Quotes of the week
“We would never go against the rules of the IOC. It’s not worth it.”
Mr Justice Lino Farrugia Sacco, who heads Malta’s Olympic Committee, denies allegations that he offered to sell Winter Olympic tickets allocated to Malta for resale.
“I realise that it was a fait accompli, with the outcome assured even before the motion was presented.”
Excerpt from outgoing EU Ambassador Richard Cachia Caruana’s resignation letter. Mr Cachia Caruana was forced out when an opposition motion calling for his resignation passed with the vote of one government MP and the abstention of another.
“It would have been far better for the PN Executive Committee to nip the problem in the bud eight years ago when apartheid politics was introduced in the PN.”
Nationalist MP Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando reacts strongly to being condemned by his own party’s executive.
“It’s a fake solution.”
Martin Galea De Giovanni, who chairs environmental NGO Friends of the Earth, shoots down opposition leader Joseph Muscat’s proposal that land reclamation could serve Malta well.
“The turtle was very calm despite the flash photography. It was simply amazing.”
Josette Bianco describes the surreal scene as a turtle crawled out of the sea on Wednesday night and laid eggs on the beach at Ġnejna Bay.