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  • Silly security rules

    I visited the APS bank in Sliema the other day, and on entering I was ordered to remove my cap which I instantly refused. Taking off your sunglasses might have some valid reason, but removing your cap or hat is totally absurd. If bank managers...

  • Valletta mayor and V18

    I refer to the report about the Valletta mayor and the V18 Foundation (Valletta mayor pulls out of V18 board meetings,’ The Sunday Times of Malta, May 13).  Alexei Dingli did not mince his words and spoke in plain language so that everybody would...

  • Road junction

    A road junction in Attard where Triq il-Ferrovija joins Triq l-Għenba ought to be modified in the interest of safety. This suggestion was made to the local council months ago and I was told that the idea was passed on to an architect. However, up...

  • A letter to the Prime Minister

    When the story broke that the Labour Party has six hate groups totalling 60,000 people, I quickly sent an open letter to the Prime Minister, challenging him to denounce these groups, despite the fact that he himself and many of the party insiders...

  • Little hope for Middle East peace

    Little hope for Middle East peace

    There seems to be little hope for lasting peace in the Middle East, especially now that the United States, under President Donald Trump, is no longer considered to be an honest broker. Gaza, for example, is now on the verge of total collapse, yet...

  • An inclusive and caring society

    Addressing the Nationalist Party General Council, PN deputy lea­der Robert Arrigo confirmed his loyal support to Adrian Delia after he got to know him over the past months. Attending this meeting on Sunday was an opportunity to confirm Arrigo’s...

  • Courageous journalist

    I recently had the pleasure of viewing Ivan Camilleri’s interview regarding the company 17 Black on the website of the Times of Malta. It was moving to watch him at work; he was calm, efficient and full of hope. Thank you for do­ing your job. We...

  • Financial package

    I refer to the front-page article ‘Labour’s richest MP put on OPM payroll’ (May 16). For reasons unknown, the Times of Malta was, yet again, neither accurate nor factual when referring to the response by the Principal Permanent Secretary to...

  • The Baku visit

    Alfred Sant was sent on Xarabank to expound the theory of hedging. Sending an incorruptible person for such a job is a good move. The following Sunday, the Prime Minister repeated to his applauding audience the same song but, surely, he knew that...

  • Low pensions

    We now have a certificate from the European Union that pensions in Malta are too low. What happens now? Will the Prime Minister expend some of the surplus into pensions?

  • A piece of Malta up for auction

    A piece of Malta up for auction

    A painting by the late quattrocento and early cinquecento artist Antonio de Saliba is coming up for auction on Tuesday. This Renaissance artist was an artistic follower of his Sicilian uncle Antonello da Messina and the Venetian master Giovanni...

  • Language school nightmare

    I would really like to bring to the attention of as many people as possible the daily inconvenience, noise, etc our once quiet residential area in the Village, San Ġwann, is going through daily due to an English school (GSE School of English) and...

  • Helpless animals

    The Association for Abandoned Animals does a marvellous job caring for homeless dogs and cats. Despite their very limited resources, the staff members bend over backwards to provide food and shelter for animals cruelly thrown out by their...

  • Boat building

    Allow me to add some information to the note on boat construction at Manoel Island (Pursuits, May 7). The boat mentioned in the article and which had won the race organised by the Royal Malta Yacht Club was the third one built of the type. A...

  • Witnesses to God’s love

    As a family forming part of the second neo-catechumenal community of the parish of Mosta, we have been living here in Tbilisi, Georgia, together with our children, for almost the last 13 years. We would like to express our appreciation to all the...

  • No eggs, no birds

    I read the article on pigeon control with great interest as in the UK several large cities have had similar problems. Their approach has been different but has had a high success rate. Their approach was quite unusual. They first built nesting...

  • Cathedral burial sites

    I refer to the front-page pic-ture and the article ‘Three burial sites beneath cathedral’, which appeared on page 5 on May 10. The information in the report was wrong. The three burials referred to are in the chapel of St George of the langue of...

  • What cheek!

    Martin Scicluna, upper class standard bearer of the Labour Party, writing in this newspaper on May 9, had the cheek to attempt to discredit participants at civil society activities by describing them as “educated privately or at the best Church...

  • Making a name for herself and for Malta

    Let me start by stating that I do not know Emma at all; I do not even know her surname, and that my musical intelligence is below zero.  Emma is the Maltese girl who sings on the Italian Canale 5 show called Amici every Saturday night. She is the...

  • Poor quality

    Poor quality

    Why is it that several government projects fail at the final hurdle – at the finishing stage? Some 10 years ago, I wrote about the striking difference between the quality of the paving being laid in Parliament square, Valletta and that used in the...