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Letters

  • The obvious choice

    Unfortunately, it is crystal clear that the eyes of the world, and, particularly, of Europe, will be on us this coming election. They will want to see if we are going to endorse a government mired in scandals and shady money deals or else totally...

  • Political opinions

    Denis Mifsud’s and Joseph Muscat’s concerns (May 20) about the sale of Maltese passports are justified. In an article entitled ‘Shady island’, The Economist refers to our present political scene and concludes that “the island could be used by...

  • Election proposals

    The Nationalist Party offers to make an immediate one-time grant of €10,000 to young Gozitan couples setting up family in Gozo and to other young families relocating to Gozo from Malta and abroad. Would demographical purposes not be better served...

  • Redundant ideology

    Redundant ideology

    In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Westminster and Manchester (picture), the need to find a solution becomes an urgent matter. I believe we can learn lessons from the past to face the present: for example, Marxist propaganda in the 1950s...

  • Prosecution services

    Kevin Aquilina’s article entitled ‘A prosecutor general’ (May 23) does not do justice to the work done to strengthen the prosecution services since the Bonello Report was published in 2013. The Bonello Report played an important role as a source...

  • Big mistake

    A caption under a small picture of Simon Busuttil (May 11) said he would not accept a defeat at the June 3 election. So what are this man’s plans? To have us sliced, drawn and quartered? If so, he is in for a tough job seeing that more and more...

  • The web of life

    The web of life

    In the Old Testament, Jehovah told man to “replenish the earth and subdue it” and to “have dominion over fish, fowl” and “over every living thing”. In 1855, the Suquamish Chief Seattle sent a letter to the President of the United States that can...

  • Transport to Gozo

    Transport to Gozo

    The consensus is there. The submarine tunnel will one day be there, too. The vital question concerning the uniqueness of Gozo is: what means of transport will use the permanent link? The only sensible one-word answer would be: metro. A fast, clean...

  • Green party parallels

    The briefest glance at the opinion polls published by MaltaToday (May 15) makes it clear how marginalised the parties are in Malta, excluding, of course, the Labour and Nationalist parties. Allow me to draw parallels with the position of the Green...

  • The English language

    I see that the teaching resource for the English language is being curtailed here because I imagine Jean Claude Juncker has determined that English is no longer relevant and, from now on, he will only be speaking French. In public, at least. My...

  • Shades of grey

    In his article of May 12, Lino Debono said that “the government has made a lot of mistakes but it has also achieved a lot of progress in many fields”. While the statement is questionable, it is also worthwhile noting that even Hitler in...

  • Dog poisoners

    Dog poisoners

    On May 10, my wife was walking our two dogs at the Majjistral Park, in the limits of Mellieħa. She took both animals off the lead so they could run about. Unfortunately, one of them ate a scrap of meat that had been baited with snail poison by...

  • Lousy service

    I would like to complain about GO Network’s lousy customer service over the phone. When I phone their customer service, they pass me on to their technical department, which keeps me waiting for some 10 minutes on the phone with music running. On...

  • Magisterial inquiry

    Allow me to refer to the news item titled ‘Magistrate chosen for Schembri, Tonna inquiry’ (May 10). The following was stated: “Magistrate Natasha Galea Sciberras will lead an inquiry into claims that the Prime Minister’s chief of staff, Keith...

  • Voting conscientiously

    You must empty yourself of emotions: when you are in such a state you are not reacting to a hurt coming from the past. You must make a decision logically. Remembering the words of Jesus: “By their fruit you will recognise them. Do people pick...

  • Disgraceful behaviour

    On April 28, my husband had his sixth session of physiotherapy at Saint James Hospital, in Sliema. As he went in, he found an Eastern-like lady with two other foreigners who looked like hospital staff. When the physiotherapist started speaking to...

  • Immediate action

    Reference is made to the article ‘Ramp in Paceville is finally made safer’ (May 16). Although it seems that attention had been drawn to the dangerous state of this particular ramp in Paceville, no action had been taken until an elderly woman...

  • Property ownership

    Property ownership

    Less than a year ago, I invested in a property in the heart of Valletta to be my home. I have since come to discover that property ownership can quickly become a nightmare. My property has all permits in order. It is located in the centre of...

  • About peanuts and lollipops

    It is not usual for me to write criticising opinions of regular columnists in this paper but last Sunday’s contribution by Michela Spiteri so irked me that I felt compelled to write. My own daughter attended the same school in the 1980s, a choice...

  • Dangerous situation in Korean peninsula

    US President Donald Trump should take Russian President Vladimir Putin’s   advice and stop harassing North Korea. Only patience and dialogue can bring about a peaceful solution, not bombs. It takes two to tango, as the saying goes. Korean leader...

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