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Letters

  • Flu outbreak

    Europe, including Malta, has been hit hard by the influenza virus. That is why the appeals to be vaccinated as soon as possible – especially those who are highly at risk of contracting the virus – are clearly responsible. Spiritually, we are hit...

  • A hotel for patients

    A hotel for patients

    Well done to our excellent, wonderfully efficient and functional Sir Anthony Mamo Oncology Centre (SAMOC), Malta’s very own state-of-the-art cancer treatment facility. In my own personal multiple-visit experience and that of many other fellow...

  • The silence of ARMS

    When faced with legitimate questions, improper silence from any official body is a tacit admission of incompetence, guilt or criminal intent. Silence is also the last refuge of officials or official bodies who simply do not care, have not done...

  • Merkel’s future

    Merkel’s future

    Is Merkel fatigue setting in? Is Angela Merkel done for? Is she about to hand over the reins of power to someone else? Is it true she created a mess over immigration? Is it also true half of German voters want her to resign? After the federal...

  • Party interference

    Why is it that after years of mismanagement and neglect of basic services by St Paul’s Bay’s local council, the residents are being put through purgatory and, instead of the Nationalist Party facilitating the election of a new mayor, someone who...

  • Home carefor elderly

    My elderly and housebound mother has, in the past 12 months, become utterly dependent on full-time care in addition to the unstinting help my four siblings have been giving her round the clock. At the venerable age of 87 she wishes, as do her...

  • Out of touch

    Further to Doris Lee’s letter ‘Hands off old Blighty’ (January 17), I’m afraid Michael Owen is completely out of touch with what’s happening in UK or Brexit. He gets his news from reading sensationalised local British newspaper headlines and then...

  • Containing contamination

    Would it be a good idea to make face masks readily and freely available in hospital and clinic waiting rooms, thus increasing the odds against spreading infections? The expense incurred would readily be recovered by having fewer people seeking...

  • Further education in sports

    Further education in sports

    Throughout my medical training at the University of Malta and thereafter, during my surgical career, I always had an interest in pursuing a career in sports. This was probably because, since I was a young child, I was encouraged to take part in...

  • The MI Rooms boys

    When, in summer of 1987, I was told to report to the late John Borg Cardona, then commissioner of inland revenue, I recognised the Administrative Block (Blk 2) as the former medical centre I used to attend from my early childhood to 1970 when the...

  • Missed opportunity

    Adrian Delia had another golden opportunity to prove he is slowly changing the ‘old way’ of extreme negativism practised by Simon Busuttil, opting for a more constructive and responsible criticism of the Labour government. He failed to utter even...

  • Health services for all

    The recent barrage of articles on Vitals Global Healthcare has left goose bumps of angst under my American dermis. As a former nurse with experience in the unravelling of the US healthcare delivery system, I ask what in the world would possess the...

  • Fungus Rock

    Fungus Rock

    The back-page photo captioned ‘Rock around world’s clock’ (January 17), does not really do justice to the geological feature called Fungus Rock, near Ras San Dimitri in Gozo. The picture above, taken in December 1998, shows the rock from a more...

  • Give Marsascala and its residents a break

    I am a Marsascala-born resident in my early 50s, and have always lived in this locality which has been transformed from a nice and quiet village where we mostly knew each other quite well, to one where its population is increasing on a yearly...

  • A strategy to prevent abortion

    I have been involved in the front line against abortion for many years and I have been following all the editorials and articles in the local press on this subject. I see a pluralism of ideas and regret that some are not part of our traditional...

  • ERA enforcement function was operative in festive season

    ERA enforcement function was operative in festive season

    I refer to article entitled ‘Law Enforcement on holiday’ by Anne Zammit, (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 14). The Environment and Resources Authority would like to clarify that the operations of its Enforcement Unit were not interrupted during...

  • We were both right

    I refer to the correspondence in The Sunday Times of Malta between Robin Kiely, head of communications of Ryanair and myself, regarding a €100 gift voucher. I had claimed that Ryanair had not refunded me the €100 gift voucher after I had forgotten...

  • Sadeen did not provide scholars or attract students

    Sadeen did not provide scholars or attract students

    On reading Mark Anthony Falzon’s interesting article, ‘The university that never was’, (The Sunday Times of Malta, January 14), my first reaction was that if the rector of the University of Malta had the unbridled right to hire and fire both...

  • Rebel EU states

    In the early 1990s, communist Europe collapsed. The Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary – four countries on the western periphery – came together as a group. They were modernised and coordinated their efforts to join the EU, which they did...

  • Abusive Lesa?

    A few days ago I received a notice of an alleged parking contravention from mid-November 2017. Since I had found no ticket on my windscreen I was completely oblivious. I wanted to check whether Lesa were correct or otherwise and requested their...