Mosta road next to the supermarket. First they eliminated the traffic lights allowing vehicles to cross to the other side, Lija bound. Then...

  • Inconsiderate watchdog

    Transport Malta is to blame for exposing commuters to poisonous fumes while waiting for a bus to, possibly, take them to their destination. Bus stops in Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta, particularly ‘Gatt’, come to mind. Traffic jams may not be...

  • The unborn ignored

    The unborn ignored

    Domestic violence was described by this newspaper “an epidemic behind closed doors” (December 2). In Malta, the parents of a number of unborn children make plans to do an abortion abroad, which is another type of domestic violence, indeed death,...

  • No road enforcement

    In response to the two articles featured last week in Talking Point, entitled ‘Carnage on our roads’ (November 26) and ‘Dangerous driving’ (November 29), I would like to comment as follows. As a recent settler in Gozo, I am appalled by the...

  • Action by UK regulator

    I write on behalf of the management of Videoslots with reference to the article titled ‘Two Malta-based gambling firms fined millions by UK regulator’ (December 1). Videoslots entered into a regulatory settlement with the Gambling Commission of...

  • Bilocating bishops

    Joseph Muscat’s nefarious mantra of a successful economy, based on a concoction of greed and deceit, is so powerful that even the local Church is being dragged into its snare. This is why so many local career-minded theologians with bloated...

  • Seriously?

    There were people asking why the Attorney General thought it fit to give a copy of the Egrant ‘encyclopaedia’ to Kurt Farrugia. Apparently, Farrugia has no interest in reading this voluminous publication because, he said, he locked it in his drawer.

  • Valletta memorial

    Valletta memorial

    I refer to the letter by Jacqueline Spriggs titled ‘Louvain memorial’ (December 1). A few years ago, I had written about a memorial monument at the entrance to the Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, on the right-hand side. However, I am not sure...

  • Two measures

    I read that Konrad Mizzi, Joseph Muscat’s ‘wingman’, again fails to turn up in court. Nothing new. What puzzles me is that when I missed a court sitting because I received no papers informing me about the date, apart from the fact that I had been...