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Letters

  • Thank you from Brazil

    I have just received a handsome donation of €2,000 from the Mission Fund of Mosta, which for many years has been sending money to Maltese missionaries in the third world on a regular basis. Such generosity confirms the missionary spirit of the...

  • Another construction fatality

    It has happened again, another workman has died at his workplace. It is a great shame. Let this not become just another statistic. Life is sacred. I can already see many people shrugging their shoulders and saying: “What can I do about it?” This...

  • Our traffic experts

    A big well done to the traffic experts who redesigned the junction between Pantar Road and the main Lija-Mosta road next to the supermarket. First they eliminated the traffic lights allowing vehicles to cross to the other side, Lija bound. Then...

  • Inconsiderate watchdog

    Transport Malta is to blame for exposing commuters to poisonous fumes while waiting for a bus to, possibly, take them to their destination. Bus stops in Eucharistic Congress Road, Mosta, particularly ‘Gatt’, come to mind. Traffic jams may not be...

  • The unborn ignored

    The unborn ignored

    Domestic violence was described by this newspaper “an epidemic behind closed doors” (December 2). In Malta, the parents of a number of unborn children make plans to do an abortion abroad, which is another type of domestic violence, indeed death,...

  • No road enforcement

    In response to the two articles featured last week in Talking Point, entitled ‘Carnage on our roads’ (November 26) and ‘Dangerous driving’ (November 29), I would like to comment as follows. As a recent settler in Gozo, I am appalled by the...

  • Action by UK regulator

    I write on behalf of the management of Videoslots with reference to the article titled ‘Two Malta-based gambling firms fined millions by UK regulator’ (December 1). Videoslots entered into a regulatory settlement with the Gambling Commission of...

  • Bilocating bishops

    Joseph Muscat’s nefarious mantra of a successful economy, based on a concoction of greed and deceit, is so powerful that even the local Church is being dragged into its snare. This is why so many local career-minded theologians with bloated...

  • Seriously?

    There were people asking why the Attorney General thought it fit to give a copy of the Egrant ‘encyclopaedia’ to Kurt Farrugia. Apparently, Farrugia has no interest in reading this voluminous publication because, he said, he locked it in his drawer.

  • Valletta memorial

    Valletta memorial

    I refer to the letter by Jacqueline Spriggs titled ‘Louvain memorial’ (December 1). A few years ago, I had written about a memorial monument at the entrance to the Barrakka Gardens in Valletta, on the right-hand side. However, I am not sure...

  • Two measures

    I read that Konrad Mizzi, Joseph Muscat’s ‘wingman’, again fails to turn up in court. Nothing new. What puzzles me is that when I missed a court sitting because I received no papers informing me about the date, apart from the fact that I had been...

  • Candidates to choose

    In her injured letter (‘Stand against Hungary’, November 29), Roberta Metsola draws my attention to her Facebook page in which she makes an excellent intervention in the European Parliament in the presence of Prime Minister Victor Orban condemning...

  • Christmas spirit

    John Lennon sung ‘Happy Christmas (War is Over)’ in 1971. It was a heartfelt plea, a prayer even, and it’s not close to being fulfilled... not internationally, nor locally. December, the month of Christmas has just started and, already, many...

  • Dimech and Mintoff

    Dimech and Mintoff

    Fr Mark Montebello’s devastating critique of Dominic Mintoff’s factually incorrect allegations on Emanuele Dimech (November 23) is deserving of somecredit. It brings to the fore the problem of sources, especially oral ones, and their reliability...

  • Church books

    I would like to thank the Mission Fund for a donation of €2,500, of which €500 are for Mass intentions and €2,000 to subsidise biblical and religious material in Santali language, the language of the largest tribe in India, the Santals. I have...

  • The goose and the gander

    The front-page story of The Sunday Times of Malta (December 2) regarding “a source within the police force” saying that Adrian Delia is being investigated by the police in connection with allegations originally made by Daphne Caruana Galizia must...

  • The uniformity factor

    As an avid daily reader of the Times of Malta’s editorials, I could not ignore the editor’s request for me to explain in greater detail what the Guardian for Future Generations had in mind when he made a reference to the uniform housing in Prague,...

  • Sliema lunar surface

    It is of paramount importance that Sliema councillors get up from behind their desks and check for themselves the unacceptable condition of the road surfaces, which now look like the lunar surface. What makes it frustrating is the fact that there...

  • Ruin of Malta

    Ruin of Malta

    In my youth, during this island’s halcyon days in the 1950s and 1960s, I never imagined I would live long enough to witness the ruin of Malta. From the roof of my apartment building, I can see 11 cranes looming like juggernauts over Malta’s...

  • Greener grass

    I refer to the  ‘Back where you came from’ Revel Barker column (November 27). He obviously feels rather strongly that “things ain’t what they used to be” on Gozo/Malta right now. It was a really interesting piece but, with respect, I feel that he...