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Letters

  • Saving a green enclave

    On the issue of Villino Giannin, Għaxaq, John Paris (‘FAA misleading the public’, April 12) believes that ‘throw enough mud, some will stick’, that is, if enough false accusations are made, reputations will suffer, whether or not this is...

  • Call for ethics debate

    We the undersigned lecturers, teachers and graduates of Philosphy, are very concerned at the fact that, while the importance of ethics has been recognised to the extent that it is being taught in primary schools, there seems to be no serious...

  • Adult needs vs children’s rights

    Discussing the amendments to the Embryo Protection Act, Health Minister Chris Fearne spoke of the altruistic aspects of producing more lives and happy families. Here one poses the question: What altruism will the children benefit from when they...

  • Abortion and theology

    It was very interesting to read the interview with Mario Grech, Bishop of Gozo (April 1). I agree with many of the opinions he expressed but I fail to understand certain replies. I must admit that I do not possess any extraordinary wisdom and have...

  • Abortion by stealth

    The hurried discussion on updating IVF legislation in our Parliament appears to many as an introduction of abortion by stealth. Before anything harm­ful to Maltese society is introduced it would be wise to listen to experts like Rev. Fr Brendan Gatt.

  • Educational reforms needed

    Educational reforms needed

    It has been suggested that schoolchildren in Years 9 to 11 be given a maximum of eight hours a week of homework. In Year 9, students choose subjects like sciences, new languages, business studies, accounts and computing, and they begin to specialise.

  • Enforcement

    In a bid to curb abuse by road users, Transport Malta has, over the last years, invested in its enforcement section. In fact, the regulator increased its enforcement officers pool from 67 in 2012 to 167 today. These officers have undergone...

  • Worrying silence

    The government’s proposal to introduce the freezing of embryos has caused a controversy, and justifiably so. The majority of the Maltese are against such proposal as it is unethical and immoral. This administration, although enjoying a substantial...

  • UK government collapse

    Some months back I predicted that the dreadful UK government would fall in April and lose the election I said would be held in May. The massive defeat in the House of Lords the other day over the Brexit legislation simply starts this...

  • Costly vegetables

    Costly vegetables

    A recent article in this newspaper said thatvegetables were the most nutritious food man can eat. I completely agree. However, what worries me is that vegetables are far too expensive nowadays. Not to forget the pesticides they contain and which...

  • Hip replacement

    What a great joy Theresa Grima of Attard must have experienced on realising that her 80-year-old husband had, so rapidly, recovered. I recently wrote about the marvellous achievement of Donald Dalli, aided by a team of fellow researchers who are...

  • Malta’s safe roads

    The Times of Malta reported on the front page (April 12) that ‘Malta posts [the] only rise in road fatalities in the EU’. The fact that this is an artefact of the small number of observations, which I have pointedout previously, is also clarified...

  • Consequences

    I would like to appeal to all members of Parliament to ponder seriously on the proposed amendments to the Embryo Protection Act. Would the consequences be beneficial to the Maltese society? Or would they create innumerable ethical, moral,...

  • One party

    ‘Cannabis contract despite no legislation’ ran a heading on the Times of Malta (April 14). The government is trying hard, very hard, to cut bureaucracy as much as possible. It knows that the Production of Cannabis for Medical use Bill – or any...

  • Safe cycling

    Safe cycling

    In his letter ‘Proficient cyclists’ (April 12), Jean Karl Soler is quite wrong in saying that James Wightman and myself “did not challenge” most of his “statements of fact” made in his earlier letter (‘Cyclists’ safety’, March 28). After trying to...

  • What censorship?

    Michael Briguglio sought to belittle the Front Against Censorship by calling it a “front for censorship” in an article bearing the same title (April 16). For starters, Briguglio might not be aware that the Front Against Censorship resisted the...

  • Victoria ‘disaster’

    Victoria ‘disaster’

    The small stretch of ‘cobbled’ road in Victoria’s main square, from St James church to Sabina Square, is a complete disaster. Subsiding at certain parts and disintegrating in others, the street is a collection of wavy bumps and holes, presenting a...

  • Traffic fatalities

    I wonder whether the increased rate of road fatalities, as recently reported, has anything to do with the appalling state of many of our roads. Here on Malta we have far too many ‘tyre shredding’ holes, ‘wheel wobbler’ ridges (often unlevel...

  • The IVF Bill

    As an ordinary citizen, I beg the President to refuse to give her assent to the IVF Bill when it is given third reading in Parliament. Former Labour minister George Vella, a specialist in family medicine, branded the Bill “a complete travesty of...

  • Ex-canvasser’s job

    I refer to the article entitled ‘Ex-canvasser still paid half his FTS salary’ (April 16). The Ministry for Education and Employment believes that the report contains false innuendos as well as having important pieces of information omitted, which...