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  • Balzan church facelift

    Balzan church facelift

    During a press conference given by the Archbishop’s Curia CEO, Michael Pace Ross and the Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds, Aaron Farrugia (February 2) it was stated that the Balzan parish church is among the beneficiaries of EU funds for...

  • Foolish believers

      I confess that as much as I disapprove calling unbelievers in the existence of God ‘foolish’, I wholeheartedly disapprove those who, like John Guillaumier, call “foolish believers those who believe in a supernatural being for which there is no...

  • Light rail transport

    Returning to Malta for a short stay, I noticed with interest the article by John Cassar White on the Malta Public Transport service (‘Sorry not in service’, February 11). The short-term solution is to reduce the overlap in bus services and to run...

  • Government property

    Government property

    After more than two centuries of distorted or incomplete text when tackling aspects of the French 1798-1800 period, one has to accept that few contributors bother to bring forward all relevant facts. As long as the national story feeds on...

  • Gozo logic

    Question 1: What makes Gozo, Gozo, that is, different to Malta? The fact that it is a sweet island, separated from Malta and that, as such, it is worth visiting. Join it to Malta and it will very quickly become like the present claustrophobic,...

  • For the record

    Further to my letter about the St Sebastian celebrations, I have been contacted by a member of the committee and told that the painting exhibited in the church was not loaned by Muża, as had happened in previous celebrations. My apologies to the...

  • High-end service

    Last Friday’s leader referred to a six-star Product Malta. However, irrespective of building luxurious hotels and corresponding infrastructure, the Maltese need to focus their efforts on developing a six-star service. The service offered by the...

  • Caravaggio academy

    I keep hoping St John’s Co-Cathedral Foundation will heed my appeals and consider having an art studio at the planned Caravaggio Centre where students learn about the great artist’s technique and tourists would enjoy watching artists at work. Look...

  • Hang up the car keys

    Hang up the car keys

    I read the report titled ‘Prince Philip, 97, gives up licence after car crash’ (February 9). I think it was wise for the Duke of Edinburgh to voluntarily give up his automobile driving licence in the wake of his recent serious roll-over accident...

  • Eternal life

    I almost thank John Guillaumier for once more challenging me to air my views alongside his. This time it is about the prayer of a distraught and helpless mother who lost her son in a horrible mishap (February 5). I believe in eternal life, which...

  • Coincidence

    I read somewhere, I do not remember where, that our Prime Minister’s favourite author is a person whose surname is Grant and the first letter of his first name is ‘E’. Is this a coincidence connected to the up-to-now mysterious Egrant company in...

  • Tunnel analysis

    I read the article ‘Gozitans should decide’ by Emanuel Galea (February 8). While largely in agreement with the substance of the article and fully sympathising with the relative hardships our Gozitan brothers and sisters have to suffer as...

  • Church media

    In my letter ‘The Church v Labour’ (January 4), I wrote: “Ever since Mgr Charles Scicluna was appointed Archbishop of the diocese he has attracted harsh criticism for the overt politically-biased comments he has made. The main accusations were...

  • A weighty problem

    A weighty problem

    I have been fighting Air Malta’s unreasonableness over the allowed weight of suitcases. My husband and I were travelling to Vienna just before Christmas to board a liner for a Danube cruise. We decided to fly Air Malta and travel business as this...

  • The gentle Doberman

    It was Louis Dobermann who created the Dobermann breed in 1899. As a young man, he worked as a tax collector. Tax used to be paid in cash then but many were those who set their guard dogs free to drive away the taxman. Dobermann thought it best to...

  • Farewell to pensions

    The Times of Malta reported on February 4 that the Prime Minister stated that those who wanted to do away with the influx of foreign workers were also turning their back on economic growth and positive social measures like increased...

  • A Carmelite icon

    Allow me to inform readers about spiritual writer and theologian Fr John Brenninger, a prominent person in the Carmelite order whose books were studied by the novices. He was born in Freising, Bavaria on April 16, 1890, to very humble parents.

  • Consecrated life today

    In the homily delivered on the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, on February 2, during the 23rd World Day for Consecrated Life, Pope Francis said: “Consecrated life is... not about survival but new life. ‘But… there are only a few of us…’...

  • Promoting cycling in Malta

    Promoting cycling in Malta

    The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Ian Borg, made ludicrous and unfounded comments about cycling in Malta (‘The country has chosen to grow’, The Sunday Times of Malta, February 3). The Bicycle Advocacy Group felt that these comments...

  • Metro system

    What an excellent concept study is Konrad Xuereb’s Malta metro system feature (The Sunday Times of Malta, February 3). Others have previously suggested a Malta metro rail system that connects with Gozo, but Dr Xuereb’s proposal has professional...