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Letters

  • Enforcement action

    The article ‘Illegal billboards still stand despite notices going back two years’ (February 20) contains a number of serious inaccuracies which must be clarified. The Times of Malta failed to mention that the pending files included: Those that are...

  • Potemkin facades

    In my neighbourhood, there stood, until recently, a Maltese ‘house of character’ with an attractive, age-acquired copper patina on its limestone facade. It had a lemon-coloured, traditional wooden balcony with louvred windows. It was flanked by...

  • Lest we forget

    Lest we forget

    To begin with, may I say that those “against” a memorial to Daphne Caruana Galizia should put it into their warped heads that a memorial would also keep alive the idea that nothing will ever still their conscience. Nothing but repentance will ever...

  • Daily gospel readings

    This is a gentle appeal to Fr Martin Micallef, Editor and general director of Kliem il-Ħajja to reconsider the general policy underpinning this precious widely-circulated publication bequeathed by pioneering Capuchin biblical scholar Fr Donat...

  • Let’s move on

    The makeshift shrine at the foot of the Great Siege Monument is another farce by those who do not want to move on in life. Is it not better to heal a wound than to let it fester? Have we not mourned Daphne Caruana Galizia for long enough now? Of...

  • Potential kingmaker

    Potential kingmaker

    For the past four years, Italy has been on the receiving end of wave after wave of migrants from Africa and the Middle East. During this period, EU leaders believed that Silvio Berlusconi’s political career had been consigned to history. Troubled...

  • Check what you eat

    The article ‘A taste of history’ (February 16), dealt with the delicious pastizzi (cheese cakes) and rabbits, both a traditional Maltese menu. The article seems to be encouraging eating pastizzi and rabbits. In truth, rabbits are quite tasty and...

  • Happy marriages

    One of the speakers in Rai One’s excellent Sunday morning programme made the point that in many of Italy’s small communities requests are being made by local councils to Church authorities to help newly-weds as they embark on the tough new road of...

  • Rude behaviour

    The other day, I attended the interesting and stimulating ‘Icon Island’, part of the Valletta 2018 music programme. This should have been an enjoyable experience, which was seriously marred by the utter rudeness of certain audience members. To my...

  • No credit

    Why it is that only one or two petrol stations in Malta accept debit cards? They must be some of the very few service providers who do not offer such a facility. In today’s commercial world, even some street market traders accept debit cards. This...

  • Horse sanctuary

    I have just been on a visit to the Malta Horse Sanctuary, limits of Siġġiewi where I was very impressed with the work being done in aid of a dozen horses that had been abandoned or abused. They are now so happy in their surroundings, even though...

  • Doom and gloom

    I suspect Paul Brincau’s increasingly hysterical letters painting everything EU black and prophesying doom for all the nations belonging to it will eventually make amusing reading sometime in the future, once the United Kingdom has completed the...

  • Tale of two cities

    I thank Anna Grech (February 10) for pointing out my error. I must have misunderstood the RaiUno newscaster. She is right and I wish to explain that I did not want to mislead anyone. I just thought we were in tandem with Palermo. Sorry for my gaffe.

  • Apple’s springs

    What was called “apple’s eye” in the news item ‘Man, 75, returns to bay where he met “sweetheart”’ (February 14) is an incorrect translation of Għajn Tuffieħa. In this case, like many other places, such as Għajn Żnuber, Wied il-Għajn, Għajn...

  • National monuments

    National monuments

    A group of people, the vast majority of whom idolised slain blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia and well known for their PN sympathies, led by Nationalist Party exponents Michael Briguglio, PN councillor Manwel Delia of Arriva fame, and Andrew Borg...

  • Lost in translation

    Marie Paule Wagner’s letter ‘Incompetent translators’ (February 15) has cast doubts on the academic profile of the University of Malta’s Department of Translation, Terminology and Interpreting Studies, which I represent as director. I would...

  • PSC jurisdiction

    I refer to the item titled ‘Commission silent over Jimmy Magro “retirement”’ (February 10). The Public Service Commission would like to point out it has no jurisdiction over Malta Enterprise. Considering that at the time the findings of the...

  • Lessons to learn

    Lessons to learn

    I refer to the recent tragic death of a Romanian man, killed by a tree that fell and sliced through his car in Mdina Road, Mrieħel. The decayed tree collapsed as a result of the strong winds. This incident is a reminder that vigilance by the...

  • Malta – a leading role in the world

    I remember the State funeral of Guido de Marco well. Valletta was flooded with foreign dignitaries, particularly from Arab States. From across the world, people had come to pay their respects. Our serving men looked brilliant in their uniforms.

  • Suggesting Holocaust Remembrance

    The thoughtful opinion piece by Mgr Charles Vella (‘Why not mark Holocaust Remembrance Day in Malta?’ The Sunday Times of Malta, February 11) marks a high point in this journal. Representing all that is laudable in Christianity, this good pastor...

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