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Letters

  • 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...

  • Prayers for peace

    I refer to John Gullaumier’s letter about unanswered prayers (July 27). I would add another great “unanswered prayer”, Jesus’s own prayer at Gethsemane. He asked his Father to remove the chalice of suffering that he saw coming to him to drink. Far...

  • Golden age of art

    I would like to thank the Culture Minister for helping artists in the contemporary art project at the Ospizio, in Floriana. I appeal to those artists who used to frequent the Ngħinu bl-Arti Art Club, which I founded in the 1980s, to continue...

  • Mistra under siege

    Mistra under siege

    My husband and I have been using Mistra Bay for over 12 years and have enjoyed both bathing and snorkelling until last year, when it was taken over by caravans. While we were able to squeeze onto the jetty a couple of times there were times when...

  • Justified action

    Tony Adler would appear to be an aficionado of conspiracy theories which are now all the rage (‘George V “conspiracy”’, July 26). The titillating subject of this correspondence is old hat that has certainly provided several authors with fertile...

  • Egrant questions

    As the political scoring from the fallout of the magisterial inquiry into Egrant continues, am I the only reader to object to the tone of Martin Scicluna’s article (‘Justice served’, July 25)? He repeatedly states there was “no evidence” on which...

  • Part-time work

    Reference is made to the online article headed ‘Employment up by 6.5 per cent in February’, published on timesofmalta.com (July 25) and on the Times of Malta (July 26), which states that “Registered part-time employment was also up, albeit by a...

  • Looming danger

    Looming danger

    I take a cue from the recent piece on Valletta’s Barriera being at risk of collapse (July 17). According to the report, the Culture Ministry had not replied when asked whether there were any plans to restore or conserve the building. There are...

  • Going His way

    I look at arguments proposed by John Gullaumier as negative or despairing from a completely different optimistic angle. He describes Gregory the Great’s papacy as a pessimistic period of the Church history. To me, it was the first house-building...

  • Maltese valour

    An article that appeared in this newspaper recently spoke about getting rid of the George Cross from the Maltese flag. Obviously, those who are raising this subject were not born during the conflict in the last great war and did not suffer the...

  • Unknown land owners

    Referring to ‘Notification to unknown land owners’ (July 25) and similar notices, I would like to point out that one can expect unknown land owners to exist not only in Malta, where printed newspapers are readily available. Tens of thousands of...

  • Political stunts

    Political stunts

    The latest monthly stunt by Il-Kenniesa, one of the “pseudo-political groupings”, as Martin Scicluna calls them, was held in the dead of night, when they fixed or hung around 900 small placards and posters along the main thoroughfares. They did...

  • ​Gozo is full

    If you are planning to spend next month in Gozo, please accept this as a friendly, well-intentioned, warning: the island is already full. It has, in fact, been full for most of the year. There are limits (not officially, of course, although there...

  • Poor service from WSC

    It is reasonable for customers to expect good communication and transparency from a utility provider. Regrettably, the Water Services Corporation and the company handling their billing services, ARMS Ltd, appear to be falling short in this...

  • Worrying situation

    The news about drugs at Mount Carmel Hospital is really worrying. At times I had occasion to visit at Mount Carmel and I was never searched for anything illegal I might be bringing in. The Health Minister said that there is a programme which will...

  • Band clubs’ premises

    Band clubs’ premises

    The article ‘More compensation over old rent laws’  (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 15) makes relevant reading on the present day topic concerning band clubs and their use of others’ property which they occupy.    As is well known, the highest...

  • We must ensure the rule of law

    The result of Magistrate Aaron Bugeja’s Egrant inquiry will be debated for years to come. People’s points of reference have been overturned by the Nationalist Party’s handling of the results of the inquiry. It is important for the fog to now be...