Quotes of the week
“How can I work if I have to be home by 10 a.m.?”
Somali Osman Omar questioning the futility of applying for a job when he had just 150 minutes of freedom – he is out on bail after serving five years in prison until his trial on accusations of gang rape, which he denies, is heard.
“Maybe one day we’ll get to a point where political parties cannot continue peddling budget-boosting initiatives.”
Former Central Bank governor Michael Bonello on the need to review Malta’s two-party system that was leading to empty promises to garner popular support.
“We have to decide whether or not repair is feasible.”
A government spokesman when asked if it planned to repair the phallic sculpture in Luqa which had its blue top lobbed off by vandals.
“The so-called bypasses no longer bypass anything.”
Transport Malta adviser Peter Ripard on how speed management was difficult to achieve in an island characterised by extensive building sprawl.
“First we had to make it look perfect, then destroy it.”
Model builder Angelo Delia speaking nostalgically about the 55-foot-long replica of the doomed Titanic that was built for the 1980 film Raise the Titanic.
“I always eat the birds I shoot... but it makes no sense to invite friends to eat four birds.”
Hunter Mark Mifsud Bonnici smiling at the irony of this year’s restrictive spring hunting season bag limits.