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Letters

  • On dogs and embryos

    In present day Malta, dogs, domestic animals, do not have votes in a political general election. Embryos, very little domestic humans, do not have votes in a political general election, either. Dogs have just been protected further by new...

  • Politics

    A few months ago, when Theresa May was struggling to make some progress in trying to get England unentwined from the Brussels bureaucracy, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, in his smug-faced, point-scoring best said she should “get her house in order”.

  • One decade later

    One decade later

    Ten years ago, then Opposition leader Joseph Muscat, in his first major speech since becoming a Member of Parliament, described Labour Party’s vision for the future as ensuring Malta being the best in Europe. A decade later, all we see are...

  • The natural patrimony

    On June 29, the Times of Malta published a letter of mine in which I wrote that “the Mdina Road trees are part of Malta’s natural patrimony... When tourists visit Rabat and Mdina along the tree-lined Mdina Road, they sense that they are getting...

  • A year later

    A year later

    At about 3pm on October 16, 2017, Malta was shocked when news spread like wildfire that journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed by a car bomb a few metres from her residence in Bidnija. She left to mourn her loss not only her family and...

  • Conduct unbecoming

    Simon Busuttil’s statement in Parliament when he said he still believed that Egrant belonged to the Prime Minister and his wife was not only shocking but also insulting, not just to Magistrate Aaron Bugeja, who had conducted a meticulous...

  • Traffic problems

    If things go on as they are and traffic keeps increasing as it is doing, not only our roads but also our economy will be strangled to death. Tourism is, in many ways, our lifeline. Like me, tourists depend on public transport. Like me, they often...

  • Mrieħel parking

    The other day, I went to the Homemate stores and found the usual disruption of traffic in the area due to cars being parked on both sides of all the roads. Even Homemate’s own parking was completely full and I wondered whether the government...

  • Help the blind

    My father, who died aged 72, became blind at the age of 45, so I know what it is like living with a blind person. I would strongly recommend blind young people to learn to play a music instrument, such as the piano accordion. The point of this...

  • Patriotic cause

    Patriotic cause

    I refer to the letter ‘British but European’ by Elizabeth Genton Eames (October 10). Allow me to recall what Tony Blair (above with the author), who was joined by Tory MPs Kenneth Clarke and Michael Haseltine, said at the launch of the ‘Britain in...

  • After-school service

    I regularly apply to leave my son at the Club 3 to 16. Since I work full-time and have no help, I enrolled my son in the Club 3 to 16. I always found this to help a lot, until this year. Due to a misunderstanding on my part, I submitted the...

  • Bottleneck

    Two lanes have been opened on the left-hand side of San Ġwann Road going towards Sliema. Great. But the other day, about 20 cars were parked on the inner lane opposite the Bitmac factory causing a complete bottleneck and bringing the road down to...

  • Repent and live

    John Guillaumier may be waving his trump card worded ‘millstone’ triumphantly, indicating the deserved fate of clerical paedophiles, little knowing that God’s ways are inscrutable, His mercy is infinite and He does not want the death of the sinner...

  • Advisers galore

    So the Prime Minister has more ‘advisers’ than permitted, even given the amount of bullet-dodging and accusation-fielding he has to do, shielding his ever-growing cohorts that seem to have their grubby fingers in every money-making scheme...

  • Missed news

    As far as I am concerned, all newsrooms in Malta missed the news of the recent death of the oldest person in Malta. Sister Annunziata Cortis, of the Sisters of Charity, died at the age of 105. This is the second record for the Sisters of Charity.

  • Sportsmanship

    Sportsmanship

    In the letter titled ‘Unsportsmanship act award’ (September 29), Herbert Messina-Ferrante was quick to condemn both Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for not having attended for Luka Modric’s celebration who had won the Player Of the Year at...

  • Mass transit issues

    Mass transit issues

    The recent public lecture by Susan Grant-Muller on ‘Enabling new insights into transport scheme impacts through next generation micro-mobility data’ continued to stir highly relevant debate we have come to expect from the Institute of Climate...

  • A complex issue

    I refer to the Question Time feature titled ‘Educated planning’ (October 13). Education is always an important aspect of governance and administration. Never simple and always complex by definition. How is funding generated in Malta to provide for...

  • Boring writing

    It is a given that even the most serious newspaper has to include some cartoonish light relief. Is finding such comic content so difficult that the Times of Malta has to give so much space to Eddy Privitera’s interminable, repetitive, maundering...

  • The welfare state

    Whingeing about the building industry, property developers and the accelerating chasm that exists between the affluent and the poor achieves little, if anything. According to The Economist, France is the only developed country where the gap...