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  • Necessary trade-off

    One cannot help but agree with the sentiment that “pensioners deserve peace of mind” (April 1). However, there seems to be a general misunderstanding about how State pensions are funded. Although workers pay national insurance all their lives so...

  • My father’s grave

    My father’s grave

    My dad, Peter Smith, known as Jas, survived a gas explosion in September 1993 but succumbed to the extensive burns two months later. At the time, I was only 13 years old. We flew out to Malta after the accident but had to return to Dundee,...

  • Persecution

    I have just read the harrowing account (‘They just turn up at night and kill Christians, says priest’, April 12) about the persecution of Christians in Nigeria, which has claimed thousands of lives. Should not Malta as a respected member of the...

  • The people’s wish

    I would wish to assure Rodolfo Ragonesi I have not ignored the constitutional point raised in his letter ‘The people’s will’ (April 2). I am not a constitutional lawyer or any sort of lawyer, for that matter, but I would believe that there were...

  • Confidence

    Allow me to quote the last sentence of Kevin Hodkin’s letter ‘Accountability’ (April 12), which struck me: “Problem being, in Britain, as is shown on a daily basis, the Prime Minister is made accountable to the electorate whereas here the Prime...

  • The Passion of the Lord

    Augustine joins the Passion of Jesus starting in the Garden of the Olives and finishing on the Golgotha. Augustine comments on Psalm 141 together with the Passion narratives of Mark and Luke. When Jesus was on earth, He prayed in His human nature...

  • Left hand drive

    Most people remember the tragedy that hit young Joanna Boni on the outskirts of Mosta a few years ago when she was crushed to death by a large left-hand driven vehicle while on her motorbike. Her parents, still grieving for what happened to their...

  • Prime Minister’s concerns

    No doubt, every Maltese citizen concurs with the Prime Minister when he says he is disgusted with racism and intolerance (April 1). Moreover, Maltese citizens are disgusted by the daily issues of unscrupulous alleged corruption cases,...

  • Happy customers

    April 1’s On the Dot was not much of an April Fools’ Day for us here at Costa Coffee, in Mrieħel, when we awoke to read a vague piece about a “renowned coffee shop” in the area that “leaves much to be desired”, both in terms of product and...

  • Unbecoming

    Eddy Privitera often hits the nail on the head. His reports regarding Roberta Metsola’s and David Casa’s ongoing efforts to discredit Malta in Europe and beyond are, to my mind, the deeds of political traitors. No doubt, there is much dirty linen...

  • Assange’s mission

    Assange’s mission

    I read articles in the Times of Malta about Ecuador kicking Julian Assange out of its protective embassy shell, after which he was immediately arrested by the British police. I think this will be a turning point in the whole world eliciting vital...

  • Connection time

    Many have aired their views in this paper in favour and against the introduction of a tunnel but, so far, no study appears to have been undertaken concerning the presumed length of time that will be employed to reach Valletta from Gozo by the...

  • Street light

    With reference to the letter by Joseph Messina (‘Dark tales’, April 10), Enemalta plc clarifies that the street lamp referred to by the correspondent has been devolved to the local council. It is, thus, their responsibility to maintain street...

  • Murderous certainty

    How does one account for the cruelties of faith? Will Durant provides an answer in his book The age of faith: “Intolerance is the natural concomitant of a strong faith; tolerance grows only when faith loses certainty; certainty is murderous.” I...

  • He leads by example

    He leads by example

    The foremost achievement President George Vella aspires for is to unify the people and he has all it takes to be true to his word. The basis of all his qualities is his authenticity. This was confirmed by his son, George, on Xarabank when he...

  • Network that pays

    Former tourism minister Edward Zammit Lewis should thank his lucky stars for not being elected to Parliament at the 2017 general election. His pay packet is now generously higher than that of a Cabinet minister. This is due to his being given...

  • Expensive new treatments

    Deo Debattista, Parliamentary Secretary for Consumer Rights and for the Medicines Authority, quite rightly highlights stem cell technology as the regenerative future medicine. Unfortunately, this is several years away from becoming mainstream...

  • No reply

    Many readers must surely be wondering why HSBC did not reply to my letter published in The Sunday Times of Malta on March 24,  which was undoubtedly read by HSBC’s directors, senior management and lawyers, especially since it appeared in other...

  • Relocation of Wistin Camilleri’s monument

    We (Josephine Camilleri, Paul Camilleri, Alfred Camilleri, Catherine Camileri, Mario Camilleri, Michael Camilleri) would like to thank Gozo Minister Justyne Caruana for taking the initiative to relocate the monument in honour of our father,...

  • Colonial angst or memory block?

    Instead of ‘colonial angst’ (‘Getting to grips with colonial angst’, Joseph Pirotta, The Sunday Times of Malta, March 31) I would prefer to interpret post-colonial internalisation as the result of the maladie d’histoire (Paul Ricoeur, 2000) which...