A friend of ours Mr Paul Barnes also from Gharb wrote an interesting letter on The Times called: "Gozo Bishop's festa appeal ignored".
As far as a know Mr Barnes is the first Maltese/Gozitan resident who commented in the local media about the FACT that people here qualify for EU food aid.
He rightly so commented that we have all received our donation of rice, pasta and biscuits marked "EU Aid, Not For Resale"
During the past months, I also found 3-5 1kg packets of rice on my door step.
At first I thought that somebody wanted to play a joke. Reading the pack then I read the following on each pack:
"Product not for sale"
"Reg (EC) 3149/92"
Then after some months I found again some more packets of this EU Aid product on my door step!
Look at the photos I took of one of these packets, and start believing.
People like Joe Tabone-Adami, is trying to ridicule Mr Barnes. Joe Tabone-Adami who says that he follows 'closely' Malta's relations with the EU" commented thus:
"Malta, along with Zimbabwe and Darfur, currently qualify for EU food aid (we have all received our donation of rice, pasta and biscuits marked "EU Aid, Not For Resale" in the past few days). Can we really afford to send so much money up in smoke?" - referring aerial bombardment of BOMBI during all the summer season.