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Letters

  • Not fit for purpose

    Many remember a particular parliamentary sitting during which Minister Within the Office of the Prime Miniser Konrad Mizzi started calling the leader of the Opposition names, accusing him of not being fit for purpose. Months have passed and the...

  • Authentic interest

    Authentic interest

    Simon Busuttil and Kristina Chetcuti had every reason to share their broad genuine smiles with the massive crowd of enthusiastic and hopeful people for a better future on May 1. They both inspire credibility. The people’s presence and...

  • Poetic justice

    If the Nationalist Party wins the forthcoming election and sends Joseph Muscat and his corrupt government to oblivion where they belong, Simon Busuttil will become the de facto president of the Council of the European Union for the remainder of...

  • The day after

    Workers day, Monday May 1, 2017 was an auspicious day. Valletta saw in its streets an avalanche of people descending on Castille Place. Regrettably people leave trash in their tracks. Mountains of it. But the day after Valletta saw another sight.

  • Votes count

    I refer to what Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said when speaking on Reno Bugeja’s Dissett (May 3) in the sense that he will tie his political future to the general election, also adding that he would be gone if he lost at the polls. This being so,...

  • A special day

    Today is a special day. It’s not only the anniversary of the birth of the European Union through the Schumann declaration, but also our celebration of the heavenly glory of St George Preca. Few have heard that at the end of his life he was...

  • Dangerous pillars

    Dangerous pillars

    It is a shame that nobody in any authority is conscious of the imminent danger that some of the pillars surrounding the Birkirkara primary school are presenting. Some of them, especially those along Anġlu Mallia Street, are in such a deteriorated...

  • Two weights two measures

    It is obvious that for the Muscat government what constitutes a whistle-blower depends on who the person is testifying against. It all depends on whether the whistle-blower is spilling beans on the Opposition or the government. Lately we had three...

  • Safeguarding the rule of law

    The die is cast. We are in election mode. On June 3 we are being asked to decide the way forward for Malta. As happens in every election campaign one party tries to outsmart the other. We are promised heaven on earth for some belief that the end...

  • Effects of Egrant scandal

    Has Joseph Muscat’s fat chance of winning the next general election been blown away by the Egrant scandal? It’s a pity, as the majority of people were satisfied with the progress he created during his first term in office. Although his party was...

  • Defining junk food

    Defining junk food

    Matthew Borg (May 3) makes a good point about the dual and equal dangers of tobacco smoking and excessive food intake. However, his suggestion of health warnings on “junk” food packaging would immediately run into difficulties. “Junk” food is...

  • Who shall you vote for?

    Labour promised a lot of things during the last election. Most of these promises were either not kept or the exact opposite of what was promised happened. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

  • Brexit is bad for Britain

    Brexit is bad for Britain

    I refer to the letter entitled ‘Brexit – every threat is an opportunity’, (April 23). While the European Union is imperfect, reforming the bloc can be done by people of intelligence and sensitivity who respect the differences in our cultures, but...

  • Brexit and the situation in Malta

    I supported Britain remaining in the European Union and I understand very well the frustrations of those like Jean-Claude Juncker who keep saying the UK should not expect a free lunch. That argument feeds into the hands of the Brexiteers who...

  • Important that England leaves the EU

    I refer to the letter by Ian Collins, ‘Brexit – every opportunity is a threat’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, April 23, 2017). Finally a positive letter about Brexit. It must be an age thing as Ian Collins, like myself, voted all those years ago on...

  • Choice facing Malta at a crossroads

    The people of Malta and Gozo have a golden opportunity at the forth­coming general election to kick out the government by voting for the National Movement Against Corruption led by Simon Busuttil and the Nationalist Party. No matter how many...

  • The egocentric Prime Minister

    Joseph Muscat has given us ample proof that he thinks only about himself and does not care about his country or his party. Dr Muscat was elected to government with a massive majority; he inherited a sound economy and efficient institutions.

  • PBS arrogantly halts Maltese programme

    From 2009 to April of this year I was a guest on the popular radio programme Familja Waħda with Lilian Maistre (Radio Malta). I had a fortnightly slot all year round and I discussed different cultural aspects of the Maltese language. I even...

  • Failed institution

    We are hearing a lot about failed institutions. And it is important that the common citizen worries about such a situation. Has not the Malta Environment and Planning Authority and now its successor, the Planning Authority, failed miserably as an...

  • Elusive cheque

    On February 24, I notified GO at their Birkirkara outlet that I wanted to end my mobile contract with a direct debit account. and it was done. During the months of March and April I was advised that I had a credit of €2.12. On April 6, I was...