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Letters

  • Operating licences

    Reference is being made to a letter regarding the Malta Institute of Accountants titled ‘Operating Licence’ (November 19) by Mario Dingli from Sliema. The Malta Institute of Accountants can only set up an investigating committee to commence an...

  • People’s present predicament

    The Christianity we are growing up with is so confusing. People appear very spiritual in public but are abusive in private. Some of our MPs are not excluded from this state of affairs. They say one thing but do another. What they say and what they...

  • Reliable service

    What is wrong with bus route 54, serving Attard, Lija and Balzan to Valletta, that, with infuriating frequency, scheduled trips are skipped altogether, leaving commuters stranded on bus stops for long periods? When is Tal-Linja going to get it...

  • Politics

    It is incredible how members of the party in government try to make believe that their wrongdoings are nothing at all as long as the man in the street isn’t complaining. And this, although there exists ample proof of their malefaction, especially...

  • Universal Children’s Day

    Universal Children’s Day

    November 20 should be a great day for our children, but I suggest we forget all about it because our children are being denied a most precious treasure and need, that is personal attention and above all, time from their parents. The way our...

  • Freudian slip?

    The article regarding the power station businessmen (November 14) states that “..a Maltese investor group compromising a diverse group of Maltese citizens and prominent business families”. I think he meant “comprising” and not “compromising”.

  • Operating licence

    May I ask a simple question to the president of the Malta Institute of Accountants, William Spiteri Bailey?  In view of the Panama Papers revelations, do Nexia BT still have a licence to operate, or on account of the shocking revelations, this...

  • ‘The best of times’

    During libel court proceedings instituted by a retired judge and former politician against the Times of Malta (for having quoted his three pensions in contrast to the inadequate pensions of other lesser citizens), the journalist involved stated...

  • Concerned about people’s problems

    From time to time, an official from the Ministry of Infrastructure is invited on Radio Malta to talk about infrastructural pro­jects in hand and reply to people’s queries and complaints. Tano Vella, who is usually the guest from this ministry,...

  • Unfinished works

    After taking quite a while to decide how to make the junction between Triq il-Ferrovija and Triq L-Għenba in Attard safe, a plan was made and a decision to start works was taken. Work started and it appeared that the junction was going to be made...

  • Terrible bus service

    Terrible bus service

    Queues of people were recently waiting at the bus stop adjacent to Howard Gardens in Rabat, to go to the airport, the Crafts Village and Valletta, among other destinations. A bus, no. 181, stopped, and the driver was asked if the bus goes to Qali...

  • Tosca

    With regard to my review of the production of Tosca at the Aurora Opera House, Victoria, published in The Sunday Times of Malta of November 4, the name of artistic director Vivien Hewitt was inadvertently omitted. Any inconvenience is since-rely...

  • Chalk and cheese

    I refer to Alfred Gauci’s letter (November 15). My first letter was an appeal for fair play. A policeman gets hours of air time and media coverage but then the policeman objects to an eight- minute interview of Liam Debono. This does not seem to...

  • Like with like

    Like with like

    I refer to the letter under the heading  ‘Economic growth’ by Frans Camilleri (November 13) in reply to my opinion piece headed ‘Growth driven by foreign workers’ (November 8). I was always taught that when comparing it has got to be “like with...

  • Popular expression

    Mario Dingli is curious about the origin of the expression “...from the four corners of the world” (Round or flat?, November 14). Well, it is still commonly used to convey the message that something or someone attracted the attraction or interest...

  • Historic buildings

    It has been announced that the old military hospital in Mtarfa is likely to be changed into an international school, which many residents are opposing. This is because the military hospital is part of history when Malta was under the British rule...

  • A chaste life

    The teachings of the Catholic Church about homosexuality are clear, leaving no room for ambiguity. The Catechism (2357) states that “homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered. Under no circumstances can they be approved”. It continues that...

  • Futile exercise

    Taking a stroll in the morning, I noticed black garbage bags with a ‘Sort it out’ sticker on them. This sticker is meant to indicate something (I did not stop to read the wording). However, being a Saturday, I checked the garbage collection...

  • Illegitimacy in Valletta

    I very much look forward to reading Thomas Freller’s book on the steamier side of Maltese social history under the Order (‘New light on spicier side of Malta’s history’, November 9). I would like to make a comment that may be of interest to readers.

  • Undignified behaviour

    I attended the remembrance service at It-Tokk, Victoria in the anticipation of being able to reflect upon the tragic loss of life in war and to pray for the hope of peace in the future. Sadly, the rain forced a move into the nearby Exhibition Hall...