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Letters

  • Destructive strategy

    If I decide to do something that I know my opponents will oppose – and they do – then I say they are “being negative”. What a wonderful destructive strategy! Moreover, the surest way to frustrate your opponents is to leave all awkward questions...

  • Miracles on the unborn

    According to a recent report in the international press, a miracle is being studied by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints of the Catholic Church, which, if recognised, will pave the way for Pope Paul VI to be declared a saint. The miracle...

  • Society of good men

    I read the article ‘UK Freemasons go on charm offensive’ (February 8). I am a Freemason in the US and have been for 36 years, plus I am Roman Catholic. I describe the Masons as a “friendship society”. It is not a “secret-society”. We openly...

  • Christian heritage

    Christian heritage

    We celebrated the feast of St Paul’s Shipwreck on February 10. It is a yearly feast that marks one of the landmarks that characterise us as a people. How befitting it is, for us, Maltese, that, during this year when Valletta is the European City...

  • Honourable deputies

    “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt”. This Quote of the Day (February 13) was attributed to US author Mark Twain. This quote of the day could not have been more...

  • Meaningful festival

    Together with my fellow Maltese and all the people who live on these islands, I would like to heartily congratulate Christabelle Borg, the winner of this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest. Her song, Taboo, communicated a strong message for...

  • Trade in healthcare

    Trade in healthcare

    What has been emerging of late about the Vitals Global Healthcare deal is truly shocking. A deal being sold as a €200 million investment by private investors to upgrade three public hospitals is turning out to be nothing other than a sham and...

  • When rot reigns

    Some saw the rain during carnival as a curse. Others saw it as a blessing because it is much needed. Our soil and rocks were crying for it. It is sad that those who prepared for carnival suffered expenses and inconvenience but the truth is that we...

  • Incompetent translators

    What is wrong with the training of the so-called qualified translators in Malta? Who are the people who grant diplomas and degrees to such incompetent people? Who are those who draw up lists of official incompetent translators? Cases of people...

  • Traffic lights experiment

    Traffic lights experiment

    The Msida traffic lights were not working on February 10. This was great as I was able to drive straight through Msida with no delay, not a single car in sight, no traffic jams, nothing. Such a relief and a refreshing experience being able to...

  • Does HSBC really care?

    Does HSBC really care?

    I was injured when I followed the instructions to retrieve a jammed deposit envelope from the deposit machine at HSBC’s branch in St. Andrew’s. The bank belatedly enquired about my state of recovery but certified that “… no technical problems were...

  • Part of Floriana

    I refer to the item titled ‘Timely touch’ (On the Dot, February 12). The Floriana local council points out the erroneous reference to Porte des Bombes as being in Blata l-Bajda. It is obvious knowledge that this ornamental arched gate, built in...

  • Capitals of culture

    Allow me to make a small but important correction to Anna Grech’s letter ‘European capital’ (February 10). Whereas she was right to point out that Palermo is not a European Capital of Culture this year, she was not when she stated that Valletta is...

  • Useless traffic lights

    About 12 days ago, six or seven workers arrived to install new traffic lights just before Sliema Hotel, at the Strand. Up to the time of writing, they are still not functioning. Pedestrians press the buttons for the red light to come on but the...

  • Everybody’s responsibility

    I feel I have to react to the comments made online by “E. Portelli” about my letter “Save Buskett (February 6). He says that works are still in progress. I am so aware of this that in my letter I pointed out that progress is quite slow. Indeed, I...

  • Conduct unbecoming

    Allow me to pass a comment about the letter titled ‘Party interference’ by Charles Micallef (January 24). He said: “One need listen to why two former PN councillors resigned from the ruling majority and have since become independent...” I remind...

  • Storm over €1

    Storm over €1

    I refer reference to the article titled ‘National minimum wage’ by Claudia Cuschieri, from the Ministry for the Family, Children’s Rights and Social Solidarity (February 7) in reply to my comments on pensioners and the national minimum wage...

  • School discipline

    The lack of discipline in Maltese schools often features in local news. This is in contrast to the discipline that was strictly enforced at schools in the past. At St Aloysius College in the 1950s there was a “prefect of discipline” who went from...

  • Award winning

    Martin Scicluna is really a type. He is an expert in anything you can dream of. Whether it is abortion or the cost of living, he is there with his sermon. His article about the “flawed” Pana report is indicative of his fishing to be included in...

  • Crematoria

    When, oh when, is Malta/Gozo going to be equipped with crematoria?