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  • Band clubs’ premises

    Band clubs’ premises

    The article ‘More compensation over old rent laws’  (The Sunday Times of Malta, July 15) makes relevant reading on the present day topic concerning band clubs and their use of others’ property which they occupy.    As is well known, the highest...

  • We must ensure the rule of law

    The result of Magistrate Aaron Bugeja’s Egrant inquiry will be debated for years to come. People’s points of reference have been overturned by the Nationalist Party’s handling of the results of the inquiry. It is important for the fog to now be...

  • Copyright system guards against abuses

    When one’s intellectual property is blatantly copied without the merest credit given to its author, does the offending party really expect passive acceptance without consequences? In 1982 I published my first poetical anthology Bejn Ħaltejn, an...

  • Simon Busuttil is an asset to the PN and Malta

    Simon Busuttil is an asset to the PN and Malta

    Adrian Delia was in the process of successfully persuading more people to slowly but surely support him as leader of the Nationalist Party. Party unity is crucial for this process. Does Dr Delia genuinely think that his recent attempt to ‘purify...

  • One thousand Simons needed

    The fact that Adrian Delia wants to get rid of Simon Busuttil has been obvious for a while. Why he wants to do so is open to speculation and somewhat suspicious. Why would the Leader of the Opposition, who is losing ground with constituents, want...

  • Public safety

    The way an urgent case of a mentally-unfit person seeking admission to Mount Carmel Hospital should be changed immediately. Whenever someone has mental problems and a member of his family takes him to Mount Carmel he should be seen to there. At...

  • Modern-day Aristides

    Modern-day Aristides

    Apart from a feeling of contempt engendered by the spectacle of a grown politician snivelling under the cosh of everyday political cut and thrust, the performance of the Prime Minister over the recent, inconclusive Egrant findings raises more...

  • ‘Lucky’ indeed

    I am not in the least surprised to read Anthony Psaila’s letter ‘VAT receipts’ (July 24) to the effect that, again, someone had three winning receipts drawn in the July lottery. After a lull of two years, it was time for it to happen again. My...

  • Unsuitable

    When the time comes for the European Commission to consider who will occupy the post of president, it should feel obliged to consider that the European Banking Authority is morally convinced that the Malta government’s anti-money-laundering unit –...

  • Public danger

    On July 9, a couple of accidents took place during the horse racing activity organised in Republic Street, Victoria. I never understood why these horse races do not take place in the spacious racecourse which is found on the way to...

  • Brexit: an ill-considered gamble

    I refer to the editorial ‘Crunch point for Brexit’, (July 13). It is true business has been patient with Theresa May regarding Brexit but that is only because it had little option when it did not know the British government’s strategy. Now that a...

  • Beware freak waves

    I was swimming in Gozo with some friends recently and experienced a very unpleasant situation. The incident took place in the small inlet just under the ‘Rook’. I believe it’s called Qbajjar. At about 12.30pm, as we were preparing to leave, a...

  • Unanswered prayers

    Unanswered prayers

    The recent meeting of Pope Francis with religious leaders at Bari to pray with them for peace in the Middle East left me with a sense of déjà vu. I witnessed a similar meeting in 1986, when Pope John Paul met with religious leaders at Assisi to...

  • George V ‘conspiracy’

    Charles Gauci is correct in his statement that, according to the  Royal Marriage Act of 1772,  a marriage without royal assent was null and void (July 11). But, in that case, why was  Queen Victoria so concerned to issue a denial of rumours of a...

  • Frustrated commuters

    In the front page article “Bus subsidy might have to increase” (July 20), Minister Ian Borg is quoted to have said that “the biggest complaint he was facing every day from frustrated commuters was that, on certain routes, catching a bus was...

  • Save the trees

    In order to save the iconic trees lining Saqqajja Hill, could not Triq l-Infetti and Triq it-Tiġrija be used as part of a one-way system in and out of Rabat?

  • Divine traction

    Divine traction

    I enjoy very much reading the Times of Malta every day. Its versatility has no equal. Moreover, in keeping itself neutral, the newspaper gives me a feeling of tranquillity. There is no hitting below the belt. It has been my practice to start...

  • The health service

    Letters of appreciation of the care received at State hospitals from grateful patients appear at regular intervals in this newspaper. It is a safe bet that there would be a tsunami of such letters of gratitude if more people were in the habit of...

  • Crypto wealth!

    I concur with Joseph Agius (July 10) about the malicious adverts and suspicious dealings with regard to the new financial patterns under the name of cryptocurrency and its various names, like Bitcoin etc. Finance and money matters were never my...

  • Turin shroud image

    Turin shroud image

    Scientists have declared the Shroud of Turin fake on the basis that the flow of blood from the body of the crucified Christ does not follow the norm. My amazement, however, concerns the fact that while scientists can explain the moon and what it...