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Letters

  • 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...

  • Power of the vote

    A lot of perceptive people believe that the perceived immense power of the vote is one of the main reasons why anarchy seems to thrive in the Maltese islands.

  • Memorial controversy

    When is this cat-and-mouse game between Daphne Caruana Galizia’s activists and those who oppose the memorial of the slain journalist at the Great Siege monument, in Valletta going to end? For heaven’s sake, stop this childish behaviour by adults...

  • Unavailable

    I read that Konrad Mizzi, the Cabinet minister of Panama Papers fame, would not be “available” when the MEPs visited Malta. No reason was given but it could be that he has run out of excuses.

  • Wasted organs, wasted lives

    Wasted organs, wasted lives

    Hats off to my cousin, Michel Camilleri, for kick-starting a public petition (September 12) for the introduction of an opt-out organ donation system, which had great success in Austria, Belgium, France, Sweden and other developed countries...

  • Sacro Cuor donor

    The article on Sacro Cuor church (September 18) made interesting reading. I am surprised, however, that it did not mention the hefty contribution to the expenses of building the church made by General Giacomo Lazzarini. The whole story is narrated...

  • An exception

    Almost every country in the world has its cultural, economic and political interests represented in the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Groups, which enjoy the support and interest of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Bizarrely, Malta...

  • Of parents

    I refer to what Ryan Penza, PRO of the Maltese Society for Christian Civilisation, wrote (‘What is sin?’, September 14). He tells us that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. They are contrary to natural law”. In short, he describes...

  • Source of peace

    Lately, somebody mentioned to me the German mystic Bruno Gröning who once said: “The greatest doctor of all mankind is and remains our Lord God”. Gröning’s affirmation reminded me of what Jesus, our Lord God, said to St Faustina and to us all:...

  • The culling of pigeons

    The culling of pigeons

    May I suggest to those who are against the culling of pigeons, on the pretext of cruelty to animals, to stop eating chicken, rabbits and other meat or even all kinds of fish because that too is cruelty to animals. I invite those fond of pigeons to...

  • LGBTIQ action plan

    I refer to the article ‘HIV treatment in Malta archaic, activist warns’ (September 17). With reference to the recently-launched LGBTIQ action plan 2018-2022, Mark Josef Rapa was reported saying that, while agreeing with what is being proposed, the...