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  • Candidates to choose

    In her injured letter (‘Stand against Hungary’, November 29), Roberta Metsola draws my attention to her Facebook page in which she makes an excellent intervention in the European Parliament in the presence of Prime Minister Victor Orban condemning...

  • Christmas spirit

    John Lennon sung ‘Happy Christmas (War is Over)’ in 1971. It was a heartfelt plea, a prayer even, and it’s not close to being fulfilled... not internationally, nor locally. December, the month of Christmas has just started and, already, many...

  • Dimech and Mintoff

    Dimech and Mintoff

    Fr Mark Montebello’s devastating critique of Dominic Mintoff’s factually incorrect allegations on Emanuele Dimech (November 23) is deserving of somecredit. It brings to the fore the problem of sources, especially oral ones, and their reliability...

  • Church books

    I would like to thank the Mission Fund for a donation of €2,500, of which €500 are for Mass intentions and €2,000 to subsidise biblical and religious material in Santali language, the language of the largest tribe in India, the Santals. I have...

  • The goose and the gander

    The front-page story of The Sunday Times of Malta (December 2) regarding “a source within the police force” saying that Adrian Delia is being investigated by the police in connection with allegations originally made by Daphne Caruana Galizia must...

  • The uniformity factor

    As an avid daily reader of the Times of Malta’s editorials, I could not ignore the editor’s request for me to explain in greater detail what the Guardian for Future Generations had in mind when he made a reference to the uniform housing in Prague,...

  • Sliema lunar surface

    It is of paramount importance that Sliema councillors get up from behind their desks and check for themselves the unacceptable condition of the road surfaces, which now look like the lunar surface. What makes it frustrating is the fact that there...

  • Ruin of Malta

    Ruin of Malta

    In my youth, during this island’s halcyon days in the 1950s and 1960s, I never imagined I would live long enough to witness the ruin of Malta. From the roof of my apartment building, I can see 11 cranes looming like juggernauts over Malta’s...

  • Greener grass

    I refer to the  ‘Back where you came from’ Revel Barker column (November 27). He obviously feels rather strongly that “things ain’t what they used to be” on Gozo/Malta right now. It was a really interesting piece but, with respect, I feel that he...

  • Brexit paradox

    After four decades of EU membership, the UK voted in a referendum to end its relationship with the EU. After months of tough negotiations with Brussels to bring about a good Brexit deal, very few Conservative MPs are optimistic that Prime Minister...

  • Talks on draft law

    With reference to the article ‘Unions fuming over powers to change working conditions’ (November 30), claiming that the Forum Unions Maltin expressed their reservations with regard to a draft Bill on public administration, the Principal Permanent...

  • Luggage weight distribution

    My husband and I are booked to fly to Vienna next month. We like to fly Air Malta and have chosen to do so again for this trip. We will be flying business class as this is more convenient. The allocation of hold luggage for this flight in business...

  • Marsalforn shakes

    Marsalforn shakes

    As I write this, the table on which my computer rests is wobbling seriously. The waves pounding the Marsalforn promenade are transmitting their energy to our apartment and our neighbours’. It is just like being in the centre of an earthquake. I’m...

  • 350th anniversary

    The Confraternity of the Immacu­late Conception of Tarxien is 350 years old. When the parish church of Tarxien was being built in 1614, a certain Dijonisju Calleja offered to pay for all the expenses to build a chapel inside the church to be...

  • Nostalgic journey

    The article ‘Why had Mabel Strickland switched support to PN?’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, November 25) sent me through a nostalgic journey to the day Mabel Strickland employed me as her night editor at the Times of Malta. Miss Strickland was...

  • Sliema is losing its character

    I love living in Sliema. I live in the old part of Sliema where I can find everything around me. However, I feel like Sliema and other towns are losing their character. We are losing the beautiful houses and there are cranes everywhere. A few days...

  • The PA should refuse the Saqqajja hotel application

    The PA should refuse the Saqqajja hotel application

    The street complex of iconic early 20th century town houses on Saqqajja Hill, Rabat, are under threat by an application (PA/09516/18) filed at the Planning Authority for  the construction of a four-storey boutique hotel on the footprint of houses...

  • Introduce double-deckers in Malta

    In 2011, the Maltese public transport system saw one of its biggest reforms to date, when Arriva took over. The bendy buses were among the new things introduced, and were somewhat controversial. The idea of being able to carry more people on the...

  • Male and female from the beginning

    “Sexuality is ordered to the conjugal love of man and wife,” (Catechism of the Catholic Church). Thus the Catholic Church teaches us, echoing Christ’s words to the Pharisees: “Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them...

  • Unfairly fined

    On November 22 I was fined by the Northern Local Tribunal for parking my vehicle by the side of a plot of land at the beginning of Wardija Road, Burmarrad. The Infringement Notice cited “Parking by a roundabout or Traffic Island”. Incidentally...