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  • Exorbitant fees

    The operators of the Eden Cinemas garage appear to be shamelessly charging exorbitant parking fees. For watching a film, the other day, I was charged a whopping (if not obscene) parking fee of €10. No wonder the rich are getting richer and the...

  • Blessed Sacrament relegated

    Blessed Sacrament relegated

    Do you remember all the fanfare when the new white altar was consecrated in the fledgling Mosta basilica? The thrilled Archbishop rightly argued that the new altar’s dignified form harmonised with the contours of the Rotunda sanctuary because it...

  • Marian cult

    Here are a few historical facts about the Marian cult. Four hundred years after Mary’s death, Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria, in a sermon at Ephesus, applied to her many of the terms fondly ascribed by the Ephesians to their Great Goddess...

  • No room at the ferry

    No room at the ferry

    During the holidays, people were giving up hope waiting in the queue, ditching their cars on the outskirts of Mellieħa and walking to the ferry terminal and then walking up the hill from Mġarr to visit Bethlehem-in-Għajnsielem. Yes, walking. As...

  • Company announcements

    I am informed that Konrad Mizzi told a TV programme presenter when asked whether he knew anything of 17 Black he had never heard of it. I am not sure whether this is fake news because I still treasure my dignity and do not watch programmes on One...

  • Stop the rambling

    While skimming through the Prime Minister’s ‘aide de camp’, Eddy Privitera’s latest banal rambling, I cannot help remembering earlier this year when, again, he was extolling the virtues of the glorious Joseph Muscat and remarked that his...

  • Hefty markups

    I went to a small coffee shop near the ferry berthing place in Mġarr the other day and ordered tea, asking how much it would cost. The woman there replied it cost 80c. When I saw the smallish cup she was handling, I asked for a large tea. She did...

  • Tunnel restrictions

    For better or for worse, the tunnel to Gozo is becoming a more frequent topic for discussion. If the tunnel becomes a reality, may I suggest that only electric vehicles are allowed to use it. The advantages are increased safety, minimal pollution...

  • It’s the economy

    Kevin Hodkin (‘Red blinkers’, December 22) said the Labour government is not “the envy of all EU member states” as I wrote because, according to the unblinkered but totally blind correspondent, our government is “implicated in misdoings”, which is...

  • No deal, no vote

    No deal, no vote

    Can somebody explain why so much publicity about migrants rescued by the Aquarius and who eventually landed in Malta as a goodwill gesture by the government? The migrants were allocated to a number of countries except Malta. Every time migrants...

  • Chemicals firm’s waste area

    Following the reply from Sterling Chemical Malta Ltd last Sunday, (‘Chemicals factory ‘in full compliance’’, The Sunday Times of Malta, December 23), I wish to make some observations about the timeline of the story, about which the public may not...

  • The Epiphany

    I fully concur with the appeal expressed by Archbishop Charles Scicluna in The Sunday Times of Malta (December 23) that we Maltese should continue celebrating Christmas until The Epiphany. This feast has been celebrated throughout the Catholic...

  • Providential conception

    I refer to the article by Eddie Attard entitled ‘Some deadly workplace tragedies of the past’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, December 9).  It is a timely article about the importance of improving safety standards in Malta, and of the sad but...

  • The mystery of good

    With reference to John Guillaumier’s letter ‘Nature and God’ (December 22), let me add some more complainants against God: Job, many Old Testament inspired writers, an endless list of others, climaxing in Jesus on the cross crying: “My God, my God...

  • Solidarity in action

    Solidarity in action

    While exchanging the season’s greetings at the Curia recently, Archbishop Charles Scicluna beautifully spoke of the need for people to be ambassadors of the Lord’s affection. This role is reflected for instance in the joy and kindness transmitted...

  • Food for thought

    The following statistics are taken from the internet, so I cannot vouch for their accuracy. Six prominent British politicians of yesteryear have all been arguing that the UK’s best interests are served by remaining in the European Union. They are:...

  • Stifling development

    I heard that a development permit has been issued for bungalows at Triq Tomba, in Nadur. This is outside development zone, underneath the ridge, where there is the old Nadur cemetery. In addition to being a considerable thrust out in ODZ, opening...

  • Please wait

    So minibus drivers are grumbling because they have not been paid. Perhaps they should have some patience. Finance Minister Edward Scicluna, poor chap, is overloaded with the many cheques he has to dish out to the various newly-appointed...

  • Once a friend...

    I refer to the letter ‘Man’s best friend’ by Alfred Gauci (December 19). The correspondent asked why dogs disturb Muslims. Nowhere in the Koran are dogs mentioned as evil beings. Today’s (Muslim) youth hardly care about what religion says about...

  • A new prison

    A new prison

    Many years ago, I had written about this subject but, unfortunately, I was completely ignored. I expect the same will happen this time round. It is an undeniable fact that, every year, hundreds of persons who should have been sent to prison are...