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Letters

  • 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...

  • Mosta upgrades

    In my letter ‘Leaving Mosta’ (September 3), I suggested that bollards be placed to divide the short stretch of land near the monument dedicated to Qalbiena Mostin. This will ease traffic leaving Mosta through Independence Avenue and Eucharistic...

  • Medical students need more training in chronic pain

    As a (semi-retired) consultant in pain medicine I welcome Claire Caruana’s article on chronic pain (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 23). The statistics she quotes have been around for a very long time, and were first revealed both by IASP...

  • Malta’s own Cincinnatus

    In Roman history, the famous Cincinnatus (c. 519 – c. 430 BC) was a statesman who retired to a quiet life on his farm. When the Republic fell into a crisis, he was asked to put down the plough and lead Rome in its hour of need. Cincinnatus saved...

  • Bicycles in the EU

    I refer to the letter by Jean Karl Soler entitled ‘Dangerous to cycle in fast traffic’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 16), in which he replied to Timothy Alden’s Talking Point in the Times of Malta of September 8 entitled  ‘Intelligent...

  • Importance of owning your own home

    I refer to the article ‘More affordable moving abroad than buying property here’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 23). In the article, a couple in their early 30s with a joint annual in­come of €55,000 complain that a premises of €180,000 is...

  • Imported workers need instruction

    It is not enough to boast of a construction boom if construction is causing a nuisance to one and all. A lot of construction work is to­day carried out by foreign workers. And we want to import more. I would like to ask what the Building...

  • Contribution to nonsense

    I refer to Eddy Privitera’s contribution to the Times of Malta (September 24). He writes: “Because Caruana Galizia had absolutely no connection whatsoever with Mosta.” In fact, she had as much connection with Mosta as he and I have. She resided in...

  • Unfair charge

    Melita has introduced a new charge to its customers: you get no cable TV but you still have to pay a charge. Every year since the year 2000, I’ve had the TV cable service suspended temporarily from July 1 to the end of October. This year, even...

  • Unsportsmanship Act award

    Unsportsmanship Act award

    I refer to my article (September 18) on how sports can bring out the best of human nature in its participants: solidarity, respect, teamwork and fair play. Luka Modric was declared FIFA player of the year 2018, an honour which for the last 10...