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Letters

  • More fables

    It seems that the ‘Egrant’ fabricated story was not enough for Nationalist Party exponents, such as Simon Busuttil and Jason Azzopardi, in their desperate attempt to, at least, dent the Prime Minister’s credibility and popularity among thegreat...

  • Late arrivals

    We refer to the letter ‘Cancelled bus trips’ (October 29) by Vince Williams who claimed that, on October 10, the Valletta-bound 6.20pm bus trip was cancelled. We have taken note of his complaint and looked into the recorded data to be able to give...

  • New international school

    New international school

    It is being said that the former military hospital in Mtarfa will be turned into an international school. The chosen investor must have vast experience in the running of such an institution. This contradicts sharply with what the present Labour...

  • Pot and kettle

    The poet Homer wrote: “To speak his thoughts is every free man’s right”. Mary Shephard (‘Equality of arms’, November 10) had every right to disagree with what I wrote in my letter (‘Hazards of the trade’, November 7) as it seems she did not...

  • Whither the Church?

    With sadness and anger I heard about the installation of the new Archpriest Canon Ġwann Sultana, in Żebbuġ, Gozo, while being pulled by at least 12 children (since the video was unavailable I had to contend with viewing a photo) in a Porsche...

  • A red herring

    Janet Wojtkow (November 12) claims that most anxiety nowadays is due to global warming and not the lack of affluence (poverty). Global warming may be of some concern for people who occasionally think about the future’s unknown (might turn out to...

  • A lame duck

    A lame duck

    Besieged by members of her own government, Theresa May is like a lame duck stuck in a pond. I pity her. Pussyfooting around Brussels for the last two years, May’s Brexit breakthrough is still weeks away from being concluded. Her allies say she is...

  • Round or flat?

    I do not know the reason and perhaps somebody can explain. We very often come across the expression “...from the four corners of the world”. As far as I know, the world is round and, therefore, has no corners. Is the expression perhaps used to...

  • Taken for a ride

    Further to my letter titled ‘Cancelled bus trips’ (October 29), criticising the routine cancelling of bus trips by Malta Public Transport, I would like to draw Transport Malta’s attention to the fact that this practice continued. Passengers were...

  • ‘Pesky’ trees

    ‘Pesky’ trees

    Having witnessed the terrible catastrophic scenes of trees blown over by high winds in Italy and nearby Sicily over the past couple of weeks one must perforce applaud the awesome foresight of the planners at the Ministry for the Infrastructure for...

  • Road discipline

    How about insisting on some discipline among motorists? They cannot just keep driving at ‘Give way’ and ‘Stop’ signs or when the lights are red. Motorists cannot just approach roundabouts without even looking right. They must stop when they get to...

  • Journalists’ sources

    I am amazed, and disappointed, that the Times of Malta, instead of investigating how true are the accusations levelled at Nationalist MEP David Casa, has instead turned on the fact that the whistleblower wrote the letters he sent to Olaf and the...

  • Visible notices

    Among the hundreds of adverts aired on Radju Malta everyday lauding the government, the Budget and other semi-government authorities is one by Malta Public Transport, which says: “Malta Public Transport biex jaqduk u jwassluk ­­– Malta Public...

  • The good die young

    One of ancient Greece’s standard truths was memorably expressed by the chorus of Sophocles’s play Oedipus at Colonus: “Never to have been born is best; but if we must see the light, the next best is quickly returning whence we came. When youth...

  • Linguistic errors

    For how long must we Maltese listeners and viewers of Radju Malta and TVM continue to suffer the next to total linguistic incapabilities of many of those stations’ presenters? Women’s programme presenter Lilian Maistrè not knowing the meaning of...

  • Cause of anxiety

    Cause of anxiety

    I refer to the article ‘Equality, expectations and envy’ (November 5) by John Cassar White. How shallow of him to equate happiness with affluence and material wealth. His notion that the cause of anxiety anddepression today is our need to “keepup...

  • New drink driving rules must be enforced

    The recent proposed legislation on alcohol consumption is very welcome. At least Malta is now getting in line with most European countries and reducing the level of alcohol allowed while driving. It is good to see that random testing for alcohol...

  • The UK’s EU referendum

    Like Jonathan Deeley (The Sunday Times of Malta, November 4) I also take exception to the disparaging remarks made by John Vassallo in his article ‘Brexit and the end of colonialism’ (The Sunday Times of Malta, October 28). As one of the ‘elderly’...

  • From a vedette to a mausoleum

    From a vedette to a mausoleum

    In the The Sunday Times of Malta of November 4, Christopher Grech published another highly informative and exquisitely written article titled ‘Sir Ralph Abercrombie: no peace in rest’. In the article he showed a steel engraving by William Henry...

  • Equality of arms

    I do not understand why Alfred Gauci  writes to  say that he “agrees with Mary  Shephard”.  I do not agree with anything Gauci wrote in his letter (‘Hazards of the trade’, November 7). I believe he did not understand what I was getting at. I...