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Letters

  • Groundless statement

    I write on behalf of the Accountancy Board regarding the editorial “Accountable, by all accounts” (September 24).  The Accountancy Board strongly denies the unfounded and baseless allegation reported in your editorial that “the government has” in...

  • Homosexual clerics

    Ryan Penza should send a copy of his letter on ‘sin’ and homosexuality (September 14) to the Catholic priests who have sexually abused boys in Ireland, the US, Australia, Chile and Germany, as well as to the lobby of homosexual clerics at the...

  • Reminiscing

    The French say that time passes and only souvenirs remain. This newspaper last Saturday reported about the first woman to join the civil defence in the 1950s. It reminds me of when I underwent a civil defence course in the warden section course in...

  • For Maltese residents only

    For Maltese residents only

    I have known Malta for 60 years, loved it and watched the population explosion take hold. As a property developer in several parts of the world I have considered seriously the consequences of the recent approval of a 38-storey tower and 17-floor...

  • Slow down the building frenzy

    My husband and I have been holidaying in Sliema for many years, loving the traditions, the friendly people and the retained character of the “original Sliema”. However each time we return now there seems to be more and more building and the true...

  • Blind to ugliness and deaf to noise

    It has occurred to me that the majority of Maltese may have become blind to ugliness and deaf to noise. This must be the case if we continue to allow the destruction of all that is beautiful and calming in our small country: trees, birds,...

  • A Maltese saint

    I must refer to the falsity as expressed by Ranier Fsadni (September 20) regarding Maltese saints. In principle I agree with him regarding the sanctity of Maria Adeodata of Jesus. At the same time, I cannot agree about two assertions.  The first...

  • Who is accountable?

    I refer to your leader (September 24).  I write to you in my name and not in the name of the Accountancy Board, as a member of the board nominated by the Malta Institute of Accountants and accepted by the Minister of Finance, and who through...

  • Go for it, AUM

    There are 15,000 disgruntled Saudi university students inCanada because their government has stopped funding them for studying in Canadian universities. So AUM has a chance for the big ‘scoop’. Go AUM, go!

  • Fish slime in Marsalforn

    Fish slime in Marsalforn

    Have the fish farms truly cleaned up their act? It appears not, as this Sunday, by the Marsalforn promenade, there was a large swathe of slime spread all over. The wind was SSE, so presumably emanating from the sites just south of Comino. I think...

  • Violence during pregnancy

    Edith Sciberras, a medical doctor who works also with the Commission on Domestic Violence, wrote a very good article (September 19 ) on violence during pregnancy highlighting also the great harm done to the unborn child besides that to the...

  • Forgotten pensioners

    With its usual see-how-kind-we-are attitude, the Labour government, via Finance Minister Edward Scicluna, announced a few weeks ago that all workers – full-time and part-time - will be receiving a cheque for €40 or €50. Good. Every drop counts in...

  • The thoroughbred

    Because England is very well known for flat and hurdle races and, also, since it has produced some of the best all-rounder and fastest racehorses, many are those who believe the thoroughbred originated from English stock. However, reading on the...

  • Undeserved honour

    The Nationalist members of the Mosta local council, where they hold a one-seat majority, decided to bestow Ġieħ il-Mosta to the late Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was killed by a car bomb last October 16. The Labour councillors voted against the...

  • Pigeon problem in St Julian’s

    Pigeon problem in St Julian’s

    I am in perfect agreement with Fr Victor Enriquez’s plea for culling of pigeons in St Julian’s (September 21).  For the first time our cars, pavements and façade ledges are being littered with pigeon droppings, creating also a hazard for our...

  • Online hate speech

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Sharp rise in online hate speech’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, September 2). Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right but abusing this right poses problems. The growing use of online social forums has without...

  • I love the Times of Malta

    When I was a child I used to go every day to buy the newspapers for my dear father, the late Wilfrid, from a tiny shop called Ta’ Kolinu.  Kolinu was a staunch Labour Party supporter, like we were. Politics was always a hot potato, as far as I can...

  • A caring society

    A caring society

    Adrian Delia’s vision of a caring society presents a challenging task but is well worth the effort. This concept has a direct impact on people’s quality of life and allows for a fairer distribution of wealth. Politics is about creating...

  • The pigeon problem

    A number of pigeons which are kept in the ground floor of a house close to me are flying around and making a nuisance of themselves. Needless to say these pigeons are annoying people, contaminating water, dirtying roofs, terraces and porches,...

  • Hopefully promises are fulfilled

    Some people have been quick to congratulate the Minister for Education, Evarist Bartolo, for fulfilling Labour’s electoral promise of providing free school transport to all schools. I would like to remind these people that way back in 2014, then...