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Letters

  • Common knowledge

    Everyone knows that every weekend we have so many wedding celebrations. Hundreds of people go to these events and most of the guests exceed their alcohol intake. Again, ‘everyone knows’ that these guests drive home but no one is ever charged for...

  • Conservation areas

    Conservation areas

    This is an urgent plea to the Planning Authority, the Environment and Resources Authority, the Mosta local council and Mosta residents to oppose and refute the proposed development for the Tal-Wej area: the removal of topsoil which, we all know,...

  • Claimed rights

    Of course, I do not know who drew up the poster with the words “Her Body Her Choice” accompanying the article ‘Two loose ends’ (January 24). But therein lies the big problem. The poster (and who created it) are totally wrong. It is about time each...

  • EU fireworks

    I refer to Jos Edmond Zarb’s letter ‘Rebel EU states’ (January 20). I have said this before: the EU is modelled exactly on what used to be the USSR – a bunch of countries gradually and furtively conned into joining a union (most of them after...

  • 1918 flu pandemic

    1918 flu pandemic

    This year marks the centenary of the 1918 flu pandemic, which infected 500 million people worldwide and resulted in the deaths of 50 to 100 million men, women and children. This massive loss of precious human life gives the lie to the notion of a...

  • Simplistic or realistic?

    A time will come for each person to have to leave this world and never to return to it. God did not create each of us in order to be here forever. So God endows us with strength in order to be able to contribute to the continuation of humanity,...

  • The VGH contract

    Did the Labour MPs know the full contents of the VGH contract when they approved it in Parliament? If they didn’t, then they were very irresponsible in approving it. If they did, then they were even more irresponsible. All of them.

  • The Triton Fountain

    The Triton Fountain

    My sisters and I would like to set the record straight regarding the Triton Fountain outside Valletta City. When the call for submissions was launched for the designing of a fountain in 1953, the artist Chevalier Vincent Apap, OBE, submitted a...

  • Marsascala council should make practical proposals

    I read John Baptist Camilleri’s letter about Marsascala with interest, (‘Give Marsascala and its residents a break’, The Sunday Times of Malta, January 21). I cannot but agree with his contribution. Marsascala has become a place for young...

  • The Emperor has no clothes

    For the past few months, and for much of 2017, it seemed that much of the public had wisened up to the fact that the Emperor had no clothes. The loopholes in the Constitution became apparent, the corruption and weaknesses of our institutions...

  • Gravity concerns

    Gravity concerns

    The piece on gravitational waves (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 14) is a fine article and it is wonderful to read that scientists will be congregating in Malta for relevant discussions. Unfortunately, like so many scientific pieces today, the...

  • The construction industry

    Reference is made to the editorial article entitled ‘Developers back off’ (December 18). I respect this newspaper’s opinion about not entrusting the Malta Developers’ Association with a register for developers but surely not because “they have not...

  • Uneducated

    After what happened last Saturday night in Floriana after the magnificent show, I think someone has to take it in hand and begin to educate the uneducated. Everywhere and always. Why not the transport authority itself? Encourage gathered people to...

  • Scourge of racism

    Scourge of racism

    Laiq Ahmed Atif’s article titled ‘Building on racial harmony’ (January 18) is indeed commendable. He recalled the fact that, over 50 years ago, the United Nations adopted a treaty that called for the elimination of all forms of racism and...

  • Time for mass meetings

    Sunday morning’s speech by Nationalist Party leader Adrian Delia deserves thought and attention. However, I think that such an important address should have been made to attract a wider audience. Radio 101 has a limited audience and such a speech...

  • Unsound quality

    It has been quite a while that we can enjoy hi-fi music on DAB+ Radio. The reception is noise free, interference free and the audio quality quite acceptable. However, the same cannot be said for all the channels. The Opera Channel leaves a lot to...

  • Happy tune

    When Edwin Hawkins passed away on January 15, it must have been a happy day in heaven and I’m sure Jesus washed his sins away in return for his great song Oh Happy Day, which sold over seven million copies worldwide. The Edwin Hawkins singers...

  • Darkest hour indeed

    Darkest hour indeed

    A new film titled Darkest Hour has hit the box office, a biopic which portrays the great Winston Churchill’s ascension to the premiership of the UK. It is a spectacular movie in many respects. It captures the dogged patriotism of the British...

  • Corruption in football

    The Malta Football Association is indeed shocked, and rightly so, at the stiff sentences meted out by the Uefa disciplinary board to six youths of the U-21 Malta team for having accepted or being aware of bribes for matches played against...

  • Vital healthcare

    I recently visited a relative at Karin Grech Hospital. Entering the main gate of St Luke’s Hospital one is greeted by a bright and cheery billboard welcoming you to the two Vitals Global Healthcare hospitals. It apologises for any inconvenience...