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Letters

  • Albatross hanging round PN’s neck

    Marlene Farrugia, the leader of the Democratic Party is the legacy bequeathed to the Nationalist Party by Simon Busuttil. Unless Dr Busuttil’s successor is strong enough to reject this legacy, rest assured that Dr Farrugia will hang like an...

  • Father’s Day

    Who is the Father? Faithful; able; tender; helpful; energetic, enthusiastic; reliable; religious. In my opinion this is the father. I wish all blessings from heaven above and best wishes to all fathers. To the departed ones, I join St Augustine: I...

  • McSweeney’s road to sainthood?

    McSweeney’s road to sainthood?

    I refer to the very interesting and informative article written by Fabian Mangion entitled ‘The fate of a young, polite, fair-haired man’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 4). The author rightly mentions how the local people at Vittoriosa still...

  • Voters have sanctioned corruption

    When the Prime Minister called a snap election it was hoped that the majority of people would use their vote to send a clear message that there was no place for corruption in our society. Individuals not affilia­ted to the Nationalist Party stood...

  • Treatment for autism

    I wonder whether the local Autism Parents Association is aware of recent good news about this previously not understood and untreatable brain function abnormality. A small American trial on boys with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has found that a...

  • Politics take different guises in different countries

    I refer to Frank Owen’s letter entitled ‘Think carefully about the UK election’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, June 4). I’m now seriously wondering whether this person, taking advantage of Maltese hospitality, tax breaks and a cheap way of life and...

  • Forty years of Father’s Day

    Forty years of Father’s Day

    Celebrating Father’s Day in mainland Europe dates back to at least the Middle Ages and was observed on March 19, the feast day of St Joseph. It was a feast in honour of the ‘father’ of Jesus. This celebration was taken to the Ameri­cas by the...

  • Border control

    I met with a good friend of ours the other day at the Royal Malta Yacht Club and as we discussed the terrorist threat facing Europe, he mentioned a recent experience with the coast guard. He had been trained to register himself with the ports...

  • Best-dressed man

    Best-dressed man

    Since a year or so ago, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has acquired a leaner look. This is evident in a photograph that appeared in the supplement on the Labour Party victory (June 6). In this excellent photo, not only does he look lean and trim but...

  • Fight against corruption

    For over a decade, Malta features high in corruption ranking in West Europe. It is also considered as a hub for human trafficking, including children, and a hub for illicit financial flows. To successfully combat and prevent corruption, focus must...

  • Restoration

    Restoration

    A marble plaque in Valletta, dated 1864, needs restoration. It could also do with some more space – free from any obstruction - so tourists can have better access to it and, therefore, be able to read the inscription. It is situated just outside...

  • The facts must come out

    I am sad that so many people have to go begging for a government job because our educational system is still producing people with no skills at all. Good luck to them because this is part of their struggle to survive. The English people are...

  • Anti-colonial memory

    With all due respect, Frans Said (‘The Sette Giugno myth’, June 7) seems to be living at best in a twisted time warp. He alleges that the Sette Giugno was “a fascist victory”. The mob was incited with “false information and fake news”. “Wake up,...

  • What people want

    After weeks of mudslinging, the electorate sent out a clear sign. The strong victory of Joseph Muscat’s Labour Party over the Nationalist Party, with its outgoing leader, Simon Busuttil, leaves a lot of space for interpretation. The Labour...

  • Proud Portuguese

    Proud Portuguese

    With a population of over 10 million, Portugal is considered a relatively small country by European standards. But being a Portuguese in 2017 is something to be especially proud. Please note: current Uefa European champions; Cristiano Ronaldo...

  • Post-election thoughts

    So Labour has won. Good for them. It seems that, all in all, nothing changed since 2013. I am, of course, disappointed that the majority of the voters are unaware of the scandals, the corruption and the maladministration. They have voted for a...

  • Wise advice

    Congratulations to Chris Fearne (Labour Party) and Kristy Debono (Nationalist Party) for the dignified manner in which they discussed the general election outcome in Brian Hansford’s programme on TVM on Monday evening. However, Fearne was even...

  • An appeal to the PM

    The Maltese people have chosen Joseph Muscat to be our leader for the next five years. I, personally, did not vote for him. I did not place my trust in him. However, I would like to ask him to give me a reason why to give him my trust. I would...

  • An iron fist

    Theresa May and her Cobra team have forgotten the lessons of history. When the state is under constant and ferocious attack, then a constant and ferocious response is needed. There are 3,000 people under daily scrutiny and another 30,000 people...

  • Price to pay

    “Never hit a man when he’s down, pull him up first.” Appropriate advice for someone who vilified the Prime Minister and his family as much as he could. Too bad Simon Busuttil had no idea that there is always a price to pay when we assassinate a...

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