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Letters

  • Leprosy in Malta

    The feature relating to World Leprosy Day (‘Improving the lives of leprosy sufferers’, The Sunday Times of Malta, January 28), made interesting reading. Your readers may be interested to learn, however, that in Malta we still have individuals who...

  • ERA lunchbreak the safest hour

    ERA lunchbreak the safest hour

    It is heartening to learn that the Environment and Resources Authority handled no less than a dozen “enforcement-related” cases during the Christmas-New Year shutdown period, (‘ERA enforcement function was operative in festive season’, The Sunday...

  • Lack of policies

    In his Sunday speech to the party faithful, Joseph Muscat said that the selling of EU passports is a fallback just in case Malta fails to qualify for EU funds (January 29). That comment highlights the dire lack of policies the Muscat government...

  • Excellent care

    Late last December I was involved in a traffic accident that left me in need of serious care at Mater Dei Hospital. Things turned for the worse and resulted in me spending almost a month in Surgical Ward 5. In the four weeks I spent at Mater Dei,...

  • Different point of view

    I am given to believe Lara Dimitrijevic (January 19) disdains the epithet “two-legged incubator” because that contemptible term (of her own choice) recalls the pro-choice movement’s mantra that a woman can do as she pleases with her body. On the...

  • United team

    Replying to a question by the leader of the Opposition in Parliament last Monday, the Prime Minister said (I hope I am right because he was speaking very fast when he said it) that his team is one and they all act together as one. I think it is...

  • Tower of Babel

    Tower of Babel

    Paceville-Babylon is at last going to acquire its own Tower of Babel. The depiction, in the Times of Malta, of the proposed Mercury Tower makes it look like a colossal, concrete fortress from Malta’s dystopian future.

  • Pro-life, pro-choice

    If we are truly pro-life, we should be pro-choice. Being pro-life means we need to look beyond birth as the mother and child need to live with that choice for their entire lives. As a result, we need to ensure that neither mother nor child suffer...

  • Two cities

    Rai Uno said in one of its news bulletins last week that Palermo has been declared European Capital of Culture for 2018. Since Valletta has also been declared European Capital of Culture, may I ask whether we are in tandem with the Sicilian...

  • Flying billboard

    Flying billboard

    I refer to the letter by Ray Bondin entitled ‘Due publicity’ (January 13). As a national carrier, Air Malta has always been at the forefront to participate and promote events of national importance. Over the years, it assisted various major...

  • Speed limit review

    All motorists who observe the stipulated 60kph speed limit are finding it somewhat difficult to continue doing so. Without realising, one is soon going at 60kph and, at times, it even seems one is moving slowly and causing traffic to slow down. I...

  • Cinderella isle

    On December 6, through this paper I brought to light the unusual fact that, since September 2017, when schools in Gozo reopened after the summer recess, our island’s unique School of Music again started its curriculum without the services of a...

  • Victoria ring road

    I refer to the letter regarding traffic in Victoria (January 10), wherein reference was made to traffic in lower Republic Street corner with Ninu Cremona Street and the correspondent proposed that Ninu Cremona Street would become a two-way...

  • Transport heritage

    I have been airing my idea of setting up the Malta Transport Museum for years now. Thus, I congratulate the Malta Railway Foundation for contributing to promote the train heritage in Malta among the Maltese, especially the young. Years ago, thanks...

  • Lousy service

    The article regarding the chaos on the buses on the night Valletta officially became European Capital of Culture tried to portray what happened as a one-off situation. It is not. As a former resident of 25 years, until 2013, I was appalled to...

  • Sign of quality

    It is interesting to note that on the same day my letter titled ‘Vital healthcare’ (January 25) was published, the sign, stating “Quality matters”, over the main entrance to Karin Grech Hospital, which I had referred to, was quietly removed. I...

  • Unhealthy situation

    It seems Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi has announced that the new American set-up will start operating our hospitals this week or something to that effect. May I ask whether hospitals now fall under the responsibility of the Tourism Minister. Is...

  • Flying into history

    Flying into history

    The announcement by the Malta Aviation Society that no air show will be held this year is, unfortunately, no surprise. This has been brewing for the past couple of years for reasons partly alien to the MAS, coupled with the rumours that most of...

  • No air show

    What on earth brought this sudden end to Malta’s air show? It was one of the better organised events in the country where people follow instructions  and held in a very friendly and safe manner. Not like some other events I attend, where...

  • LGBTIQ rights

    In the editorial titled ‘No abortion, just reproductive rights’ (January 24), which primarily dealt with the abortion debate, it was claimed that this government had made a mockery of the institution of marriage by introducing marriage equality...