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Letters

  • Whither Britain?

    Whither Britain?

    The political fight about Brexit in deadlocked Britain is becoming so noisy that Prime Minister Theresa May is besieged and, unfortunately, almost paralysed. Her Conservatives are bitterly divided. The sniping and sabotage, the resignations and...

  • Ta’ Pinu trees

    Reference is made to the article entitled ‘Herrera to the rescue over Ta’ Pinu trees’ (August 4). It is to be noted that the trees were planted on private property which is managed by Ta’ Pinu shrine. The Ministry for Gozo  has no management...

  • BOV downgrade

    The Times editorial (August 6) attributes last week’s S&P downgrade of BOV to litigation risk. The bank was actually downgraded on the basis of ‘industry risk’, i.e. on the agency’s perception that the risk of the entire local banking sector has...

  • An appeal

    Allow me to make an appeal to the Prime Minister. Will he kindly give Martin Scicluna some chairmanship (nothing below that)? When that happens, then perhaps Scicluna might not pester Times of Malta readers so frequently.

  • Passionate caravan owners

    The Malta Camping and Caravans Association would like to point out that what has been defined as the “illegal parking” of caravans near beaches is not necessarily ‘illegal’. It is more of a legal grey area, which is subject to interpretation and,...

  • Skeletal anatomy

    Skeletal anatomy

    This newspaper carried a picture (July 26) of the skeletal anatomy of a species said to be over 500,000 years old, yet it was not mentioned what type of mammal the skeleton belonged to. While examining the structure of the species, I could not...

  • Helping the poor in India

    I, Sr Geatana Bonello, together with Sr Seraphina Grima from the Daughters of the Sacred Heart would like to thank all those who donate towards the Mission Fund which helps us Maltese missionaries. This help is greatly appreciated because it goes...

  • Life in Pakistan is very hard

    As I am currently in Malta, I would like to thank all the benefactors who throughout these last years have been supporting my missionary work in Pakistan. There we carry out work among the people in our care, namely children who would otherwise...

  • Internal plumbing systems are clients’ responsibility

    I refer to the letter entitled ‘Poor service from WSC’ by Nick Dobbs, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 29) claiming poor service by the Water Services Corporation. While understanding the frustration of the customer at the higher bill due to a...

  • ‘Money, crime and protection

    The article written by Mark Anthony Falzon entitled ‘Money, crime and protection’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 15), contains a misrepresentation of facts insofar as concerns the mention of Lombard Bank. The inferences made are factually...

  • Comparing apples to oranges

    Comparing apples to oranges

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Maltese fruit and veg top EU pesticide list’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 29). The list in question is published by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) every year which reports on the pesticide test...

  • Let the whole truth be exposed

    Let the whole truth be exposed

    One can imagine what Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and his wife Michelle went through before the conclusions of the Egrant inquiry were published. That is why we Maltese citizens, who want to live a normal life founded on noble principles and...

  • Testing of pesticides in food

    With reference to the article entitled ‘Maltese fruit and veg top EU pesticide list’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 29), I would like to point out that different fruit and vegetables and products of animal origin in the Maltese market are...

  • A quibbler’s fest

    The publication of the Egrant inquiry report really sprang a surprise. When 50 pages were mentioned, I wondered whether the report had to be so long. Didn’t Nexia BT owner, Brian Tonna, not declare last year, in the run-up to the election, that...

  • More crossings

    It is a fact that Gozo Channel crossings have increased considerably during the last couple of years. However, I feel that it is no longer appropriate to reduce the number of crossings in the early hours throughout the summer and winter periods. I...

  • Building uglification

    Building uglification

    I refer to the article by Michael Stivala, general secretary of the Malta Developers’ Association (‘Property prices: who is really gaining?’, August 1), which so obviously lobbies for more land to be made available for building by the government...

  • Crucial evidence

    I refer to the item titled ‘“100 suspicions do not amount to a single piece of evidence”’ (July 23), quoting some parts from the magisterial inquiry into the Egrant allegations. What hit me most is the piece about the Pilatus Bank chairman’s...

  • Impressive service

    I would like to compliment the Justice Department, which is run by an exemplary director. The staff under her watch went to great lengths to help me when inquiring how to register in Malta to practise the legal profession. I must say I received...

  • Lord’s mills

    The editor of the Times of Malta never prints my letters but I always say that where there is life there is hope. Because of what Simon Busuttil, the dead shall remain nameless, Pierre Portelli and David Casa put the Muscat family through, my very...

  • Motoring heritage

    Motoring heritage

    For almost 30 years, I have been making appeals to owners of vintage cars who, like me, would like to see the setting up of a Malta transport museum. I continue to witness so much enthusiasm, even in recent days, in the Maltese motoring heritage.