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  • Able leaders

    Mario Dingli (December 10) tried to extricate Nationalist Party deputy leader Robert Arrigo from the problem he had created for himself and for Adrian Delia when he had said: “Who is unable to run his own home cannot run a government.” Dingli...

  • Beatification process

    Beatification process

    The recent letter about the beatification of holy people reminded me of Fr Alfred Gatt, the saintly diocesan priest who seems to have been forgotten. He was a truly pious man who was renowned among the Maltese for his spirituality, kindness and...

  • Garbage bag sleuths

    The Environment Minister told us that, after Christmas, when everyone is back to normal from the booze season, that there will be fines etc. Good. But how will the minister find the culprit? Is he also setting up a board with a chairman, a CEO, a...

  • Debate on cremation

    It was enlightening to read that cremation is back for discussion with MP Rosianne Cutajar MP spearheading a draft law. When I was in Malta last year, I had read an article titled ‘Potential risks of cremation’. On returning home to Scotland, I...

  • Well-planned roads

    Well-planned roads

    The Guardian for Future Generations noticed the interesting article penned by Anthony Ellul, general secretary of Malta Chamber of Planners (December 8). The Guardian is pleased that its proposal to give some semblance of order to our streets by...

  • Unheeded complaints

    I have had no response from Air Malta. I think you would agree it is not acceptable that the national carrier ignores serious complaints. I have had many people agreeing with me that it is unacceptable to be asked to pay a further €60 to have...

  • Christmas spirit

    So here we go again, the usual Merry (or Happy) Christmas and all that. My thoughts go to the parliamentary Christmas break. I am sure there will be the usual greetings across the floor, though I doubt the sincerity. My thoughts go to those in the...

  • Top three ‘gems’

    I thought of going through the long list of Adrian Delia’s ‘gems’, which he created this year, as long as he does not come up with more stupid ones during these last couple of weeks. I can then decide which, in my opinion, deserve the award for...

  • Too many cars in Gozo

    Too many cars in Gozo

    Before the summer season got into full swing, I wrote a letter, on this page, warning that “Gozo is already full”. It is now, at the start of winter, still full. It is not so much the number of people (although there are too many of them) but the...

  • How it works

    Once again, we are tortured by column inches of Eddy Privitera’s ramblings. All this man can find to do with his time is insult Daphne Caruana Galizia and anyone that dares make allegations against Joseph Muscat and those who are dragging this...

  • Straining forward

    One of the main spiritual concepts in St Gregory of Nyssa’s mystical theology is that of epektasis, in other words, upward striving. St Paul tells us: “Brethren, I do not consider that I have made it my own but one thing I do, forgetting what lies...

  • Immunity

    In olden days, say during the reign of the Knights, if a criminal managed to get into certain churches, he would enjoy full protection and no action would be taken against him as long as the criminal remained in that church. Nowadays, it seems one...

  • When prudence is missing

    When prudence is missing

    The article ‘The Celtic Tiger is back’ by John Cassar White (December 10) should be studied by all our politicians. Malta and Ireland always had great affinities. The present economic situation and the government politicians’ euphoria and...

  • Devil’s advocates

    Crafty Christians try to lure you into a debate by posing as the devil’s advocates. A typical example was an advertisement for a public lecture entitled ‘The Virgin Mary, a stumbling block or a door to unity?’ You know in your heart of hearts that...

  • Out of cash

    If HSBC cannot keep up with stocking its ATM at the Pama shopping village in Mosta it might as well close it down completely. This ATM is inoperative most of the weekends, obviously because of the huge demand by weekend shoppers. Last weekend...

  • Ministerial consultant

    I refer to the report titled “Justice Minister gave Tonna package equivalent to PM’s” (December 7). The content of the article is not new as the details published were already known to the public through a parliamentary question tabled by Jason...

  • Water everywhere

    Water everywhere

    I just have finished reading the article ‘100 metres underground lies a ring of bright water’ (December 8). With a little smile, I can show readers something even better. It is a source of crystal clear water being dumped onto the street just...

  • Alternative to burial

    On and off, I have attended several pre-cremation ceremonies. Cremation is a new buzzword with our population in Malta. Bodies of foes and saints have been burnt since time immemorial. Dominating powers got rid of the memory of their foes by...

  • Silent airline

    I recently wrote to the Times of Malta admonishing Air Malta for its lack of care for the elderly. My husband and I are travelling business class to Vienna in a couple of weeks and I had asked the airline if, instead of two suitcases each weighing...

  • In the dark

    The street lamp in the middle of Għar il-Lembi Street, Sliema has not functioned for the last seven or eight weeks. I personally called the local council several times and they informed me they had instructed the contractor to replace it. It now...