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Letters

  • No regrets

    In his interview with the Times of Malta (May 18), regarding his new book One Day when I am  Younger, Jacob Burak said : “I focus more on regrets in this book: the people we didn’t approach, the ones we didn’t dance with, the ones we turned...

  • Patients’ transport

    Patients who have to go to Mater Dei and St Luke’s hospitals as well as those who need to attend polyclinics go through martyrdom when they get on the vehicles taking take them there. Transport vehicles start picking up patients at 7am and...

  • Cheaper solution

    The recent tragic death of a motorcyclist on the Mrieħel by-pass is a sad reminder that nothing has as yet been done to deal with the very dangerous arrangement whereby traffic has to cut across a dual carriageway on its way to Mrieħel...

  • Undeclared war

    Undeclared war

    With the collusion of this government and of the Planning Authority, our so-called ‘developers’ are pursuing an undeclared war on our islands’ natural and built environment. At our expense. They are destroying perfectly harmonious towns, quarters...

  • Possible corrupt practices

    The article ‘PD Leader raises possibility of “corrupt practices” in election’ (June 13) made me think and wonder whether the cubicles set up in the polling booths for the June 3 general election were part and parcel of the game and a premeditation...

  • Seat assignment

    In the last general election the Labour Party polled 170,976 votes against 135,696 for the Nationalists. Other valid votes failed to elect any candidates to the House of Representatives. The ratio 170,976:135,696 is best expressed as 36.24:28.76...

  • Drawing parallels

    The horrendous UK terrorist killings (among others) brings to the fore, once again, whether here in Malta, our security forces are adequately providing continual surveillance against terrorism.  With reference to the fire in the London tower, are...

  • Saving Għar Għerduf

    Saving Għar Għerduf

    I echo the pleas of Mario Buhagiar (June 15) Malta’s leading authority in Paleo-Christian art, architecture and archaeology, and of Wirt Għawdex to the authorities for swift intervention in saving Għar Għerduf at Ta’ Kercem from certain doom. The...

  • Thanks to the Arbiter for Financial Services

    I would like to thank the Arbiter for Financial Services for helping solve a problem that arose  as a result of incorrect information given by Banif Bank to the Inland Revenue Department. In 2013 I opened a term deposit account in the St Julian’s...

  • Gozo PN MPs

    Nationalist Party leader Simon Busuttil was quoted as saying that Marthese Portelli vacated her parliamentary seat in the 13th district so that for the first time ever Gozo would have four PN MPs. This is not correct because on two other occasions...

  • Happy Father’s Day

    I refer to the letter ‘Forty years of Father’s Day’ by Frans Said, (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 11).  Father’s Day was introduced in Malta by Mgr Charles Vella and the Cana Movement in 1964. The idea was imported by Mgr Vella from the US where...

  • Let enterprise blossom in the south

    Malcom Falzon has over many years transformed his Sensi Hotel and Lido at Marsascala from a dump into a vibrant setting where tourists and Maltese come together to laugh and joke the days away. It is iconic. Many times, however, I and others have...

  • Father’s Day and Mother’s Day

    I refer to the letter by my friend Frans Said entitled ‘Forty years of Father’s Day’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 11). The first mention of Mothers’ Day was, I think, in 1952. Carmen Carbonaro had invited me to speak on her popular women’s...

  • Post-election, where are we heading?

    The general election has come and gone and the result is what it is. So what sort of a future for Malta should we now expect? The best indicator is to consider the first words and deeds of Joseph Muscat. Upon re-election Dr Muscat more or less...

  • The country needs a strong, constructive Opposition

    The country needs a strong, constructive Opposition

    So, Marlene Farrugia wants Simon Busuttil to stay on as leader of the PN. But of course, she knows that if Dr Busuttil does not quit, she can continue to be given as much exposure as she may wish. She will be able to continue “teaching him what he...

  • Tragic death

    The recent tragic death of a motorcyclist on the Mrieħel by-pass is a sad reminder that nothing has as yet been done to deal with the very dangerous arrangement whereby traffic has to cut cross a dual-carriageway on its way to the Mrieħel...

  • Dogs not on a leash

    I refer to the article by veterinary surgeon Martin Debattista entitled ‘Hock injuries’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, May 28). The author describes how an English pointer was hit by a car after being left off the leash on Manoel Island. According to...

  • His own man, finally

    Having decided to give up the party leadership, Simon Busuttil seems to have been liberated. He seems now to be his own man. His speech at Sannat on Tuesday was convincing, he came across as genuine. If he had run his election bid in that tone,...

  • Why Simon should stay

    Simon Busuttil as leader of the Opposition and of Forza Nazzjonali fought this election mainly on principles and not on propositions.  Though the majority of the electorate decided to keep Joseph Muscat as prime minister, one cannot come to the...

  • True history

    I feel that perhaps Henry Frendo (June 9) missed the whole point of my article.  To begin with he cited many books which were written well before one could have access to British and Italian documents of the era. I stress three points, namely: The...