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Letters

  • Memorial controversy

    When is this cat-and-mouse game between Daphne Caruana Galizia’s activists and those who oppose the memorial of the slain journalist at the Great Siege monument, in Valletta going to end? For heaven’s sake, stop this childish behaviour by adults...

  • Unavailable

    I read that Konrad Mizzi, the Cabinet minister of Panama Papers fame, would not be “available” when the MEPs visited Malta. No reason was given but it could be that he has run out of excuses.

  • Wasted organs, wasted lives

    Wasted organs, wasted lives

    Hats off to my cousin, Michel Camilleri, for kick-starting a public petition (September 12) for the introduction of an opt-out organ donation system, which had great success in Austria, Belgium, France, Sweden and other developed countries...

  • Sacro Cuor donor

    The article on Sacro Cuor church (September 18) made interesting reading. I am surprised, however, that it did not mention the hefty contribution to the expenses of building the church made by General Giacomo Lazzarini. The whole story is narrated...

  • An exception

    Almost every country in the world has its cultural, economic and political interests represented in the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Groups, which enjoy the support and interest of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Bizarrely, Malta...

  • Of parents

    I refer to what Ryan Penza, PRO of the Maltese Society for Christian Civilisation, wrote (‘What is sin?’, September 14). He tells us that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. They are contrary to natural law”. In short, he describes...

  • Source of peace

    Lately, somebody mentioned to me the German mystic Bruno Gröning who once said: “The greatest doctor of all mankind is and remains our Lord God”. Gröning’s affirmation reminded me of what Jesus, our Lord God, said to St Faustina and to us all:...

  • The culling of pigeons

    The culling of pigeons

    May I suggest to those who are against the culling of pigeons, on the pretext of cruelty to animals, to stop eating chicken, rabbits and other meat or even all kinds of fish because that too is cruelty to animals. I invite those fond of pigeons to...

  • LGBTIQ action plan

    I refer to the article ‘HIV treatment in Malta archaic, activist warns’ (September 17). With reference to the recently-launched LGBTIQ action plan 2018-2022, Mark Josef Rapa was reported saying that, while agreeing with what is being proposed, the...

  • Sensible counsel

    I would like to add my name to the list of Għargħur parishioners who expressed support to the pastoral letter just issued by Archbishop Charles Scicluna, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Galea Curmi and Gozo Bishop Mario Grech read out in churches on the...

  • Correct police action

    Correct police action

    There was nothing illegal in the way policemen handled the activists once some of them went over the limit at the Planning Authority premises last Thursday while they were demonstrating against plans for a fuel station outside development zones in...

  • MEPs’ bias

    The Times of Malta has reported that another MEPs delegation will be returning to Malta, for the third time, to continue investigating the ‘rule of law’ in our country. It would be very interesting to see if the delegation would still include the...

  • Bus drivers’ duties

    Many years ago, I was a driver of buses, double-deckers, single-deckers and coaches. Once you got behind the wheel, you were responsible for the bus. It was your domain. If people were standing, you would have to tell them to move back to let more...

  • HIV prevention

    I refer to the call made a few days ago for the free supply of post-exposure (PEP) and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) anti-HIV drugs for the LGBTIQ community. Were that to happen it would amount to discrimination against the heterosexual...

  • Mix and Move

    Mix and Move

    Revealing how inactive Europe is, The Lancet recently cited cycling as having a key role to play and that a national policy needs to be implemented to encourage non-motorised modes of transportation, such as walking and cycling. Importantly, such...

  • Ferry crossing

    Last Sunday, my wife and I left our home in Gozo to return to Malta. Sunday afternoon was probably the worst time to try to board the ferry. We arrived at Mġarr at 4.45pm and joined the end of the queue near St Joseph’s Home, managing to board at...

  • Strong majority

    Kevin Hodkin (September 11) asks pertinent questions. There is one very simple answer. Joseph Muscat and his gang hide behind the majority he has in Parliament and, at the same time, gives proof that democracy is not working in Malta. As to Eddy...

  • Urban planning suggestion

    I have just read John Ebejer’s informative article ‘Urban planning at its very worst’ (September 12) and am moved to suggest that if our developers really did have anything other than profit in mind they should do two things. They should stop...

  • Banned

    Manwel Delia, chief protagonist in the Arriva colossal fiasco,is one of the main protagonists of those Nationalist Party “political groupings” that keep holding their monthly theatrics in front of the Great Siege monument on the 16th day of each...

  • Phone misuse

    I refer to Albert Borg’s letter ‘Hang up’ (September 10). I received 115 calls between January 25 and September 12. I reported all the calls to my provider, Vodafone Malta. However, it seems they do not have any solution to the problem. Behind...