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Letters

  • Wonders never cease

    It is a fact that permits are being given in many non-ODZ territories. However, the proposal for the construction of four residences in an ODZ area in Bidnija (PA 07052/18) in return for dismantling an existing pig farm in Żebbuġ (Malta) is really...

  • Calling all visitors

    Calling all visitors

    They must visit Sliema. So much is happening that puts it at the forefront of modern, dynamic Malta. The noise, the drills, the cranes, the dust. They will love it. Tall, glorious concrete towers now hover over our skyline. We are building for the...

  • Is it worth it?

    I know I have no right to interfere in British politics but if I were a British citizen I will vote for Brexit because that means I will have my country back, free from the jaws of Brussels. The European Union today is not the same as when it was...

  • Conflict of interest

    With reference to the article titled ‘Piscopo disclosed business interests day after questions’ (October 4), in particular the part saying there was no reply from the Lands Authority chairman, please find hereunder the chairman’s reply on behalf...

  • Brexit own goal

    Brexit own goal

    Watching the Champions League the other night, it hit me that no politician has been brave enough to deal with the really important Brexit issue. If, God forbid, the UK ends up with a bad deal, do the Brexiteers realise that the top English...

  • Privately-owned land

    I write on behalf of Tancred and Karla Tabone, co-owners of the land at Ta’ Baldu, mentioned in the editorial ‘Public domain status still in limbo’ (September 18). The land at Ta’ Baldu, including the pathway leading to it, is fully-owned private...

  • Mcast allegations

    I refer to the article ‘Mcast president accused of threatening employee’ (October 1). This article follows last week’s article ‘Mcast flooded by “bullying” claims against HR director’. The articles clearly ignore the principles of the rule of...

  • New planning strategy

    Reading the news has become more and more depressing; every day there are more instances of lousy planning and permissions being given for horrendous development despite public objections. There can now be no doubt that the developers, not the...

  • Loretta works

    A painting – The return of the prodigal son – by Gioacchino Loretta was auctioned on November 9, 2009 at Bloomsbury Roma. The artist created this painting in Malta in 1680. He died in 1712 and I would like to know if he was buried in Malta and,...

  • Completely inadequate planning process

    Just down the road from the proposed Townsquare development, soon to be reconsidered by the Planning Authority, are two beach clubs built on the foreshore at Qui-si-Sana. Both of them have only been opened earlier this year (presumably with...

  • Late morning departures

    I am an exceedingly loyal passenger of Air Malta. Wherever there is a choice I always choose Air Malta, however, the airline is not showing any form of loyalty to its clients. A case in point is flight KM612 to Rome on September 26. The flight...

  • Spiritual intelligence

    Writing to supplement my article (September 20) about Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani, Emily Barbaro Sant (September 28) detailed the work undertaken between 1988-97 by her late husband to ensure that the beatification process was not stymied for a...

  • Black comedy

    When will the Prime Minister come clean, pull his head out of the sand and stop treatingvisiting MEP delegations with such disrespect? Konrad (missing) Mizzi does a Houdini every time he is to be questioned, even as new accusations are being laid...

  • Birkirkara ‘barracks’

    Place oneself in the middle of the Armed Forces of Malta’s parade ground at Luqa barracks, look behind and study the architecture of the barrack rooms block there. Then put your wings on and fly to Ganu Street, in Birkirkara just beyond the...

  • The people’s vote

    Given that there is little chance of the UK getting a good deal from the European Union, accepting the Electoral Commission’s findings of illegal over-expenditure by the two Leave organisations in the 2016 referendum and by the Democratic Unionist...

  • Freedom of expression

    Manwel Delia and his ‘political desperados’ argue that hijacking the Great Siege monument and turning it into a “shrine” in memory of Daphne Caruana Galizia is their right to “freedom of expression”. Similarly, those who feel that the banners,...

  • Heed objectors’ voice

    Heed objectors’ voice

    I refer to the article Talking Point by Desmond Zammit Marmarà (‘A perversion of democracy’, September 25). He has certainly hit the nail on its head because the (db Group) project has been met by the biggest opposition all round. Hats off to the...

  • Merciless attitude of car park wardens

    On September 26, a sick wheelchair-bound 82-year-old patient was discharged from the Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Hospital (SAMOC) after completion of a cycle of chemotherapy. His wife drove to the SAMOC to pick him up and, finding no parking space,...

  • Wasted organs, wasted lives

    Some newspapers’ online links leading readers to the “Opt out Organ Donation” petition might have malfunctioned, but this has now been resolved. As outlined in my letter to the Times of Malta (September 22), readers who sign this online petition...

  • Prolonged hibernation

    Prolonged hibernation

    It seems to me that in Malta there is no Opposition party and it appears the Maltese population went into a prolonged hibernation. I’m curious to know whether those 10 Planning Authority members who voted for the Pembroke tower reside near any...