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Letters

  • Beach cleaning procedures

    I refer to the article ‘In spite of 57 beach cleaners... tons of seaweed sit at two Gozo beaches- ERA still has to give green light for removal’ (timesofmalta.com, August 11). Beach cleaning is subject to the Operating Procedures on Beach...

  • Not smart at all

    Further to my letter complaining about the disservice experienced on July 5, when I was arrogantly told to walk if I wanted to get somewhere (‘No assistance’, July 13), yet another incident occurred, this time on August 9 at 11.30am at the same...

  • Horses’ SOS

    Horses’ SOS

    Although I am no longer an athlete, I still enjoy a lot of activities. Until some time ago, I also did horse riding (in picture with Cool Minstrel), which I had to stop as I don’t feel healthy enough. Throughout my lifetime, I owned a donkey,...

  • Public transport planning

    I have realised that the problem faced by companies running buses anywhere in the world is not knowing the shape of the total public demand for transport. It occurred to me that the information already exists but is not currently available.

  • Use of guns

    Recently, a person undergoing procedures in court for domestic violence and the possession of an unlicensed gun, which, incidentally, was used in the domestic violence case, was fined a miserable €700 (payable in €100 monthly instalments) after...

  • Stationery shops

    On a couple of occasions, I was asked by French and Italian tourists where they could buy basic stationery supplies at Spinola Bay. They complained they could not find any stationery shops at this location. Most of the stationery shops at St...

  • Traffic flow

    Traffic flow

    I ask the person from Transport Malta who was obstinate in, again, deciding to place the zebra crossing in its present location at St Julian’s to have a good look at this photograph. By having a close look at the picture, one will notice a car on...

  • Malta-UK relations

    Allow me to congratulate Joseph Cole on his recent appointment to the position of High Commissioner of Malta to the UK. I note his extensive experience in his previous diplomatic roles. I have always viewed, with regret, the general ignorance and...

  • Environment agency

    Ambjent Malta, launched last week, should start with a bang. It should save the trees along the new road development from Mrieħel to Rabat. Environmentalists and the public are urging the government and Transport Malta to find alternative ways and...

  • Organ transplants

    The British government has announced they are considering using an ‘opt out’ system for organ transplantation. This means that unless one gives specific instructions they do not want their organs to be used for transplantation, it will be assumed...

  • Museum skeletons

    Museum skeletons

    Reference is made to the letter with the title ‘Skeletal anatomy’ (August 6). First of all, we wish to point out that the correspondent is not correct in stating that the item that appeared on the Times of Malta on July 26 affirmed that the...

  • Best practice

    I refer to the article by Edward Rizzo (‘BOV’s midsummer shock’, August 9) and would like to clarify the bank’s position in respect of two particular points raised in the said article. The first point refers to the efficacy of the bank’s external...

  • Court expert

    With reference to the article entitled ‘Judge’s comments on “partner” expert raises questions’ (August 10), this office would like to bring the following to the attention of readers. The six cases in the names Police vs Usta Salih were appointed...

  • Poor horses... stop it (1)

    Poor horses... stop it (1)

    Perhaps Transport Malta should consider banning karozzin drivers from working their horses between noon and 4pm in the hot summer months. Horses are collapsing on the roads too frequently indicating that the heat and the load of carrying five...

  • Poor horses... stop it (2)

    It is high time that karozzini are banned once and for all from our streets. Streets are for vehicles not for horses doing a ‘one-horse-power’ cab.

  • A majority love Joseph Muscat and his family

    Reading through Kristina Chetcuti’s piece (‘On being a martyr’, The Sunday Times of Malta, August 5), I couldn’t make myself believe that such an opinion can ever be inspired, let alone penned by any woman who has a faint idea of what being a...

  • Oppose the Central Link Project

    Allow me to go straight to the relevant issues concerning the Attard bypass, known as the Central Link Project. I will start off with what this project is not. The road being proposed in ODZ agricultural land is not a four-lane bypass as was...

  • Third world conditions on our roads

    Third world conditions on our roads

    I would like to express my despair at the bad state of Maltese roads and the poor lighting system surrounding them. I have lived abroad in half a dozen countries and it pains me to say that Maltese roads are the worst I have ever experienced.

  • Peace on earth?

    If the ‘belligerent’ West truly wants peace on this lonely planet, it can achieve it and ought to be working towards such a desired outcome. In the same way that the West managed to disrupt the rest of humankind, it can right the wrongs of our...

  • Hiding behind euphemisms

    It is a sad truth that we often use euphemisms in order to conceal the evil behind our actions. During the Wannsee Conference outside Berlin in 1942 when senior Nazis met and decided that the time had come to exterminate all the Jews of Europe...