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  • Reinstated policeman

    The story in The Sunday Times of Malta (‘Police ‘tenor’ in trouble again’, March 10), about the reinstated policeman who was promoted to sergeant and is being investigated for allegedly breaching disciplinary rules, made really interesting reading...

  • Responsible voting

    In President Emmanuel Mac­ron’s words regarding Brexit, the British were sold a lie. The people had been manipulated into voting for something that did not actually exist. The first losers are the British people. This is a striking example of a...

  • MAX 8 planes

    I refer to the article titled ‘Ryanair still plans to fly MAX 8’ (March 15). The headline is highly misleading and non-factual as it does not reflect what I said and what was also reported in the same article. What I said during the press...

  • Abortion referendum

    I hope that if any law is planned in favour of abortion, the decision would not be left in the hands of members of Parliament but is decided through a referendum. I am sure there are many people like me who are against abortion. In my opinion,...

  • A long wait

    The waiting times at Identity Malta are out of control. I wasted almost an entire day there on March 13 just to file a change of address. Without an updated residence card, I cannot change my address with Bank of Valletta. It had to cancel my...

  • Daily cash deposits

    I refer to the article ‘Court administration “ignoring security risk”’ (March 7). In clarification, it is to be noted that daily cash deposits at the Central Bank of Malta night safe facility are not made by court drivers but are, in fact, made by...

  • Dog attacks

    Dog attacks

    The item ‘Court orders charges against dog owner’ (February 19) was about a dog that attacked a shop attendant. Such behaviour is dangerous, both for the people as well as for the dog. Unexpected bites rarely occur for no reason. People and dogs...

  • Unexplained

    Mark Debono (‘Utility bills’, March 12) asks something about utility bills. I have some advice to give him: do not try to get any reasonable answer from the gang at ARMS Ltd: You will not succeed.

  • Conduct unbecoming

    A Gozitan lawyer, representing a retired colleague, in poor health and hospital bound, filed a court case on behalf of his client after receiving an initial payment nearing €1,000.  The case resulted to be time-barred even before it was filed,...

  • Origin of the earth

    Origin of the earth

    The more geologists discover about the prehistory of the earth, the more the myth of “creation” in Genesis is discredited as an antediluvian fable. Two fascinating articles published in the Times of Malta (October 3, 2015) described the...

  • Political scarecrows

    Listening to the speeches made by Nationalist Party candidates for the European Parliament election on May 25, I believe many voters who may have been considering voting for them must have been disillusioned in a big way. They may now be...

  • Bus routes to hospital

    Reference is made to Alfred Cauchi’s letter ‘Direct bus to hospital’ (March 12). The correspondent is kindly reminded that Mater Dei Hospital is the second-best connected location in Malta, with 28 routes connecting the hospital to many different...

  • Air crash victim

    Air crash victim

    The world of cultural heritage has lost one of its giants. Sebastiano Tusa (right), who died on the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy, was well known in Malta. He had insisted and founded the Superintendence of the Sea in Sicily and has been Assessore...

  • Panama links

    Now we have it from the horse’s mouth. Eddy Privitera has, at last, acknowledged a link between Panama and Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri. In his letter ‘Damaging statements’ (March 7), he wrote about Panama, saying it is depicted as being a...

  • A timely word

    The world is full of surprises. Not by any stretch of the imagination could anyone envisage that perhaps only John Guillaumier and Anthony Collins in the whole universe have proved that there is no God.  This is surely a monumental blip because to...

  • Why abortion?

    The reason why western women have abortions is, overwhelmingly, crude selfishness. They are worried about their fading looks, their lucrative careers, their adulterous social lives, their ever-so-precious ‘self-esteem’ and, of course, giving birth...

  • Knights’ stay in Malta

    I enjoyed reading the item ‘Talk on granting Malta to Knights of Saint John in 1530’ (February 19). The item implied dissatisfaction once the knights arrived in Malta. Though that may be true in many aspects, the island gave the knights a...

  • Island of heroes

    The George Cross was awarded to the Maltese people in the 1940s for their resistance against an invasion. Many Maltese people and allied servicemen died when the island became the most bombed place on earth, even more than London. The George Cross...

  • Utility bills

    Utility bills

    Usually, our ARMS bill is between December and February 4 but, for some reason, this year it is from December 5 to January 18. Why? When you contact them, they can give no reason, citing only that it does not make any difference. Is this another...

  • Parking space

    Austin Sammut (‘Hospital parking’, March 2), rightly laments the lack of outpatient parking at Mater Dei Hospital. It is an unfortunate and unintended outcome of induced demand for car use. However, with the exception of the conceptual spirals at...