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  • Emergency service

    Emergency service

    Adrian Delia’s political naivete is mind-boggling. I am not sure if certain statements he makes are his own creation or whether they are fed to him by someone who wants the leader of the Opposition to keep making a fool of himself, thus making it...

  • The contentious Main Guard inscription

    The contentious Main Guard inscription

    I refer to Albert Ganado’s learned letter (‘The mystifying Latin on the Main Guard inscription’, The Sunday Times of Malta, February 4) in response to Giovanni Bonello’s earlier article ‘Mysteries of the Main Guard inscription’. Dr Ganado...

  • Thank you from Chile

    I would like to thank the Mission Fund for its recent donation towards missionary work in the parish of El Divino Salvador in Chile. Such kindness is very much apprecia­ted and of great support towards our work in the missions. I serve as a parish...

  • 88 per cent of applications approved over past 10 years

    I refer to the article ‘How is your Planning Authority voting’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, February 4). The article tries giving readers a quick analysis of the voting outcomes of the Planning Board for 2017. The article correctly highlights that...

  • Talking to the wall

    The Economist magazine’s ‘Demo­cracy Index’ listed the United States of America as a ‘flawed democracy’ in 2016. It rates countries according to a number of factors, but without getting too technical, one can see that the direction taken by the US...

  • Why not mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in Malta?

    Why not mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in Malta?

    On January 27 Europe and Israel commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Shoah, remembering the millions of Jews killed by the Nazis in the concentration camps and in other cities. However, hardly any mention of this was made in the local media...

  • Not a normal country

    Last week’s The Sunday Times of Malta certainly deserves a special mention. The detailed information about the VGH deal and Jacob Borg’s ‘Fact checking government’s reply to rule of law report’ should have already led to resignations from the...

  • True self, false self

    What counts is what man is, not what he thinks he has. There are many rich people in Malta who are slaves to wealth and driven by the urge for money. The EU considers us among the happiest people, according to secular standards. We are surely an...

  • Catalyst for change

    Adrian Delia’s recent reshuffle projected his determination to implement a policy that addres­ses the needs both of every human being as a whole person and also the common good. Teething problems are being tackled and the strong declaration of...

  • European capital

    I refer to Mario Dingli’s contribution wherein he refers to Rai news claiming that “Palermo has been declared European Capital of Culture for 2018”. I would like to correct and inform readers that Palermo has been declared Italian Cultural City...

  • Still relevant

    “Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” These are the words of former US president Ronald Reagan (February 6) who served for two terms between 1981 and 1989. I believe this ‘Quote of the Day’ might offer...

  • Anarchy rules

    Given what appears to be the almost total absence of police officers on the main streets of Sliema, it is hardly surprising there is such flagrant disregard for the law. It could be driving the wrong way in a one-way road, adults riding bicycles...

  • Ultimate price

    Ultimate price

    A film I watched recently on one of the Italian TV stations is a carbon copy of the present situation in Malta. The film focuses on the life of Renata Fonte (serial Liberi Sognatori). A housewife and a critic of the indiscriminate development on...

  • Need for collateral

    Further to Emanuel Fenech’s letter titled ‘Lack of policies’ (February 3), I find it pretty amusing that the sale of passports alone is considered sufficient to actually compensate for a potential contribution by Malta to the European Union. If...

  • Nostalgic train ride

    Unknowingly, Thomas Zerafa (February 5) stirred and challenged recollections that go back in time, 78 years and more. Not only do I remember the Malta railway but I also had a free ride. My teenage mother came from Rabat and was married in Floriana.

  • Futile PN hopes

    If anyone harboured even the slightest hope that the Nationalist Party under Adrian Delia would indeed offer a ‘new way’, very different to that offered under Simon Busuttil, the latest PN stand on the Vitals Global Healthcare - Steward Health...

  • Alternative site

    Alternative site

    I have read with interest correspondence on the American University of Malta saga. I too agree with the notion raised that a balance needs to be reached between the economic and environmental requirements in view of our very limited resources. It...

  • Courting in the 1950s

    When I was a boy in the early 1950s, I used to act as a ‘chaperone’ to my cousin when she went out with her boyfriend. One evening, we went to the ‘talkies’ at a cinema in Valletta. After the show, we went for a walk in the dark and ended up at...

  • Minimum wage

    In my contribution titled ‘Pensioners and the minimum wage’ (February 1), I stated that the minimum wage has been increased only by €1.75 a week in line with COLA. My attention was drawn by the director general at the Social Security Department to...

  • We all pay

    I feel it is time we change the term government expenditure to nation’s expenditure or citizens’ expenditure. Perhaps this would bring home who is actually paying the millions of euros each and every Maltese is having to fork out in redundant...