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Letters

  • Helping the poor in India

    I, Sr Geatana Bonello, together with Sr Seraphina Grima from the Daughters of the Sacred Heart would like to thank all those who donate towards the Mission Fund which helps us Maltese missionaries. This help is greatly appreciated because it goes...

  • Life in Pakistan is very hard

    As I am currently in Malta, I would like to thank all the benefactors who throughout these last years have been supporting my missionary work in Pakistan. There we carry out work among the people in our care, namely children who would otherwise...

  • Internal plumbing systems are clients’ responsibility

    I refer to the letter entitled ‘Poor service from WSC’ by Nick Dobbs, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 29) claiming poor service by the Water Services Corporation. While understanding the frustration of the customer at the higher bill due to a...

  • ‘Money, crime and protection

    The article written by Mark Anthony Falzon entitled ‘Money, crime and protection’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 15), contains a misrepresentation of facts insofar as concerns the mention of Lombard Bank. The inferences made are factually...

  • Comparing apples to oranges

    Comparing apples to oranges

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Maltese fruit and veg top EU pesticide list’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 29). The list in question is published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) every year which reports on the pesticide test...

  • Let the whole truth be exposed

    Let the whole truth be exposed

    One can imagine what Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle went through before the conclusions of the Egrant inquiry were published. That is why we Maltese citizens, who want to live a normal life founded on noble principles and...

  • Testing of pesticides in food

    With reference to the article entitled ‘Maltese fruit and veg top EU pesticide list’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 29), I would like to point out that different fruit and vegetables and products of animal origin in the Maltese market are...

  • A quibbler’s fest

    The publication of the Egrant inquiry report really sprang a surprise. When 50 pages were mentioned, I wondered whether the report had to be so long. Didn’t Nexia BT owner, Brian Tonna, not declare last year, in the run-up to the election, that...

  • More crossings

    It is a fact that Gozo Channel crossings have increased considerably during the last couple of years. However, I feel that it is no longer appropriate to reduce the number of crossings in the early hours throughout the summer and winter periods. I...

  • Building uglification

    Building uglification

    I refer to the article by Michael Stivala, general secretary of the Malta Developers’ Association (‘Property prices: who is really gaining?’, August 1), which so obviously lobbies for more land to be made available for building by the government...

  • Crucial evidence

    I refer to the item titled ‘“100 suspicions do not amount to a single piece of evidence”’ (July 23), quoting some parts from the magisterial inquiry into the Egrant allegations. What hit me most is the piece about the Pilatus Bank chairman’s...

  • Impressive service

    I would like to compliment the Justice Department, which is run by an exemplary director. The staff under her watch went to great lengths to help me when inquiring how to register in Malta to practise the legal profession. I must say I received...

  • Lord’s mills

    The editor of the Times of Malta never prints my letters but I always say that where there is life there is hope. Because of what Simon Busuttil, the dead shall remain nameless, Pierre Portelli and David Casa put the Muscat family through, my very...

  • Motoring heritage

    Motoring heritage

    For almost 30 years, I have been making appeals to owners of vintage cars who, like me, would like to see the setting up of a Malta transport museum. I continue to witness so much enthusiasm, even in recent days, in the Maltese motoring heritage.

  • Euthanasia debate

    About a year ago, I saw a film called Me before you, which impressed me very much because I know that euthanasia will very soon be discussed in this country. I thought the ‘hero’ of the film was very selfish and, indeed, uncaring and I stand firm...

  • Costly good deed

    On Wednesday morning, I returned home from a training mountain bike ride to find an ambulance as well as police and civil protection department vehicles near the house of elderly neighbours. Apparently, a woman had fallen and remained unaided for...

  • Pollution

    We often hear about the manner in which pollution is caused but seldom do we hear about the poisonous gasses we emit each time we slam our foot on the brakes and listen to the screeching of the tyres. Poisonous particles are released, small enough...

  • Corrupt mentality

    Corrupt mentality

    The fact that Malta has sunk into unprecedented levels of corruption has become self-evident, except for those who stubbornly refuse to see it. Democracy has been transformed, slowly but surely, into its exact opposite, demagogy. It was, and...

  • The corporate veil

    The de-scheduling of the garden in Trafalgar House, Sliema is just the last of a series of bizarre decisions by the Planning Authority. But are they just bizarre? Sometimes I wonder. They are too common and largely consistent, often ignoring the...

  • Adults at 16

    I refer to the front-page article ‘“Wild West” stabbing in Cospicua’ (July 26). While I was rather shocked at its contents, I was also rather surprised at the fact that the name of the 16-year-old-boy arraigned in connection with the incident...