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Letters

  • Conduct unbecoming

    These are not easy times for Maltese democracy and for Joseph Muscat in particular. The Panama Papers affair, involving Konrad Mizzi and Keith Schembri and episodes of undemocratic behaviour by certain individuals kept being reported, rocking the...

  • Worthwhile life

    I read in history books that Malta played a critical, strategic and important role several times. However, I never realised it was also a superpower, so much so that 18 news organisations (among these The New York Times, The Guardian and Reuters)...

  • Land of skyscrapers

    Once again, I refer to Astrid Vella’s letter ‘Saving a green enclave’ (April 23) where she said I am twisting words and misquoting and goes on to say she never wrote that the features in our baroque garden are to be destroyed. If one were to read...

  • Postal disservice

    Maltapost’s service in parts of Żebbuġ is in shambles. I have noticed lately that the postman is not delivering letters every day. Trying to contact Maltapost’s customer care by telephone is the joke of the century – the telephone rings for hours...

  • Public inconvenience

    Public inconvenience

    I went to St Luke’s Hospital on April 18 to have some new prescribed medicine put on the so-called ‘yellow card’. As I also had to run an errand in Valletta, I asked the person at the door where the restroom was. Wonder of wonders, I was told...

  • Telephone surveys

    I refer to the item that appeared in the On the Dot column titled ‘Mystery caller’ (April 23) about the telephone surveys carried out by the National Statistics Office. When conducting telephone surveys, the NSO applies the so-called ‘sampling...

  • Law and order

    I have read some of the unnecessary derisory comments made against Joseph Muscat and his government posted on newspaper sites, some by Maltese ex-patriots and others by expats. I am happy to support Brexit as law and order breaks down in the UK...

  • Fast ferry choice

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Minis­ter for Gozo refuses to justify fast ferry choice’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, April 22). The Ministry for Gozo cannot provide sensitive information that might jeopardise the tendering process. This is also...

  • Playing God

    Playing God

    Priests are often falsely accused of meddling in politics. However, in the light of the current debate on the proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection Act, I would be rather shocked to see fellow priests refraining from taking a stand and...

  • Frozen embryos and prevarication

    Helena Dalli, Minister for European Affairs and Equality, had admitted that Labour hid its true agenda back in 2013. ‘Equality’ meant same-sex marriage and more. We have to be very cautious when Labour speaks. A case in point is Deputy Prime...

  • Loving and protecting the unborn

    In his apostolic letter on the call to holiness in today’s world, Gaudete et Exsultate, Pope Francis wrote: “Our defence of the innocent unborn, for example, needs to be clear, firm and passionate, for at stake is the dignity of a human life,...

  • Don’t generalise about the police

    The police, especially the senior echelons within the corps, have, of late, been receiving a lot of bad press from both the local and foreign media in connection with the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia as well as the Daphne Project. As if...

  • Yet another unfortunate statistic

    The daily roll of traffic accidents, traffic fatalities and traffic-related injuries in the newspapers is becoming nauseatingly common-place. So much so that in the newspapers themselves and in our minds this news is being relegated to a secondary...

  • There is only one God

    I’m not one to teach Fr René Camilleri about religion, but the title of his article in The Sunday Times of Malta of April 22, ‘Our God is different’, has the perfect recipe to confuse readers. There is only one God. The only difference is that...

  • Right decision by the Church

    The decision by Archbishop Charles Scicluna to pass on a Church property, for free, to a philanthropic movement – the Hospice Movement in this case – is a right and holy step in the right direction. Times change for us all – individuals and...

  • Conscience

    It seems that all Labour MPs will vote in favour of the amendments to the Embryo Protection Act because if they vote otherwise, i.e. according to what reason and conscience tells them, they risk losing their generous papà.

  • Gifts of God

    Gifts of God

    A banner, put up in Victoria by The President’s Foundation for the Well-being of Society, condemning all physical violence against children, needs to be followed up by another against all types of violence against children, including emotional,...

  • Presumed liability

    The contents of Jean Karl Soler’s letter, ‘Malta’s safe roads’ (April 20), are easy to dispute with the kind help from readers who commented on the Times of Malta website. To quote extracts verbatim: “Malta has the worst driving standards in...

  • Red blinkers

    Eddy Privitera’s dithyrambic love for his Labour Party has inevitably made him myopic to any rational argument in his never-ending epistles to this newspaper. In his latest assertions (April 23), he takes Daphne Caruana Galizia’s family to task...

  • Good by stealth

    Good by stealth

    RAI TV recently featured the heroic conduct of my old cycling idol Gino Bartali during the sad days of the Shoah. Though I was too young at the time, I had later visited Auschwitz, in Germany and the Garden of Remembrance, in Jerusalem. When I was...