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Letters

  • Bar connections

    I just could not believe that the first story to be “revealed” by the group of “international journalists and media houses”, including the Times of Malta, in the so-called Daphne Project, was such a hyped-up story. The obvious idea behind the...

  • Unnecessary hazard

    In his letter titled ‘Safe cycling’ (April 20), George Debono refers to my letter ‘Proficient cyclists’ (April 12). Let us agree that cycling in traffic is safest when the cyclist matches the speed of other road vehicles. We also agree that most...

  • Police farce

    The write-up headed ‘Police were “ordered” to rush ministers to Parliament’ (April 20) was indeed amusing. The present generation do not, I am sure, remember the hilarious films called The Keystone Cops; the older generation will certainly know...

  • Sailor and sportsman

    Sailor and sportsman

    My father, Oscar Morris, served on HMS Jervis, which was stationed in the Mediterranean, including Malta, during the war. He played football for the Royal Navy and played matches on the island. I have a few photos of him in his navy uniform and in...

  • Lawless land

    Like the regular correspondent, Paul Brincau, of Uxbridge, I am a foreigner in a country looking on amazed at the political mayhem that Joseph Muscat and his ilk are getting away with. They really must think the electorate, ergo, the Maltese...

  • Moral compass

    Moral compass

    The Planning Authority’s approval of a development overlooking the Simar nature reserve run by Birdlife Malta is outrageous. The Simar reserve is a magical place where children and adults can have extraordinary experiences observing wildlife. It...

  • Plastic usage

    I would like to know what the government plans to do to enforce the reduction of plastic usage by food and drink suppliers, apart from the plastic bottle refund scheme. I note that a lot of food packaging is either unnecessary or unnecessarily...

  • Only motherhood?

    From the way some women (and politicians) are talking, it sounds as if, in our society, a woman’s value is still measured by whether or not she has fulfilled herself through motherhood. Surely, the millions of women who, for one reason or another,...

  • Pure aggression

    “Do not freeze me! Do not harm me! Do not murder me!” “Please do not let them freeze me!” One human being hears the bone-chilling, anguished cry of his fellow human beings. In my senior-citizen stage of life, I hear the plea of my fellows in their...

  • The right to know

    The thousands who voted Labour at the last general election expressed their trust in Joseph Muscat to run the country, believing this would be in the best interest of Malta and the Maltese. They believed what was being told that better times were...

  • Reflections on mortality

    The spring season evokes for me memories of loved ones who have passed away as well as reflections on my own mortality. I recall verses from Edward FitzGerald’s The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: “Lo! Some we loved, the loveliest and best that time and...

  • Messy dealings

    The write-up about John Bundy (April 18) said he had the blessing of Culture Minister Owen Bonnici when making his highly-irregular dealings at PBS. What amazes me is why should Bundy drag the minister into this sleazy affair? Although a big head,...

  • Safe pavements

    Safe pavements

    Frank Salt deserves to be congratulated by everyone on his article of April 20 about the pavements in Malta and Gozo. It is really a national shambles in this area and, surely, more people will be involved in accidents similar to his very serious...

  • Murder victim’s laptop

    The most important thing that emerged from the latest court hearing of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder case was the fact that the laptop or tablet used by the blogger is not in the possession of the investigators. The only laptop handed over,...

  • Olga Galea Naudi research

    Olga Galea Naudi research

    I am a student at the University of Malta reading for a Master of Arts in History of Art. Under the supervision of Charlene Vella, I am researching Olga Galea Naudi as a personality while giving particular attention to her role in the art and life...

  • 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.