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Letters

  • ‘The best of times’

    During libel court proceedings instituted by a retired judge and former politician against the Times of Malta (for having quoted his three pensions in contrast to the inadequate pensions of other lesser citizens), the journalist involved stated...

  • Concerned about people’s problems

    From time to time, an official from the Ministry of Infrastructure is invited on Radio Malta to talk about infrastructural pro­jects in hand and reply to people’s queries and complaints. Tano Vella, who is usually the guest from this ministry,...

  • Unfinished works

    After taking quite a while to decide how to make the junction between Triq il-Ferrovija and Triq L-Għenba in Attard safe, a plan was made and a decision to start works was taken. Work started and it appeared that the junction was going to be made...

  • Terrible bus service

    Terrible bus service

    Queues of people were recently waiting at the bus stop adjacent to Howard Gardens in Rabat, to go to the airport, the Crafts Village and Valletta, among other destinations. A bus, no. 181, stopped, and the driver was asked if the bus goes to Qali...

  • Tosca

    With regard to my review of the production of Tosca at the Aurora Opera House, Victoria, published in The Sunday Times of Malta of November 4, the name of artistic director Vivien Hewitt was inadvertently omitted. Any inconvenience is since-rely...

  • Chalk and cheese

    I refer to Alfred Gauci’s letter (November 15). My first letter was an appeal for fair play. A policeman gets hours of air time and media coverage but then the policeman objects to an eight- minute interview of Liam Debono. This does not seem to...

  • Like with like

    Like with like

    I refer to the letter under the heading  ‘Economic growth’ by Frans Camilleri (November 13) in reply to my opinion piece headed ‘Growth driven by foreign workers’ (November 8). I was always taught that when comparing it has got to be “like with...

  • Popular expression

    Mario Dingli is curious about the origin of the expression “...from the four corners of the world” (Round or flat?, November 14). Well, it is still commonly used to convey the message that something or someone attracted the attraction or interest...

  • Historic buildings

    It has been announced that the old military hospital in Mtarfa is likely to be changed into an international school, which many residents are opposing. This is because the military hospital is part of history when Malta was under the British rule...

  • A chaste life

    The teachings of the Catholic Church about homosexuality are clear, leaving no room for ambiguity. The Catechism (2357) states that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. Under no circumstances can they be approved”. It continues that...

  • Futile exercise

    Taking a stroll in the morning, I noticed black garbage bags with a ‘Sort it out’ sticker on them. This sticker is meant to indicate something (I did not stop to read the wording). However, being a Saturday, I checked the garbage collection...

  • Illegitimacy in Valletta

    I very much look forward to reading Thomas Freller’s book on the steamier side of Maltese social history under the Order (‘New light on spicier side of Malta’s history’, November 9). I would like to make a comment that may be of interest to readers.

  • Undignified behaviour

    I attended the remembrance service at It-Tokk, Victoria in the anticipation of being able to reflect upon the tragic loss of life in war and to pray for the hope of peace in the future. Sadly, the rain forced a move into the nearby Exhibition Hall...

  • More fables

    It seems that the ‘Egrant’ fabricated story was not enough for Nationalist Party exponents, such as Simon Busuttil and Jason Azzopardi, in their desperate attempt to, at least, dent the Prime Minister’s credibility and popularity among thegreat...

  • Late arrivals

    We refer to the letter ‘Cancelled bus trips’ (October 29) by Vince Williams who claimed that, on October 10, the Valletta-bound 6.20pm bus trip was cancelled. We have taken note of his complaint and looked into the recorded data to be able to give...

  • New international school

    New international school

    It is being said that the former military hospital in Mtarfa will be turned into an international school. The chosen investor must have vast experience in the running of such an institution. This contradicts sharply with what the present Labour...

  • Pot and kettle

    The poet Homer wrote: “To speak his thoughts is every free man’s right”. Mary Shephard (‘Equality of arms’, November 10) had every right to disagree with what I wrote in my letter (‘Hazards of the trade’, November 7) as it seems she did not...

  • Whither the Church?

    With sadness and anger I heard about the installation of the new Archpriest Canon Ġwann Sultana, in Żebbuġ, Gozo, while being pulled by at least 12 children (since the video was unavailable I had to contend with viewing a photo) in a Porsche...

  • A red herring

    Janet Wojtkow (November 12) claims that most anxiety nowadays is due to global warming and not the lack of affluence (poverty). Global warming may be of some concern for people who occasionally think about the future’s unknown (might turn out to...

  • A lame duck

    A lame duck

    Besieged by members of her own government, Theresa May is like a lame duck stuck in a pond. I pity her. Pussyfooting around Brussels for the last two years, May’s Brexit breakthrough is still weeks away from being concluded. Her allies say she is...