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Letters

  • The capture of La Sensible

    Christopher Grech’s account of the capture by the British Navy of the French frigate La Sensible on its way to France from Malta in 1798 (The Sunday Times of Malta, April 22) made interesting reading. He remarks, however, that no money or silver...

  • Against sale of Maltese citizenship in principle

    I am writing on behalf of a group who protested outside the Henley and Partners ‘gala’ dinner on Friday, April 20, referenced in Claire Bonello’s article in The Sunday Times of Malta of April 29. Let me clarify a few points for your esteemed readers.

  • Hygiene in Malta

    The Public Health Department is now investigating a possible outbreak of gastroenteritis at Mount Carmel Hospital after seven doctors felt sick after eating there. It is always possible that some misdemeanours at times go unnoticed but it seems...

  • Irreparable damage at Għar San Anard

    Irreparable damage at Għar San Anard

    The iconic cave-church of St Leonard (L-Għar San Anard), located in an idyllic oasis of unspoiled old Maltese rural charm at Wied Liemu (also known as Wied il-Lunzjata), limits of Rabat, is a site of notable artistic and archaeolo­gical interest...

  • Yodelling Delia

    Anyone who lately has been following Adrian Delia’s speeches must have noted that the leader of the Opposition has raised the decibels of his voice. While up to a couple of months ago he used to resort to shouting bouts during his speeches, lately...

  • Well done Gaulitanus Choir

    Once again, the Gaulitanus Choir have brought to a successful end yet another memorable and enjoyable classical music festival held in various localities across Gozo. As usual, the climax of the annual springtime international festival was this...

  • The real issue

    The real issue

    Gaza’s only opening to Egypt and the Arab world is the Rafah border crossing. That is where the real suffering of Palestinians takes place, and it has been mostly closed for the past decade.  Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh confirmed the “March of...

  • Church teachings

    An old adage says that the Catholic Church’s teachings are unfashionable when first proclaimed but are later confirmed in their truthfulness and long-sightedness. When the soon-to-be canonised Pope Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae Vitae was...

  • Further clarification

    The Ministry for Education and Employment would like to clarify that, contrary to what was reported in the report entitled ‘Ministry silent on reasons behind suspension U-turn’ (May 2) it was not the ministry that decided to revoke the suspension...

  • Bad taste

    May this newspaper, please, spare readers of such arrogant-looking photographs as that of Jason Micallef that appeared on page 3 on April 27? The news report on its own was quite sufficient.

  • A case for two councils

    A case for two councils

    It is high time that a decision is taken to split St Paul’s Bay local council, which is the biggest council in Malta and create two separate councils. Over the many years that this council has been in existence it has been proven that the area is...

  • May 1 storm troopers

    Joseph Muscat’s call to the faithful to demonstrate in Valletta is truly amazing and ironic. It is amazing since it would seem that Muscat has no other arguments left to counter the stories that are emerging from the Daphne Project. His handling...

  • Cicero’s house

    The recent developments about a band club and its owners reminded me of an episode on the Gozo ferry quite some years ago. In the run-up to the post-war election, a prospective candidate was haranguing a group of listeners. “If we are returned we...

  • Disciplined citizens

    Since about 30 months ago, we were getting to know of certain wrongdoings (criminal) allegedly committed mostly by the hierarchy within the Labour government and friends. Documented reports seem to indicate that what was said is true, at least, on...

  • Sliema mess

    Sliema mess

    The former Holiday Inn, at Tignè has been left in a decrepit and sorry state, uglifying the surrounding areas. Rubble and loose stone slabs have been left lying inside the hoarding and litter has accumulated outside the hoarding. The rooms that...

  • The surplus

    I have just read what our Prime Minister wrote on Twitter regarding the surplus. These were his precise words: “Official data for 2017 confirms that, in just four years, we reversed the entire increase in public debt burden made by the previous...

  • Best of times

    When the current generation of young people in Malta will reach old age, they will paraphrase Charles Dickens for the young people of the future in order to describe to them what it was like in their own time. They will tell them: “It was the...

  • Police action

    Electrogas has reported to the police it suspects its IT system may have been tampered with. I will bet my bottom dollar that the police, in this case, will stop all meal breaks and all leave and immediately start doing what Electrogas and...

  • Alternative mobility

    Alternative mobility

    In his latest anti-bicycle rant (‘Unnecessary hazard’, April 26), Jean Karl Soler maintains that cycling on major roads “is an unnecessary hazard” and that it should “at the very least, be subject to a proficiency test”. By way of contrast it must...

  • Unifying factors

    Unifying factors

    I was offended by the hostile attitude of a foreign Evangelical pastor perorating on the non-existence of purgatory on one of the local TV channels. His female Maltese colleague could hardly pronounce correctly the word purgatory, let alone...